BEING AUTHENTIC

What does it mean to be authentic?  It means being real, truthful, honest and yourself.

If you are authentic, then you are acting in a way which is natural to your true nature and to your reality and truth.

You are an authentic human being. You exist with belief systems and preferences.  Not everyone likes or agrees with everything or everyone else.  To be honest you have to be true to yourself and not try to be someone else to please another’s expectations.

Politicians are a classic example of where we don’t always see an authentic person.  Sadly, too often there is a demonstrated violation of our trust as a community when promises are broken.  Politics is by its nature a forum of potential manipulation.

What is your authentic relationship to yourself?  It is when you are in the core of your being in a stable, solid and satisfied way.

To be authentic you have to really know what you think, be prepared to speak your truth and not need to be anything other than yourself in order to walk a path of balance.  You are human therefore you can be anxious to be accepted by a peer group, try to fit in and sometimes lose your personal authenticity to the belief systems of a coercive group consciousness.

Trust your gut.  It is an old saying, but your gut never lies. If your gut is out of balance then you will often find something in your life is also stressing you out.

Dopamine is a chemical of mental/emotional wellbeing which is also produced in the gut just like in your brain.  Did you know that?

Yes so if you are not authentic your gut picks up the emotional fragility of you being out of balance and dopamine production become an issue.  I know if I feel out of sorts then I get tummy aches.  It is a part of that process.  Inflammation and eating things we are intolerant to can really affect our emotional moods and wellbeing for this reason and then we find life more stressful.

If you are not being authentic to yourself you could also crave food as a way of comforting yourself.  Yes,  probably the sugary, carbohydrate variety of comfort food as well.  So following your truth and true nature is really a very definate health issue on so many fronts.

Be yourself.  It pays off all over the place.

love and light

Katherine Bright

Copyright 2017, Katherine Bright Lightworkers International
www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

WOMB TWIN SURVIVOR AND BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

Womb Twin Survivor and Borderline Personality Disorder

I found this amazingly interesting research paper so have included it as a whole for you to read.  Fascinating.  I have come across this before so wanted you to know about it.
“A risk of misdiagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder?

 

Althea Hayton

 

Introduction

A “Vanishing Twin” pregnancy only lasts a short time and one of the twins dies. This can be witnessed on ultrasound. Extensive studies of vanishing twin pregnancies have been made since the 1980s. (Landy, H. J. and L. G. Keith 1998) There are many signs that there was at some stage one or more additional embryos or fetuses present during the pregnancy.  The natural wastage of embryos at the start of pregnancy is considerable (Landy, H. J., S. Weiner, et al. 1986) A detailed study of many thousands of pregnancies (Boklage, C. E. 1990) revealed that for every live-born twin pair there are 10 twin pregnancies that end with a sole survivor. As approximately 1% of births are twins, that figure suggests that at least 10% of the population is made up of womb twin survivors.

 

Physical effects

The advent of ultrasound in the 1960s, and its widespread application in pregnancy by the 1980s, led to a new awareness of the frequency of this syndrome.  A new question arose: was there any deleterious effect on the survivor if they lost their twin before birth?  At first, there seemed to be no discernible physical ill-effects (Landy, H. J., L. Keith, et al. 1982; Landy, H. J., S. Weiner, et al.1986: Saidi, M. H.1988; Huter, O., C. Brezinka, et al. 1990; Landy, H. J. and L. G. Keith 1998) but by the turn of the 21st century some researchers were becoming concerned.  In 2001 a female child who had both male and female chromosomes was diagnosed as being the result of a vanishing twin pregnancy.  (Lloveras, E., J. M. Lecumberri, et al. 2001)  In 2002 it was suggested that there might be neuro-developmental consequences for the survivor, particular cerebral palsy   (Pharoah, P. O. 2002) or severe learning disability. (Pharoah, P. O. 2007). This idea remains current (Anand, D., M. J. Platt, et al. 2007, Harvey K. 2007)

 

Psychological effects

Because most twins are lost in the first trimester, the possibility of a psychological effect on the survivor of such an early loss has been dismissed as unlikely. The cerebral cortex of the unborn child’s brain, let alone the fetal brain, has been widely considered to be insufficiently developed, although various paradigms of non-verbal memory are considered possible by some. (Neisser, U. 2004) However, it is now recognised that babies are conscious at birth (Chamberlain, D. B. 1998) and with the help of hypnosis, memories of birth can be accessed and expressed with surprising clarity.  (Chamberlain, D.B. 1980/1999). More and more discoveries are being made about cellular memory, neural networks created while in the womb. (Wade, J. 1996) Birth and pre-birth trauma is constantly relived by the individual concerned, particularly in the case of lone surviving twins (Woodward, J. 1998).

