Tuesday, October 29, 2019

"...11 years later, and I now have the answers my 16 year old self needed."

It started when I was 16 years old. I had intensely painful menstrual cramps. Some were so bad that I would need to stay home all day. I didn’t know how to handle the pain and my normal dose of over the counter pain medications weren’t doing anything for me. I did what most people would do when they are in pain; go to the doctor. I was put on naproxen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. I would still be in pain for hours, even after taking my new prescription. Eventually, I needed more until the pain medications wouldn’t work at all. 
After naproxen, I was put on birth control pills to deal with the pain. My pain was gone, but it wasn’t until later that I realized how much the hormones affected me. If it wasn’t for two accidental forgettings of ordering more birth control, I may have never made the connection. No doctor had warned me that my mood could be affected. It was a subtle change that happened slowly over the years and I was not equipped with the information to self monitor. Once I was off, I had so much vibrant energy. I was dancing and laughing, much like I did when I was younger. My cramps were still there, but I decided to just accept them at the time.
When I started to work with Rose Marie Raccioppi, it came to my attention that I needed to get to the root of all of my menstrual pain, not just treat the symptoms. I had realized that I resented being a woman. I had to explore my experiences growing up and why I hated being “cursed” every month. These were all things I needed to explore. Once I did, I found a release and a new sense of myself. I was missing a good part of my being. Now that I’ve reassimilated, I feel stronger, and more in command of my body. I am no longer a victim of my being a woman. I learned to embrace that side of me and be grateful.
Rose Marie Raccioppi has showed me that our bodies have intelligence, and can hold information beyond our consciousness. They can hold on to past experiences and past emotional responses. I know now the importance of processing all feelings, thoughts and emotions. I understand that if we don’t, they may stay hidden in our bodies and manifest into physical distress or pain. I am grateful that I have the tools to be in command of my own body, to know how to communicate with all parts of myself and address any unresolved feelings. It has made a world of difference in my life and health.
One day soon after this discovery, I found the last missing piece to the puzzle. Something told me to check my messages, and there it was. I was sent an article from Rose Marie Raccioppi about talking to your organs. I decided to heed the words of the article. I started breathing and then asked my body what it needed in regards to my cramps. “Vitamin C.” That was what appeared in my head. I thought, “Vitamin C? I’ve never heard of that!  At this point I had to follow. I took some EmergenC, as it was the only thing I had around. Within 5 minutes, my cramps were gone! I briefly thought that it was psychosomatic. But when I started to get cramps again later in the day, I did it again. They were gone in no time.
I did some research and vitamin C is believed by some to help initiate menstruation. I then started to connect the dots. I’ve always craved juice around this time. I’ve also frequently gotten sick around this time. What are we told to get more of when we are sick? Vitamin C!
I’ve previously accepted the idea that periods make me weak and susceptible to illness because that’s what I was taught. Now I know that my body wasn’t getting everything it needed in order to carry out its cycle, and that I can give it what it needs to be healthy. I learned from Rose Marie Raccioppi that I needed to support my body. If I was getting sick or having pain, look at the source. Instead of masking, figure out how to give my body whatever it is missing. My menstruation doesn’t make me weak. I just needed to be more self aware of what was going on inside.
The more time that I spend with Rose Marie Raccioppi, the more I realize that this is applicable to all areas of my life. Self awareness is key. Becoming knowledgeable about the thoughts, the feelings, the physical manifestations and past experiences that can be keyed in to the present time,  are so important when looking at health and vitality. It is all too easy to get caught up in work, in our phones, in our entertainment. But making time for myself and my health has truly been an important turning point in my life.
I have learned to follow my own intuition. I am realizing more and more that I have the answers within me. I just need to continue to listen. I am very grateful to Rose Marie Raccioppi for guiding these discoveries and encouraging me to keep learning and growing. 11 years later, and I now have the answers my 16 year old self needed.

Thank you.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Earth's Magnetic Field Vibrates Like a Drum ~ as too, our heart...

You are invited to view what has deeply 
significant relevance to our personal energy fields.

