Tag Archives: healing

Solve your body’s mystery symptoms

I’m hosting The Shift Network’s second annual Intuitive Medicine Summit, a free online event from July 25-29, 2022. I love hosting these summits because I get to talk to some of the most interesting people on earth about ways that we can participate in our own healing, and not just rely on someone else to “fix” us. 


For example, this year I talked with Marie Manuchehri about accessing help from the “other side” to solve health issues, and Dr. Keesha Ewers about the link between childhood trauma, intuitive abilities, and adult illness. I also spoke with Dr. Titus Chiu about vagus nerve activation to unlock your intuition, creativity and healing.

I also hosted a panel discussion with the founders of the National Organization for Medical Intuition (NOMI) Wendie Colter, Dr. Tiffany Barsotti, Cay Randall-May, Dr. Maria Gentile and Elizabeth Thorson about their dedication to the advancement of professional Medical Intuition and their vision of a world where medical intuitive practitioners are accepted in clinical healthcare as well as in private practice. 

Tina Zion shares wisdom about tapping into your own intuitive abilities to help yourself and others, and Dayna Macy offers helpful advice about listening to your body’s signals with regard to overeating and which foods will best serve its optimum functioning. Masami Covey talks with me about burnout and compassion fatigue and how these don’t have to be viewed as negatives … they may actually be our intuition trying to tell us something!

Anyone who has been frustrated with undiagnosed symptoms or who may be struggling to work within the sometimes counterintuitive mainstream medical field will find valuable information here. 

The best thing about Shift Network summits is that they are free to watch online during the week they air. Each session replays, free, for 48 hours after its airtime. The only cost is if you choose to purchase the upgrade package to add the recordings and special bonuses to your digital library. There’s so much more I could tell you, but I think you’d be better served to see for yourself. Register here for the FREE Intuitive Medicine Summit and check out the power-packed lineup of speakers. You’ll be glad you did.

“There’s a power in words …”

“… if I can find the right one, if I can just know you …”
(see the video clip, below)

That’s how this scene from Doctor Who begins, from one of my favorite episodes, The Shakespeare Code. You don’t have to be a Doctor Who fan to get the Aha! moment I just had that reminded me of how The Doctor vanquishes an evil foe’s power simply by naming her. “There’s a power in words …” he says.

I’ve recently been dealing with some scary health issues for which I’ve been struggling to receive a diagnosis. Not knowing what’s “wrong” has been excruciating. The anxiety alone magnifies any symptoms. It’s a vicious cycle, a downward spiral so severe that even my most upbeat, heal-thyself methods have not been working.

Finally, though, I have a pretty good idea of what’s going on inside. Thank goodness it’s nothing fatal, but it is challenging. This knowledge alone has vanquished the anxiety’s power to curl me up into the fetal position. Naming the “illness” gives me power. Now I know what I’m dealing with.

There’s a power in words.

I’m reminded, more importantly, of the work of a man I’m grateful to call a friend, Paul Levy, who writes and teaches about a “mind-virus” called wetiko. Essentially, wetiko is all-the-bad-things, which are running on a loop below the surface of consciousness, mucking everything up. The only way to dissolve wetiko’s power is to see it, to name it. This is why those “Aha!” moments are so healing.

Paul does a much better job explaining it than I do, so check out his newest book. The reason I bring up wetiko here is that this is how I feel about naming my symptoms with a diagnosis.

I see you. I name you. You have no power over me.

(For my fellow Whovains, here’s another fine example of wetiko as dramatized by Steven Moffat … The Silence.)

Lisa Bonnice is an award-winning, best-selling author whose “day job” is as a Program Host at The Shift Network, where she hosts summits on ancestral healing, life after death, and intuition and medicine.

Her most recent book is a metaphysical comedy novel entitled The Poppet Master (previously published as Be Careful What You Witch For!, now revamped and with a new ending). The Poppet Master is a modern-day fairy tale about Lola Garnett, a bored housewife and office drone who wakes up with unexpected psychic abilities, and no instruction manual, and Twink, the reluctant, sarcastic faery assigned to assist and educate her. The Poppet Master is available wherever books are sold. Its sequel is in the works.