 

Womb Twin

In the light of these new developments, a study was started in 2002 in the UK based on a website, www.wombtwin.com, which provided an online questionnaire for website visitors to complete. The questions were compiled from some of the most characteristic feelings, attitudes and behaviours which had been mentioned in communications from womb twin survivors from all over the world via the website. Over a period of five years, five versions of the questionnaire were created, as more and more characteristic responses were uncovered and later validated by other womb twin survivors by means of later versions of the questionnaire. In 2007 a full analysis was made of 225 in the fifth version, using only the results from 112 respondents who had clear proof of the previous existence of their twin. Only the very strongest responses were counted.  This enabled a tentative psychological profile of womb twin survivors to be created.From this research we have created a new hypothesis: womb twin survivors seem to spend their lives re-enacting the life and death of their lost twin.  Nothing appears to be more important than that, even life itself. (Hayton, A. 2008)

 

The psychological effect: a congruence with BPD

Unexpectedly, after analysis of the questionnaire and an extensive literature search, it became clear that womb twin survivors share most of the symptoms of what has been called “borderline” personality disorder (BPD.) Persons with BPD were once considered by psychoanalysts to be “on the borderline between neurosis and schizophrenia”- hence the name. (Langley M.L.1994)  BPD is a vague term: it has been observed that many personality disorders can be seen operating together in one individual, such as bi-polar disorder, substance abuse or eating disorders  (Zanarini M.C. et al.1998) so it is possible that these symptoms signal something else.  To demonstrate this congruence more clearly, I have set out below in a series of tables the results of the 2007 questionnaire survey with womb twin survivors described above, related to a list of headings taken directly from the list of BPD symptoms according to the DSM. (American Psychiatric Association 1994). I have included short quotes from womb twin survivors in their own words, to further illustrate the points made.

 

Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment

The Womb twin.com research has shown that nothing causes more pain to a womb twin survivor than to feel abandoned or rejected.  If we allow for some kind of pre-birth impression of twin loss, it can be surmised that abandonment or rejection is just a bit too close to that original experience of being left alone in the womb and losing forever the closest relationship that Nature can provide. Rather than be left to manage life alone, the survivor will remain in a relationship long after it is over. Some womb twin survivors pre-empt rejection by avoiding all attempts at intimacy. Some of the questionnaire statements reflect this tendency:

 

Abandonment

I fear rejection 72.9%

I feel different from other people 67.4%

Deep down I feel alone, even among friends 62,2%

I fear abandonment 64.2%

I find disappointment very painful 48.4%

I am afraid being alone in the dark 33.6%

I don’t let other people get close to me 32%

 

The womb twin survivor can feel alone, even among friends, and may find being physically alone very hard indeed, yet paradoxically they deliberately keep themselves apart from others, feeling alienated and different. They may avoid intimate relationships and may even re-enact the loss of their twin by sabotaging good relationships, so they are left friendless and alone.  To the survivor this is an uncomfortable but psychologically important form of self-isolation.

 

Unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation.

It is fast becoming clear that for womb twin survivors the primary attachment was to the twin, but the twin died before birth.  This creates an interesting complexity to attachments in born life, as the survivor seeks a substitute twin in all intimate relationships thereafter, and yet each time sabotages the relationship in an unconscious re-enactment of the original loss.  This unstable style of making and breaking interpersonal relationships is reflected in the following statements.

 

Unstable relationships

I always feel in some way unsatisfied but I don’t know why 56%

All my life I have felt restless and unsettled 55%

I am easily bored 48.7%

I get very intense and involved at the start of a relationship but then I sabotage it somehow 47.8%

I easily get into a love/hate relationship with individuals I want to get close to 40%

 

Many adult survivors report feeling restless, always changing their jobs, moving round the world and never staying anywhere very long. The search continues for Someone to make things right again and fill the empty space inside. Sometimes some short-term respite is found, such as in a satisfying job or a loving relationship, but very soon it is time to move on. This is the search for the lost twin – who was lost and can never be found.

 

Identity disturbance: markedly and persistent unstable self-image or sense of self

In a re-enactment of the short life of the lost twin, who didn’t develop adequately but was too weak to survive, the womb twin survivor takes on the characteristics of the twin who didn’t make it and remains in some way undeveloped and unfulfilled. Some womb twin survivors do not learn from their mistakes and do not get the best out of their situation in life but remain a shrivelled fragment of the person they could be. It was in fact their womb twin who ended up as the shrivelled fragment of what they may have become. Some of the statements on the womb twin questionnaire strongly reflect this fragile sense of self:

 

Unstable sense of self

 

I know I am not realising my true potential 69.7%

I suffer from low self esteem 51.8%

Deep down, I feel very vulnerable, as if it would not take much to totally annihilate me as an individual 50.2%

All my life I have been pretending to be someone else, and I know it’s not my authentic self 39.2%

I have been in an exploitative relationship with another person 34%

I have a strange irrational feeling that I don’t exist, that “I’m not really here”. 36.4%

 

A tendency to identify with the lost twin obscures a sense of the real self as the surviving twin. Womb twin survivors may appear to be enjoying a normal life, but inwardly they may remain in a child-like state, depending on others in their fragile “weaker twin” self, which can lead to being exploited or even abused, while their “strong survivor” self yearns for supremacy. The hypochondriac womb twin survivor, despite being perfectly healthy in fact, lives like a helpless infant, feeling weak and terrified of illness and death :- It was their twin who was too sickly and weak to survive.

