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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ( or Yule, or Hannukah, or Solstice, or Kwanzaa…) , and while many of us are well under way with our holiday shopping, there’s always someone who’s hard to buy (or make) for.

Fear not (to paraphrase a certain angel). Alternative health is back and it’s got you covered….

It’s important to remember that, while there are certain things that are good for everyone, everyone’s approach to health is individual and unique (so remember to give something your recipient would enjoy, as opposed to what you think they should want. Hiking shoes for the person who’d prefer gentle tai chi is not a caring gesture…)

Brain stimulation –

Studies find that our brains stay in good shape longer if we use them (and I’m not sure why that would surprise anyone…), so things that make us think keep us mentally clear and active. Puzzles, mysteries, games that involve quick thinking are all a part of this.

Related to this, meditation and games using biofeedback, such as Quest for the Wild Divine and the Star Wars Jedi Trainer game can help us learn to more easily achieve the brain wave states associated with health, stress reduction and mental clarity.

Massage –

Massage not only feels great, but it also relaxes tired muscles, reduces stress, stimulates the immune system and helps our bodies release toxins.

A massage pillow,  or a gift certificate for massage is a great gift.

A new way to exercise – 

Right now, we’re in the holiday season with all of its parties and tempting foods, but soon we’ll be in the New Year, and people will start thinking about holiday pounds.

Exercise not only helps folks to shake loose some of those cookies, but also builds a healthy body that’s more resistant to illness. Unfortunately, many people either don’t like to exercise, often because they’ve gotten bored with what they’re doing or never found a type of exercise they like, but there are lots of fun and interesting ways to exercise, whether it’s bellydancing, tai chi, swimming, skiing, swing dancing or something else.

Got someone who wants to exercise but is tired of their routine? Gift certificates to a center with lots of different options, a video gift card with the designation “for exercise video of your choice” , or  a certificate that says you’ll try something new with them as their exercise buddy may be a god choice.

Non-medicinal pain relief –

And related to the above, whether after a workout or the coldness of the season, sore and achy muscles are common at this time of year. Analgesics can help, but there is a limit to how much you can safely take, and the aches and pains can outstrip the recommended dosage

For those with achy bodies, the massage noted above can help, as can accupressure (one book I’d recommend is “Accupressure Potent Points” by Michael Reed Gach)and rubs including elements such as capsicum (element in hot peppers – great for aches, but don’t get it in your eyes).

 By now, I’m hoping that you’re beginning to see the light at the end of the shopping tunnel, and are finding some time for yourself to enjoy the beauty of the season.

Catherine

Foresight

12/15/11

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

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Well, it’s almost Valentine’s day again.

Are you shopping for someone? Have you got your shopping done yet?

Well, if not, have no fear. Just as we did last year, Foresight charges to the rescue with 9 more metaphysical gifts for your valentine.

1)  Massage unit – Massage loosens tight muscles, supports a healthy immune system and feels great. While massage by a person (which is also a nice gift) feels great, there’s not always a masseuse around when you want him. A chair back massage unit or one for massaging the feet is the gift that keeps on giving

2) Hot chili peppers – Not only are they full of vitamin C for health, but they’re also rumored to be an aphrodisiac.

3) A visual focus – something to focus ones attention on for meditation or to focus your energy for manifesting things into your life. Could be something like a candle, a pretty crystal, a pool of water or a yantra (eastern pattern of interlocked figures used to focus mental and spiritual energies for such purposes as improving health or wealth or connecting with the Divine).  Both decorative and useful

4) Aroma therapy – different scents can energize you, relax you or stimulate your body’s ability to heal, and these scents are often part of personal care items such as soap, shampoo and  bath salts . (Be sure to check to see whether your beloved has asthma or allergies that might be triggered by a particular scent or scents).

5) Audios that stimulate your brain waves – You use different brain waves for different things. Theta for mediation and creativity. Alpha for relaxation. Gamma for focus and concentration. There are certain audio recordings, such as those produced by Dr Jeffrey Thompson, or those by Kelley Howell of Brain Sync that make it easy to access the brainwaves you need for what ever you’re doing.

6) Crystal wards – For the energetically sensitive beloved, a way to keep the good energy in and the challenging energy out (see Starwolf’s recent series of posts.)

