Story of Home Birth

For a decade now I have been pregnant and having babies and working, always balancing being the mama, the care giver, and providing services. First pregnancy was maybe the toughest, because as much as I tried to be good about everything (eating balanced meal, walking and exercise), I still gain the most weight, and was tired after the birth for about 9 months. It was my first time to get used to not getting enough sleep every night, and putting all my energy and effort to taking care of the little baby and still do all the things.

Second pregnancy was amazing, I was walking more, had a midwife to support me and gave me lots of advice, weekly gatherings with other pregnant moms, lots of self care with moxa (dried mugwort) treatment, and learned the importance of keeping my ankles warm of ALL time no matter if you are pregnant during the summer or not.

Inside ankle, the meridians or the pathway that runs through there goes up to lower abdomen, by keeping this area nice and warm will help uterus to be relaxed and keep the blood circulation going. Which is very important during pregnancy. Also for painful period, you can think about this same theory.

Growing a human is a incredible job.

The idea of growing a baby human in my belly, I was into eating super well with organic ingredients, making green smoothies everyday, taking supplements, and exercising with bouncy ball every week. My hippie husband introduced me to this idea of having a water birth, and we YouTube and google it, then it became a dream to have a water birth at home. You know what else… making placenta pills at home…

Market who sells placenta pills, they use pig’s placenta, why not have your own placenta when you know what you have been eating to make that placenta. I have spend a lot of money eating well and keeping myself healthy, I WANT my placenta. During my school years in Traditional Chinese Medicine, we hear about how to process raw placenta into safe pills. I would tell you if you want to know, but I can’t share here right now, but you would need some help and understanding from your people to support your needs.

My husband is little different. A good guy. A smart guy. He is interesting, I recommend getting to know him yourself too! Anyways, with my mom’s help too, they worked together to process my placenta after I gave birth. Let me tell you how wonderful placenta works for recovery, day and night differences in recovery compare to after birth from the first one. I am completely dedicated to my alternative life style at this point in my life, recognizing what my body tells me, and listen to my heart what feels right.

I find water birth at home was much more relaxing and easy than delivering baby at the hospital. I’ve learned that slightest stress you feel will slow down or stops your dilation (when cervix is opening for birth). When I was giving birth at the hospital I was stuck at 9.5cm for 2 hours, because the woman next to me was screaming and freaking out a little bit, then a nurse walked by me with a huge suction gadget… (my thoughts were, is she going to stick that up in her to pull the baby out?!) I was not suggested to push and advised to stay put.

I think when the mom is having a baby and being depended on other people around telling her what to do, it loses confident in the mom to listen to her own body. I spoked to several women and had talked about labor situation and wished that they thought about it and knew about being more prepared. Only if they had a midwife to walk that through with them. For me, the focus to feel my body and the freedom of being at my own house environment with people you trust was very nice during the labor.

When preparing your home for labor, you have all the time in the world to get ready. Of course your midwife will provided the list of items and things for you to gathered, she will then make sure that you have a birth plan too like where you want to have this baby. You tell her where all the towels and sheets are so they are are ready to take over. You will be in close contact with your midwife, so she is ready for you at anytime of the day. You just have to call her when you know it’s happening!

I know what you are thinking, what happenings when things are going somehow wrong? You will have your OBGYN Doctor who you have seeing and he or she knows that you are doing home birth, so if your midwife make that decision at the spot of birth, somehow you need to go into the hospital, then she will come with you. She will stay and take care of you after birth. Your midwife is your trusted personal during your pregnancy, guidance and expertise that will help you get through some challenging time of life.

To be in excellent condition to home birth you do have to work for it, but you do get to make many decisions to comfort and make it magical.

6 years later with third baby, I was happy to be pregnant, but it had been a while. My body had little bit of hard time adjusting to being pregnant, felt heavier and slower to move from early stage, maybe because it was a boy? An old veggie stand lady in Japan told me carrying girl feels lighter than carrying a boy…….. For me this was true! I also had early onset of having problems with having hemorrhoid with bleeding and easy irritation… This indicates me that my general health was not in the best shape, maybe had been drinking alcohol more, not enough greens in my life, was under a good amount of pressure after moving across the ocean from Japan back to US, finding a balance in life, and starting to work in a new environment in new town. Not to mention, my mom was dying of cancer at the same time too…

Stress during pregnancy is not good. It is not good for the baby or the mom. Everything becomes harder than it should. Pregnancy is something you can really enjoy and take time and put all the focus into growing a healthy happy baby. I think we forget that, especially now with busy lives and so many things happening around us. There are so much to consider and worry about in this world today with negative and sadness all around us, and if we focus on that it is hard to look for positive and light in the world.

My mom’s passing was very difficult and still it is hard to believe that she is gone, but we feel that she watches over us. My husband and I really wanted another baby, a baby girl… We only wanted a girl. It is 50/50 and we never know, but I felt that another pair of kids will be fun. Older two are getting old now 11 and 9 years old. As soon as I got pregnant, of course it is a little bit of shock for a few days, but everything gets figured out. I was definitely in better shape mentally, physically, and spiritually. No painful hemorrhoid incidents, a mean, its there but not causing me pain. My body felt light and I walked a lot even pushing my 2 year old in his stroller this summer going around Tokyo.

While my memory is fresh from this pregnancy, I wanted to write up my experiences and share some tips to help more women out there who are trying to get pregnant or is pregnant for the first time, or wants to enjoy pregnancy and have healthy happy baby. Also want to share and guild your mental, physical, and spiritual alignment going into the delivery. That big day. It happens to all pregnancy. It is scary and worry some for each and every time. We just never know what could happen, but we can be prepared as much as possible. For safe and comfortable birth, I highly recommend you get yourself a midwife. They are the golden ticket to you and your husband and your baby’s big day.

