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Happy New Year! How to make a Vision Board for 2010!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 5th, 2010 by admin – 1 Comment

It’s 2010! A new year, a new decade, a new chance to start living life the way you want to! The Mayans belief was that the number 10 represents the end of a cycle and the beginning of another. The ten was regarded as being the number of the life and the death. What do you want to let go of, let “die” in 2010? What do you want to bring alive in 2010? A Vision Board is a great place to start! The top 3 percent of wealthiest people in the world all write down their goals. Writing goals and adding visual cues to remind yourself are key to making your life work the way you want it to! Plus, it’s fun!

Start by getting a piece of poster board or foam core.

Create a half inch border around the outside edges using gold or yellow markers (paint, glitter…be creative!)

Set aside, you’ve done the first step! Now you have a blank canvas to inspire you!

Find pictures in magazines, online, etc…of what you want in your life. Your dream home, your perfect weight, dream partner, garden, car, organized home, amount of money you want to make…anything!

Again, be creative! My husband is working on getting his novel published and going on a book tour. I cut out a picture of him, searched “photo of book signing” on google, printed out a picture of a crowd waiting in line to get a book signed, and cut out an author’s hands signing a book and pasted it all together so it looks like he is signing books at a major book store!

Write, type, print, cut out of magazines phrases and words to tell the story of how you want your life to be in 2010! A great place to start is across the top of your Vision Board write “I deserve the best and I accept the best now!” At the bottom you can put “This or something better manifests in the appropriate time for me”.

I put words like “ I feel great!” and “I have lots of energy!”

If you are working on financial abundance, you could write “My finances are taken care of and my wealth is growing!”

Now, paste, glue, write, paint all your photos and phrases on your Vision Board!

Leave room in the bottom right hand corner and write “To Do: Write proof of ________ every day.” If you are working on weight loss you could write in a journal every night, the proof of your goal. For example, you may write “I lost one pound this week. I ate healthy food today. Millions of people lose weight every day, so it is possible for me.”

Next in the bottom right hand corner, write “Clean out the old.” Whatever your goal is, there is probably evidence of it in your home or mind. Staying with the weight loss issue, you could clean out your pantry of food you know is contributing to weight gain, and clean out your mind of any beliefs that it is not possible for you to be a healthy weight or you don’t deserve it.

Lastly, write “Feel what it feels like to____________.” Take a moment to feel what it feels like to weigh less than you do, how does your body feel? How do your clothes feel? What are you wearing? What are you doing? Walking? Taking a yoga class?

Now that your Vision Board is complete, post it somewhere that you will see it every day, even if that is your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, office, wherever you know for sure you will see it! Make it part of your daily routine! Keep in mind that your Vision Board can be for one goal or all your goals for the year! Enjoy 2010!!!!-Amy Roemer 1-5-10

If you live or would like to travel to the Milwaukee area, you can attend Life Art Healing’s Vision Board Workshop on January 23, 2010 at the beautiful Boerner Botanical Gardens!

Breathe through the holidays!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 24th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

Okay, you’ve done yoga every week this year, well…almost, you’ve tried! You’ve meditated….when you remembered, kept a good diet…any cookies eaten with love are okay in my book! Now, it’s the holidays! And doesn’t this society focus on the craziness and stress of this time of year? If we take care of ourselves and focus on things going calmly, most of them will…but that takes practice and the holidays are here and your Uncle Frank is spouting out negativity like it’s going out of style!

So, here’s what you can do. Remember, it’s their “stuff” not yours. Get up early! I know you are tired, but if you have some alone time for you, it will give you energy and calm that are well worth it! Do a meditation, even for 2 minutes! Do a few yoga poses, stretches, whatever makes you feel good. Make yourself a nice breakfast and eat it on the prettiest plate you have!

Once you get there…..Make every attempt to stay in your good mood. Talk to the people in the room who are positive. Take breaks, go for a walk or at least to the restroom and take some deep breaths, check your neck, shoulders, and jaw…are they tense? Breathe and relax them. Repeat as often as necessary! Write this down on a note card and carry it in your wallet or purse so you can pull it out and remember what to do!