 

Chronic feelings of emptiness

Womb twin survivors commonly report a vague feeling of “something missing.” The sense of something missing requires a pre-existing sense of “something there” which is now gone. As a way to heal this uneasy sense of emptiness there is a strong tendency in womb twin survivors to hold onto possessions, long-dead relationships, meaningless rituals, habits and entrenched, irrational ideas. There is a very strong resistance to making life changes or letting go of anything of sentimental value, as is clear from some of the questionnaire statements: (Table 5.)

 

Emptiness

 

I have been searching for something all my life but I don’t know what it is 68.4%

There is one room in my home, including a shed or garage, that is completely full of stuff 45.3%

All my life I have felt empty inside 48.4%

I find it hard to let go of unfinished projects 48.9%

 

This inner emptiness is experienced by the womb twin survivor as a void or a “black hole”, into which one can pour all manner of activities and energy but it remains an experience of emptiness.  It appears to be a constant re-enactment of the brief life and eventual death and loss of the lost womb twin.

 

Impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially self-damaging

The search for some way to fill the sense of lack – the space left by the missing twin – may take the survivor into an eating disorder or an addiction.  Compulsive hoarding is particularly common. These activities appear to be an attempt to heal the emptiness and primal wounded-ness, but in fact they tend to perpetuate the pain and distress, which usefully keeps alive the memory of the twin. Some questionnaire statements reveal a distinct lack of self care:

 

Damage to self

 

I am addicted to substances or behaviours that are potentially damaging to my health, wealth or well-being 27.9%

I have a long term problem with food and eating 45.7%

I feel driven by “musts” and “shoulds” 41%

I want to succeed but I always end up somehow sabotaging my chances of success 44.7%

 

A frenetic, exhausting and self-sabotaging lifestyle is characteristic of many womb twin survivors. They tend towards “burn out” and, after an extended period of over-activity, will fall into a state of utter exhaustion and be unable to function at all for some time. It is as if they cannot allow themselves to be strong and healthy and long-lived. They seem to be testing their ability to survive to the very limit and do not seem to care if they mutilate themselves or even die in the process. To some womb twin survivors there is a kind of rough justice in a risk-taking lifestyle.

 

Recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures or threats, or self-mutilating behavior

Characteristically, the womb twin survivor thinks a lot about death, to the extent of preoccupation. Ideas of suicide emerge early in life, frequently in childhood.  Some womb twin survivors describe having no desire to be born, as if they “don’t want to be here in this life.”  This preoccupation with death is clearly demonstrated in the following statements from the questionnaire:

 

Preoccupation with death

I have wanted to commit suicide more than once in my life 40%

I think a lot about death and dying 38.5

Somehow I know that I experienced death before I was born 36.6%

I feel very privileged, simply to be alive 31%

I have suffered for a long time from feeling vaguely unwell, as if I am slowly dying 30.1%

I compulsively self harm 11.2%

 

As the haunting memory of death intrudes into the everyday life of the womb twin survivor, it can be interpreted as a bodily weakness, unrelated to any medical condition, which feels very real and debilitating and can even be disabling. Conversely, the very idea of being alive is to some womb twin survivors a surprise gift – perhaps undeserved – and a great privilege.

 

Affective instability due to a marked reactivity of mood, such as intense episodic dysphoria, irritability, or anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days.

Womb twin survivors appear to be prey to intense emotions that seem to have no rational explanation. They suffer frequent changes of mood as they seek out explanations for the vague feelings of painful distress that haunt them all their lives. This affective instability is reflected in the following statements;

 

Reactivity of mood

 

All my life I have carried deeply felt emotional pain that persists, despite all my efforts to heal myself 54.8%

I grieve deeply and for a very long time when someone close to me (or a beloved pet) has died 49.6%

It upsets me if I am unable to reduce the suffering of others 42%

I am so intuitive and empathetic that it is a problem for me 48.1%

I often find it difficult to fall asleep, even when I am very tired 45.3%

I suffer from depression 48.7%

I sometimes feel unable to cope with life 36.8%

I get extremely upset about silly little things 29.8%

 

Womb twin survivors are in a constant search for rational reasons for the feelings they have, and may need to create fantasies of ill-treatment in order to do this. They are often unusually sensitive to the feelings of others, and this, coupled with their own inner sense of weakness and fragility, can render them frequently unable to cope. They can become so taken up with the feelings and affairs of other people that they can’t get to sleep at night.  They feel a great need to heal others of their pain. They usually work in the caring professions and often become therapists, but never for very long, as they tend to become overwhelmed by their clients’ distress.

 

Inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger

The womb twin survivor is often angry but its not always clear to anyone exactly why. It is a defensive kind of anger, as if they are protecting themselves from a potentially hostile world.  Their defensiveness draws hostility from others, who are unlikely to be able to understand the paradoxical sense of inner fragility that the anger is designed to defend. The result is often a shouting match, which the womb twin survivor cannot afford to lose, for in the womb the weak go to the wall and only the strongest survive.  With their strong empathy and intuition, the womb twin survivor will willingly voice the hidden negative emotions for his or her whole family, to the benefit of all concerned.  This can be seen in the following questionnaire statements:-

 

Anger

I have a problem with expressing anger – either there is too much or too little 59.3%

I feel the pain of others as if it were my own 51.7%

 

For men, to be unreasonably angry, defensive or hostile can masquerade as a form of masculine strength. Such anger is driven by a fear of being perceived as inadequate, for to the womb twin survivor weakness means death. For women, to be angry is a powerful thing, and if she feels an inner sense of helplessness as she unconsciously identifies with her lost little twin, she will seek every opportunity to assert her power over others.