This finding is indeed in accord with the wisdom of the Ancients, the drumming practices of both the eastern and western world, the heart of music, the first sound that a yet to be born child hears in utero, the ebb and flow of tides... heed its significance... appreciate the primal sound of life, of breath, of BEING. This the integrative offerings of Restorative Frequencies of APOGEE Acu-Tone™.

For more information:
Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI
APOGEE Acu-Tone™
toll free: 1-866-228-8663

Saturday, October 12, 2019

P A I N ...

P A I N ~ calling to Passion ~ Aspiration ~ Intention ~ Need...

What I consistently see within P A I N are the hurts and the denials of effect from a myriad of causes. One may feel that one has won over oppression. It is the perception of 'battle' that holds us hostage to P A I N.

P A I N is to be understood for its message, for its signal for action, for its protective intention and cell communication to every organ, to every system, to the totality of our wellbeing. 

A willingness to explore the depths of the 'battle' of self within self often calls for a heroic faith in the ultimate good of confront and resolve. Confront, merely a heart present willingness to embrace all that is revealed. 

P A I N is to be known by the Passion calling for expression, by the Aspiration that yearns for realization, by the Intention that holds true to purpose, by the Need to live in wellbeing. We are to heed the messenger... we are to be respectful of cause and effect.

The depths of consciousness signal the cells of every system, every organ, every function. P A I N is the body calling for the release of the subconscious constraints... the body is calling for the source of pain to be known, for it be released. This is what the APOGEE Paradigm™ holds reverent.. The TRUTH of SELF in full disclosure to SELF.

For more information:
Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI
APOGEE Acu-Tone™
toll free: 1-866-228-8663

Thursday, October 3, 2019

"Our Organs Have Their Own Consciousness And We Can Talk to Them"

A quest... a search... a knowing, a calling to a Seven Year Old... a calling to a Physician... and so the DISTILLATION ... an accord... physician and sound therapist... ancient wisdom in modern day practice... 

"Our Organs Have Their Own Consciousness And We Can Talk to Them"

organs have their own consciousness
My teacher Carlos Castaneda taught me this:

"Our Organs Have Their Own Consciousness And We Can Talk to Them"

"This year marks the 20th anniversary of the departure of my dear teacher and guide Carlos Castaneda. I met him in the mid-nineties as a young doctor looking for a deeper meaning in my path as a healer to people. 

My life brought me to him without looking for it.

Not long before, as a medical resident in Bariloche, Argentina, I had wanted to go in all the way into the medical knowledge. I come from a family of doctors and scientists, where hard work and dedication to the ethics of truth was a strong value. 
our organs have their own consciousnessThanks to high grades, luck and daring, I managed to get into a unique and prestigious program where I was left as the front person in charge of the ER (Emergency Room) every four nights. It was an exciting and also daunting all-in immersion into hospital life that got me dealing with all kinds of medical issues and emergencies. I practically lived in the clinic, and assisted in trauma, strokes, heart attacks or child births. 
I had the experience of dealing with life and death decisions, of seeing the mystery of the body healing miraculously and the humbling presence of death in my hands. Life was fast, and surprising. Yet, I missed the touch of a larger, more encompassing view. 
In many occasions, the tools I had been given as a Western MD couldn’t help me; It could only take me so far and a more holistic view became a necessity.
One such day, during my night shift, a patient died on my watch.
He was staying overnight after a minor surgery and he developed an acute pulmonary edema that led to him to going into arrest. I moved him into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and tried to resuscitate him, but I couldn’t. It later turned out that a key heart medication the patient needed had not been logged into his chart and was never given to him. He shouldn’t have died. The event caused me to deeply re-evaluate the meaning of my profession and life in general. Medical school did not give me the container for these situations. I even considered to quit medicine.
I left Argentina back to USA, my country of birth. Then, there, serendipity and fate made me meet Carlos Castaneda and everything changed in my life. 
When I first met him, he invited me to lunch, at a local Cuban restaurant called The Versailles which he frequented. I remember that, when he invited me, he had said he wanted to know more about me, but I barely opened my mouth during lunch. He was very animated the whole time, and made me laugh so hard with his storytelling that my belly muscles ached badly. He had such a mesmerizing and charming presence and it absorbed me completely. 
At the end, as we were walking towards the car in the parking lot, he came close and almost in a whisper said that the reason we were there that day was because I could be a bridge between the shamanism he had learnt from his teacher, don Juan Matus, and the world of health and medicine. 
At the time, I had no idea what this meant, but his message of a higher intelligence and energy at play in everyday life came to fill exactly the void I had found in my regular medical life. I was hooked.