Last, but not least. Be easy on yourself. We are all human, we are not perfect, and if we were, wouldn’t life be pretty boring? The holidays are what great stories are made of, so laugh it off, have fun, and breathe!-Amy Roemer 12-24-09


What I found in the woods

Posted in Uncategorized on December 18th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

A friend told me about a wellness weekend she went on with her mother some time ago. They were asked to take a walk in the woods and find an item that they were drawn to and bring it back. When the attendees were gathered together again, they described why they chose their item. She chose bark, and said she was drawn to it because of the thick skin she felt she had to have to get through painful experiences in her life.

I was so inspired, that today while walking through the woods, I decided to see what I was drawn to. First, I saw 3 acorn shells connected together, which could symbolize my strong connection to my 2 brothers, or my husband, daughter, and I. Three represents the trinity, linked to religions and spirituality. I passed the acorn shells, next a few blades of green grass peeking out from under the snow. Survival, strength, endurance! Yet, I passed by the grass as well.

I continued to walk and let my mind observe the bare trees, the white snow, the muddy raccoon tracks coming up from the bit of exposed river. Then, I saw my item! A small stick in the middle of the path. Seemingly more humble than the trinity of acorns or the enduring blades of grass, all the same I knew that it was what I would carry home. I picked up the stick and pondered why I was drawn to it.

The stick, on it’s own, is a stick. On a tree, it is a branch, a limb that grows buds, leaves, bears fruit. It is connected to every part of the tree. The water that the roots sip out of the ground supports the farthest branches, because the branches are part of the tree. If we see a tree with no branches, it is dead, a stump, no longer supporting life.

A stranger is a stick, a person whose connection to family, friends, community, the universe, we do not see. A brother is a branch, a person connected by family, to friends, etc…because we can see the whole tree. We are all a branch, all so connected to each other. By every thing we do, our jobs, the children we raise, the things we buy and build, all impacts each person on this earth in some way. Even those who are isolated, like Thoreau in his Walden Pond years, make an impact. He was living alone in the woods, removed from family and friends, yet he still burned wood, consumed plants, animals, and water, and created. We all are creators. In his isolation he created work that has impacted more people than those who work among the masses!

So, you are connected to me and I to you, the old six degrees of separation are existing all the time, you may look like a stick, but you are a branch, and integral part of the tree of life that is existing on this earth and beyond. -Amy Roemer 12-18-09

What are you choosing today?

Posted in Uncategorized on December 14th, 2009 by admin – 3 Comments

What are you choosing today? We really are in control over so much of what happens to us. We choose how we react to every situation. The other day I was standing in line with many other holiday shoppers with full carts. I had been in line for about 5 minutes, with several people gathering behind me, when the cashier turned off her light and said “I’m closed.” There was only one other cashier open with a long line of customers waiting. The woman behind me said “That is so RUDE!” and stormed off to the back of the other line. Meanwhile, I hadn’t even time to start to the next line, when a man from the other line said “You can go in front of me.”

The woman behind me chose to be upset by the line closing. She chose to be victimized by the situation, and therefore chose to be at the end of the line. I can imagine she told the story to her friends when she got home. “You won’t believe what happened to me at the store today! What a nightmare!”

I chose to accept the situation, was about to calmly go to the end of the other line, hadn’t a thought that the cashier was being rude. So, as I was not choosing to be a victim, I attracted a positive situation. I got in line ahead of the kind man, and got on with my day and had a nice story to tell about the polite guy at the store.