 

Transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms

Womb twin survivors are creative and imaginative people who inhabit an inner world of dreams. In their dreams is their lost twin so they are happy to dissociate from the world in order to search for it. They often create imaginary friends as children and may dream of their lost twin while asleep. For them the most important form of reality is their pre-birth experience.

 

Freud noticed that, for some individuals, two separate and contradictory versions of reality could co-exist and he called this phenomenon “splitting.” (Freud. S.1940) Some of the ways in which womb twin survivors dissociate or “split” are found among the questionnaire statements:

 

Dissociation

There are two very different sides to my character 55.2%

I have strong, inner imaginary life that I use as a coping mechanism 50.4%

I often feel torn in two between two decisions 51.8%

I make a lot of effort to protect my privacy 38%

I am always feeling paranoid about silly things 32%

I think I am psychic 27%

I spend a lot of time talking to myself in a mirror 18%

 

A sense of toxic shame

It has been thought that BPD is based in an overwhelming shame response. (M. Crowe 2004) Shame is also a major feature in the life of a womb twin survivor. There is a deep sense of being in some sense personally “wrong.”  This may feel like being an “imposter” or “sham.”  This can be interpreted simply as survivor guilt – a normal and natural response to being the survivor of a twin pregnancy. This sense of guilt was present in the questionnaire statements:

 

Shame

I have a prevailing sense of irrational guilt 38%

I am a perfectionist 35%

I feel personally responsible for events that have nothing to do with me 33%

I feel guilty about being alive at all 17%

 

Healing

Until a full explanation of the individual pre-birth experience is found, this carefully created fantasy, created out of vague pre-birth impressions, will seem more real than reality itself.  Our research has revealed that intuitively calculating the precise nature of the pre-birth loss, and validating this with some personal research into embryology and foetal development, is a vital first step towards healing.  It is a process of interpreting body memory, and can be facilitated by hypnosis and kinesiology.  It is a necessarily uncertain process, subject to many errors and misjudgements, but once the right explanation is found the individual experiences a sense of deep peace and inner certainty.

 

Conclusion

The above strongly suggests that this so called “disorder” in its various manifestations may not be a mental health problem at all, but a rational, intelligent response to a rather unusual pre-birth situation. In the absence of a rational explanation, the etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder has remained elusive and hard to define, but a certain group of people presenting with a specific set of symptoms have been noticed, and given this label. The congruence between the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder and the psychological characteristics of womb twin survivors (i.e. the sole survivors of a twin or multiple pregnancy) who number 15% of the population, suggests that they may be one and the same. Mental health professionals, at the initial assessment stage, could use a checklist of signs and symptoms in the mother’s pregnancy in order to discover if individuals are womb twin survivors or not. If these patients found to be womb twin survivors, then the risk of a damaging misdiagnosis may be avoided and an appropriate treatment plan provided.

 

© Althea Hayton 2013

 

(This article may be reprinted, but only in its entirety and properly attributed. Thank you.)”

 

References

 

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Boklage, C. E. (1990). “Survival probability of human conceptions from fertilization to term.” Int J Fertil 35(2): 75, 79-80, 81-94.

Chamberlain, D. B. (1998). The mind of your newborn baby. Berkeley, Calif., North Atlantic Books.

Chamberlain, D.B. (1980/1999). Reliability of birth memories: Evidence from mother and child pairs in hypnosis. In Selected Works of David Chamberlain, Journal of Prenatal Psychology and Health, 14(1-2), 19-29.

Freud. S. (1940). Splitting of the ego in the process of defence. Standard Edition 23:271-278.  London:  Hogarth Press, 1964

Harvey K.  (2007) What vanishing twins may be telling us. In Hayton A (Ed) Untwinned: perspectives on the death of a twin before birth  Wren Publications

Hayton A (Ed) 2008  A Silent Cry; womb twin survivors tell their stories Wren Publications

Huter, O., C. Brezinka, et al. (1990). “[The “vanishing twin”].” Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd 50(12): 989-92.

Landy, H. J. and L. G. Keith (1998). “The vanishing twin: a review.” Hum Reprod Update 4(2): 177-83.

Landy, H. J., L. Keith, et al. (1982). “The vanishing twin.” Acta Genet Med Gemellol (Roma) 31(3-4): 179-94.

Landy, H. J., S. Weiner, et al. (1986). “The “vanishing twin”: ultrasonographic assessment of fetal disappearance in the first trimester.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 155(1): 14-9.

Langley M.L., (1994)  Self-Management Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Therapist-Guided Approach Springer Publishing Company

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M. Crowe  (2004) Never good enough – part 1: shame or borderline personality disorder?  Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing vol 11 no 3 p. 327-334

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Pharoah, P. O. (2007). “Prevalence and pathogenesis of congenital anomalies in cerebral palsy.” Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 92(6): F489-93.

Pharoah, P. O. and R. W. Cooke (1997). “A hypothesis for the aetiology of spastic cerebral palsy–the vanishing twin.” Dev Med Child Neurol 39(5): 292-6.