Midwife knows a lot about pregnancy and the new born baby. She will come to your home and check all is well with you and the baby. Blood tests are done, urine tests are done every visit, and we talk about everything that is going on. She listened to my voice for true concerns, and gave me the right advice that is the best thing to do for the safety of the baby and me. She reminds me of what is important. Stress causes blood pressure to go up, always reminding me to drink more water, take more walks, have self care time out just for me, never feel guilty for giving yourself a time to rest, and go out for you. She also makes sure that I was taking my supplements!

As the day gets closer, she came over every week, making sure the birth plan and birth supplies were there, still listening to any concerns that I would have. Having someone right there for you is the best thing for preparing for birth. Birth happens to you and the baby, but you need the support going through something so serious and dramatic event that is miracle of life. I started my birth meditation around 2 months before the due date. Putting my mind into the birth itself, meditation for smooth birth, trusting my body and natural pull of the moon cycle. I had baby blissing instead of baby shower, because I wanted to have trusted women to come together and put positive intention for the birth.

I felt that I needed to do gathering in spiritual level for protection for me and the baby, because this was my first birth without my mom. I needed to insure that my birth was being protected and guided. I felt my mom, and several other ladies felt her too. As a health care provider, for some reason I am not good at receiving care myself, (this might be true to all women) but I surrender to receive that day. That was amazing and so grateful for nurturing power of women. We support each other and we need each other. Thanks to beautiful prayer beads and powerful words on the coloring cards, candles, flower, oils, prayers and support, I had a fast and smooth birth. I listen to my body, trusted in every process, and there she was. We had our dream come true.

I feel that us women and the sisterhood needs to be celebrated more often. Gathering together to support one another, to listen to each other, to understand each other, and to be there. This is why I am adding new program to my wellness plan. I want to share how to have Healthy Happy Pregnancy and share my knowledge as advanced baby alternative care once a month on Full Moon Baby Clinic & Mama Care for you. Full Moon Baby Clinic is simple 5 to 10 minute treatment for each baby that will help them sleep better and feel better. Mama Care is to learn how, when, and where to rub your baby and yourself according to different situations. Mama will receive some kind of therapeutic treatment too. You will learn more symptom base technique that you can easy try at home. I understand as a busy mom, you don’t want to go out and worry each and every little concerns. More tool you have in your pocket, more knowledge to help your little one with your own hands, and more power to you.

If you are considering about having a baby, I am so glad that you are reading this right now and found me. I would love to share some time with you and see where you are in the process. I hope you are enjoying and having fun with your journey of becoming a parent. If it has been a stressful one, please let me know how it has been a stressful one, I hope to help you with some guidance, maybe you need herbal supplement, hopefully we can pin point what needs to happen for you. Please go have sex in regular basis and have lots fun practicing, and feel the Love!!

For you and me, for mamas, for sisters and women, for beauty, and for our spiritual needs.

I am here for you.

Love, Love, Love to the World~

Maya Kathleen Washizu LAc.

First Full Moon of 2020

Let’s write a blog really quick!

Full Moon Baby here she comes

Community is a good feeling. Wherever you are, whoever you are, we all need some trusted friends. I understand that men needs their man cave time, and us women need our time. It is so interesting that we all need to feel that safe connection from one another. It is essential for our healthy mind and spiritual beings. But can you ask for help? When you really feel lonely and sad, can you reach out? Can you call?

It is so hard to actually make that call or take that action to reach out.

We want other who are close to figure it out without actually saying and reaching out… why do we do this? I think it’s because it is hard to receive as women especially, and it is hard to receive care if they are not your family. I’ve learned something recently. Sharing in regular basis is a good wonderful thing to stay tuned with your friends. So if something does happened, they already know what has been going on with you, so you can break down in front of them. They will give you the care you would need to feel safe and cared for.

Asking takes courage because when we have to ask we are vulnerable.

Asking is love, because if your trusted friend ask you for help, you will be more than happy to help. We all want to be there for each other, because we are community. Belonging to a community benefits us by sense of wholeness, oneness, and connection and love. I want to thank my friends because they helped me go through my 4th pregnancy with such a care and love. They provided me safety and space so I can be myself as whole spiritual being. Ceremony for baby blissing was amazing part of this journey, gathering with other beautiful women, and connecting with hearts. For the first time I completely relax to receive and opened my heart to the unknown. Then feeling my mom’s spirit with happiness and watching over, I felt the bliss.

Compassion and loving care to learn about others, because we are all human at the end. It doesn’t matter if you are famous, you are human and have a body. I believe in Earth People. We are all one. I just want to help humanity to evolve together to the next level of peace. I want to teach our children that they are the future and to love and care for each other.

Parenting is hard because each child has to learn hard lesson on their own from their own mistakes, and I have to be there to guild them with my tears, smiles, and kisses. Emotional education is deep and sorrow, it roots down deep and if some mistakes, they are traumatized for a long time. Grown adults with emotional trauma so old and deep is really hard to heal. As parents, there are lots of responsibilities to make things right for their children. Just because they are grown, it doesn’t mean that they don’t have anything stored in the heart.

Trusted friends becomes the family and it is wonderful.

Trusted community of like minded people will help you go through anything, even death.

Get grounded, feel the rock, dirt, sand, ocean, mountain, grass, and grow strong roots from your feet. Breath in deep and open your heart to the back like you have swings. Breath and listen. Put your attention to your heart. Open your crown chakra or top of your head to the sky.