The stories we tell attract the stories to come. So, the ripple effect of what we choose today goes throughout our life. Choose to have a great day, with great experiences. It will take some practice. Notice how you feel every time you choose not to be victimized, then when you chose to have a good moment, a good day, a good week, a good life!-Amy Roemer December 14, 2009

Thanksgiving

Posted in Uncategorized on November 25th, 2009 by admin – 1 Comment

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you Life Art Healing fans out there! Thanksgiving is here and families and friends across the country are celebrating around tables modest and extravagant. From single apartments, to cavernous mansions and every dwelling in between. Speaking of dwellings, all of us who have a place to call home can be thankful for that! I have lived everything from a tiny single apartment with a $3 round table that had been sawed in half, literally the only table that could fit in the miniscule kitchen, to a well over 1/2 million dollar house. I am currently living in a lovely apartment with my husband, daughter, and 2 kitties and am so thankful to have a warm cozy home for us to live in.

I think of all the homeless people I have encountered in my life, the years I lived in Boston and Los Angeles I met the most. Some of them were crazy, some of them were addicts, some of them just found themselves there through circumstance. When I stopped to think and see and hear the stories of the individuals, my heart was opened. Each of these people, singled out because they don’t have a dwelling, has a story with a beginning, a baby that became a child, that became an adolescent, that became and adult whether they were ready for it or not. All the years of experience brought them to that place. In each of them is that precious baby, that amazing soul. I am so thankful to have a roof over my head, and I have to say that some of my smallest most humble roofs have been my favorites! I am also grateful that I can see that every person on this planet has an extraordinary story.

Become a fan of Life Art Healing on facebook!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 18th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

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There’s an App for that!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 9th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

As technology has raced forward, people have spent less time being present, less time connecting face to face and more time isolated from family, friends, and nature.  When school children are asked where an apple comes from, many of them answer “The grocery store.” A century ago, 80 percent of the U.S. population was involved in farming. Today, the number is less than 2 percent. So, that hands-on involvement with harvesting crops with family and the communtiy has diminished extremely.  Hence, so has the human to human, human to nature bond.

Yet, the yin and the yang of technology exists and so there have been amazing strides in connecting people…facebook anyone? Dare I say the good old internet? You are reading this now because of the advantages of technology. The amount of information we have access to is so incredibly abundant! Everything under, over, and beyond the sun exists in cyberspace. Just as we can picture anything with our imagination. Our imagination is key to creating the life we want. Just like we can enter any keyword into a search engine and get related results, so we can focus our thoughts on what we want and attract like results. Ever notice when you have a big change in your life, like a pregnancy, suddenly you notice pregnant women and babies everywhere? There aren’t more of them all of a sudden, it’s the power of focusing your attention on something!

So, speaking of apples and focusing your thoughts to what you want, guess what? Through the miracle of technology ( which is just ideas people imagined, believed in, and took action on), there is an App for that! I love the Money and Law of Attraction Cards App now available for your iPhone ( or in my case, my husband’s iPhone, which my daughter and I borrow!). The “cards” are beautifully illustrated and have positive affirmations and insights to help you get your thoughts going in the direction of your desires!-Amy Roemer November 9, 2009

For the Money and Law of Attraction App, go to:

http://appshopper.com/finance/money-and-the-law-of-attraction-cards-esther-and-jerry-hicks

For the good old fashioned deck of Money and the Law of Attraction Cards go to:

http://www.abraham-hickslawofattraction.com/lawofattractionstore/product/CRD-MLOA.html

What I discovered while practicing yoga outside

Posted in Uncategorized on November 2nd, 2009 by admin – 2 Comments

I have practiced the bulk of my yoga outside in the past 8 months.  Today is a sunny fall day here in the Midwest and I walked one of my favorite trails to the prairie, full of tall grasses that have lost their green and when the sun shines on them, it truly creates a field of gold (cues Sting’s song Fields of Gold)!  So, I began my sun salutation ( a series of asanas, poses) and as I bent down into triangle pose, I took in the bare trees, the last brown leaves blowing in the wind, the world’s breath. Breath, said to be the most important part of yoga.

