How about some spring time cleaning ?

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How do I do a cleanse?

Doing a cleanse can be confusing and there are many types…candida, parasite, colon. And then you have the Master Cleanse, juice cleansing, the raw foods cleanse. Each can be useful and serves a purpose. We wash and cleanse the external parts of our body, it’s important to keep the inside functioning well, too, right?

Most health issues are caused by many things but toxic overload is a HUGE factor. We are surrounded by toxins everyday: processed foods, pesticides, household chemical cleaners, microwaved food, environmental pollution, paint, drinking and eating out of plastics, and so much more. Toxic overload can often result in one of the many chronic diseases that plague wealthy, industrialized nations: type 2 diabetes, liver issues, autoimmune disorders, hormonal issues, cancer, and more. Whether you are sick or well, a cleanse is a great way to re-set your body and give it a jump start to optimal health.

I am going to tell you about a full body cleanse. This type of cleanse serves many purposes:

accelerates the detox process
helps to rid the body of parasites
flushes out the body’s organs: kidneys, gallbladder, bowels, liver and skin
cleanses the GI tract
removes excess candida
repopulates the intestines with beneficial flora
improves digestion
This is not a complicated process but it is important to be conscientious and thorough. Listen to your body. And be sure to prepare yourself mentally. Some people are able to jump right into a cleanse, a diet or a new way of eating. Others need to put in more thought, consideration and prayer. Getting in the right mindset is crucial.

How to do a full body cleanse

Step 1: Organ Flush

Products Needed:

Zendocrine Detoxification Complex supplement

Zendocrine essential oil blend

Life Long Vitality daily supplements (LLV)

lemon essential oil

Take 2 tablets daily of Zendocrine Detoxification Complex daily: one in the morning and one in the evening.
Take 2 drops of Zendocrine essential oil internally (in a gel cap with added coconut oil) or apply them on the abdomen. I apply the oils externally.
Add 2 drops of lemon essential oil to a glass (not plastic) of water every morning and drink upon waking.
Use the LLV supplements as directed: 6 (2 from each bottle), 2x daily.
Time period: Use for 7 days.


STEP 2: Candida & Parasite Cleanse

Products needed:

GX Assist

Life Long Vitality daily supplements (LLV)

lemon essential oil

Use the GX Assist as directed on the package: 1 capsule 3x a day with meals. If you experience any issues, start with 1 capsule a day for 3 days, increase to 2 capsules for 3 days and then, finally, 3 capsules.
Continue with LLV and daily lemon water.
Time period: 10 days.

STEP 3: Restore the GI tract

Products needed:

PB Assist

Life Long Vitality daily supplements (LLV)

lemon essential oil

Use as directed on the package: 1 capsule 3x a day with meals. You may continue to take one capsule every day as a daily dietary probiotic.
Continue with LLV and daily lemon water.
Time period: 5 days


Terrazyme Digestive Enzyme 1-3 w/each meal.

Terrazyme is a digestive enzyme that helps to break down food and support the digestive system. This allows nutrients to be delivered more effectiently and enhances your body’s overall functioning. Expect overall improved health and vitality. Digestive enzymes are very important when eating cooked food as naturally occurring enzymes are destroyed in the cooking process. If you want to improve your digestion, add this step.

During the cleanse:

Drink LOTS of water. Try to drink at least 80% of your body weight in ounces. For instance, if you weight 100 lbs, drink 80 ounces. You may add a drop or 2 of citrus oils for flavoring.
Eliminate the WHITES from your diet: sugar, rice, flour, potatoes, etc. Eat as much fresh produce as possible and limit fruit intake. Cut out processed foods and eat as clean as possible.

What will this cost me?

Consider this cleanse to be an investment in your health. YOU are worth it! Here is a breakdown of the cost:

doTerra Cleanse & Restore kit: LLV daily supplements, PB Assist, GX Assist and lemon essential oil, $150
Zendocrine essential oil blend, $24.50 (wholesale price which is 25% off)
Zendocrine Detox Complex soft gel tablets, $24.50 (wholesale price which is 25% off)
Total cost of $199. This also gives you a wholesale membership with doTerra where you can receive 25% off all retail purchases for the next 12 months. In addition, you have the option to share the products with others and make additional income. As an additional bonus, I will toss in a FREE bottle of lemon essential oil and a FREE spiral-bound, Modern Essentials reference guide.