Reach out to Universe

Know that you are okay

We belong here

Love that person

Feel the ease and smile

Love, Love, Love to the World~

日本語でもいきますか。

では、改めて、

明けましておめでとうございます。

今年も宜しくお願い致します。

早々に世界は激しい動きになっていますが、こんな時だからこそ、個々が強く生き残れるように自分に沢山の愛情を振りかけてください。愛情を振りかけるってどういう風にでしょうか。と言う人もいると思います。先ずはこころに意識をおいて下さい。そうすると、気が頭から胸の方に落ちるのを感じると思います。胸の中の感覚が嫌いな感じになる人も居ると思ます。これは何かあなたが抱えて居るからだと思います。

このモヤモヤも向き合う度に改善すると思います。もしかしたら何かのセラピーを受ける事もお勧めします。光、鍼、カウンセリング、ヨガ、森林浴、などからだと身体に優しく癒しと向き合う事が出来るかと思います。足の裏から根っこを生やす瞑想をするとこころも何故か落ち着いて呼吸が出来ます。小さなストレスから自分を知る事で、発散方法や溜めない事への気配りと話し合う勇気が根っこを生やす瞑想をしていると段々と出来る様になります。

私も沢山の事をしている居るうちに身に着けて来たテクニックです。色んな先生方のお話や、訓練を受けて来ました。今は人を楽にしたいと言う気持ちと病気になる前の心構え、死への道乗りや、ちょっとしたサポートとして自分の生まれ持ったDNAと魂を活かして人の役に立って生活して行きたいと思っています。先ずは愛です。愛は胸で感じるとフワーッと炎上して目にその気持ちは現れます。そして手にも伝わり、その重みで肩の力が緩みます。呼吸もゆっくりになり、とても楽な気持ちになります。

1日に1回くらいこの瞑想で自分と向き合う時間が取れると色んな発見に繋がってくると思います!試して下さいね!!

では、また今度〜

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Hi there!!

I am using my new iPad with key board attached to it. Trying out writing on installed word app here. It feels pretty nice to type and I am excited to be writing again. Wow, I might be able to start blogging again this year. I haven’t been writing after my mom passed. I feel and learned that when there is grief, energy gets stuck there and it is hard to move forward from there.

When people are stuck in the old trauma or grief and holding on to it, body/spirit gets stuck there too. Then we are afraid of moving forward. Or maybe not even afraid, just don’t know why but feels stuck. I felt stuck hearted. Not being able to write or find some words to put them down. I learned this summer when my dad told me what he has learned from going to some classes. Grief creates energy block.

When energy gets blocked in certain way or that unhealed pain gets stuck in a person, people lives from suffering state of mind. This is not healthy. People usually pick up unhealthy habits, become alcoholic or addicted to food or whatever and anything else. Beautiful state of mind cannot be achieved when you are stuck in this life style pattern.

To be able to come out is to finally acknowledge and make the decision in your heart to heal. When healing starts, body will relax and will help you heal. Body wants to heal, and feel better as soon as possible. It doesn’t like it when you drink too much, eat too much, smoke too much, anything too much. Body works so hard for you. It is keeping you alive. It is giving you life. Your mother gave birth to you so you can live and have a life.

Come to you heart.

Feel your heart.

Look into your heart.

Breath into your heart.

Ground your energy deep into the earth.

Feel the love in your heart. Bring the grief and trauma in there and let it go. Let some golden light surround your scar and heal. Breath in and relax into your body. Take it a easy relaxed breath into your body. Let those tears come out because you have been holding. Holding so much in. Let it come out, why do you hold so much to begin with? Who said you have to? We are all here together, you don’t have to pretend to be this iron man or woman, why? Just let your heart heard this time. Feel your heart.

Love is in the heart. Heart is only made out of love. Beautiful soul that you are only can shine through the heart and the eyes. Open up your chest. It is all going to be okay. Don’t be afraid.

Love, Love, Love to the World~!!

Maya Kathleen Washizu

Pure Love = Spirit

Rest in Peace Mama

 

We arrived to Tokyo on 18th of December, 2017. When we got home, my mom greeted us with loud voice that I was surprised. She was so skinny and I notice that she was slightly irritated by our noise. I felt bad. Bad for this situation, nobody wants this, nobody wants her to die. She held herself for us to come home to her, held to see her grandchild once more with her own eyes.

 

Right away, Jason and I decided we should have a gathering party for her, so we can all come to the heart of family, to say good bye, and remember the good times, thank her for everything that she has done for us.

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She waited to be on opioid until we were there, to stay conscious as possible, but as soon as were there she let down her defense. The cancer is taking over her lower abdominal cavity starting to pressure her hip joint, disturbing her bowel and urinary pathways, causing her lots of pain. Her spirit so strong, wanting to take care of her own bathroom business, washing the sink after each time she used it, and ringing the bell for help.

 

Sleeping beauty she called herself, princess at the tower of light, in and out of our realm. Still recognized people when they come and visit, greed them with all she got, cheering them on to their lives. She was amazing. Her brain was so clear and sharp.

 

Message here is that, we live with our full potential all the way to the end. Who you are matters, and each one of us is unique in our own way. Nobody has a right to judge a person and their ways of lives. I hope you are not a judger. We have no idea. …. Spirit can exist in so many forms, if you pay attention and ask, they will show up and show you. I never experienced anything like this in my entire life.

 

Thank you for following my story. Now I am empower to continue with my life mission and hold my passion to my heart. Creating a space for calmer, spiritual base office to share more of our feelings and study our body as full human potential in all the levels. Safe spot to be open, to feel, to connect with ancestors, to communicate with nature, help people get in tuned with their spirit’s path.

 

People’s spirit’s path gets disconnected and we forget to know who we really are. We are bringing sound healing, light healing, shamanic work, meditation, essential oils into our Spa style setting. Experience Spirit Spa call Botanica. There isn’t quite anything like this yet, blue printing our way of practice, to openly bringing spirit into our practice.

