Monday, October 26, 2015

The Soles of Our Feet

I was having tea at a friend's house and she was telling me about how sensitive the soles of the feet are. Knowing that she had spent time in New Mexico learning about herbs I felt honored to listen to what she had to say.

"No, really", she said! "Try this sometime by taking fresh garlic that you cut up and rub it on the bottom of the feet. In a few hours you will be able to taste it with your tongue. If you are stressed you can rub an essential oil like lavender on the feet and it will move into the blood stream quickly helping you to relax."

Of course it wasn't until I woke up the next morning at 4 am that the thought that came to me was how many times had I heard that the ancients not only washed their feet but also smudge oils and different kinds of herbs on the bottom of their feet.

Could this not only be a way to care and cleanse the feet but actually a way of caring for the body as a whole? I have heard stories of people in the past putting Vicks on their children's feet when they had a cold and it would help them breath better.

This made me wonder if our feet are that sensitive then by not caring for them properly might effect our blood, organs, immune system, etc...

Wow, this puts Athlete's foot in a whole other category. What is in the inside of our shoes? What is really in our foot powders and sprays?

Things that make you go Hmm...

Photographs by Steve Noyce

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Impressions of an Echo

The repetition of an unhealthy pattern is like an echo bouncing off the canyon wall.

Each time it strikes it makes an imprint on the human heart.

The ripples of the waves move in sequence during a lifetime

Sending out signals validating the original pattern.
                                         Looking back one might wonder what was it all for?

A coincidence in life catches the attention of the listener

Bringing an awareness that the pattern is only a vibration

That can be changed by redirecting the energy within.

Transformation occurs, as the voice learns to speak its truth

Creating a reflection in a new sound.

Photographs by Steve Noyce

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A Tiger Under the Bed

A dear friend once told me a story about when she was really little. She was afraid of a tiger living under her bed.  Her memories were of calling her father to come and chase the tiger away, but she would lay there later on thinking about it, afraid that if she stepped down from the bed it would get her. I often think of her and her story. I know that in our early age there is often a fear of something, whether it is a tiger or the boogie man, that is going to jump out and get us.

This memory of her story brought to my attention this week the understanding that fears can make us miserable if we let them get out of hand. Like a rabbit, we may be too afraid to make a move as we build our fear into something as big as a ferocious tiger.  In those moments, deep emotional pain can add to our suffering because of the imaginary restrictions and consequences that we place on ourselves and others.

I am not saying that fear is something to be taken lightly. There are times that our fears can warn us of danger, and help reveal deep inner truths about ourselves. What I do want to point out is that it can be just as important to investigate what it is that keeps us from moving forward or causes rifts in our relationships. By taking the cover off our head and looking to see if that original fear is an actual truth in our lives, or something that we created for ourselves, can be like turning on the light and recognizing that in most cases we don't have anything to fear but fear itself.

Photographs by Steve Noyce

Monday, October 5, 2015


The first time someone showed me what psychometry was I thought it was a magic trick. I was instantly delighted that there was so much information to be picked up just by holding an object. At the time I didn't realize that it was a natural talent that we all have whether we are aware of it, or not. We were born with it, and often when we find ourselves holding an object, or walking on a piece of property where we pick up the subtle energies around us feeling something deep down inside our gut. In those moments it is up to us to know ourselves well enough to know what we are really picking up from the energy that is held within the land.

When we break it all down everything is created out of energy. Emotions are just another form of energy. Often when these two energies become entangled with one another the emotional energy becomes a part of the object, or land. This happens a lot more than we even realize. Thank about a watch, or a piece of jewelry that someone wore all the time. After sometime some of their feelings and moods become imprinted within the item's energy. Someone else may come along later and pick up on what the other person was going through as they hold the jewelry, or watch in their hand.

Land is another way that people can pick up energy patterns that are trapped, or left behind. We being multidimensional beings have our energy fields that span out around, and in us. Sometimes when we go to a place, or find ourselves visiting where a battle has taken place we may feel the presence of fear, grief, terror, or even hopelessness. Rage, anger, defiance, revenge, hate, lust, greed, power, control, etc... may also be among these emotions left behind embedded in the land. The energy can hit us so fast that we are unsure what is happening to us as we take it all in.

 I had a similar experience this past weekend when my husband, and I decided to visit a town that is known as an art center located in the mountains in a near by state. This past week we decided to drive up for a weekend and as we got closer to our destination I noticed that my husband started to get really quiet. When I asked him what was wrong he said he was feeling sadness and a sense of loss. Grief had overtaken my heart too and when I examined where else in my body it was residing I also found it in my throat, and forehead. Immediately, I asked my husband where he was feeling the sadness in his body and he pointed out the same places on himself.

We knew some of the history of the town and that many battles had been fought there with the Natives and Spaniards battling over the land. What was surprising was how strong the emotions were still a part of the land. Our stay was bittersweet as we enjoyed talking to the artists and shopkeepers and seeing all the sights. It was when we walked around certain parts of the town that it felt as if the ghosts from the past stepped out onto the streets to share their sorrow with us.

Sunday, as we drove home, I noticed that as we got further and further away from the town the sadness began to leave us. Don't get me wrong, I loved our time being together and seeing all the sights, but once again I recognized that we were designed to pick up the energies around us, some of which are supposed to be a deterrence of danger and others are the impressions left behind from of the past. Psychometry is just a part of us and as we evolve we learn that when we pick up these energies they may be useful to us or a reminder of another time...

Photographs by Steve Noyce