In fact, when preparing for a Healing Art Workshop, I researched yoga for the disabled and found that disabled yoga students had profound changes in their lives just by focusing on their breath. Research shows that shallow breathing can cause 50-70% of medical complaints. So, I began to focus on the effects the wind  has on the trees, the grass, the clouds, the lakes, the world!  Wind scatters seeds, pushes sailing ships across the oceans, creates hurricanes, can blow down buildings, and in the form of a tornado can destroy an entire town!

Now back to the tree, standing bare. I became aware that the tree was doing it’s own asanas. Each pose so slow in human terms, yet the results are powerful. Imagine the tree setting up it’s series of poses for the year….Spring Buds, Growing Leaves, Open Flowers, Petals Fall, Fruit Begins, Fruit Ripens, Fruit Falls, Leaves Turn, Leaves Fall, Bare Winter. All the while, the tree supports the life of birds, animals, insects, microbes, humans! Then does the amazing job of being beautiful!

So, yoga and nature seem infinitely intertwined.  Three part breathing can help you focus on your breath (see link below for directions). Next time you are outside, do a few poses, focus on the world around you, the yoga happening in every moment. -Amy Roemer November 2009

To learn how to do Three Part Breathing for better health go to http://yoga.about.com/od/breathing/a/threepartbreath.htm

To view Sting’s music Video of Fields of Gold go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UppX6vP3c4g&feature=related

Free Experiment

Posted in Uncategorized on October 13th, 2009 by admin – 2 Comments

Two weeks ago, I decided to do an experiment. I would see how many things could I find for free. The point of my experiment being, that if you focus your attention on something (free stuff), you will find it! So, I began by just going about my daily routines, no going out of my way to find free things, just seeing if free stuff would appear before me in my every day errands. The first day, I (or rather my daughter) was presented with a huge yellow smiley face balloon, free…in fact the very pregnant woman working in the store ran outside to give it to her! Next I drove by  a free washer and dryer, then 2 free couches!

In the next few days, I was offered free tea twice, free pizza, free art demonstrations, free cereal, free downloads, I came across free wood, free carrots, free tomatoes, two bags of free children’s clothes, a free dress, free whistle, and 3 free meals. The best of all has to be two free kittens, who are giving our family free love, cuddles, and companionship!

A successful experiment, I think! I once heard of an experiment done on luck where a group of people who described themselves as lucky and a second group who described themselves as unlucky, both were asked to walk on a sidewalk for one block. A one hundred dollar bill was placed on the sidewalk. The results were overwhelming, the people who felt they were unlucky, did not find the money, even though they literally  walked right over it, whereas the group who felt they were lucky found the $100!

So, consider yourself lucky and start looking for all that free stuff that is out there!

For free stuff in your area, check out www.freecycle.org

-Amy Roemer October 13, 2009

Lifearthealing logo

Posted in Uncategorized on October 9th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment
Life-Art-Healing-logos

Four versions of the Life Art Healing logo.

You may have noticed our lifearthealing logo, the header on our website. The beautiful turquoise symbol with it’s edges curling up and lines connecting together that is echoed in white with a purple background, was discovered by my twin brother, Dean, designer and creator of this website and many more beautiful sites (www.deanwetherbee.com). When I asked Dean to create a website for us, he said yes, without hesitation. I knew he would do an amazing job, but what I didn’t know, was that he would research symbols of healing from all over the planet! He found a symbol in virtually every culture on earth!

He pointed out to me how incredible it was that art was used to communicate healing everywhere on earth for thousands of years! This symbol is Hindu scrollwork, Dean also found the celtic trinity knot, that many may be familiar with, which represents the 3 elements of being:  earth, land, and sea and life connectedness. The eye of the shaman, a diamond within a diamond with a circle in the center, is a Native American symbol for healing and medicine.  So, nature and connection to nature, spirit, self all have been visually represented. How powerful art and healing are, and how interconnected the two seem! Coincidentally, did you notice that EARTH is in the center of lifEARTHealing? I love it! Thank you, Dean! -Amy Roemer October 9, 2009