7) A fancy notebook and funky pens – Use for recording your dreams (prior to interpreting them)or for writing things down in order to manifest them (as we know that anything you write down is much more likely to happen)

8 ) Rose quartz heart – I listed rose quartz on last year’s list, but it’s so nice I had to say it twice. The energy of rose quartz is gentle and loving, but strong (kinda like love itself). It smooths off rough corners, helps to resolve misunderstandings, and is an all-around good relationship stone, whether one’s talking love, friendship, family, work, or casual strangers.

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9) Chocolate – Besides being sacred to the Aztecs (and 2012 is coming…), chocolate has a lot going for it. It stimulates hormones that duplicate the feeling of love. It’s combination of sugar, caffeine and a bit of fat helps empaths and other psychics to deal with and ground out excess energy better. It’s  good stuff. And it tastes good.

Not enough ideas? then check out our list from last year

Happy hunting 🙂

Catherine

Foresight

2/8/11

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCtPsychic.wordpress.com

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In my last post, I discussed the ethics of using magick and metaphysics in regards to sex, romance and love.

Want the readers’ digest version?

  • It’s o.k. to use magick, metaphysics, psychic ability or prayer to send out a message to the Universe that you’re available, attract a good partner, or help yourself find that partner.
  • It’s not o.k. to use magick, metaphysics, psychic ability or prayer to create love where there is none, coerce  someone into a relationship, or control their life or choices…

The key point is Free Will. Any time your energywork overrides the Free Will of another, you’re wandering past the grey areas into bad energy; and are likely to be creating a karma explosion (For more info, please see post for Feb.9, 2010 or the Free Will articles in May of 2009 ).

So, you better be good, you better watch out…

Keep the magick in love to the good vibrations.

That being said, it’s Valentine’s Day.

If you’ve got a sweety, have you gotten them a gift yet?

No?….

Have no fear- Foresight’s here, with a list of possible gifts for your love with a magickal, metaphysical or alternative health twist.

(Please note that, while these gifts all tap into the non-ordinary energy of the Universe, none of them are coercive, will violate Free Will or take away your partner’s ability to choose. Rather, these all support qualities that are qualities of strong, solid, happy relationships.)

1 ) Rose Quartz necklace or pendant-Rose quartz heals negative emotions and trauma, and supports love, both of others and of yourself. It’s a happy stone, and placing it over the heart chakra increases its loving energy.

2 ) Bath salts- Is your honey stressed ( in the relationship, or in general)? Salt has the ability to absorb and neutralize negative energy, and a warm bath can relax the tight muscles that go with stress.

3 ) Environmental recording- Not enough money or time to get away? Recordings of the waves at the beach, the wind in the trees or a crackling fire can create a virtual vacation that supports actual health and relaxation.

4 ) Things in pairs- In Feng Shui, having two items  (statues, candles, a painting of two people/animals/items)  supports couple energy, especially if it’s in the relationship corner of her bedroom (far right corner when at door). So get her two baskets, or if she has a teddy bear, get him a little friend.

5 ) Make dinner- there’s a long history of foods that support love or lust, so why not cook tonight? Spices and condiments in this area include cardamom, dill, honey, marjoram, paprika, thyme and fresh pesto. Possible foods include dates, red grapes, rhubarb, tomatoes, waffles with berries, yams and oranges.

6 ) Massage- Massage not only relaxes tight muscles and joints, but also helps the body to let go of toxins left from illness or stress. It also feels great. You can buy a certificate for a professional massage, do the massage yourself.

7 ) Guided visualization or meditation CD- These trigger the mind-body connection to support health and relaxation, release limitations and improve personal skills. Carefully select one to go with a goal you know your  love is working on,or offer a gift certificate to pick his own.

8 ) Chocolate- Tastes great. Boosts endorphins like love does. Sacred to the Aztecs. “Nuff said.

9 ) Diamond ring- on beyond the mainstream connotations, diamond supports loyalty and fidelity in a relationship. It reconciles quarrels, builds self-confidence and resolves sexual issues.

Good ideas, no?

Happy shopping, happy Valentine’s Day and good wishes to you.

Catherine

Foresight

2/14/10

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCtPsychic.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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