What was I diagnosed with.......nothing really.
Yes my thyroid test showed I was out of balance, I had gallstones and my CK enzyme test was high.
CT scans, MRI, blood tests and ultra scan results always said the same thing,
CONCLUSION - Normal
How did I feel?
Like crap, with a list of symptoms to fill up an A4 page. Some being exhaustion, weight gain, unmotivated, foggy brain, 2 hour sleep a night, beginnings of a cataract, and niggly side pain.
As I said there was nothing majorly wrong.
Maybe its just part of getting older?
BUT this is NOT normal.
This is not how we need to live our daily lives just because it is showing as NORMAL.
Sadly it's become normal to drag ourselves out of bed each day. To put one foot in front of another to get through and to collapse at the end of the day exhausted. Its become so automatic to live our life like this that at times we don't even notice how life has become.
I believe that wellness and healing comes in many shapes and forms that can look like exercise, healthy eating, changing mindset, resolving emotional issues, time out and doing what you love most.
I specialise in changing mindset and releasing emotions so that is one of the first things I work with.
MINDSET is the KEY to CHANGE
What have I learn't from looking deep into how we think?
Our thoughts will stop all healing if they are working against us. We have over 50000 thoughts in a day, which means over 35 thoughts per minute, so its important to have them as your friend and on our side supporting us.
FOOD as LOVE
Food is an important fuel for our body. It is a way to nourish and nurture our body. Its a form of giving love back to ourselves.
"Nutrients are the nourishing substances in food that are essential for the growth, development and maintenance of body functions."
- Perspectives in Nutrition, Wardlow and Insel
In other words, nutrients give our bodies instructions about how to function. Its information for the body. Instead of viewing food as the enemy, w can look to food as a way to create health and reduce disease by helping the body maintain function.
If there was no such thing as disease just dysfunction, imagine how we could look towards food, health and our bodies quite differently.
I have been most grateful to Morley Robbins, the founder of The Magnesium Advocacy Group and the Root Cause Protocol for all his long hours of research into what is at the base of all dysfunction in our bodies.
What have I learn't from doing the Root Cause Protocol?
The two things I have learn't is BEIEVE IN YOURSELF.
When we get to the end of this life, whether you are a cleaner, truck driver or CEO you will lay to rest beside each other. There is no status, we are all the same. No matter what you do believe it is right for you, we do not need to satisfy anyone else's dreams or desires. Believe in yourself because you exist.
LOVE YOURSELF, yes thats right, love yourself. Go for a walk because you love yourself enough to just do it, not because someone says its good for your health, or it will make you fit. Take a job because it fulfils you, take a holiday because you just want to spend time with loved ones or because you want to have a break for you, not because you've heard, if I work hard I need to have a break, DO IT JUST BECAUSE YOU VALUE YOURSELF ENOUGH TO DO IT!
Start making NORMAL look how you wish it to look.
Thanks for listening.
What do you enjoy the most about YOURSELF?
What lights you up when you think about doing it?
Sometimes your passions can be the obvious place to start.
Sometimes we have no idea what lights us up.
So then lets start with first looking at how you enjoy spending your time the best. Make a list of twenty activities that you would like to do or at least try.
They could include going for a walk, dancing, meeting people or surfing.
Just dont forget to add passions that youve let go of.
What was your preferred activities as a child?
Perhaps you played a musical instrument or danced or played a sport.
What we are looking for is what lights you up and gives you a joyous feeling inside. It makes you feel good.
There can be many goodies from our childhood that we loved doing that you have now put to the side because of responsibilities of work, looking after a family or just no time.
Life takes over.
Life becomes automatic and before we realise it we feel stuck in a job that doesn't inspire us or a relationship that has gone stale.
This is a sure sign that your soul wants and needs to be lite up.
I have just finished writing a list of 100 things I want to do this year. Yes it took me several hours to complete but I wanted a little more direction towards joy and fun and adventure. Also when you write things down you are more likely to take the action.
Remember we do write our own life stories!
It is easy for us to think that when we get sick it is bad.
That it is against us.
We think that disease is something we need to fight!
What if a disease came into our lives as a friend. To give us a message, to let us know that there is something in our life that is out of balance.
I know it could be hard to get your head around!
Disease can be held by positive beliefs.
An example of a positive belief holding an illness in place could be that at a subconscious level you think that the disease will bring people, friends and family closer and you are loved and nurtured because of that. In keeping the disease we feel loved and nurtured.
