It’s a Big Emotional Time

Emotions are so difficult sometimes don’t you think? How can our emotions affect us so much every single day? Holding true feelings creates masking on the face, because our face is right there in front of the brain! Ohh, no wonder!! We naturally read people’s attitude and energy without really trying right? You can always tell if someone is going to be aggressive or kind to you.

At the same time, we get so good at hiding the true feeling and have the mask on all the time, but after a while we might lose our own senses of who we are. Especially as women we are so trained to be quite and be well put together, never say anything rude, just smile and nod. Maybe more in Japan we are that way. I remember when I was about 12 or 13 years old, the boys were fighting and I stepped in, and the boy from rival school looked at me and said

“You’re cute if you don’t say anything.”

I mean, this is my trauma and what’s got stuck in me from that very moment. Girls are supposed to just be quite and be pretty for the guys. Old man culture of Japan has strong way of feminizing and top down society. This is so strong that I feel so much of my friends from Japan, we feel more free here in US, we are not constantly on high performance state of mind.

Not to this extreme in US, but there’s still all man above society has deep roots in how the world is build. Women, we are rising up for a while now, thank you American women, and we are at the next stage of rising up right now. We are making the money and being part of making some of the most important decisions for the world. More and more women are leading in different industries and softening the edges.

It is not to separate men and women, but we shall work in harmony to help up lift one and other. Not to traumatize each other and boss each other around. Not to shame a person, but if we all work together to save the earth what could happen to us all… I can only see beautiful outcome from this basic vision of our humanity. Race, sex, gender, whatever! Who cares who you are and how you feel about who you are, because we have to focus on real problems of the world here.

I understand there’s so much problems in the world, for our children, for the good of the future, as just post pandemic trauma I can see how these years have affected my 2 year old daughter, and there’s much more right now for all the generations and businesses. It is scary and you might feel alone times to times, and feeling your energy field, its so tight. Feels small and there is a wall around you, but look around you. There are so many bad ass women out there, your girl friends, all the women in many different field doing our best in everything. Widen your energy field in that way, it goes for miles and miles.

Feel that we are on the same BOAT…

A big boat to where our famine consciousness is taking and leading the way already. We are doing it, we are heading to the better world right now. You are not the only one who is trying and doing everything in your power everyday. We are on the same boat. I really want you to feel this, think about your friends who is a nurse, a doctor, a business owner, a farmer, a teacher, and we are moms and wives, and a daughter. So don’t give up now. Look up and feel the wide open boat that we are on, and we are sailing towards the beautiful future for our children.

Just keep doing what your are doing, learn to widen your heart space and be able to hold more capacity without any struggle there. No more holding back because for whatever reasons. Be you, if you are tired, you are tired, take a break. Nourish yourself with all the beautiful fruits, vegetables, nature, and lean into your body wisdom and listen to it. Your body will tell you what you need if you try. If you are happy and pursue that dream of yours, get started, start making a list for that dream to happen. Set your heart and believe that you were born to do that. Remember when you were a child and had that perfect moment in your life that everything made sense. You knew exactly what you were doing in that moment in your life.

Emotions are good if we can use it to move our body and minds. It becomes difficult when you let that emotion get stuck in your brian or the heart. Especially worse if you don’t deal with it and store it somewhere in the body. When emotion arise, breathe and let it out by telling the person about it, ask questions to yourself why you are feeling this way and go deeper to the meaning of these tears and sadness. All the tears are release from the body, letting that shit go, and tap your shoulder and kiss your heart. You know everything makes perfect sense when you calmly look at the situation.

Back to masking. Take it off. Release …. Because we can all feel each other. We just pretend not to notice because it is the plight thing to do usually. Recognize each other. Just a small recognition and thanking them or sharing kind words, hugs, sharing real moments, true heart to heart conversations, exchange of real energy of love, looking into the eyes, enjoy life in that moment with 100% consciousness will bring so much joy to our souls.

So use this big emotions to move you. Move you like you never let yourself go to be the true you.

Yes, take your time doing so. Enjoy the sunshine on your face just for a moment, feel your body rejuvenate and freedom and the calmness. Slow it down, because we don’t want to rush through not knowing how you are handling and not be able to make your own consciousness reply to some hard situations. Use this time to study and learn how the body functions and work for you. It is never too late to live fully from the soulful-self.

Trust the gut feeling and even though its uncomfortable, keep looking in and in, deeper and deeper. Bring out the trauma, release and remember to nourish and forgive. Humanity is going through a major healing right now and we are just part of it. You are not alone, we are on the same boat, healing the generational trauma, our grandmother’s trauma, our mother’s trauma. Making peace with it and forgiving all assaults from YOUR body. Release from your physical body. We are on the same boat. Wash it away, Mother Earth will take care of that into her cycle of life. Decompose into sparkling forest mist.

Feel your body lighten up, more space for new adventures and what’s ahead. Dream your life, focus on your life and children, for their mental health and physical health. We shall not feel guilty because that guilt is conditioned deep into our feminine nature. Let that go. We can enjoy life. We shall feel joy and happiness. As women we have so much potential that we NEVER ever had before, or its been thousands and thousands of years ago maybe. So take this opportunity and lead the world with our hearts and love. Feeling you. I love you. All the power to you!!

Love, Love, Love to the World~!!

Maya Kathleen Washizu

Traditional Medicine for Modern People

Why caring for your own body works wonders for all of us. As soon as you start noticing for each little signs that comes up and figure out why that happened the way it did, we start to connect the dots. In same way this is traditional medicine. Just simply noticing the signs and symptoms.

