Wise Woman Ezine with herbalist Susun Weed
May 2009
Volume 9 Number 5
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Empower Yourself...
For Lightworkers:
How To Release
Emotional Baggage

By Robina Hearle and Sue Stothard

For Lightworkers:
How To Release Emotional Baggage

By Robina Hearle and Sue Stothard


Releasing your emotional baggage, behavior patterns and belief systems leads to emotional maturity. Emotional maturity leads to Enlightenment and Ascension.

So where does your emotional baggage come from? the Art of Phyllis TarlowYour emotional patterns for this life are set from your perceptions or misperceptions about reality or what was happening from in the womb to the age of six years of age. These are the emotional experiences of the Inner Child. These patterns will repeat themselves throughout your life, be added to with each repeat scenario until you have a many-faceted, complex emotional make-up.

Releasing your Inner Child emotions is very painful and takes courage. People, on the whole, prefer to ignore and bury them. However, unless you face them and let them go, you will not progress. Also stored emotional baggage causes dis-ease.

Behavior patterns are something we are born into. Each family, village, society, country and planet has its own behavior patterns such as patterns of how to think and live.

Belief systems also come from religion, society, education, parental influences, and peer pressure. Both belief systems and behavior patterns have to be acknowledged, owned and released to unclutter your mind. When you have uncluttered your mind, you can go within without all the mental chatter. When you can go within, you can more easily open up to your internal dialogues of intuition and your higher self.

Back to emotional baggage, the starting point of the journey. Emotions are energy. We store our emotions in our physical body, hence the great number of bodywork therapies that exist to unlock them. The therapies may bring your issues to the forefront of your mind, but you have to do the work to release them.

How do you do this? However painful it is you have to feel the feeling associated with the issue. It may be anger, grief, and frustration. You then have to acknowledge that this feeling is yours, to own it. As you do this, the energy begins to move. Sometimes it helps to sob; wracking cries very quickly shift the energy, and in a trice it’s all over and the feeling has gone. Deep breathing into the feeling also will help move it.

When an issue is coming up, it may take days to materialize, bubbling away under the surface. You will feel out of sorts and irritable. the Art of Phyllis TarlowOnce you have done this once or twice you soon get to recognize it. Have faith, set the intention that you will clear it, worry at it like a Jack Russell Terrier, and you will swiftly bring it to the fore. It may help to write it down to help you to acknowledge the issue.

Once the issue has gone, you may think that is the end of it. I am sorry to say that it may well arise for a second or third time because it is huge, complex and many-faceted and you can only clear a bit at a time.

If you don’t go to body therapists, how can you identify your issues? Well your family are the ones who serve you in this because they push your buttons the most. Friends and work colleagues also help.

You have to be alert and be on watch if you are serious about doing this work. For day to day incidents cause issues to arise. Your higher self will make sure of that. This being on watch is what the Dalai Llama calls mindfulness.

Is there an end to this? It can take several years, but yes, there is an end; eventually you clear all your emotional baggage. People and incidents that once bothered you no longer have any effect.

This is hard diligent work. Let no teacher tell you that the road to enlightenment is easy. Attunement to ever higher vibrational frequencies is not the answer unless you do the work associated with each attunement. Then you will have balance in your emotional, mental and spiritual bodies, and this will lead to enlightenment.

Cleansing yourself of your emotional issues/baggage inevitably leads to emotional maturity. Then a whole new awareness occurs.

Copyright© 2008 Robina Hearle and Sue Stothard.
The Enlightenment Process.


Wisdom of the Crone:
A Deck Of Fifty-Four Wisdom Cards

Wisdom of the Crone Deck contains 54 wisdom cards.
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New Menopausal Years "Audio version"
New Menopausal Years audio version
New Menopausal Years
the Wise Woman Way-Audio

read aloud by Susun S. Weed
ISBN 1888123117

14 CD Collection




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New Menopausal Years
"CD Collection"

CD 1 The Beginning
Welcome to the Web
Juliette's Introduction
Using Herbs Safely
Is This Menopause?
Menstrual Irregularities

CD 2 Flooding and Fibroids
Menstrual Cramps

CD 3 This Is Menopause
Building Better Bones
Calcium, Nourishing Herbal Infusions
Weight Gain, Weight Loss

CD 4 Menopause, Fertility
Emotional Uproar
Thyroid Health
Fertility After 40
Birth Control, Sex

CD 5 Phytoestrogenic Herbs, Hot Flash!
Phytoestrogenic Herbs (part 1)
Phytoestrogenic Herbs (part 2)
Phytoestrogenic Herbs (part 3)
Meditation: Journey Into Change
Hot flashes (part 1)

CD 6 Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, Overheating
Hot flashes (part 2)
Hot flashes (part 3)
Menopause Is Enlightenment
Night Sweats and Other Overheated Conditions
Hairy Problems (Too little, too much)

CD 7 Emotional Uproar
Thoughts of Suicide, Rage, Grief
Anxiety, Fear, Nerves
Preventing Breast Cancer
Male Menopause

CD 8 In the Midst of Menopause
Sleep Disturbances and Fatigue
Headaches, Heart Palpitations
For Women Taking Hormones
Progesterone Cream Problems

CD 9 Herbal Allies for Menopausal Women
Black Cohosh
Kava Kava
Garden Sage
Red clover
Soy Uh-oh
Wild Yam

CD 10 Menopause & Beyond
Herbal Allies: Ginseng and Dong Quai
Herbal Ally: Wild Yam
Meditation: Crone's Crowning
Postmenopausal Bladder and Vaginal Changes
Pelvic Floor Exercises (Kegels)
Itching, Burning Vulva

CD 11 Postmenopause: Down There
Vaginal Yeast Overgrowth
Bladder Infections
Interstitial Cystitis
Post Menopausal Bleeding
Dry Mouth

CD 12 Postmenopause: Healthy Hearts
Healthy Heart (part 1), Hypertension
Healthy Heart (part 2)
Memory Loss, Dementia
Restless Legs, Leg Cramps
My Aching Joints

CD 13 Postmenopause: Strong Bones
Osteoporosis ( part 1)
Osteoporosis ( part 2)
Osteoporosis ( part 3)
Kelp: Herbal Ally for Postmenopausal Women
Nettle: Herbal Ally for Postmenopausal Women
Meditation: Crone's Ceremony of Commitment

CD 14 And The End
Herbal & Food Sources of Vitamins & Minerals
Herbal Pharmacy
Weaving the Web of Women



Partner Earth: A Spiritual Ecology
by Pam Montgomery
Partner Earth provides a wide range of practical exercises, based on traditional wisdom, visualizations, and the author's experience as an herbalist, that enable one to create sacred space, find plant and animal allies, and embrace the spirit in all life that can help heal the rift between individuals and their environment.

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"Well-written and thought-provoking...eminently practical, and deeply inspiring." Rosemary Gladstar Author of Herbal Healing for Women



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