Saidi, M. H. (1988). “First-trimester bleeding and the vanishing twin. A report of three cases.” J Reprod Med 33(10): 831-4.

Wade, J. (1996). Changes of mind : a holonomic theory of the evolution of consciousness. Albany, State University of New York Press.

Woodward, J. (1998). The lone twin: a study in bereavement and loss. London, Free Association Books.

Zanarini M. C. et al (1998)  Axis I Comorbidity of Borderline Personality Disorder Am J Psychiatry 155:1733-1739

Both Kim and I have treated people with this condition in our clinic and are available for consultation if you feel you would like to investigate this phenomenon in your own life for yourself.

love and light
Katherine Bright

Copyright 2017, Katherine Bright Lightworkers International
www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER

I have treated clients with this disorder and it is an amazing experience to perceive facial changes, personality and speech changes, eye colour changes in an individual with this disorder.  I found this webmed article for you on this fascinating disorder.

Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder)

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Dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) is thought to be a complex psychological condition that is likely caused by many factors, including severe trauma during early childhood (usually extreme, repetitive physical, sexual, or emotional abuse).

What Is Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Most of us have experienced mild dissociation, which is like daydreaming or getting lost in the moment while working on a project. However, dissociative identity disorder is a severe form of dissociation, a mental process which produces a lack of connection in a person’s thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity. Dissociative identity disorder is thought to stem from a combination of factors that may include trauma experienced by the person with the disorder. The dissociative aspect is thought to be a coping mechanism — the person literally dissociates himself from a situation or experience that’s too violent, traumatic, or painful to assimilate with his conscious self.

Is Dissociative Identity Disorder Real?

You may wonder if dissociative identity disorder is real. After all, understanding the development of multiple personalities is difficult, even for highly trained experts. The diagnosis itself remains controversial among mental health professionals, with some experts believing that it is really an “offshoot” phenomenon of another psychiatric problem, such as borderline personality disorder, or the product of profound difficulties in coping abilities or stresses related to how people form trusting emotional relationships with others.

Other types of dissociative disorders defined in the DSM-5, the main psychiatry manual used to classify mental illnesses, include dissociative amnesia (with “dissociative fugue” now being regarded as a subtype of dissociative amnesia rather than its own diagnosis), and depersonalization/derealization disorder.

 

What Are the Symptoms of Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Dissociative identity disorder is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct or split identities or personality states that continually have power over the person’s behavior. With dissociative identity disorder, there’s also an inability to recall key personal information that is too far-reaching to be explained as mere forgetfulness. With dissociative identity disorder, there are also highly distinct memory variations, which fluctuate with the person’s split personality.

The “alters” or different identities have their own age, sex, or race. Each has his or her own postures, gestures, and distinct way of talking. Sometimes the alters are imaginary people; sometimes they are animals. As each personality reveals itself and controls the individuals’ behavior and thoughts, it’s called “switching.” Switching can take seconds to minutes to days. When under hypnosis, the person’s different “alters” or identities may be very responsive to the therapist’s requests.

To proceed further with this article click the link below
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/dissociative-identity-disorder-multiple-personality-disorder#2

Use the tools you have and meditate when you are able.

http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/hypnosis-and-meditation/

Namaste all

love and light
Katherine Bright ND

WHEN THE WIND IS BLOWING FROM THE INSIDE

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Photo courtesy of facebook……I laughed a lot.

When the wind is blowing from the inside it is called flatulence!  That is the polite term.
Gas builds up in the intestines and bowel and if your gas can’t go up and out as a burp it will travel past that half way mark and come down as flatulence.
How many times don’t we have issues around “breaking wind, farting, letting one go!”

Seriously so many funny antics and embarrassing moments happen around flatulence, which is a normal part of digestion.   When you have fibres which ferment or sugars hitting an inflamed area of the bowel,  dairy intolerance and many other healthy and unhealthy conditions, the production of extra gas in the digestive system will result.

Gas can come from how your body tackles the last baked bean consumption or tacos,  (those older ones of us might remember the movie “Blazing Saddles” from the 1970s dedicated to the topic in a comedic way.
Gas comes when inflamation is present and the sugars in food make it ferment like ginger beer does when you add sugar to it.  Large bubbles of wind swell and this can be painful, leading to cramps and extreme wind pains.

Farting is healthy actually.  The average healthy human breaks wind from the anus approximately 14 times a day!
Sometimes you can’t help it and it can be a literal pain in the ass of social occasions, especially as women tend to try to hide this need to pass wind and will hold it in till they have stomach pains.  Then they will find a secret place to allow it to pass, hoping not to be heard or smelt.   Oh dear!

Most men make a competition of it in social situations, cracking up laughing when someone does it and seeing if they can beat them.  Just like burping.  Oh dear polite company excluded of course.  I am not sure if I am speaking only of the Australian bbq scene lol but I am sure that is a worldwide trend.

In some countries it is considered polite to burp as a copliment for good food.   Flatulence less so.

In the Oknolwgloonkwa culture of Northeastern Chad, a polite male guest is expected to fart freely at dinner.
If one does not produce several healthy, frangrant farts at the table the host worries that you are not having a good enough time.

