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Ask Katharina – March 2018

Dear Katharina,

I really enjoyed your video about March’s intention: honor. I’m taking your advice and doing my best to honor myself. I feel like I can be really hard on myself. One of my greatest character defects is perfectionism, which is essential to the nature of my work (fine jewelry creation), but also can be my greatest personal challenge. I absolutely hate making mistakes and beat myself up when I do. Additionally, I find myself focusing unrealistic expectations upon others. Could you please let me know what tool you suggest to amplify compassion? I want to learn how to be kinder to myself and give others the necessary space to be human, perfectly imperfect.

Thank you,

Jane S., Boulder, CO

Dear Jane,

Thank you so much for your kind email. I’ve been dealing with perfectionism myself and one of my mentors once said, “Better done than perfect!” It shocked me at first, but then at the same time it freed me up. I’ve gotten more done since then and have much more tolerance towards my mistakes and others. After all, mistakes are just learning experiences. Please do your best to learn from them so you don’t have to make the same mistakes again as there are so many more we can make! Also remember: what you resist persists! Embrace your perfectionism and utilize where it fits (for example, when you make jewelry), but when you work on other projects try to be more forgiving. Embrace and enjoy imperfection and incorporate more humor, love for yourself and your need to have it all perfect. It takes the heaviness out of it.

If you are looking for a Light-Life Tool to support your process, I would take the Lost Cubit Lotus Pendant either in 24K gold plated or silver plated, lacquered. They can be programmed. Hold the tool in your hand and program it with something like. “Give me more compassion today!” or “Let me be kind to myself today.” I would recommend not to put more than one or two programs in the tool per day.

Last but not least, please stop judging yourself. Embrace yourself and know it’s all okay. When we are judging ourselves or others we get it all back even stronger than we sent out. I have a strong suspicion that judgement hasn’t had a positive impact in your life.  Try setting your intention towards honor, but more importantly to kindness, for yourself and others.

Please let me know how the Lost Cubit Lotus Pendant is working for you. Sending unconditional love to you and those around you.

Warmly,

Katharina


Dear Katharina,

I had an extremely difficult childhood marked by significant trauma. I’m going to a tremendous amount of work to heal and grow. For a lot of time I tried to shove my pain underneath a rug, but I’m learning the hard way that this just seems to amplify the source and my anger comes out sideways. I’ve started doing work in a program called ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), started working with an EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapist and started my journey with body work. Most research studies show that trauma actually lives in the body and talk therapy is helpful, but won’t help you release the pain. I’m having fun exploring the different modalities: tapping, watsu, float tanks and healing touch. I’m also learning how to play! Trampoline park here I come!

Could you please recommend several tools that will support my healing practices? I absolutely adore the Light-Life Tools and I’d love your expertise on what will help with the traumatic release.

Thank you,

Susan F., Des Moines, IL

Dear Susan,

I am so sorry to hear about your childhood. I applaud you for taking action to completely heal and look at all the ‘stuff’. It takes a lot of courage to do that. I’m thrilled you are working with seasoned professionals. Trauma work is intense and it’s important to work with professionals who know how to help you in a safe, gentle and compassionate way.

When I was reading your message I immediately thought of our Seed of Life unit. I remember when Slim and I did a workshop in Germany, we used the Seed of Life and placed it on the solar plexus of women who  had traumatic experiences in their lives. We also placed rings on other places on their body.  It was amazing to see how their faces changed once they released all this trauma. Having said that, if you want to try this, make sure you have a friend around who can support you in whatever may come up for you. You could also wear one of our silver plated Sacred Cubit Lotus Pendants. This has helped a lot with grieving processes and it sounds like this is part of what you’re going through as well. 

I am wishing you strength to go through your healing process. Please let me know how you’re doing and how the tools are supporting you.

Warmly,

Katharina

Dear Katharina,

Although I’m extremely excited that spring is around the corner, I find that the change in seasons is taking a toll on my respiratory tract. Between catching colds and my allergies I feel like I’m always stuffed up! What Light-Life Tools do you use when you aren’t feeling that well? Do you have any essential oils that you recommend?

Thank you,

Charles K., Pittsburgh, PA

Dear Charles,

What comes first to mind is our Nose Mask. It has helped many people with allergies throughout the season. When you don’t need to fight off allergies, you can use it as massage tool. It feels great and – btw – one of our customers came up with this idea. She bought 20 at a time to give to her clients because it helped so much releasing tension in the body.

If you have a Harmonizer you put a few drops of essential oils on a Q-Tip and put in your Harmonizer. Make sure you’re not allergic to any of them. I was told that Eucalyptus removes over 90% of bacteria in a room. Thyme, Peppermint and Rosemary may also be good choices. Of course you can also use those oils in a steam bath. Please again, make sure you’re not allergic to those.

I hope those ideas help. Wishing you a free nose and an enjoyable spring time!

Katharina

Ask Katharina

The positive response from last month’s column has been overwhelming. Thank you so much for all your support! The questions have been rolling in and I found these all to be interesting as we focus on restoration for the month of April. Enjoy!

Garden_2

Dear Katharina,

I’m an avid green thumb and love to garden. Are there any tools you would recommend to help my plants grow stronger and bigger?

-Alice M., Illinois

Light-Life Harmonizers

The Light-Life Harmonizers come in a ton of different sizes!

Dear Alice,

Believe it or not, the Light-Life Tools were designed also with agriculture in mind! Slim was interested in inventing tools that could help the environment. It was only later on that he discovered the Harmonizers were beneficial to humans as well. There are so many tools that could be helpful for your garden. The testimonials I’ve received on botany are pretty profound. One woman went on vacation to come home and found her garden infected with bugs. She activated her Environmental Harmonizer using an Environmental Clearing CD (you can place the Harmonizer on top of it or for extra charge you can put the CD in a CD player and place headphones around the Harmonizer). Within a day the bugs were all gone! A Harmonizer is a great tool to have in your home as it is said to cleanse the air, water and soil. I also recommend buying a bunch of Plain Jane Sacred Cubit Light-Life Rings. You can put these over your sprinklers, the hose, your watering can or any other water source that you will use to nourish your garden. Let us know how you do.

Yours truly,

Katharina

PTSD

Dear Katharina,

I’ve done a ton of work on myself over the years, but still struggle with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) because of a traumatic childhood. What tools do you recommend I use or wear as I continue my healing journey?

Thank you,

John S., Colorado

Light-Life Song of the Soul Pendant

Light-Life Song of the Soul Pendant

Dear John,

I’m so sorry you’ve had such a rough experience. It’s powerful to see that you are willing to get the help you need and move through the issues. Not everyone has this strength and you will emerge on the other side much better for it. While I strongly recommend doing work with a licensed therapist, the Light-Life Tools do have their place. I would recommend one of the newest additions to our assortment, The Song of the Soul Light-Life Pendant. It’s not only a gorgeous piece of art, but is said to clear away the blocks of ancestral patterns. I’ve also received a lot of testimonials that it gives the wearer strength to stand in their true self and speak their truth. You could also get a copper 2 Lost Cubit Seed of Life and place under your bed or under your mattress. This is supposed to help with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well. Please let me know how it works for you. Sending many blessings!

-Katharina

Blessings