Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I hear a lot of people talk about fighting disease.




Keeping it real:

A dis-ease of any kind is a contracted, hurt, wounded state...right?

When one has dis-ease, any sort of dis-ease, one is in a state of discomfort, dysfunction, aches, fatigue, and/or pain.

That sounds true....Yes?

Then why do the thyroid "advocates," and every single "health expert," continue, every single day, to promote messages like:

FIGHT HASHIMOTO'S!

BATTLE ADRENAL FATIGUE!

CONQUER THYROID DISEASE!

This is nuts.

Let's stop and think about this clearly:

When you were a child, if you were sick and your mother punched you instead of hugging you, would that make you feel better?

Of course not.

You're not going to feel better if she punches you, kicks you, or yells at you. Chances are you will actually feel worse!

Fighting dis-ease only ensures more of it.

Those who continue to push these unkind messages are still fast asleep.

I do not subscribe to most "wellness" sites, including "the biggies," because they continue to promote the "fight" message--a stressful message counter to wellness creation. Their message is not congruent.  They themselves are out of alignment. 

They simply have not woken up.

They are caught in society's (unconscious) deep fascination with fighting everything:We fight traffic, fight a cold, fight the clock, fight bad weather, fight bad breath, fight the system, fight inflation, fight "the Man," fight line-ups, fight a fever, fight for our rights!, fight discrimination, fight for position, fight aging (!?), fight cancer, fight poverty, fight terrorism ( !?), fight for answers, fight with our hair, fight our demons, fight depression, fight off bugs, fight off the feeling, fight the urge, fight our weight, fight crime, fight traffic, fight pollution...

It's pretty obvious that the go-to modus operandi for our "modern" world is FIGHT.

It's also pretty obvious that it's NOT BEEN WORKING VERY WELL at all.

These "fight promoters" GROW MORE dis-ease every single time they post their messages, memes and marketing propaganda of aggression, violence, attack, cruelty, and war.

Which is not at all what we want...right?

I mean, if your body is attacking itself, isn't that proof enough that it's time to stop all the fighting?

Isn't fighting an indication that one is in, per Walk Talk Dance Sing, "a defensive physiological state"? A state of chronic fear?

Shouldn't we be easing up? Calming down? Chilling out? Taking a breather? Resting?

Don't fight disease. 

Surrender. 

Which does not mean we "give up". It means we "give over"...we offer the body the opportunity to do other things besides fight: 
Process. Understand, Function, Signal, Inform, Talk, Excel, Clean, Reset, Trust, Align, Focus, Ease , Dance, Sing, Celebrate. 

When you come across these FIGHT postings or messages from medical practitioners or online "advocates" or charity campaigns or neighbors or thyroid patients or your own thoughts, consider the intention behind the messages very carefully:

Only those who still "BELIEVE IN DIS-EASE" will encourage people to fight.

The challenge set before all of us surrounded by this angry fight culture - with millions of people having actually physically manifested this fight-- is to courageously rally for the SANITY of the true power forces, like Kindness, Respect, and Gentleness.

What would happen if we allowed these to become our modus operandi?

What if we had the audacity to say, "No, I am not going to fight anymore. I lay down my arms."

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“Love in your mind produces love in your life. This is the meaning of heaven.Fear in your mind produces fear in your life. This is the meaning of hell.” ― Marianne WilliamsonA Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"


#LoveHeals #BeGentle #BeKind #UnravelSickIdeas  #ThyroidMovie

Walk Talk Dance Sing: the movie about thyroid disease and Unraveling Deeply Embedded Dis-eased Values
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Friday, May 19, 2017

"Walk Talk Dance Sing" Wellness Mulls...




Special Announcement:

You might be wondering why most of my many posts from this page and my Facebook page are no longer available at the moment.

My writings of the last 3 years, related to the film "Walk Talk Dance Sing," will be consolidated into a very special video format for all to enjoy!

These are the posts I have created daily, based on all the wellness research, inspirations, and explorations that have moved me forward. I had no intention at the outset to put these all together into a compliation. I was simply expressing my "passionate revelations" in the moment. It wasn't until a colleague pointed out that I had created quite a prolific collection of musings and insights that I realized the enormity of the teachings and writings I had shared.  She recommended that this body of work be compiled and offered as an entertaining and enlightening supplement to the film--a source for deeper understanding and encouragement.

As we began to dig into the work I have done, literally thousands of hours of "mulling," we quickly realized that this will be a very progressive and timeless resource truly unlike any other "health and wellness" offering on the market today.

With hundreds of articles to choose from, we have selected the most potent and popular writings and there are currently fifty original pieces in editing mode.

I will keep you posted as this comes into being! Along with the richness of the film, I am excited to be creating this unique and empowering "Walk Talk Dance Sing" appendum for all who seek vitality and joy.

More info to come...

--Donna-Lynne, writer, director, "Walk Talk Dance Sing, " Artistic Director, studiowild.ca

PS To be informed as to the completion of this project, send an email request here to be added to the list.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

You have to pull those weeds out.