 

Live the medicine

 

Enjoy life everyday

 

Pray and connect

 

Feel and listen to your Heart

 

Find a place and space to be your Higher Self

 

You are YOU

 

Ground your feet with strong root, deep into the Earth, and spread your wings. Be 100% conscious when you are speaking to people, truly care about that person for that moment you are with them, but don’t take anything personal. Energy is real, and we do need to be careful of other people’s energy. You should have your heart energy surrounding yourself, so you don’t get sick from other people’s negativity. You know this, by you feel sometimes, feeling off for some reasons after an interaction with others.

 

I want to teach and guild you to become more sensitive to your body, mind, and spirit.

 

 

 

I am done hiding in my closet; I need windows and plants, open air to breath. Come and join us and feel the freedom.

Rock

 

 

Love, Love, Love to the World~

Maya Kathleen Washizu L.Ac.

Living in the NOW

I am going to write to make me feel better about my situation in life right now.

 

My mother is dying. Dying from cancer. Seems so unfair and it’s hard to believe that she is really leaving this early. She just retired last year and spend all her time retiring fighting cancer. I don’t like the term “fighting cancer” either. It’s a hard case no matter what, because we never know where it came from or started, it’s only a theory.

 

The memory of her comes out, all the time we spend together, which seems only a little bit. She always worked so hard, a career woman, achieving the impossible in men’s society. Women shouldn’t have to work as hard as men, because our body is build different. Women gives birth to children and we are tough, but in different way than a man. We just function differently, but my mom fight hard to become a professor in her department all throughout her career.

 

It’s not fair.

 

It’s not fair that she has to go so early, nobody expected this happen. She is the youngest of all the grandparents. This feeling inside of me feels like a rage. Rage that radiates to all the people who gave my mother a hard time, insulted her, and brought stress. Only thing that matter at this point though, she lived hard and strong, still protecting us and showed me the big picture of life. She taught me how to feel connected with patients, how to listen and speak with patients, and how to listen with heart.

 

My mother was a veterinarian specialized in feline cancer, diagnosing cancer in cat. She also specialized in doctor-patient communication towards in her late career, which I was totally involved in her training in my young age, going to seminars, study group at the university, and reading all her materials. I am nothing without her. I am a byproduct of my parents and their hard work. I moved across from Tokyo to Texas when I was 14 years old. Of course there are many mixed feeling about this, but overall I turned alright. There were many life events and drama along the way, but I survived.

 

I will be sharing my most inner thoughts here as I go through this life event, because I need this output. Please feel free of sharing your experience and thoughts as well along the way. Thank you for being here.

 

I am happy you are here.

 

I am not sharing this material in Japanese yet. The culture is so different and I don’t want to spread the news in Japanese just yet.

 

When I pray for mom, I can feel her spirit, my spirit, and my grandma’s spirit. Is this mean that through our body, we carry our ancestor’s spirit within us? When I am cooking or doing crafts, I often think about my grandmother, and I feel at home in my heart. I can feel her. To feel your ancestor that live through your DNA, there are some moments or act that reminds you of them, which then leads you to remembering where you come from.

 

Following your feeling is your inner instinct, the gut feeling, is super important skill. We all need to master it. Children have them naturally, but as we “grow” we lose it. Bring back that muscle and start sensing your inner heart. Listen to your body, because it’s trying to communicate with you all the time.

 

As a medicine woman, I speak to my mother’s cancer, and ask to stop growing.

 

“Cancer, as you grow, you are killing your host, then you’ll die too.”

 

 

 

I pray and pray and pray

Stop growing, you are big enough

Move a little so you are not blocking her

Please Dear Cancer, shrink a little

Stop growing, you are big enough

I pray and pray and pray

 

 

 

Love, Love, Love to the World~

 

Maya Kathleen Washizu

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My Dream 夢

Where I come from…

 

Experience from the childhood is so big in life. I finally realized the importance of basic skills and the freedom of growing up. The gap between Trump supporters and generation X is huge right now. The gap is so big it seems unreal sometimes. How could this be possible? I can only assume that we have evolved and were living in revolutionary society of our own, until now… back firing at all of us. Try to kill our hearts, our hearts of freedom, and love to all humanity.

 

We were pretty much blinded by the racism, we were brought up in melting pot, and we were happy.

 

Only thing I will do is keeping on doing what I do best. Hands on healing to one person at a time, teach individual of their own power, reminding them how to use their hearts. I will never stop, because I love what I do. I worked hard to get where I am today, and I will continue to keep going with my dream and goals.

 

My dream is to free up my fellow Japanese people. I feel that people in Japan is tied up in their way of strict “must be this way,” “same as others,” “cannot stand out,” and “care about what other think of you.” People, children deal with this idealistic society from very young age. I tried to fit-in in Japan. Jason and I had real hard time trying. We thought if we keep trying, one of these days, we might fit in. The answer was no. We never felt like we were part of the community.

 

My dream is to loosen up a little bit of this hardship of Japanese mentality, because too many suicide and too many anti-depressant drugs are being used. The shame of being depressed, the shame of being able to show your true self, and shame of the family. The Samurai heart still lives in the culture of Japan and its hard sometimes for so many people. Shut out from the rest of world, people are clueless. I guess this might be happening everywhere in the world.

 

Individual has to want it or one will never find the true freedom.

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My dream is to share my experience to others to benefit for their health. True sense of health in calm way of being, naturally balanced, and organically grow old. The biggest of all I would love to assist the life at the end of new beginning. This part is still seem a little far away, but would love to have a place where family comes to celebrate life. Treat everyone and bring all the hearts together for the ones journey. Even for animals.