Wherever you are in your health journey, a full body cleanse is a good thing. If you are in good health, it is a great way to keep your body functioning optimally. If you have health struggles, a cleanse is the ideal way to kick start your body into improved health. Expect great results!

Ready to get started? Click here for directions to open a wholesale account. And then look for the Cleanse and Restore kit. Let me know if you have any questions. Here’s to your good health!

Here’s the standard disclaimer that you’ve come to expect: All oils and supplements in this protocol are doTERRA CPTG oils and supplements. Essential oils other than doTerra are not recommended as many are not FDA approved for consumption. These statements have not been approved by the FDA. All information is for educational purposes only. The protocol suggested is not meant to replace professional medical advice nor is it meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.


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Many of you know that I am almost done writing my book… it’s been an interesting process and I would loooooovvvve your feedback.

We changed the title  4 times so far, please let me know which of the titles you prefer:

1 .   Storyteller

2.    Back to OZ

3.    Why me?

4.     The Girl from Bavaria

Here is a summary of the book!

Please tell me if you think the summary is too long or if you would be interested in this story.

Short Summary:

Growing up in a little village in Bavaria just outside of Munich, surrounded by lots of family and many Catholic traditions. At the age of nine, Petra falls ill and has a near death experience that changes her life forever.

Her life becomes stranger than fiction and after her mother’s death at the age of sixteen,  she leaves Baveria on a quest for truth about ” Life and Death”!.

Extended summary:

When Petra goes to see Sant Thakar Singh, a spiritual leader/guru in Delhi – India to learn to meditate on Light and Sound “Sant Mat”, he tells her that she has been in India before and that he will help her mother. Her mother died when she was sixteen years old and seven years later, she is still not able to let her go.

She decides that she wants to stay in India forever, but her Guru tells her that her destiny is to live in the West and he accompanies her to America and tells her that her life is only for the Master’s Mission.  On the plane, he shows her his true powers and  drops her into the hands of the National Representative of his organization. He arranges a marriage with someone 20 years older than her.

After seven years of marriage and her supporting the family, things between Petra and her husband start to unravel when she realizes that she’s not in love with him and is tired of him trying to “figure things out”.

She finally musters up the courage to tell Chris, an old friend of her husband’s, that she has been madly in love with him for 7 years since her wedding day when she saw him for the first time and that she should never have agreed to marry James.

Petra and her son join Chris in Mexico in the summer of 1994 and on the first day she falls down the stairs and almost dies.

A good friend of Chris’ comes to visit the next day and takes her to a very famous healer in Chula Vista across the boarder who saves her life. The healer tells her about future events that will happen and that she and her family  should stay in Mexico and go inland.

Petra misses her friends in Oregon and has a hard time living so isolated in Mexico and decides to go back  to the USA.

She and her partner lead an intense relationship for 7 years but Chris suffers from depression and they both decide to separate. Chris goes to India to be with the Master to find healing and solace while Petra moves to a nearby city with her close friend and student William who becomes her lover. William also battles depression!

A year later she receives a call from an old neighbor, telling her that Chris returned from India and that he died in car crash just a mile from their home on Little River.




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Sondra Sneed and Gary Springfield on Tour in Oregon   click NEWSLETTER

Meet God Scribe/Intuitive Sondra Sneed and Gifted Teacher/Visionary Gary Springfield.

About Sondra Sneed:
A recovering atheist.
  She met God in the basement of a rental house in Secaucus, NJ. A voice from the eons wrote a message in her journal, “Unemployed? It is my assertion you are employed by me.”  This moment marked the first day of her year in solitude, in 2004, during which she produced 10 spiral notebooks in dialogue with the creator of the universe.  She’s kept these notebooks in secret for eight years – until now.
One writing session produced a twenty-page narrative about “the Adam and the Eve.” This hour of dictation reveals a message so uncanny, it solves the 4,000-year-old riddle as to why Eve was made from Adam’s rib.  Sondra says it is the first recorded use of adult stem cells, and the metaphor is not about Eve being Adam’s help mate, but instead Eve is God’s helpmate.

Jack Canfield interview with God Scribe/Intuitive Sondra Sneed: click here!