So the next time you are worried about having a build of wind, consider migration lol.

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.

SCIENCE DISCOVERS TIME CRYSTALS


I have taken an extract from a scientific article where it is now proven there are Time Crystals.

What are these?  They are a new state of matter that we can create. This has been discovered.

Early in 2017 physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals – a bizarre state of matter with an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, allowing them to maintain constant oscillation without energy.

Rather than confuse you with my own interpretation I have included a great link below which explains all about it.  It is fascinating.

http://www.sciencealert.com/it-s-official-time-crystals-are-a-new-crazy-state-of-matter-and-now-we-can-create-them

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.

 

MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE

Make Your Dreams Come True
Yes you can make your dreams come true by Creative Visualisation.  Tap into the Laws of Attraction and think and envisage your future in the way you would like it to be.  Just let the universe know as an equal lets a peer know.    This is my dream.  Bring it on!

Don’t sweat the small details, just ask the big question and dream the big dream.  That is how we manifest.  WE don’t manifest by pleading because the universe just knows you aren’t ready to receive it yet.  You ask as an equal, capable of being part of your dream for it to be present in your now.  Then it will take care of itself and turn up as it can in your future.

That just is!

Below is a link where some film stars talk about the laws of attraction and their lives.  Interesting stuff!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfSLm7swfp4

If you would like to manifest and create you can be shown how to creatively visualise for yourself.

Click on this link to get your tool for manifesting a brilliant visualisation below and train your mind to accept the receiving.

http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/product/creative-visualisation-hypnosis/

I look forward to hearing about your great manifestations after you have done this one.  Feel free to communicate your success stories back to me.  I would love you share you abundance with others.

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.

INTERESTING SCIENCE FACTS

1. There is enough DNA in an average person’s body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back — 17 times

2. The average human body carries ten times more bacterial cells than human cells

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3. It can take a photon 40,000 years to travel from the core of the sun to its surface, but only
minutes to travel the rest of the way to Earth

4. At over 2000 kilometers long, The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth

5. There are 8 times as many atoms in a teaspoonful of water as there are teaspoonfuls of water in the Atlantic ocean
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6. The average person walks the equivalent of five times around the world in a lifetime

7. When Helium is cooled to almost absolute zero (-460°F or -273°C), the lowest temperature possible, it becomes a liquid with surprising properties: it flows against gravity and will start running up and over the lip of a glass container!

8. If Betelgeuse would explode transiting from the red supergiant stage to supernova then our sky would light continuously for two months. It can happen anytime, within a couple of thousand years, tomorrow or even now


9. An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body

10. The known universe is made up of 50,000,000,000 galaxies. There are between 100,000,000,000 and 1,000,000,000,000 stars in a normal galaxy. In the Milky Way alone there might be as many 100 billion Earth-like planets.

Isn’t the world amazing!

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.

A NARCISSISTIC STATEMENT

Narcissism

A Narcissistic Statement

“Do you recognise a narcissistic statement in this?”   
(narcissistic being a term used to describe
– a form of being self absorbed, or thinking from the self only in perception to the rest of the world around them, affecting them.
– Needs control based upon actual lack of self esteem issues which make it important for them to identify themselves as dominant.)

“I forgive you for the things you have done to me but healing takes time.” 

Actual intention translation by the narcissist is:  
I am a victim,  I blame you,  and I will make you pay until I feel that you have suffered enough, and that will heal me.  

Often this sort of statement will be used when you are in fact laid bare on the floor, feeling trashed because you haven’t made the grade again to someone who insists upon lambasting you with their dissatisfactions, whether real or imagined.  You become a focus for them only so long as you are willing to take the brunt of the guilt and shame dished out.

Be aware of where in life you continue to try to make up for existing if you are faced with a narcissist.  Real forgiveness or acceptance of awareness just cannot work unless they are prepared to take responsibility for their part in your life,  and that isn’t always likely to happen.  

Consciousness is not one sided.  Compassion is multi-faceted.  Have compassion for others but also for yourself and let go to be free to flow into your future without harm, shame or guilt riding alongside with you.

Namaste.

Till next week, love and light
Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

 

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.

 

A SNAPSHOT OF LIFE IN THE MONTH OF MARCH

March has been a very busy month for me.  It is usually a busy life for me but I have been particularly busy this month.

We held a three day healing festival in Port Macquarie for my students,  I conducted three reiki classes and did the usual clinic, weekly radio hosting of my program on www.newsforthesoul.com called Connect To Creator, and wrote a lot of material for my new partnership business Scale It Up Now.

I thought about the juggle of the active mind.  I have a very active mind!  Sometimes it won’t be quiet at all and sometimes it is serene.  Yes I think if you could picture my mind you could picture a juggler with a series of balls, deciding which ones to allocate a topic or task you and then rotating them with skill.

I have a skillful mind.  I have an amazing soul that tirelessly works and invents for the greater good.  I have a human body which sometimes wonders what the heck I am doing?

Do you have that problem?  A mind full of tricks and inventions and a body with a finite energy source.  I look after myself and rest too.  Don’t get me wrong, I am no machine of work.  I am however actively engaged in life.  I sing in a barbershop quartet,  I am rehearsing in a musical for a broadway production, I am writing courses, material , hypnosis scripts,, books and music.  I even wrote a song this month and recorded it.