A direct apprenticeship that meant being open to new ideas.

Over time, Carlos Castaneda became a mentor and guide. He said I could not run away from my destiny and encouraged me to return to medicine. But he gave me the larger container, he opened up what was to me a new paradigm at the time, one which today, decades later, has emerged in science and in our collective understanding: that there is no such distinction between the mind and the body
rather, that we are a network of energy and information crisscrossing in all directions between the mind and the body. Peptides and other biochemicals carry the messages of our thoughts and our emotions everywhere, perception affects behavior and behavior changes the very physicality of our brain and body, memories from our life experiences are stored in the organs and in our fascia and, 
more than a defined, isolated individual, we are more like a cooperative of many voices including a majority of foreign DNA from a microbiome which gives us fundamental aspects of our identity such as our very personality traits, as a pioneering study from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) recently showed. 
our organs have their own consciousnessEverything in us is changing and evolving, not isolated, but in deep resonance with our environment, such as the quality of the electro-magnetic field emitted by our hearts which can cause specific changes in the brains of the people around us. 
We now know that it is a fact from research we can enter deep meditation states through practice and then these states can cause definitive changes in all our major regulatory mechanisms such as telomere length (a key biomarker for cell lifespan), inflammation cascades and cell repair. These and other behaviors can change the very expression of our genome through the epigenetic landscape that we now recognize as highly fluid pluripotential environment in which our body lives. 
What my teacher Carlos Castaneda introduced me to was this same viewpoint. It used different language but its syntax carried the same implications and conclusions. It enlarged the scope of possibilities of my human experience, and that of my patients. Modern science and ancient shamanistic principles and practices came together into a similar unit of life: Our internal body-mind world.

What it means ‘I can talk to my internal organs.’

One practice that Carlos Castaneda taught me was “talking to my organs.”The idea was simple: just as there is the overall me, there are also many smaller individual aspects of that me, represented in my tissues and organs themselves. In the dynamic world of information within my body, there is a distinct consciousness in each of my organs. Our organs store memories and also contain information. And they can talk to us. The big me can go in and establish a dialogue with the different organs and tissues.
In over twenty years of teaching workshops and clinical practice, I have found this to be very accurate and of highly practical value to understand ourselves and what our bodies are experiencing. 
At times, I would see Castaneda ‘talking to his liver’, for example. He would talk to it in a very kind way, thanking it for all the work it took on. He would caress his ribs right where the liver is, and also pause and take a moment to ‘listen’ to it. 
More than 500 vital functions have been identified in each liver cell, 24/7. It is the organ that organizes and distributes our internal nutrients and resources. In our busy modern lives, it tends to get overburdened. It stores ‘excess’ material, not only physiologically but also in our Consciousness. 
our organs have their own consciousnessOur stressors are ‘stored’ in the liver. 
When our liver gets overwhelmed, it also gets tight, and interferes with other neighbor organs, such as our stomach and intestines, or our sense of calm in our heart.
Our organs can tell us a lot of things. For instance, a patient who came to treatment for severe constipation, had received standard help from doctors such as increasing fiber and exercise, stool softeners and even antidepressants, with weak results. During the consult, using guided imagery, we established a conversation ‘between his higher self and his colon’, and his colon told him that the reason it was holding its movement was because he was feeling stuck at work. He had a long term dispute with his business partner that wasn’t being resolved. 
The colon was storing that emotional and perceptual component of his inner life. 
He realized then that he had been very rigid in his position about the dispute and needed to move on. The day after he signed the dissolution papers he had a bowel movement and within a month he had his regular rhythm restored. 
Another fascinating example of how our organs store information and life experiences, even highly specific and detailed stuff, was reported by Paul Pearsall, Ph.D., in his book The Heart’s Code. I heard about this account by Ron Hulnik, Ph.D., one of the founders of the prestigious program in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica, where I am so excited to be currently taking a Certification. Pearsall, a clinical neuropsychologist in the Transplant Donor Department at the University of Arizona, describes how organ recipients take in memories and personality traits from the donor. He tells the case of a girl who had received a heart transplant from another girl who had been murdered. She soon began to have dreams and flashbacks of being murdered herself that eventually became so vivid and detailed that her mother reported it and it led the police to identify the actual murderer and prove the case in court. The implication of such an unequivocal event makes it undeniable that the organs themselves, independently, are capable of storing a high level of specificity of information