About Gary Springfield: A Contempory Mystic, Family Man and Founder of EnlightenU
He teaches how to create balance in our lives in these hectic times by showing us a simple way to ground and open ourselves to the Golden Healing Light.
In Gary’s Words:
The focus of my work is the integration and revelation of the light of the Soul within the body. So many mediation techniques take people “up and out” to connect with source, whereas the goal of evolution is to create union (yoga) with the Soul and the body which creates a human/divine form that can live and be the light of God fully integrated into form. As you well know, this is the Christ consciousness and/or the Buddha nature revealed.

I find there are two key components to achieving this integration. Meditation, which trains the mind to be silent so that it can become the instrument of the Soul, the “divine observer self” that sits behind the eyes within the sacred area of the pituitary/pineal gland. Overtime, this dynamic inner focus of light and consciousness formulates a new mind/brain connection that restructures consciousness at a biological level to secrete new hormones into the body that quicken the body into a living temple of light for the Soul to fuse in and though the body. Thus, an evermore youthful, supple and healthy body and life experience that is free of disease, stress and outer turmoil.

For over 35 years now I have been teaching meditation techniques to train and focus the mind as the instrument of the Soul, and developed gentle emotional clearing techniques to clear the body so that union can be achieved much more readily.

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From our Woodland, Lewis River Location you can experience extraordinary peace and serenity.  Take a Chi- Session in Chi-Builder and relax your body, mind and spirit.  We love having you as our guest.


Essential Oils and Reiki

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Although Essential Oils or Aromatherapy is generally known as an alternative therapy, the term complimentary seems more fitting as Aromatherapy works along with other modalities including Reiki.

What is Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning “universal life-force energy”; the “Ki” in the word is the same as the Chinese word Chi or Qi meaning “the energy which underlies everything”. As an energy-based healing modality, the focus of Reiki is on healing the body, reducing stress and achieving relaxation. Modern Reiki techniques were developed in Japan in the late 1800”s and early 1900”s and brought to Western countries after World War Two. Reiki has gained increasing popularity and credibility in last number of years. In fact, Dr. Mehmet Oz, talk show host and renowned surgeon, is married to Lisa Oz, a Reiki master and both believe strongly in energy work. Many hospitals and health care facilities are now offering Reiki and AromaTouch Therapy (ATT) to their patients.


Effects of Reiki

Reiki treatments offer many benefits to the recipients. Here are some of the effects that have been reported:
Reduces tension and stress
Boosts the immune system
Reduces blood pressure
Speeds up healing
Increases energy


Reiki Treatments

The Reiki practitioner places their hands on the client using light touch and no pressure or placing their hands just above the client”s body. They work by drawing in the energy of the universe and channeling this positive, healing energy to the client. The client may feel this as a warm or tingling sensation in the body.


Reiki and Essential Oils

Using essential oils can enhance Reiki treatments. Reiki will always work for the highest good, so when used with the energy contained within essential oils, it will direct the energy to where it is needed and do the most good. Use essential oils in a diffuser in the room where the Reiki treatment will be performed, create an aromatherapy blend to spray around the room while the Reiki treatment is performed.


Essential Oils Used in Reiki

Citrus essential oils such as Lemon essential oil, Orange essential oil, Mandarin essential oil, Lime essential oil and Grapefruit essential oil.
Lavender essential oil
Sandalwood essential oil
Ylang ylang essential oil


Chakras, Reiki and Essential Oils

There are seven chakras or energy centers in different parts of the body. Each chakra is associated with a group of organs. Together, they keep a person well. The hand positions used in Reiki, cover and treat all major chakras. When Reiki is used with essential oils related to the seven major chakras, together they create a powerful union.

Reiki treatments clear the chakras of negative energy and blockages, restoring the ki or chi and helping the person to heal.


Essential oils and aromatherapy are increasingly being used to increase the effectiveness of other healing modalities such as Reiki.