 

I don’t know what else to do with my life. This is my work. I wish I can document everybody’s different life story, because they are all different and amazing. I love hearing people’s stories and how they are here today, even though it is so hard and tough, they are amazing. I want to honor all individuals and let them know that they are okay. We all have our mission in life. I think the main differences in the generational gap is that we believe from our hearts that we are one as a species, and nothing cannot separate us.

 

We know in our hearts.

 

We feel the connection to the Earth.

 

We feel for the nature.

 

Stay strong and we will be okay. Keep working on your dream and hold that feeling of connection. Know it in your heart. Live from your heart. Feed yourself with nutrient rich organic food, drink lots of water, go for a nature hike, go camping, look at the stars and moon, feel the sun shine. Feel the strong energy inside of you. Grow your root down now to where you are. Spread your wings from your heart. Step back from yourself and look at yourself. Feel the strength in yourself.

 

You got it.

 

Breath

 

Breath

 

Feel the light from your Heart.

 

Let it flow inside of you. Be calm and gentle with yourself.

 

You got it.

 

 

遥かに超えるエネルギーをどう自分の元へ持って来るのか。どう一体化しようか。浮いてしまうと頭が飛んで行く。引越しや、生まれ故郷を離れると根っこを引き抜かれたかのようになってしまうから。新しい場所で自然に浮いた感覚で過ごす様になる。でもいつまでもお客さんでいては気分障害の元になってしまうので、しっかり、根っこを生やす瞑想をするのがお勧めです。

ゆっくり読んで実験して体験してみてください。電車の中では出来ませんので、公園に行って読んでくださいね。

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足の裏から太く強く地面にググっとドンドン生やしてみて。自分の身体が茎だとしたら、もう既に強くしっかりする感覚が掴めると思います。やってみて。同時に頭からは天に向かって伸びてしっかりとのびのびと手を広げる感覚を感じたら、自分から10歩離れて自分を見つめてみて。

 

どんな木ですか?

 

お花は咲いてますか?

 

元気ですか?

 

お水は足りてますか?

 

養ってあげましょう。あなたの木。しっかりと根っこを生やしてあげましょう。踏ん張って、どんな季節でも、天気でも、風でも倒れません。根っこがしっかりしていれば茎は強くなります。茎が強くなったら、天に伸びましょう。うーんと遠くまで。宇宙まで行っても大丈夫です。大きな大きなエネルギーを自分の中から感じてください。

 

心が真ん中で、心から光が発します。

 

この光が

 

 

ですね。

 

このまま少し自分に時間を取ってあげてください。安心してあげてください。身体中の細胞一つ一つまでこの感覚が行き渡るまで時間を取ってください。太い根っこを感じてください。強い茎の身体を感じてください。頭からパーと開ける自由な感覚と心からの光。指の先から足の指までびんびんして来ませんか。この大きな大きなエネルギーは今自分の中から発しいる事実を知ってください。無限です。ただ、しっかりと自分と向き合う必要があります。水の補給、栄養のバランス、運動と休養、人とのコミュニケーション、自然での本当の時間。

 

身体を安心の状況に戻すということは恐怖を無くすこと。

 

恐怖は身体にストレスを与えます。キュッとし、神経が硬くなる感覚がしますね。自然と涙を出していいんです。自然と出さないと詰まってしまい、長年貯めて置くと病気の元となります。いいんです。人生は辛いのです。でも辛い事で幸せを感じる事が出来る一瞬があるんですよね。いい辛さも有ります。世界が苦しい中、今、一人一人が大きな大きなエネルギーの存在を知ることがきっと、地球にとっていい事だと私は想っています。一人一人が強い茎を持ち、しっかりと生きられることは地球を癒していることに繋がります。

 

自分で

 

感じる力を知る

 

自分しか無い

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Thank you

Thank you for reading and feeling,

 

Love, Love, Love to the World~

 

 

 

 

Maya Kathleen Washizu

Delivery Story

 

It has been 3 month since I picked up my lap top to write blog. I was super focused on bringing Koji into life to a safe place. All my extra time was going to visualizing smooth birth and having the house clean as possible, having all the gears and items in place. My parents decided to come and support my recovery at the last minute. Now I had to get the house extra ready! I was working too, stumbling into the salon where my office is located. I was working 2 days before the birth! I loved it.

 

Maybe it was all the cleaning around the house or the having gentle sex that fasten my delivery, but my water broke in the morning at 7:00. I felt a slow leak to water coming out like a big wave of the ocean. Wow, I could not believe there was so much water coming out. I called Amanda (my mid-wife) and she came over around 9:00. We made some plans and was going to see what would happen, it is all up in the air, never could tell what is going to happen.

 

Amanda left, Jason (my husband) went to the store, because my parents were coming that afternoon from Japan and I wanted to have some grocery and water. Kids were home for winter break, it was the most beautiful blue warm sky in December 29th 2016. I put some relaxing music and prayed for safe birth, had some calm moments for myself and the contraction just started to get strong all the sudden, and coming every 4 minutes!

 

I texted Amanda and called Jason to come home. By the time people were showing up I was in hard contraction, stuck in the toilet. It seems like the contraction was just keep coming and coming. Amanda helped me move over to the bed and kids were worried, but were helping me by bringing me water. Jason was working on hot water for the tub, but we just didn’t have enough time. I had to ask him to stop and just stay with me, I mean, I was in some pain at that point.

 

My memory is already vague around here, but I do remember, for a brief moment right before the birth “Can somebody take over…” And then it happened, the head was coming out and kids were called to watch the miracle that was about to happen in front of the faces. It is pretty amazing, Lillian (my 8 year old) was filming this whole thing, Michael was very concern and scared, so I consciously looked him in the eyes and gave him a big smile and told him it’s okay.