No I am not superhuman, stupidly driven or mad.  I am living the way I live.  I am guaging my surroundings, my life and my intentions, my soul purpose and finding ways to fulfil them.   Yes I do meditate and sit quietly.  Sometimes I vegetate in front of the TV.  I do all sorts of things to assist my peace.  I walk in nature and I swim in my pool.  I laugh a lot and I experiment with silly things that take my fancy.

A snapshot of the month of March has its own inclusions.   I bought new makeup called Yunique which I decided is marvellous.  It didn’t cause me excema on my eyelid.  Something eyeshadows can do.  Therefore I give it a plus.

My youngest son wrote new music on the piano. My other son showed me photos of his holiday with partner and son on facebook and I saw him loving fatherhood.  My middle son is building my new website and is often emailing me so we are getting lots of chats in.  My daughter is busy with six children so we don’t talk as often as could be perhaps, but I love seeing photos of the kids and the odd skype session.    Sometimes I pine for them and days when they were growing up that I saw more of them.  I did a bit of that in March.  Where did I get the time to combine all these things?  Sometimes in my dreams!

Life is full of dreams, abundances, joys and fortunate events. Life is especially full of these when you receive messages from friends, clients and family that say nice things about your efforts.

Abundance is life and where there is empowerment there is no fear.

I wish you abundance.

Namaste”

Till next week, love and light
Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

 

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.

WATCH THIS TIMEWARPING IN MOTION – I LOVE LONDON

“I looked at the link below and it made me really think.  It is a fantastic film footage from 1890 to 1920 showing identical scenes between London in those times and London now.

It made me feel nostaligic to see places I had visited in 2009 and knew.  I remembered being at the gates of Buckingham Palace with my husband and two youngest boys.  I remember their hijinx on the statues out the front, climbing the statue in haste so they didn’t get caught and sliding down the lions.  Aged 7 and 16 it was hysterical to watch their joy and mischief.  Things like trying to make the guard at the sentry box smile, when they are not supposed to by pulling faces at him.  You can only do so much to get there in time when boys are on the run in front of you in a crowd.  I give the guy credit for not moving a facial muscle!  

Memories came flooding back for me, shopping at Hamleys toy shop,  five stories of toy shop that had my children thinking they had gone to heaven, even if we couldn’t take all the toys home!  So I can imagine what it would do for the older generation who knew London in earlier times.   It makes me think of all things about aging and what the world has become from what it was.  Some things never change and some things change drastically.

When you view this film footage there will be some recognisiton of landmarks but there are other factors to make you muse over life.

Firstly, I doubt anyone from the old footage is still on the planet living.  The horse and carts where now there is traffic was a real insight into how we lived.  Ladies on bicycles on what would now be traffic strewn roads.

It is like watching an amazing dream in black and white.  Some of the footage is astounding and congratulations to the person who replicated identical scenes from 2015 to 1890s etc.  

Please watch and enjoy a travel back in time and reminisce about how life has changed.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_me3NrPMh8

Till next week, love and light
Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

 

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.
 

AUSTRALIAN SPIRIT IN VANCOUVER EVENT

The Aussies are Coming!!!!!!!!  And much more.

Here is something very special.  A once in a lifetime exclusive Vancouver Healing Event, presented by Katherine Bright ND and Kim Bright accompanied by a selection of the Theta Resonance At All Levels network of healers from around the world.   You can enrol and pre-purchase on your early bird registration on this link now.

http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/product/australian-spirit/

More information:       Experience an afternoon of healing, light-work, music, FUN, awesome connection and time spent with the specialist Theta Resonance At All Levels network of healers and light workers who have travelled from Australia, UK and USA to be here.
Experience the Connect To Creator process and learn to connect to your higher self and Source to do healing. Experience guided meditation and one on one interaction in an intimate setting with these two internationally renowned spiritual healers, alternative therapists and life coaches.
Katherine is a renowned musician and author who can weave a wonderful event with joy, fun and laughter. Be part of a once-off special treat. Live coverage by Nicole Whitney on www.newsforthesoul.com for this event.
Public welcome. Come and say hello personally; Be part of the group and find your inner well-being in a safe and comfortable atmosphere.
Tickets will sell out fast so please be quick to reserve your place in this one in a lifetime event.

And for those in the network of healers and for those wishing to be, and wanting to have more in-depth connection with us here is further information on how you can join in with the exclusive group.  As we have people coming in from UK, USA and Australia already, you are most welcome.  PLEASE NOTE:  ENTRY TO THIS IS NETWORK TOUR IS LIMITED AND HEAVILY DISCOUNTED SO PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY TO BE ABLE TO BE INCLUDED  IN THIS PART OF THE TOUR.  ONLY EIGHT PLACES LEFT.
Details of how you can join in are on this link below with the text written below for those of you who want quick access to the information specifically.

.http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/workshops/

INTERNATIONAL EVENT, VANCOUVER CANADA
OPEN Public Festival Event, This event will be attended and covered for radio by Nicole Whitney, www.newsforthesoul.com in Vancouver

DATE: 30 June 2017, 1-5pm Unity Centre, Vancouver, Ticket Price $50 AUD including refreshments.