To release the illness at a subconscious level this person would need to know and understand that they can be surrounded by loving and nurturing people, family and friends and are loved and nurtured without the disease.
This can be the case with disease, injury or negative programmes.
Its important to know how and why the disease or challenge is serving you in the first place.
Imagine a world where the trapped emotions, fears, anxieties and unprocessed life experiences we hold in our bodies are the source of everything that ails us. That's the world we live in. Now imagine a world where everyone is manifesting from their heart the perfect creation that's inside each of us. Imagine a world where abundance, inner peace, longevity and loving relationships abound. Imagine emotion experts from around the world sharing their wisdom and negative emotion clearing techniques to light a new pathway for humanity. Imagine we are sacred, spiritual beings here for a much larger reason, serving a much higher purpose, a divine purpose. That's where we're going...
by Jacky Abbott
a strong feeling of affection
a great interest and pleasure in something
a person or thing that one loves
a deep affection or sexual love for someone
Love is a great force that blows like the wind. How can we define it? We can't as we need to love in order to know what its like and to what level we love. There are many levels of love, whether it be a lover, a friend, or a child. Love is not just about "giving" but also "receiving." Love is not just an action but also a feeling that uplifts us, nourishes us and makes us feel whole and complete. Its a feeling held deep inside our being that is generously given and gratefully received.
Yes I am /was a hands on mother. I took on the role of "mother" as a serious occupation that took up my time, my body, my thoughts and really all of me. And I held this role close to my heart and loved every little bit of it.
It gave me purpose, it gave me value, it gave me love, it gave me acknowledgment, it gave me life. It helped to make me who I am today.
"The conviction that life has a purpose is rooted in every fibre of man, it is a property of the human substance." - Primo Levi
Every minute of every year was working towards the goal that love and nourishment would allow my kids to fly free and do what brought them happiness in their lives. For them to be strong and independent, loving, caring and kind but most of all to be free to be themselves.
You see, both my adult children have left home this year!
I felt lost. I felt stuck.
I was at a crossroads and feeling very uncomfortable with so many questions.
Who am I?
What do I want to do?
What is my purpose now?
I realised my purpose was so wrapped up with caring for others. Almost at times feasting off their achievements.
My automatic response was to hibernate, to stay close to home till this lost feeling had gone. Where was it going to go?
You see my brain loves a challenge. It doesn't like uncertainty, it doesn't like feeling alone and lonely, but instead was much happier to obsess endlessly over everything, or nothing.
Fear of uncertainty reared its head!
However what Ive come to understand is that the feeling of being alone or uncertain is just a thought that makes me feel vulnerable and exposed, with no connection or feeling of belonging.
Any change can have this impact. It affects all of us. Its okay.
I have come to see that the more I surrender the easier this "alone" feeling becomes. Giving myself gentle encouragement that this is where I am now. I am safe, and I do have heaps of friends and support and really not alone and that this feeling will change when I am ready for the next step. And that is okay.
As I embrace this uncertainty, I not only feel more able to see clearer but I can start to thrive. Thrive in different ways. Ways I hadn't thought about before. A whole new world opens up before my eyes, one I never really thought was possible but on some level always wanted!
Its liberating to take back control, to make choices for me, even if Im not certain what is ahead.
I have read many times that its not what you do once that makes a difference but what you do everyday and funny enough what I missed most was the routine. The expecting to see someone at the end of the day, somehow closes the day allowing a new sun to rise in the morning.
And just like in motherhood I have found peace and connection, value and fulfilment, love and appreciation in daily journalling, meditation and trying new things.
This opens up the possibilities of whats ahead. I don't have all the answers right now but theres many possibilities ahead.
I will continue to find my value and worth in myself as each day comes forward.
Can you relate?
Book a session today to heal and grow as life transitions open up a new chapter for you.
"I am always angry," I hear you say. "I have worked on resolving it for so many years but it really just won't go away."
Anger is an emotion.
Anger is a reaction to something threatening to us.
Anger is a mover and a shaker.
For many to feel anger is to feel out of control and uncivilised. And this leads to more repression and resentment.
We often think that if we could just change something or someone then we would not be angry anymore.
I want to look at the reasons why anger could be turning up in your life? Yes thats right, its not necessarily because someone is doing something to you, or because you have had a busy day and are tired.