Lisa is also writing The Maxwell Curse, a fictionalized version of a story she found in her own ancestral lineage about a witch trial, a generational curse, and massive mine explosion, all of which left ripples of destruction in their wake, devastating one family’s tree.

http://www.lisabonnice.com

Shape Shifting: Rebooting after a long, hard summer

I live in Arizona, where the summers are indescribably hot. Novelties like cups and t-shirts with this sentiment are common:

This is how that sentiment makes me feel:

Suffice to say, I am ecstatic to see September finally arrive. It’s been a long, hot summer. To make it worse, I’ve been experiencing the internal hell of perimenopausal hot flashes. Half the time I feel like I’m filled with red-hot lava. The other half of the time, I’m picking myself up from where I collapsed, due to the lava.

Anyway, enough with the silliness. Yesterday, Labor Day, I gave the house a good fall cleaning and saw my face in the mirror, as if for the first time in months. I was shocked by how old and tired I looked. It reminded me of a summer, years ago, when I experienced something similar. I wrote about it in my book, Shape Shifting–reclaiming your perfect body. Here is an excerpt:

I happen to have an example of shape shifting from real life to show what I’m talking about.

A recent summer was a rough one, one that made me look and feel really old. On top of our everyday lives, with their everyday stressors, my husband Jeff and I experienced several explosive events, the kinds that individually would have been enough to make anybody cry out to the heavens, “God, why do you hate me?” In addition, we were physically exhausted after, due to those events, living for three months in the Florida summer with no air conditioning and moving from one house to another twice! I also had a job that brought me to tears on a fairly regular basis because it was so disgusting and loathsome. You wouldn’t believe the details if I told you, but take my word for it: this was an exceedingly painful few months—one of the hardest periods of my entire life.

After we moved for the final time, and things seemed to have settled down, I finished unpacking and finally breathed a sigh of relief in our new, air-conditioned place. With a fresh perspective and newly reopened eyes, I caught my reflection in the mirror and was horrified by what I saw. There were deep lines in my face that looked as though they had been etched in with a chisel and a heavy hand. I was pale and wan, and had dark circles under my eyes. My hair was dull and frizzy and I was all hunched over, like a beaten dog. In addition, my body ached all over. I was actually frightened by how much I had aged in such a brief time.

It suddenly occurred to me what had happened. I had allowed all of the “external” events and circumstances to take their toll on my physical body. Honestly, in retrospect, I don’t think I could have prevented it because I was so deeply immersed in the hell that had become my life—I felt very distant from my soul that summer. However, I realized that, in that brief period of time, I had packed years worth of living and learning into a concentrated package. I had previously, and impatiently, asked for accelerated spiritual growth and I got it! I may have matured ten years mentally, emotionally and spiritually, but I didn’t have to let it show physically! So I decided to see if I could erase it from my face, just for fun. No harm in trying, right?

I didn’t really expect it to work. I was mostly just goofing around. I was feeling good, with all of the drama behind me, and was finally comfortable, safe and able to relax. It was more of a lighthearted effort with no real process. I simply decided to relax my muscles and let go of all the stress. I reminded myself to smile and to rejoice in the fact that all was well again. I closed my eyes and breathed in deeply, allowing the inner me to come forth.

Much to my amazement, it worked! As I opened my eyes and watched my face in the mirror, the lines went away and my color returned to normal. The hag in the mirror was magically transformed into the youthful and energetic person that I remembered being, a long time ago (three months ago). Lest you think it was just my imagination, Jeff even noticed the difference, when he came home later. He agreed that it looked like ten years had been removed. He had good reason for saying that—it had been removed!

“Big deal,” you say? It was a big deal. Remember how, when you were little, your mom told you not to make faces because your face might stick that way? She didn’t realize how right she was. If I hadn’t released the stress, and had continued to carry it around with me, my face would have indeed frozen that way and carried that age with it for the rest of my life—or at least until such time as I chose to release it.

This may seem like an elementary example, but it’s a perfect one. The point is, this is what I’m talking about—our thoughts, worries, actions and lives in general do have an affect on our bodies! Maybe it’s time we started to pay attention to what we’re creating in every moment!

I was surprised to discover that the same thing had happened, again. The details of this past summer were different from the one I wrote about, but I still saw myself in the mirror looking old and wretched.

So what I decided to do, as I cleaned that mirror, was to imagine that my Windex/rag combo was wiping away all of the damage done to my face. I allowed myself to relax and let go of the stress of the summer. I reminded myself that cooler weather is on its way, and I watched some of the age and worry drain fade away.