 

There splash out the baby from my vagina, Jason catches the baby for the first time, team of doula who were just great and wonderful, I felt so lucky and joyous. 11:49 am. It’s almost time for my parents to get here. We waited to cut the cord till my mom arrived and was able to cut the cord herself. They were so surprised that baby had already come out, because we were just talking when they were at the Portland airport and I was telling them “Ohh my water broke.”

 

If I could to teach some women about giving birth, I would tell them to find that wild instinct as women we have deep inside. You don’t have to be a hippie. Break your shield of this image of perfect woman. Meditate on love for that baby and communicate during the pregnancy. Make your plans together. Feel each other for moods and sensations. Your life style and mood during the pregnancy will greatly affect the baby. What a stressful world we live in right now. I cannot even believe what is happening in everyday bases. It is hard not to get affected by the politics sometimes, but we have to know our heart and mind belong to your community. Find the community that cares and fit your belief. Stick with people you love. They are your family.

 

Please think about your mom. She loves you very much. Send a thought every day.

 

Live from the Heart.

The Heart is Love.

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Love, Love, Love to the World~!!

 

Maya Kathleen Washizu

 

 

今回アメリカ大統領選挙は慌ただしく終わった。人種差別・女差別など私の世代では余り気にしていなかった、過去の事が現実として身に感じる事となった。今まで、さほど気にしたことが無かった自分が本当にナイーブに思えるぐらい。おばあちゃんが私に言った一言葉を思い出す。

 

「おまえは幸せだ、女でけど、好きな仕事を選べる事が出来て…。」

 

と言われたのは私が19歳の時ぐらいかなぁ。確かに昔と比べてしまうと好きな科目を専門として選んで進学をするって事は当たり前では無かったのだろう。

 

70年代にカルフォルニアに居た親はたぶん凄い勢いのヒッピーな哲学を身にしたと思います。その中で産まれて来た私の世代は人種差別など知る事も無く、ピース&ラブが普通にDNAに組み込まれている中、どうしても地球に平和を欲求したくなってしまうのだと思います。大きな銀行や石油会社が自然破壊を政治と一緒に組んで地球を犯している事や、トップクラスのお金持ちのやりたい放題での奴隷社会。

 

知らない方が幸せだと言う人も沢山います。それもそうだと思います。でも今の時代、世界の現実が人々の視野を広げているので、地球人として、何が起こっているのかを把握する事が出来る事が大事だと思います。人の心から発信される気持ちは大きな波動となり、あらゆる場所や人に届きます。目に見えないから分からないと否定をするのでは無く、ただ、本当に感じたまま素直に飲み込む事が出来る様になると人は進化します。

 

そう、人々は進化しているのです!

 

脳を使う、っていうことが本当に楽しく想えるようになると思います。脳からの発信と心からの発信とでは心からの方が10倍も強いと証明されています。なので、脳と心の両方を使える様に訓練をしていくと、自分がアンテナとなり、色んな情報や願い、お祈り、コミュニケーションが伝わり易くなるのです。動物と触れ合っている時、赤ちゃんと接している時など、人は自然と気持ちがいいハッピーホルモンを放出している状態になっていますが、この胸の開きの感覚を実感して掴み取ってみてください。

 

この状態で自分の未来想像をイメージします。その時の感情を実感します。そして感謝をします。描くまま現実となります。それはマイナスな事を感じる気持ちも一緒です。常にマイナス思考の人は自分の人生全てに対して文句を言っていたり、被害者妄想をしていたり、自分自分となってしまっているかも知れません。今また、政治と世界問題で悲しい思いや怒りを感じている人が沢山います。この気持ちに左右されてしまうととてもグランピーな人間になってしまいます。

 

なので、最初から愛で生きて居る方が楽って事ですね。

 

昔、有りましたよね。。。「愛だろう 愛」って!! 古っ!

 

心の波動を愛に変えられると胸のきつい感覚や、同じ事をぐるぐる繰り返し考えなくなります。自分を病気にしない方法を手短に手に入れてください。後は相手の気持ちを自分のモノにしないという練習です。他方から来る邪気はスルーして、受け止め無い事が大事です。人の話を聞く時は100%心を向けて聞きます、ですが、決して、自分のモノにはしません。自分のモノにしていたら大変です。邪気だらけなって、何が自分のモノなのか他人のモノなのかが分からなくなってしまいます。

 

治療家には絶対に欠かせない練習です。

 

目に見えない感覚の特訓です。目に見えないからこそ繊細に感じる事を追求しなくてはなりませんね。頑張りましょう。

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健康妊婦生活の秘密情報 It’s time to share

まや妊婦のすべて

健康妊婦生活の秘密情報

 

食べてもお腹が空く~!最終段階を迎え、あと三ヶ月のところ、赤ちゃんはすくすく育っているんだろな~実感するぐらいお腹が空きます。でもここでむやみに食べると胃がもたれ、便秘になるのが目に見えているので、お水とお茶で何気に緩和しています。カルシウム、鉄分やミネラル・ビタミン豊富の食べ物を気にしながら、野菜とタンパク質をメインに食べ、フルーツとダークチョコレートで甘みを取りハッピーな健康妊婦を目指します。

 

食べ物だけでは無く、運動もしないと筋肉が衰えるのでなるべく歩くようにしています。この間は小さな山登りに行って来ました。結構大丈夫~なんて思っていたのですが、二日後にやっぱり筋肉痛になりました。適度なストレッチ、スクワットも欠かせません。毎日に気に掛けている事は足首の保温です。足首の冷えは骨盤の冷えに繋がります。骨盤は少しづつ開いているので冷えることが一番開きを防いでいる事になります。