For a class schedule or to find out more about Essential Oils, please fill out the form below and I will be in touch shortly:


Reiki with Petra

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Reiki/Emotional Processing – Top of the Lake – Sunday, March 29th, 2015  – 9:30am-4pm

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Take a Bath Tonight and Pamper Yourself

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Written by: Megan Reeves
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New PictureTaking detox baths regularly is exceptionally good for your body for many reasons, including:

  • Immune system support
  • Flushing toxins (the hot water opens pores and encourages sweating)
  • Relaxing the body and mind
  • Bringing down cortisol levels
  • Soothing the muscles and joints
  • Boosting endorphins
  • Supporting lymphatic drainage, which is the body’s garbage system for removing waste (particularly if you skin-brush prior)


New Picture (1)Plus, it’s easy and an incredible way to detox pleasurably!

Why is detoxifying important?

Detoxification is the process of your body removing and metabolizing dangerous compounds that compromise your health and deplete your energy and vitality. In today’s world, it is easy to get bogged down with toxins. We are often breathing polluted air, drinking impure water, taking synthetic medication and eating foods laced with harmful pesticides and chemicals. Hence, the need to keep detoxification as a priority if you want to look and feel good. Our bodies work so hard for us and detox baths are a great way to nurture them towards even better health!

What can you expect?

Any detox program can come with some uncomfortable flu-like symptoms, fatigue or skin breakouts. These are referred to as herxheimer reactions and typically only occur in the beginning. If this happens, keep with it – it’s a sign your efforts are working! No nutritionist would ever recommend someone return to a potato chip and soda diet just because they felt uncomfortable for a week or so when they cut out processed foods and sugar. Instead of giving up, drink more water, make sure you are getting plenty of rest and visualize how healthy you are going to feel in the weeks to come!

Suggested supplies:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – Has anti-inflammatory properties and balances pH levels.
  • Baking Soda (only use aluminum free) – Cleansing, regulates pH and has anti-fungal properties.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide (35% food grade) – Oxygenates blood and helps rid the body of disease.
  • Mineral Mud – Balances pH, pulls out toxins and re-mineralizes the skin.
  • Bentonite Clay – Detoxifies heavy metals.
  • Epsom Salt – Cleansing, eases muscle/joint aches, improves circulation and allows minerals to absorb through the skin.
  • Essential Oils and Herbs (tea bags work well too) – Have various physical properties and emotional benefits.
  • Vitamin E Oil – Intensely moisturizing and nourishing to the skin.
  • Honey (use organic, local honey) – Boosts immune system and replenishes the skin.
  • Milk – Helps exfoliate and hydrate the skin.


11 Detox Bath Recipes

New Picture (2)1. Immune Boosting Bath:

  • 2 cups Epsom sea salt
  • 3 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop melaleuca oil


2. Heavy Metal Detox Bath:

  • 1 ½ cups bentonite clay
  • ¼ cup ginger (fresh cut)
  • 3 drops cilantro essential oil (or 2 bags heavy metal detox tea)


3. Hormonal Balancing Bath:

  • 2 cups epsom salt
  • 2 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 2 drop geranium essential oil


New Picture (3)4. Liver Detox Bath:

  • 2 large lemons squeezed into bath
  • 3 drops cypress essential oil
  • 3 drops helichrysum essential oil
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar


5. Kidney Flush Bath:

  • 5 drops juniper berry essential oil
  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup epsom salt


New Picture (4)6. Skin Rejuvenating Bath:

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 5 drops myrrh essential oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops melaleuca/tea-tree essential oil
  • ¼ cup vitamin E oil


7. Adrenal Repair Bath:

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup hydrogen peroxide (35% food grade)
  • 2 drops basil essential oil (or half cup chopped fresh basil)
  • 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil


New Picture (5)8. Anti-Inflammatory Bath:

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil
  • ½ cup turmeric powder
  • ½ cup sliced ginger (or 3 drops ginger oil)


9. Muscle Pain and Fatigue Bath:

  • 2 cups epsom salt
  • 5 drops helichrysum essential oil
  • 3 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 3 drops marjoram essential oil


New Picture (6)10. Emotional Detox Bath:

  • 8 drops rose essential oil (or ¼ cup dried rose petal leaves)
  • 2 bags chamomile tea
  • 2 drops geranium essential oil
  • 1 cup epsom salt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 cups milk


11. The Ultimate Detox Bath:

  • 1 ½ cups hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 cup dead sea salt
  • 8 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 4 drops lemon essential oil (or 2 large lemons juiced)


The Ideal Bath Protocol:

  1. Skin-brush (here is a quick tutorial video).
  2. Prepare the ingredients and pour into hot bath water.
  3. Hydrate with 20 ounces of purified, lemon drinking water while in the bath.
  4. Relax for 20 – 30 minutes (set timer so you aren’t preoccupied with looking at the clock).
  5. Take a cool shower after to rinse off and flush toxins.