Our group of Theta Resonance At All Levels participants will attend. Join us for a festival of Connection to Creator, Meditation, Music and fun! MEET THE AUSSIES ET ALL!

We have students from our network travelling from around the world to attend.This next section comprises an exlusive component for our Theta Resonance At All Levels workshop students, or those who have completed the Connect To Creator online course or personal mentoring directly with Katherine Bright ONLY. If you wish to participate in this section, please enroll and complete the Connect To Creator online course as shown here – www.connecttocreator.com

EXCLUSIVE EVENTS over the next few days will be:

Exclusive Working Party of Theta Resonance At All Levels students travelling over from Australia, USA and UK so far!. We are having a party!!!!!!

30 June 2017, Evening Star Show at the Planetarium, Space Centre, Vancouver. Experience the dome theatre experience and visit the stars!

We will be visiting Stanley Park. Vancouver. Katherine and Kim Bright will be personally guiding a small groupd to a special part of Standley Park and guiding you through a connection and meditation experience with the trees and land devas,

There will be a Guided Indigenous Canadian Indian cultural experience in Stanley Park. and much more on your own spiritual development to be had in this amazing forest and part of the world. Enjoy your own free time to explore and holiday in Vancouver after our events complete. This is your chance for an amazing spiritual experience with like-minded souls.

Oh the fun! Network of students invited by enrolment directly with Katherine Bright only. Numbers are limited. Please email me directly if you are interested.

Cost: This has been kept to a minimum and will be $1100AUD including GST and includes your festival ticket, refreshments at the venue and ticket entry to Space Centre and Stanley Park events. NB Deposits to secure your place should be forwarded asap to Katherine please as numbers will need to be accounted for exactly including pre-purchase of tickets etc.

NB Your are responsible for all yourself, your own personal costs, including airfares and accommodation etc. This is not a guided tour. It is a series of events held by Katherine and Kim Bright in Vancouver. No responsibility is taken or accepted in any way by Katherine and Kim Bright for your personal journey apart from providing you with a beautiful set of experiences during scheduled events.

Email me on katherine@katherinebrightaustralia.com if you wish to be included in the exclusive tour component.

Namaste xxxx

Till next week, love and light
Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.

HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR – WRITTEN BY A PULISHER

” Today we have a treat.  It is a post of advice made by Marc Allen who is the publisher of New World Library.  Marc is a friend and he is the publisher of Eckhart Tolle.    
I interviewed Marc Allen for my program, Connect To Creator onwww.newsforthesoul.com.    He is a wise and compassionate man who manifests a marvellous and abundant reality.  

Here is the link to the interview I did with Marc Allen for your enjoyment.  It goes for one full hour program so settle in and get comfortable.  This is about manifesting your dreams.

http://www.newsforthesoul.com/show-mp3s/katherine-bright-interviews-marc-allen-june-1316/

These are his words and so I relay them as part of todays newsletter.  

If you wish to become a published author, you cannot do better than listen to this successful publisher’s advice”.

 

“A writer just emailed me and asked me what I would do to launch an ebook if I was a first-time author. I wrote back:

Good question. It all depends on you, and what you really enjoy doing — a whole lot of good writers are not very good promoters, and a whole lot of good promoters are not very good writers.

I started out self-publishing a few books of my own. Then I found some distributors. Then I published a friend’s book, then another. Then I realized I had a publishing company. I didn’t really enjoy the promotion and distribution part of it, so I eventually found other far more capable people to handle that side of it, so I could focus on the editorial side.

Here’s what I’d suggest to first time authors: (1) study the art and craft of writing and create the very best piece of work you can, then re-write and edit carefully, so it has no grammatical errors or typos; (2) study the publishing industry, and see if you have something that an established publisher would be interested in; (3) if you self-publish, realize that to be successful, you’ve got to do everything an established publisher does — edit well, get a good cover and book design, launch (I’d definitely do print copies as well as an e-book), find distribution, and promote.

It might all seem overwhelming… but I recommend beginning authors go to the big annual publishing convention — Book Expo America (see BookExpoAmerica.com

) — it’s in New York this year, May 31 to June 2. The entire publishing industry is laid out in front of you, including book distributors like National Book Network that will take on single-book publishers and distribute them. You rub shoulders with all kinds of people in the industry, and see all the choices you have: get an established publisher, get an agent to represent you to publishers, or self-publish and get distribution.There are also these new publishing models now (like Barrett-Koehler, I think), where publishing companies have the author finance the production of the book, then they do promotion and distribution and split income 50-50 (or something like that — I haven’t worked with any of these publishers, but it seems like a good option for certain kinds of writers. Avoid “vanity publishers,” who make all their money off their authors; find the publishers who make money off book sales!)

Don’t let it overwhelm you. Do what you can. The important thing is to get your book out there… and then stay behind it in any way you can. I know a writer who writes and self-publishes novels, and she only sells through Amazon and one distributor, New Leaf in Atlanta. That’s all she does. And she’s sold over 10,000 copies of her first novel. Not bad.

I wish you well.”   Marc Allen
If you wish to read my books, please click this link

http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/books-2/

Till next week, love and light
Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

 

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.
 
 

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.