It really does work. Give it a try sometimes.

I could sure use your feedback!

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As you may know, I have received enough votes (thank you!) to move on to Round 2 of the Next Top Spiritual Author competition. Round 2 requires us to submit a book proposal, the same kind we would submit if we were pitching our books to publishers even without this competition.

Here’s where your help would be tremendously valuable. If you would answer whichever one of these questions is appropriate, I will send blessings unto the 10th generation in gratitude. ;-*

1. If you have read Shape Shifting, please let me know your favorite aspects of it, so I can be sure to emphasize those features.

OR

2. If you haven’t read Shape Shifting, please read the information below and let me know: what are the questions you have about the book and its concepts?

Here are the book’s vitals:

AUTHOR: Lisa Bonnice

BOOK TITLE: Shape Shifting–the Body/Mind/Spirit weight solution

GENRE: Body Messages, Conscious Creation, Health: Weight Loss, Personal Development, Transformation

SUMMARY: What if you were able to see excess weight or illness as a blessing … as clues to a mystery to be solved? What if you could learn to change your body’s physical condition for the better by becoming more consciously aware? You can learn to become a Shape Shifter and help your body to become its healthiest self.

NEXT TOP SPIRITUAL AUTHOR PAGE: http://www.nexttopauthor.com/profile.cfm?aid=2155

BOOK DESCRIPTION: What if you were able to see your body’s physical condition as a treasure map to your internal world? What if you were able to see excess weight or illness as a blessing … as clues to a mystery to be solved? What if you could learn to change your body’s physical condition for the better by becoming more consciously aware?

You can do all this and more! You can learn to become a Shape Shifter and help your body to become its healthiest self. Shift your thoughts, shift your shape!

Are you ready to step out of the mainstream diet maelstrom … an old-fashioned and broken system … and into your future Self? Diet and exercise are all well and good, but we all know that they don’t create lasting results if the dieter doesn’t change fundamental things about the way they live their everyday lives. These lifestyle changes are by far the hardest to make, but Shape Shifting gives the reader a fascinating and friendly body/mind/spirit method of creating a whole new life, with a healthier body as a bonus!

You’ll enjoy this book if you’re interested in manifesting the healthiest expression of your Self, using the power of your body/mind/spirit. You’re not interested in looking like someone else’s ideal of what you “should” look like. You’ve had it up to here with what others think your body should be.

Imagine how great it will feel when you finally feel good in your own skin. It’s not an impossible dream. You really can feel great about yourself. In fact, the sooner you do, the sooner you will begin to shift your shape into its healthiest form. What’s even more exciting is that, as you begin to see results, you’ll notice that your overall life is getting better, too! That’s because you’re learning to be your genuine, authentic self … the self that lives in your DNA, the self you came here to be. And as you become more genuine and authentic, then so does your life. It feels so wonderful that you won’t believe you ever lived any other way.

Shape Shifting includes a foreword by Neale Donald Walsch.

AUTHOR BIO: Lisa Bonnice has been studying metaphysics and the magical arts for most of her life, including pursuing a degree in metaphysics. She is gifted with a very clear vision of how the body/mind/spirit connection works, and the ability to communicate that connection in a friendly, down-to-earth way.

She spent over five years as a multi award-winning affiliate writer and producer for MSNBC.com. Lisa also worked as an editor for Future Medicine Publishers’ Alternative Medicine-The Definitive Guide and spent seven years as a standup comedienne. Among her many other strange and wonderful jobs, Lisa has been a humor columnist, news writer, television reporter and a writer for the TV variety show Hollywood Revue.

Her radio show, Shape Shifting with Lisa Bonnice, features experts in body/mind/spirit consciousness, to help the listening audience better understand how to Shape Shift. Her blog and discussion forums are designed for readers … or Shape Shifters … to receive assistance on their own journeys. Lisa has even formed a Shape Shifters Team on the famous SparkPeople site where she has created a free version of her Shape Shifters Daily Diary.

Lisa has also had the honor of addressing the Spiritual Caucus at the UN, while serving in her role as Southern Regional Coordinator for Humanity’s Team.

She has two daughters-Kristina and Stacy-who grew up to be very cool people and are terrific fun to be around, and three zany grandkids. She and her husband Jeff currently reside in Florida.

Oh yeah-she’s also lived a zillion or so times.

http://www.shapeshiftingonline.com