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To actively detox, take a minimum of 3 baths per week for at least 20 minutes.

Following this protocol for one month – along with living a wellness lifestyle (whole foods nutrition, regular exercise, stress-management and plenty of sleep) – will lead to:

  • Optimal levels of energy
  • Clear/hydrated skin
  • Improved sleep
  • Balanced mood
  • Vibrantly functioning, happy cells


Note: For added holistic benefits, use this time to read inspiring books, listen to positive audios, videos and/or meditate.

Caution: People with heart disease, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, severe skin rashes or any other serious illness must consult their physician prior to trying a detox bath. They are also not intended for women who are pregnant or nursing. Always talk to your doctor before starting a detoxification program if you have health concerns.

Other positive side effects may include more mental clarity, effortless weight loss and increased levels of happiness. Enjoy!


Celiac Disease

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An estimated one of every 100 to 200 people in the United States has Celiac disease (also known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy, nontropical sprue, or celiac sprue).  Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease wherein the body mistakenly attacks gluten and other proteins found in grains that are in the digestive tract.  Celiac disease is genetic and can develop at any age in life from infancy to adulthood.  What occurs is as foods with gluten are eaten the body produces antibodies to attack the gluten but these antibodies then mistakenly attack the lining of the small intestines.  This damage to the intestinal lining includes the villi that are responsible to absorb nutrients and begin their delivery to other body systems.  The nutrients particularly affected are fats, calcium, iron, and folate (folic acid or vitamin B9).

With deficiency in these nutrients a number of symptoms emerge that vary from individual to individual with the disease.  These symptoms include:

  •   Abdominal pain and bloating
  •   Indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
  •   Fatty stools (pale, large, bad odor, floating)
  •   Decreased (or increased) appetite
  •   Lactose intolerance
  •   Weight loss, growth problems in children
  •   Some symptoms are not associated with the digestive system:
  •   Dermatitis herpetiformis (a skin rash)
  •   Anemia (iron deficiency), fatigue
  •   Missed menstrual periods
  •   Muscle cramps, joint and bone pain
  •   Sores in mouth
  •   Seizures
  •   Easily bruising, nose bleeds
  •   Dental discoloration, hair loss
  •   Nutrient deficiencies, malnutrition

Beyond physical symptoms depression, irritability, and behavioral changes can accompany the difficulties in diagnosing and dealing with this disease.

Oils, blends & products recommended:

Oils & Blends: DigestZen, cinnamon, grapefruit, ginger, lemon, peppermint

Essential oils based products: GX Assist, Life Long Vitality supplements

Also consider: Frankincense, melaleuca, oregano

Suggested protocols:

The following fundamentals seem common to many success experiences:

  •  Absolutely avoid gluten
  •  Cleanse using GX Assist
  •  Supplement nutrients by consistently taking the Life Long Vitality supplements
  •  Drink sufficient pure water (divide body weight in pounds by two, drink the resulting number in ounces of water).  Avoid sodas/caffeine.

Use an essential oil protocol for ongoing support.  The following was suggested by Dr. David Hill:

  •    2 drops lemon – tonic for the liver
  •    2 drops grapefruit – helps dissolve toxins stored inside fat cells, so they can be eliminated from the body
  •    2 drops ginger – digestive support
  •    1 drop cinnamon  – helps to regulate and lower blood sugar levels

Enhance nutritional supplements with “Green Smoothies” to add more iron (for example Monica suggests the following):

  • 1/4 fresh pineapple
  • 3+ cups of fresh baby spinach  – for those not tolerant of spinach kale, collards, chard, or baby lettuce have also been suggested.
  • 1 drop peppermint essential oil (also really good with wild orange essential oil)
  • 2-3 cups water
  • Pour over ice or put in blender with ice and drink.
  • Pour any leftovers into ice trays and freeze for later.  Later add 4 ice cubes to a glass of water and stir.