. . . The Nature of Energy
Processing emotions and flowing with seasonal changes is an integral component to living an optimally healthy, balanced, and purposeful life. The purpose of this article is to discuss the subtle yet intricately vital connection we all share with nature. Even further, to awaken an active relationship with our emotions (e~motion) that empowers us to flow, grow, and shine as we embrace the natural changes of life.
Are you aware that each and every emotion you experience becomes a unique chemistry in your body?
Moment to moment, our individual and collective cells experience the blood pressure, sleep patterns, immunity, and muscle tone of anger and anxiety, joy and gratitude, sadness and despair, hope and compassion, jealousy and loneliness, or courage and confidence. Our emotional flow can be as predictable or unpredictable as the weather. We can shift from sunny blue skies to thunderstorms in a heartbeat based upon our perception.
Take a moment to think about someone who frustrates you. Think about what they do or don’t do that’s frustrating and notice where that feeling of frustration is living in your body. Give yourself permission to really feel. Close your eyes and acknowledge the intensity of the frustration and even more, notice how familiar it feels. Write down these feelings on a piece of paper. On a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 is nothing at all and 10 is the most extreme, rate the feeling of frustration.
Now, take a moment to connect to someone who fills you with love. Visualize their face right in front of you. Notice how you automatically begin to smile and how in an instant your body goes from feeling the constriction, tightness, and pain that goes along with frustration to feeling open, light, and expansive. Your body is speaking your mind and the consequence of your emotions is both tangible and relative. Imagine receiving a hug from the person you love. Allow yourself to feel how love is alive inside of you. Feeling is healing.
Emotional patterns go on all day long, day after day, week after week, month after month, season after season, and year after year. The ability to shift your mindset and thus your emotional lens can be the difference between a strong or weak immune system, marriage, or will power to move forward being true to your highest and best self. Based upon the tools you possess to process your emotions will result in being stuck and stressed or in the flow.
Energy in motion stays in motion.
In my humble opinion, the ability to process and move through emotions is the single most important skill one can learn to master. It requires a disciplined practice that when applied becomes a journey of self-realization, self-empowerment, and self-love. Do you have a practice for processing your emotions? Do you love yourself?
Every aspect of life is directly linked to this one simple, but not always so easy concept . . . self-love. The ability or inability to process your emotions will enable you to embrace and create change or get stuck in cycles of self-destruction, self-defeat, and self-hatred. Creating and courageously following a daily practice will give you confidence and capabilities for staying present during the subtle and sometime extreme emotional fluctuations of life.
I want to share a tool that I use from The LifeLine Technique called The LifeLine Law of Transformation and Change:
Emotions transform energy. Energy creates movement. Movement is change, and change is the essence of life. The more I learn to embrace change and even further, create change, the more I am capable of reconnecting to the present moment, finding inner peace, and thriving.
This statement makes a great affirmation, mirror exercise, and meditation. Understanding and acknowledging emotions and change is at the core of any spiritual practice. It’s such an oxymoron, but change is the constant. Seasonal changes are the outer most expression of our inner most self.
Our emotions are not only natural, but they are necessary. They are an inner barometer or feedback system to the rhythms and cycles of the natural world. For thousands of years the barefoot doctors of Chinese Medicine recognized and lived in harmony with nature. They created an entire healing system based upon the cycles of nature. They saw how each of the elements of nature – Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood – magically and miraculously dance in creative, destructive, and connecting cycles. They were able to recognize that these cycles also live within our bodies.
It’s an amazing orchestration called The Five Element Theory and it celebrates how each part of the body corresponds to a pathway of energy that in Chinese Medicine is called an Acupuncture Meridian. The energy that flows within the Acupuncture Meridians is called Chi. Chi is our vital life force. The flow of Chi directly influences healing and regeneration by activating the flow of rich oxygenated blood and the elimination of waste products. The quality and quantity of blood flow on a cellular level is directly influenced and directed by the movement of Chi.
The Five Element Theory is both beautiful and elegant while at the same time humbling in its power. When understood and applied, The Five Element Theory completely shifts our ego driven perception of the ‘Self’ and place in the Universe. I have found a deeper level of inner peace as a result of being able to see myself as a bridge to nature. For example, within you is the power to flow like an ocean wave crashing upon the shore, break through huge rocks like the roots of a tree, and shine bright even when it’s cloudy. Nature is an extension of our body, mind, and spirit.