I want you to image that you are a young girl or boy of 7 yrs. Every day you go to school, other kids talk over you and it appears to you that they really don't care about your opinions. Over time you decide its easier not to speak up because they don't respect your opinion or care about you anyway. Every now and again you get angry. The belief of Im not respected and no-one cares about me, has been formed in your subconscious mind through this experience
You start to get angry with people around you when they don't respect and care about you.
You start to notice that when you get angry, then people do take notice and do respect you.
So within this pattern there is a part of us that is gaining control as it is helping us to feel respected and cared for because when I get angry you stop what you are doing, listen, show respect and care about me.
Anger is not the real issue, it is a symptom. What you really are asking for when you get angry is to feel respected and cared about!
When we feel respected and cared about, the anger will not show up in the same way. We all have different reasons why anger is in our life. Don't get me wrong, anger is normal and useful when expressed in a healthy way.
So, what can you do to move forward and release anger from your day to day life?
Adjust your expectations.
When you feel the anger coming, stop yourself and take a walk away from the situaton.
Be gentle on yourself and dont take everything so personally.
Give yourself some extra support by finding a practitioner who can guide you gently through your life experiences, someone who can get to the root cause to release the real issues so you can live a life on your terms and your way.
Its so easy to fall off the personal development bandwagon and just be happy with what you have or get.
One minute we are feeling amazing and making great progress, the next we are feeling totally lost, confused and out of alignment with our goals, relationships, health and life..
If you are feeling like this I've created this challenge just for you.
Do this for the next 30 days. Say yes to you, commit to you.
This is for you. To help you feel good and to get to where you want.
Immerse Yourself in creating a new reality. Remember that only you gets to choose how you feel, so immerse yourself for the next 30 days. You can do this.
Have fun, don't be hard on yourself. This is to help you get back into the flow, to help your dreams become a reality. Remember the vibration of joy is higher than love.
1. The first step is to reconnect with yourself.
Louise Hay is famous for her mirror work. Every morning go and stand in front of a mirror, look into your eyes and say, I love you, I really love you, Use your name too like Jacky, I love you, Jacky I really love you. This will take all of 1 minute. Even if you think its strange, do it, do it at least once a day for 30 days and see what happens.
2. Spend 5 minutes visualising your dreams.
Choose one goal and get lost in your imagination. What does it smell like? What does it look like? What people are in the picture? What sounds are around? Get as clear a picture as possible so you can feel yourself getting excited about it.
3. What are your fears?
Ask yourself what is your biggest fear around having your dream come true? Do you fear you wont have enough money, that friends wont like you, or that you will be alone.
So get the fear, eg I fear been alone.
Then turn the word into a person, so now you have "alone" standing in front of you. Talk to them and ask what is it you are teaching me? Be open and curious to what reply you get. Thank them and let them go and see them thanking you.
4. Get focused.
What are your top goals for today? Use a daily planner and write down what you want to accomplish today. Check in at lunch time to see how you are going.
5. Take time out.
Take at least 5 minutes to go for a walk or sit in quiet. Let your body refuel from the calm peace of not having to do anything. Take this time for you.
To see how I could help you take your dreams to another level visit me at www.jackyabbott.com
Physicists Confirm There's a Second Layer of Information Hidden in Our DNA Incredible.
9 JUN 2016
Theoretical physicists have confirmed that it's not just the information coded into our DNA that shapes who we are - it's also the way DNA folds itself that controls which genes are expressed inside our bodies.
That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.
Let's back up for a second here, because although it's not necessarily news to many scientists, this second level of DNA information might not be something you're familiar with.
As you probably learnt in high school, Watson and Crick discovered in 1953 the double helix structure of DNA. Since then we've learnt that the DNA code that determines who we are is made up of a sequence of the letters G, A, C, and T.
The order of these letters determines which proteins are made in our cells. So, if you have brown eyes, it's because your DNA contains a particular series of letters that encodes for a protein that makes the dark pigment inside your iris.
But that's not the whole story, because all the cells in your body start out with the exact same DNA code, but every organ has a very different function - your stomach cells don't need to produce the brown eye protein, but they do need to produce digestive enzymes. So how does that work?
Since the '80s, scientists have found that the way DNA is folded up inside our cells actually controls this process. Environmental factors can play a big role in this process too, with things like stress known to turn certain genes on and offthrough something known as epigenetics.