 

夏でも一緒です。夏でも靴下を履いて、とにかく足首は冷やさない事に重要視するのが、妊婦にとって大事な事と言えると私は確信しています。足首の少し上に山陰交(さんいんこう)と言う穴がありますが、そこにお灸をすると本当に気持ちがいいんです。骨盤まですっーと楽になるのが感じられます。実は私、正しいヒッピーなんです。正しいヒッピーとは自然界を守り行き、人間も自然と同じ様に生きられる事を知っている事をここでは指しています。

 

鍼師、代替医療専門家として正しいヒッピーなだけでは無く、実際にお手本として毎日の生活からの実践して健康を研究しています。現代問題もしっかり把握している中、今の医療や世界自然問題や、経済、社会、政治、宗教にも耳を傾け、人間の幸せを考えさせられています。完全に手に負えない問題でもありますが、出来るところから、自分から、私の周りの人には、ブログから伝わることからと始まった試練でございます。

 

一人一人にアンテナが立つ様に、一人でも多くの人が自分はエネルギーを発信地なのだと築いていてくれるだけでいいのです。あの人の近くに居ると嫌な気分になる、あの人は好き、など、実は敏感な私達、生き物なのです。実感しています。なので、発信できる様に自分が築くことが大事です。ココロの愛のパワー、ストンっと胸に意識してください。はまる感覚を覚えましょう。ここからの発言とアイコンタクトを子供と練習、パートナーと練習、働いてる人と練習してみてください。

 

幸せを感じます。

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I went to High school in Gainesville, Texas. Can you believe my parents signed the Guardian Angel paper work to a family that I’ve never met before? Yes they did. At the age of 14, I was send off to middle of nowhere in Texas from the city of Tokyo. Talk about culture shock and trauma. I am not sure why that happened, but the main reason was for me to regain my English. I was born in Sacramento, California and lived there till I was 4 years old.

 

Have anyone visited Texas before? Or anybody from Texas? Well, let me tell you, everything is Big down there. From people, food servings, drinks in general… Not knowing anything, fresh from city of Tokyo, my favorite food became the Country Chicken Fried Steak and Dr. Pepper (back in 1996). It comes with mash potato and gravy and butter corn (Yum!!). Since I did not speak much of English, being in a shock stage of my life, left all my friends back home including a boy-friend who I just hooked up with right before I was leaving Japan, I ordered Country Chicken Fried Steak and Dr. Pepper every single time we ate out.

 

Guess what happened. I gained so much weight. Within a month I gained more 10 pounds. I had to get new clothes, breaking out with pimples, and feeling pretty depressed. But the “life of Texas” went on for several years before I made a commitment of losing weight, and doing daily core muscle exercises. I decided not to eat those cookies at lunch cafeteria anymore, and kind of stop eating. Maybe it was not the healthy way to lose weight, but I lost a lot of weight, where maybe I looked like normal Asian girl.

 

At the same time, I was smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol like regular kids does. I was so confused. I felt like I lost my identity, who am I? What am I doing with this boyfriend who limits my fun? In my brighter story that I tell is that I grow up with Western Medicine influence, and my parents took me to Qi Gong practice when I was a kid, I have all these training from US and Japan, and yeah, I can speak both language pretty good. But all my learning comes from suffering and dealing with REAL issues of American Diet and Depression of Life.

 

When I started Acupuncture College in Boulder, I had a really hard time getting over myself with all the experience from not knowing who I am. I quit smoking the first day of school, started going to the student clinic and received regular treatment for 8 months, and cried on the commute to school every day for those 2 hours I had to drive. Not only I was mad at my parents for making all of these things to happen, my body was weak from not knowing how to eat well, and mental fog from all the buildup toxins in my body was really hard to get it out.

 

Now I know what health is all about. Through my body I have learned many poisons and damage that can happen in living in American culture. For me it was really hard to live in super strict Asian culture after all. It’s a different culture, different problems, and different people. When I was in Japan, I day dreamed about working in US and how much beneficial I would be for American people, because I know the culture and where the medicine is going.

 

I appreciate my life, I am glad that my parents send me to Texas, forced me study my butts off in survival mode, and I am glad to be here after all my adventures. I love Oregon, and it is my favorite States that I lived in so far. So let me help you help your struggles with diet, stress, depression, and anxiety. I am good at treating these problems. If you are committed to make life changes, I am ready to help you. Let’s work on you and we will put all our focus on you to get you on the healthy path with Ultra Alternative Natural and Safe way to regain who you really are!!

 

Live the Life you Love

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Love, Love, Love to the World~!!

 

 

 

 

Maya Kathleen Washizu

Treat Yourself 実感してください

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Sometimes I feel like giving myself an acupuncture treatment, just because I feel “little off,” or “unsettle.” Also it is a good time to feel how the needle feels and rechecking how the treatment feels in my body. This time I am trying to see if I can see before and after differences in picture. With cosmetic acupuncture it is important that I look good, right?! I have to be the sample of the product.

 

I think as healthcare practitioner we are always the model of health. We have to be well all the time. This is good because my life style becomes clean, but I still struggle like everybody else. I can only clean the house well, when I know I have a guest coming over. I am not good at putting away laundry and the laundry room becomes a pile of clothes. I get tired at the end of the day with hip pain, and have to take a bath and set on my massage chair.

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I am constantly on the “reset” with my own emotional life. Nobody is perfect.

 

Every day brings different challenge, and we cope every day to be our best. I truly believe that everybody deserved to reset and relax from their crazy lives. We all try so hard every day. When your body learns to relax and reset, that itself can help you clear your brain and receive more universal energy of natural flow. Natural flow of life force energy, body will learn to let go of stress that is not yours, and soften the muscle tension.