Take a deep breath . . . and now let it go.
I have come to appreciate how Acupuncture Meridians and the life force that flow within them are actually Emotional Channels where our e-motions – the energy that moves us – directly bridge our biology and behavior. At the same time the emotional channels metaphorically link us to nature. Each and every one of us has the ability to be one with the cycles, rhythms, and seasons of life. When we are in alignment with nature we naturally thrive and when we are resistant to nature, we automatically and reflexively begin to struggle with stress-based patterns.
Let’s take for example the seasonal change from winter into spring. Winter in The Five Element Theory is associated with the Water Element and is directly linked with the Emotional Channels of the Kidney and Bladder. Spring is associated with the Wood Element and is directly associated with the Liver and the Gall Bladder. This creative cycle from Water to Wood is remarkable as it impacts the circadian rhythm of the body.
The circadian rhythm is our time clock. Out of a 24-cycle period, every two hours a different Emotional Channel functions highest. The circadian rhythm of the Gall Bladder goes from 11 pm to 1 am and then passes e-motion to the Liver from 1 am to 3 am. The significance of this can be seen when there is an imbalance with the Wood Element based upon the inability to process anger, resentment, and frustration. Some signs that we’re imbalanced in the nature of the Wood element is we have a difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep, mood swings, shoulder and knee pain, headaches, blood sugar cravings, allergies, and hormonal highs and lows are all a sign that the emotional flow of the Wood Element is being impacted.
The Wood Element teaches us how to stay rooted in a storm. Just like trees, we have enzymes in our body that are stimulated with every storm we endure. These enzymes cause our roots to grow deeper and our bark to grow thicker. The Wood Element teaches us that where we are is where we are supposed to grow and that the shitty circumstances that we’re facing are fertilizer for growth. Trees teach us to let go in autumn so we can birth anew in spring.
Recognizing these natural cycles and patterns of flow in nature can directly influence a positive focus and change in the way you think, feel, and behave.
What value would it bring to create a deeper sense of passion and purpose for what you do for a living? Would you like to have more patience and compassion for your self, children, spouse, friends, and co-workers? How would having clarity of vision and determination to face the highs and lows of life impact you personally, professionally, or in your family?
The challenge we all face is we live in a culture that teaches us to suppress symptoms and stress and does everything to ignore or make them go away. More and more people are taking pills like they’re going out of style. As a result we oftentimes miss our emotional connection to the natural rhythms and cycles of seasonal changes. This is both counterintuitive and dangerous. Moment to moment, our body acts a barometer for the emotions we’re experiencing.
Symptom based ‘Sickness Care’ limits the breath of our emotional awareness and content for the way our body is authentically expressing itself. Taking a pill for symptoms without first applying a daily practice for processing emotions is like yelling “Shut up!” to a crying newborn. It’s not only ineffective, but massive walls begin to build perpetuating deeper levels of disconnection.
Take it one step at a time.
During this seasonal change – it’s opposite depending upon what hemisphere of the planet you’re on – take the time to see through the eyes, smell through the nose, and feel through the heart of nature. Ask yourself, “How would Water handle these feelings of resentment and overwhelm?” or “What would be different if I embraced the pain of this loss with the core strength and stability of the Metal Element?”
Go out on a limb my friend and feel yourself dancing playfully in the wind. Take in the fresh fragrance of spring flowers. Listen for the new born birds chirping for their mothers to bring them food. You will feel the warmth of the sun in your heart guiding you to grow strong towards the light bridging heaven and earth. Look for your blessings and you’ll find them. There is so much greatness within you!
We are all interconnected and in our recognition to this one truth, we begin to nurture our nature to transform a life of surviving into a life of thriving. Own your power by recognizing it’s your nature to create an emotional dialogue with nature. Soon you’ll discover a greater zest for life, gratitude for the little things, and the infinite power of self-love. I’d love to hear from you, answer your questions, or be of service for you in any way I can. My e-mail is DrDarren@thelifelinecenter.com. Please feel free to go out on a limb and reach out.
Keep shining bright!
With Infinite Love & Gratitude~
The Magic Word of 2016 is Acceptance
Breathe in as deep as you can . . . and now let go. 2015 is history! What people, attitudes, habits, and stories are keeping you stuck in the past or afraid of fully stepping into your power this year? Before you get to where you’re going, you’ve got to be ok with where you are. The magic word of 2016 is acceptance.