How do I talk to my organs?

There are two steps and one rule to do this. our organs have their own consciousness
The first step is doing something to quiet the mind chatter and be present. This can be one minute focusing on our breathing, or even just one breath! 
The second step is to turn our attention to a particular organ with an attitude of inquiry and establish a dialogue. 
The rule is that when we ask a question, we have to be direct, as if we were talking to someone right in front of us, and then pause and wait for the very first thing that comes to mind, without preconditions.It might be a thought, an image or a memory. It might be the feeling of something that could become clear at a later time. 
The rule means that it is spontaneous information that formulates in our Consciousness in the pause immediately after we address the question to the organ. 
Sometimes, there doesn’t need to even be a question; all that seems to be needed is to turn our attention to the organ with the intention to see it and listen to it.

The Practice.

For the next moment, close your eyes and let your attention shift from the outer world to the inner world. You can simply let your body release any tension that it doesn’t need, right now. 
In one sweep from head down to toes, just scan across your whole body with your attention and let each muscle relax, let each joint soften, letting all the nerves just open, the circulation and the skin open. And let your body do this at its own pace. 
Now, open your inner eyes and go with your attention to the organ you want to talk to, listen to, or just hold space for. Allow yourself to use your full imagination and live it inside of you.
Have you been having any issues with the health of this organ? Connect to these symptoms, and specifically to the emotions that these symptoms arise in you. Stay attuned to these emotions for a moment. Don’t judge them or try to change them, just be with them.
Now, begin to talk to the organ, as if it was a person you are talking to. A person that is also you, or an aspect of youHold an attitude of appreciation, companionship and support. This part of you has been suffering and you want to be there for it. Lovingly express to the organ your support at this time. Talk to the organ as if it was your own 5-year old kid.
Ask simple, direct questions such as:
“Why are you in pain?” 
“How does this relate to my life right now?” 
“How can I help for you to feel better?” 
“Is there anything I can do for you to stop this symptom?”
our organs have their own consciousnessRemember, don’t prejudge or discard whatever arises when you ask. Spend a moment or as long as you feel is right in this dialogue, or simply sit in the presence of the organ, holding your Consciousness there. 
When you are ready, say thank you to your organ for being available to you. Ask permission to further dialogue in the future. Come out at your own pace and immediately take count of the experience and of any information that came from it. 
I highly recommended to write down this information. 
That’s it. 
Simplicity itself! "

D I S T I L L A T I O N ...

...the extraction of the essential meaning or most significant aspects of something...

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…Heed the calling … the plea, the cry, the search...
Statements such as, “I am in two minds.” ‘It feels as if I am in-between a rock and a hard place.” “Dammed if I do, dammed if I don’t.” Conflict, confusion, chaos, indecision… the stress is felt, the mayhem feels real, the solution far from being evident. 
Among the reported discomforts are headache, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, neck pain, back pain, muscular weakness, tension, frustration, irritability, The body, the mind, the spirit, calls for resolve, for relief, for a prospective that aligns itself with solution. 

The body bears the physical burden, the mind perceives the conflict, the spirit beckons for a deeper awareness, for a knowing that is to be revealed. This in presentation for understanding, for support, for relief, for transformation. This the work of the APOGEE Paradigm™.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
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