 

Know that you totally deserve it.

 

Reconnect with your heart-self. Who you really are, who you were born into. You know who you are. It is okay to be that person that you really are. Not the person the people around you create or expect of you. You are YOU.

 

May be I am just talking to myself, but I know that this is accepted and encouraged these day in the enlightened world view. We are finding out we are beings of powerful source. Even though the world seems so crazy, the spiritual world cannot be taken away, what is beautiful and our amazing natures on Earth.

 

Be one.

 

You are not alone.

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美が世界を救う

 

間違えなく、人は健康と美を追求し続けると想います。確実にビール業も次のレベルの達してる時と同時に美の世界は爆発的に発展し続けています。今の時代だと、オーガニックや自然美が注目を浴びています。なぜなら、自然美が一番美しいからです。

 

人が見て、自然美が一番気持ちいいと感じされてくれるからです。

 

自然美の勉強が自分の身体の仕組みを知る一番の近道と知ったら、人々は一生懸命勉強をするでしょう。ところが、自然美は中々難しく、細かな注意が必要です。基本的には栄養的な三食の食事とストレッチ・運動療法で自然美は獲得出来ます。あとは顔の扱い方と使う品だと思います。

 

基本的ルール

顔はごしごししない事

クレンジングはココナッツオイルが一番!

有機野菜を多くなるべく食べる習慣をつける

正しい油を食べる

  • フラクックス
  • ヘンプ
  • 胡桃
  • オメガ3が多く含むもの
  • ココナッツオイル

睡眠をしっかりとる

お酒もタバコも肌には良くない事を把握する

 

先ずはここら辺からの習慣を取り入れてみてはいかがですか? 綺麗になります!

 

身体が綺麗だと自然な笑顔が出てきます。実感してみてください。

 

 

 

Love, Love, Love to the World~!!

 

Maya Kathleen Washizu

Back to Japan 日本

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I love going home to Tokyo. I feel happy to be there close to friends and family that I grow up with. Seeing old friends and knowing that deep connection exist and hearing and talking about our mid 30’s life is interesting as it life gets for us. We are at the age of gaining responsibilities in our career, caring for family and with fun and hard work of balancing life. I love that when we see each other we jump right into our deep thoughts and honest feelings of our daily lives to share.

 

As Japanese culture we are wired to talk about our hardship from the heart, share life story with friends, we feel each other and listen. Japanese language connects to one another in such deep level in the amygdala. We understand each other, which is so different from English. English is fun, but I feel that we have to always explain the idea with supported logic to really get your point across. I feel miscommunication happens a lot and it is difficult to “get” English for foreigners.

 

I am even guilty with feeling disrespectful with the professors who have a bad accent. I am sure I piss off some people with my English and my usage of this language sometime in my writing too… Just to let you know, I come a long way to be able to write both Japanese and English. I’ve always loved to write and that helps, but to be able to share my inner thoughts and share with you, it took some courage to bring that first step out.

 

Now, I am dedicated to help you with your health concerns, because I see struggle in health care right now. Eating and getting regular exercise are the key elements in Health. Taking the right supplements and feeling or paying attention to your body is very important to your Body. Checking into your emotion and dealing with your trauma and getting that resolved type of treatments are better than just taking prescription drug to numb it out or hold in deep inside of You.

 

Balanced Medicine is our future. Taking prescription only, or just listening to the Western Doctors is not going to work anymore. We need to balance between taking and going to the Conventional medicine to treat your everyday stress with alternative medicine and taking the right supplements. Supplements can be so helpful because our diet does not provide with enough nutrients anymore with GMO foods, convenient food, preserved/process foods, and frozen/canned food.

 

Being conscious about always and every day with anti-oxidation will reduce the risk of all sorts of disease. It is somewhat easy to achieve fighting cancer in your body, reducing pain, reducing risk of diabetes and heart disease just by conscious of what you are putting in your Body.

 

The future health of people of USA is looking very poor if we do not change perspective on health. I feel that there are many people who have woken up to the Organic life style and really conscious of what they consume. These people got it. They are ready for the next era of survivable. But there are a lot more of those people who choose not the care… Or just simply does not know the risk that they are in…….

 

I can only help when people are ready and seeks the truth.

 

I cannot make you change. You have to be ready to make the change.

 

 

Are you ready?

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日本!!感動をありがとう!!

久しぶりに帰ってみると人の多さにアッとされます。でも日本の魂は本当に力強いものを感じます。みんなでやる、という力。みんなとだから楽しい。仲間って本当に素晴らしいですね。アメリカももう少しここら辺を見習って欲しいけど、確実に無理なんだろうな。今回の選挙もまるでジョークのようだし。食べ物もやばいし。一体どうなってしまうのだろう。不安だらけ。

 

こんな時に想う私の心は、なる様にしかならない。。。

 

私に出来る事を精一杯やるしかないと思うこと。毎日の行いを精一杯やり遂げる。人との繋がりを大事にして、沢山の思いやりを注ぐ。子供達にも見ていて欲しいから。

 

キッズにはしっかりとコミュニケーション力を付けて欲しい事と身体の事を良く知って欲しいので、日常からついつい言ってしまう言葉が多いかも知れないけど、身をもって把握していって欲しいと母は願います。目に見えないモノの存在や、自然を感じるセンサーを育てているので変人家系からまた変人が育ち、鷲巣家ならではの価値観を省くんで行きます!

ありがとう~

ありがとう~

ありがとう~ 日本人で良かった!!~

 

Love Love Love to the World~!!

 

Maya Kathleen Washizu