And you’re in charge.
Acceptance doesn’t mean approval. Acceptance helps us to acknowledge the perceived reality of a situation, wherein we come to understand a situation – most often negative and uncomfortable – for what it is, without attempting to change it, fight it, or make it go away. Acceptance empowers you to firmly plant a foot before you take the next courageous step on your spiritual and evolutionary path.
Here’s a great acceptance exercise I call The Truth Question.
As you think back on 2015 ask yourself, “What am I unable to accept that’s holding me back from fully moving forward into 2016?” Would you ever choose to create your life being unable to accept? The answer is an obvious, “Hell No!” Not only would you not choose to feel this way, but you’d never choose the circumstances that have lead to these feelings in the first place.
What isn’t a choice or an action is a reaction and the reactive part of your body, relationships, and the world we are all a part of is called the subconscious. It never chooses or judges. It only reacts based upon the way it’s been programmed. That being said, not being able to accept is in and of itself a subconscious program.
I have found that when facing symptoms, stress, and disease, the most powerful thing for you to change is your mindset. Changing your mindset will directly influence the strength of your immune system, boost your confidence, and expand your possibilities for living a life you love to live.
The key resides within your subconscious mind.
Cultivating a mindset of acceptance requires disciplined thought and action. Once you have the key to your subconscious mind, you’ll discover that in a short amount of time that your birthright of optimal health, balance, and purpose will be a natural part of your daily experience.
Make 2016 a year that you dedicate each and every day to living intentionally. Here’s a link to the LifeLine Ignite E-Learning with a special 10% discount code for the United Woman’s Health Alliance! and the United Breast Cancer Foundation.
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This powerful tool will teach you simple steps to begin living every day to your fullest potential by aligning your heart with the infinite potential of your mind. You deserve it!
Keep shining bright!
With Infinite Love & Gratitude~
UWHA! and UBCF Thought Leader, Dr. Darren Weissman interviews Dr. Alex Joannou & Dr. Rosie Ross regarding the Lifeline Technique. Both Doctors have achieved great results on a personal level and bring the Lifeline Technique into their own medical practices.
“Health is not merely the absence of disease, it is complete emotional, physical and social well being,” Dr Rosie Ross
“Never stop believing in yourself, in the power you have.” Gizzy Nagy
Dr. Darren Weissman sits down with Gizella “Gizzy” Nagy. In 2006, Gizzy was diagnosed with breast cancer. Gizzy always thought of herself as healthy, so when she heard the words “breast cancer” from her doctor, she was frozen with fear.
Gizzy was determined to rise above, to heal. After a mastectomy and a 6 month round of chemotherapy, Gizzy sank into a depression. She knew why she was depressed, but she just didn’t know how to get out of it. ‘When I found the Lifeline Technique, I found ways to deal with all these emotions. The Lifeline Technique helped me enormously to find inner peace- it helped me find my passion to live.”
Watch this inspiring interview of Gizella Nagy by UBCF & UWHA! Thought Leader, Dr. Darren Weissman.
In August, 2010, Barb received the shocking news that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Barb was managing a multitude of stressors and had become run-down, “burning the candle at both ends.”. Barb immediately turned to Louise Hay for inspiration and created a detailed and empowering plan of action to approach her health and wellness which included The LifeLine Technique created by Dr. Darren Weissman.
Watch this inspiring interview of Barb Warren by UBCF & UWHA! Thought Leader, Dr. Darren Weissman. Take action steps and “Move Towards What You Want.”
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Imagine knowing how to approach stressful and painful circumstances in your life in a way that leads to optimal health and genuine happiness. Having specific steps you can use when in the throws of anxiety or depression, chronic pain or allergies, burn out or a broken heart – a way to stay on your path and in your power. Is it possible to positively influence the physical health of your body as well as completely change negative thoughts and behaviors you’ve had for years? It’s not only possible; it’s your nature. So what stops so many of us?