Today's Unraveling Wellness Mull: Pulling Weeds

When we "plant" the blame for Hashimoto's on things like gut issues, adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalance, antibiotic use, gluten, etc, we are hovering over the symptomatic superficial surface. The ROOT of all these issues lies much deeper.

When we dig in and look deeper, we see very clearly where all this dis-ease stems from.

For example:

When we ask WHY are there these "gut destroying bulimic tendencies" plaguing so many women, we see a root of control issues, perfectionism, self-loathing, and fear.

When we ask WHY of hormonal imbalance, we see the ugly root of an environment bombarded with estrogen, and again, when we ask WHY is this happening, we see haphazardness, greed, and a disconnect from the harmonious ways of Mother Nature.

Likewise, we see the use of birth control pills that obliterate the female cycle with the synthetic disruption of natural hormonal health, and when we ask WHY is there this willingness to shut-down this natural flow, we see another unconscious disconnect-- a lack of reverence and respect for the powerful female energetic system.

When we ask WHY is gluten wreaking havoc on human beings, we see that it is human beings that wreaked havoc on gluten, making it an unrecognizable alien food form-- a gross exercise in haphazardness, greed, and the fear of lack.

When we ask WHY the over-use of antibiotics and other pharmaceutical chemicals, we see a society hooked on sickly lifestyles and demanding speedy-fixes and a "health care" system that, in its own equal laziness and greediness, obliges by obliterating one ailment only to set patients up for more dis-ease-- which is "neither healthy nor caring" --and when we ask WHY is this happening, we see a firmly rooted arrogant and ignorant disregard for our shared "non-hierarchical" humanity.

When we ask WHY are adrenal glands burning out, we see people living in a chronic state of "fight or flight or freeze," with angry defensiveness as the standard response to life matters, and when we ask WHY is that happening, we see a world rooted in unacknowledged trauma, struggle and strife, push and pull, ruled by fear.

It is the answers to all of these questions, and many more "rooted beliefs", that we are called to address: these are "the twisted, tangled weeds we need to pull out" in order to eradicate the spread of dis-ease.

If we choose not to, by pretending we don't see what we see and don't know what we know, it stands to reason that the infected roots will deepen, the weeded path widen, and the dis-ease will flourish.

This is the evolutionary "unraveling" story of "Walk Talk Dance Sing."

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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Photo credit: Jen, Integral Movement, featured in WTDS
Photo quote: Deni Roman, www.mauiyogapath.com, Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Wellness coach, with a history of Thyroid Disease, featured in "Walk Talk Dance Sing"

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

WALK TALK DANCE SING: Questions for "Unraveling"

"Walk Talk Dance Sing" on Tour 

Walk Talk Dance Sing:  Unraveling My Hashimoto's Affair
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Here are a few questions for personal journaling or your health group discussion to explore after viewing the film. These questions are based on the post show Q and A discussions at the live screening events: 
  • What person and/or message in the film resonates with you the most? Why?
  • Do you have a better understanding of your relationship with "Mr. Hashimoto?" What aspect of this relationship has been the most difficult for you? What have you learned from this affair? What do you notice about the dynamics of your relationships ( i.e. with food, people, work, "doctors," self) Do you notice a common theme to these relationships, i.e. are they kind, fulfilling, safe and/or nurturing or do they tend to be difficult, uncomfortable and/or challenging? 
  • What do you do on a regular basis to nurture and care for yourself? Do you do enough? If not, why?
  • What is the one thing you can do right now that will make a positive shift in your health? Are you willing/able to make this happen?  If not, from where/whom can you gain the support needed?
  • Do you have trouble voicing your concerns, needs, truths?  If so, what do you need to do in order to strengthen your voice/self? What "would you say" right now to better your current situation, to whom? how? and why? What can you do with this new awareness? 
  • What does health and vitality mean to you?  (Be as specific as possible.) Can you see it, believe it, feel it, and commit to this vision?  
  • Come up with 3 words that perfectly capture the feeling/vision you are creating (i.e strong, peaceful, relaxation, etc). Now, place these words/concepts in the "here and now" ( i.e. "I am ___" , or "I enjoy____" or ____is plentiful.") These are YOUR empowered Wellness Declarations. The power of affirmations comes only when you "feel the thought as real" --that is when there is genuine commitment and the energy starts to move in your favor, course through your veins, behaviors align with beliefs, and manifest in your world. ( Recommended reads: "Ask and It is Given" by Esther Hicks, and "The Power of Intention" by Wayne Dyer.)
  • What are your loves?  
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PS Should any of these questions create the need for deeper understanding and professional supportive counsel, as per the film, consider working with an Expressive Arts Therapist, a transpersonal heart-centered counselor, and/or exploring energetic healing therapies (such as Reiki,  Craniosacral Therapy, Network Spinal Analysis, meditation/breathwork)

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