But the mechanics of the DNA folding is an incredibly important control mechanism. That's because every single cell in our body contains around 2 metres of DNA, so to fit inside us, it has to be tightly wrapped up into a bundle called a nucleosome - like a thread around a spool.
And the way the DNA is wrapped up controls which genes are 'read' by the rest of the cell - genes that are all wrapped on the inside won't be expressed as proteins, but those on the outside will. This explains why different cells have the same DNA but different functions.
In recent years, biologists have even started to isolate the mechanical cues that determine the way DNA is folded, by 'grabbing onto' certain parts of the genetic code or changing the shape of the 'spool' the DNA is wrapped around.
So far, so good, but what do theoretical physicists have to do with all this?
A team from Leiden University in the Netherlands has now been able to step back and look at the process on a whole-genome scale, and back up through computer simulations that these mechanical cues are actually coded into our DNA.
The physicists, led by Helmut Schiessel, did this by simulating the genomes of both baker's yeast and fission yeast, and then randomly assigning them a second level of DNA information, complete with mechanical cues.
They were able to show that these cues affected how the DNA was folded and which proteins are expressed - further evidence that the mechanics of DNA are written into our DNA, and they're just as important in our evolution as the code itself.
This means the researchers have shown that there's more than one way that DNA mutations can affect us: by changing the letters in our DNA, or simply by changing the mechanical cues that arrange the way a strand is folded.
"The mechanics of the DNA structure can change, resulting in different packaging and levels of DNA accessibility," they explain, "and therefore differing frequency of production of that protein."
Again, this is simply backing up what many biologists already knew, but what's really exciting from a purely speculative point of view is the fact that the computer simulations open up the possibility for scientists to model and maybe one day even manipulate the mechanical cues that shape our genetic code.
There's no evidence that we can do that just yet, but what we do know is that the more scientists understand about how our DNA is controlled and folded, the closer we get to being able to improve upon it.
The research has been published in PLOS ONE.
I hadn't even noticed the plants were weeds.
I didn't know there was any difference!
Hows your weeding going?
Yep I know, you think one day it will all change just if I give it a little more time. One day you will feel good enough to have enough energy and a life you love.
Thats what I thought when I had every imaginable thing break or die in my life!
If I just push through and make myself see all the wonderful things I have in my life. I am blessed aren't I? Thats what all the books say!
Im pleased YOU can see, all that Im blessed for because I sure can't right now!
This victim thing on one hand keeps me stuck and hurt but on the other hand it feels ok because its happening to ME. Its not my fault. Im not doing anything!
Hold on a minute....
If I can see it happening, surely I can change it? Whats the difference between catching a child before they tumble over and catching yourself before you tumble.
But its not my fault, I hear you scream.
Ive been there too.
And yes sometimes we need help from a professional to see what weeds lay hidden causing the on-going patterns.
When did you last clean out your handbag? (Believe it or not physical clutter can hold you stuck!)
Are you keeping those clothes in your wardrobe for the day you lose that 5 kg? (Never living now but hanging out for WHEN it may happen)
Is there someone you need to say sorry to?
Do you need to ask for help?
Do you need to change jobs?
Hidden weeds are exactly that, they grow out of site, sucking the earth dry of nutrients and potential. Take a moment to think about your life as a child. What situations of abuse, isolation, fear, trauma, or pain comes to mind. You think you have outgrown it because you don't think about it daily and it happened so long ago, so why would it be affecting your day to day life now?
Our bodies store these memories and feelings and I can guarantee that unless you can talk about or think about those events without feeling pain, hurt, emotional, angry or out of sorts than those weeds are moulding and affecting your life. Those hidden weeds are creating your life right now. If you have repeat patterns happening like I had where everything around me was breaking or if you always feel people don't listen to you or your business never quite takes off, then you have hidden weeds holding you stuck, frustrated and doubting your abilities.
Is this really how you want to live?
I know I sure don't!
What deeply hidden weeds do you hold?
In a session I often have people say "Ive never told anyone about this." That is how deeply hidden these weeds can be. I feel grateful that people trust me with their stories so these weeds can be plucked to allow new plants to flourish and grow. You may have to lift rocks, decayed leaves or logs to see the deeply hidden weeds below. You may feel sadness in releasing some but knowing that you are always supported and loved on your journey allows the sun to shine on the new plants.