The Big Idea
What I’ve come to understand in the past 21 years of working with clients as a Chiropractor and a practitioner of holistic healing is that the greatest roadblock to living to our fullest potential resides within the mystery of our subconscious mind. Discovering this required me to walk an uncharted path. I have been on a mission to find quick, natural, and effective ways to enhance my body’s natural potential for self-healing, my brain’s ability to learn, process, and grow, as well as my ability to authentically open my heart to forgiveness and letting go of the past. I have passionately travelled the world, studying with some of the greatest healers and thought leaders of our time. I have dug deep into my soul seeking to reveal what my colleague, Dr. Tom Bayne and I called the “Big Idea” . . . a way to awaken our fullest and greatest potential as human beings.
Each experience, teacher, and everything I studied, ultimately played a part in my personal awakening. Each modality I learned and used provided a piece of a puzzle to my desired goal: How could I best help and serve my clients? Based on what I already knew, clients made progress, however, there was still something missing. My goal wasn’t progress; it was complete and lasting transformation of a client’s physical and emotional health.
During the summer of 1998, my cousin Rob Morgan worked as an intern in my office in preparation for becoming the first deaf chiropractor to graduate from the Palmer College of Chiropractic. After a full day of observing my work with clients Rob turned to me and held up his hand in a gesture that I was later to learn means “I love you” in American Sign Language. The warm, powerful, and peaceful feeling I experienced as Rob made this sign amazed me. Intrigued by my own internal reaction, I asked Rob to hold his arm up as I assessed different reflex points on his body using a system for assessing the nervous system called Muscle Reflex Testing. Similar to how a doctor shines a light in the eye to evaluate the pupillary reflex, through a reflexive lock out of a muscle test or a giving way, Muscle Reflex Testing can be used to discover specific and subtle imbalances in the body.
When I found a muscle reflex that gave way, I held my hand next to Rob’s body in the “I love you “ sign mode. The reflex in Rob’s arm instantly locked out. Simply holding this hand posture next to Rob’s body positively influenced his nervous system. I was amazed and very curious. I didn’t realize then the full impact of that moment. It would take another three years for all the pieces to fall into place. However, in 2002 I was asked a question that changed everything.
“Darren, do you want to know the truth?” my friend Ingrid said looking me squarely in the eyes. This one question was the proverbial straw that broke the camels back or in my case a massive catalyst for my awakening to a deep truth about healing and the mind. Ingrid said, “The reason you haven’t come up with this “Big Idea” you’ve been talking about is because you’re afraid. You’re just too afraid of how powerful ‘it’ will be.” This statement shook me at my core and caused me to face what I now call the moment where my faith in what’s possible and the fear I had accepted as normal had a head on collision in the center of my heart.
Later that day, around 8:30 pm, I was pacing the floor in my home, hearing Ingrid’s voice in my mind saying, “You’re just too afraid. You’re just too afraid.” This may sound strange, however in that moment of fearful negative looping thoughts and pessimistic voices in my head I saw with clarity something that I was seeing for the very first time. All of the seemingly separate teachings, modalities, and moments of my life began to seamlessly merge into a visible sequence that I was able to draw out. Each of the systems and philosophies that I’d passionately studied came together into what appeared to be a map of some sort.
This map is what is now called The LifeLine Technique Flow Chart. It is a map that reveals a clear pathway to and through the subconscious mind. It unveils the invisible patterns in a person’s life and the role they play in the health of our bodies, behavior, and relationships. With The LifeLine system I began to view each and every perceived problem as a bridge to the very best version of our self. This version exists as a buried treasure within each of us on a subconscious level. Rather then being unlucky or victimized by our bodies and life, I began to understand a hidden purpose to why we experience stress in the first place.
I immediately began to apply The LifeLine Technique Flow Chart and as a result of this moment of awakening to the “Big Idea” I have been blessed and honored to help thousands of people both directly and indirectly through teaching others how to use it for themselves. As complicated as each of the different parts of The LifeLine may appear, the process is actually very simple, fun, and self-affirming.
Using the hand sign of “I Love You” while saying the words “Infinite Love & Gratitude” combined with Muscle Reflex Testing and The LifeLine Technique Flow Chart I began to see the fights, failures, and things we so often perceive need to fixed as a purposeful feedback for intentional growth, learning, healing, and change. LifeLine was so counter to what I had been taught in school. The purpose of a LifeLine session is to use intention to create positive change in the way we perceive symptoms, stress, and disease. In the words of Dr. Wayne Dyer, “When you change the way you view things, the things you view begin to change.”
Here’s the catch. When memories that have not been fully integrated on a subconscious level can be processed, the body speaks with symptoms and our life becomes stressful. This is the way the subconscious mind communicates that we now have the ability to learn and grow when at one point you did not have that conscious ability or support. Because we live in a world that very often views symptoms as a nuisance or something wrong and stress as something that needs to be fixed or ignored, many people chase their tails attempting to make it go away.
For many people, The LifeLine Technique has become daily spiritual practice. What began as a journey to help myself has become a passion to empower others.
Understanding the value of what it means to live with confidence and self-worth in the face of fear and even more to create a compassionate connection with that part of ourselves that is paralyzed with anxiety and worry about what others think or believe is fundamental to manifesting a different outcome in life. Because this connection isn’t transparent on a conscious level we often get caught in the invisible subconscious limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging thoughts that cause many people to remain stuck in patterns of unhealthy relationships, dead-end jobs, and mediocrity.
Since June 17th 2002 it has become second nature for me to embrace my life with Infinite Love & Gratitude. I have written 3 best selling books and taught the LifeLine Certification Program to students around the world all at the same time as running a private practice working with one on one clients. There are now over 500 people who have become Certified LifeLine Practitioners in 24 countries and I have witnessed many times immediate changes in what would appear to be extremely complicated cases. People suffering with traumatic memories, abuse, PTSD, addiction, chronic pain, cancer, autoimmune disease, headaches, and the list goes on.
I’ve come to respectfully know, appreciate, and value that people struggle and suffer not because they are sick, bad, broken, or missing something. Rather, we struggle and suffer because we are not living in our truth. Our truth is we are a masterpiece. We are beautiful. We are special. We have purpose and passion. We all have the ability to make a positive difference. We are love. Pain and fear and the stress that goes along with change are a natural and necessary part of life. We all experience them and what I have come to understand is that it’s not what happens to us in life, but rather how we respond to what’s happening.
Are you ready for a change? Awakening to your calling through the deeper meaning of what your body and life is subconsciously expressing is akin to a snake shedding its skin. What we so often desire is already growing from within. I understand how difficult it is when caught in a vicious loop of anxiety and depression or your body is speaking to you with symptoms of chronic pain or a diagnosis of cancer. However, what you perceive is only part of the picture. Just like the tip of an iceberg only makes up a small fraction of the iceberg, symptoms and stress are a small fraction of what lies below the surface in our subconscious mind.
In a world that does everything to suppress, destroy, and disconnect from the pain, fear, and stress of daily living, it’s become commonplace to reach for a pill or drown our sorrows in work or another glass of wine. We say to ourselves the five most dangerous words, “Maybe it will go away.” hoping that we can go back to a life of fast food, immediate gratification, and numbing ourselves to what we’re authentically feeling. It doesn’t have to be that way.
One beautiful and bright person I’ve met as a result of the “Big Idea” is a DMK skin therapist named Leanne Cave. Leanne read my first book, The Power of Infinite Love & Gratitude and as a result, booked in for having a private one on one LifeLine session. She experienced an immediate shift in her physical and emotional health and consequently decided to take The LifeLine Course in Adelaide, Australia. Impassioned by her experience and what she learned, Leanne completed the full LifeLine Certification Program and is now a Certified LifeLine Practitioner.
She chose to reclaim her power and live her life with authenticity. As a result of Leanne choosing to embrace her own vulnerabilities she has discovered a new sense of confidence and inner strength. Her passion is now contagious, as each and every day she witnesses her clients going through changes she never dreamed possible. Not only is skin healing faster, people are discovering happiness, contentment, and peace from within. Patterns of stress are melting away as Leanne is helping people to discover beauty from the inside out.
It’s said that the closer we get to the light the more apparent our shadows become. The dance between faith and fear is one that either keeps us stuck in the pain and fear of darkness or sets us free to live our lives with honest and heartfelt intentions. The “Big Idea” is we are all interconnected and the more we recognize this simple yet profound truth the more we will discover the blessing of Infinite Love & Gratitude.
I am honored to have the wonderful opportunity and honor of being a 2015 UBCF and UWHA Thought Leader. I’m excited to share from my heart and experiences to empower you with real tools that will support you from a subconscious perspective when faced with the physical and emotional stressors of life. As one of my greatest mentors, Professor Dr. Anton Jayasuriya shared with me, “May we never know the diseases we’ve prevented.”