When we put together all the symptoms together and figure out which organs are involved with your condition, then we can start to treat it, but we always have to know which organs are not working well or unhappy.

Traditional medicine is very simple and kind.

From head to toe, emotions to habits, patterns to pain, childhood to right now, spirit to cosmic, all of that matters in big picture. This is why when you go see a licensed practitioner depends on where they are in their lives of understanding the big picture, the quality of treatment will differ…!

Let’s break it down

First of all, the system of how the body is looked at is different from the Western Medicine, and it is important to keep it separated from one another until you have the complete understanding of both. The biggest differences is the language or terminology used in both medicine. Completely different language and how they understand body.

Create an empty space in your brain, be open, simply bring your awareness to a peaceful space. It is the ancient secret of how did these old people live so long and healthy and happy in Asian countries. Since I am Japanese, I might be sharing more from my tradition that comes from my family, but my original study was done in USA, master program of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chinese Medicine study comes with theory of Yin & Yang, Five element, the Vital Substances (Essence, Qi, Blood, Body Fluids), the functions of the Internal Organs (Heart, Liver, Spleen, Lungs, Kidney, Stomach, Small Intestine, Pericardium, Gall Bladder, Large Intestine, Bladder, and Triple Burner)

Mostly all the diagnosis comes from understanding the patterns of each organs’ disharmony because small symptoms that you might not even think it’s a symptoms is in fact, a key element in diagnosing in this medicine. For example, feeling stressed, tired, easily emotional, poor digestion all can be represented in one person. This indicates that this person’s Liver is overacting on Spleen giving digestion problems and when we look at this case deeper, we go into what is causing this person’s true unhappiness that is causing the stress to begging with.

We would get into some conversation of what is causing the stress, what is it that you really want to do in your life, because ultimately, the heart, the Empire, your spirit, needs to be express for you to be happy in this life. When we pretended to be good, put out shield, or there was childhood trauma, conditioning to fit in, religious guilt, heart broken, death, any of these things and more can create disconnect to your true heart and self.

When there’s disconnect from the heart, coming to the heart space becomes foreign and out of practice. Seems painful to go there because these’s so many trauma there that has been stored. Spirit is out of the body no longer have a anchor there to be in the heart space. Your spirit and its purpose needs to be lived from the heart space for anyone and for everyone to be truly happy here on earth. It is not just a stress, anger, grief that hold us back. Looking at the big picture, stepping back a little we can live the full potential.

So, there’s a lot there

But truly, this is why we are here now on earth to heal our wound that is coded in our DNA. Human has been so horrible to each other and there’s so much trauma we carry in our body. Our mother and grandmother and so many generations of survival. Each generations has made peace at their lives, had their purpose of life, bringing endless love and comfort to children in some eras. Good and bad all mixed up in balance like Yin and Yang.

In my clinic, if or when a person is ready we can talk about all of these things, or we only talk about which part of their body is painful. All depends on where people are in their evolution. I am just there to help and support, cheering and holding space for whatever that needs to happen. All my understanding comes from seeing and working with patients. I love what I do so very much I know that this is what I am here to do, and I know that there’s more.

Back to medicine
Heart and Kidney has strong connection as Fire and Water balance in our body, as well as they have common root for the Mind and Essence.

As you feel, the Heart is Fire and Kidney is Water. Fire is Yang, Water is Yin in this case and they balance each other constantly. More details are within these elements and organs, but keeping it very simple, Heart the Spirit is in contract with Kidney’s Fire which determines how much energy to spent and burn at a time to support the purpose of the spirit each day. Manic people are not rooted in their Kidney, they are burning too much of their Kidney essence by using drugs or caffeine (more than 2 cups a day people.) Kidney essence is what is passed down from your parents and grand parents, where we feel the connection to our ancestral energy.

Our motivation and will power comes from the Kidney essence and energy. One Kidney for what you are born with and your parent’s health and mental health at the time of your conceive greatly matters. Another Kidney energy is associated with how you live your life right now and how you nourish your body each step of the way of aging process. The harmony is this happy balance of your life purpose, will power, and healthy living. Even choosing your death is becoming possible, because when we choose how we want to die that helps with how we live.

Each person is original with unique back ground and appearance we offer to the world. Ultimately treating pain leads to calming their spirit, and help us get grounded, get back into the body. Taking care of the body with kindness brings peace to the nervous system. Keeping all life fun activities to moderation help us stay balance. The word you say to yourself to others, carries energy and be careful not to be so hard on yourself and others.

Any modality of healing is great when your heart and body feels good about it. Trust your instinct of YES that flows into the body. Please know that your healing helps others to heal, when you open up to invisible world and start to listen to your body wisdom and let it flow and receive, you are connected to your own inner human potential so beautifully.

Early Treatment & Prevention

 

This is what we do to prevent covid19 in our house hold and I hope this will guide you to a better understanding of our body and environment. We have 4 children of all size and gender. If and when any of us have a slightest symptom of sore throat, running nose, and or a sneeze, we stop and cut out diary, take herbal formula for cold, make some nutrient rich soup with mushroom, ginger, onion and garlic. Adding seaweed to the soup was very good too, adding iodine to the mix.

Then to making sure that we are staying hydrated and warm, wear socks and I like to wear slippers. Children’s are not going to school at this point because they have to wear mask all day and this will just make them worse all at once, breathing in and out of their own toxic gas, so it is just easier if we just stay home and let the body take care of it, and get better.

 

Maybe before all the covid life style, people will still go out and about with just runny nose or slight sore throat, and cough, but right now, we have to take extra caution not to spread anything to anyone. Even to yourself, we don’t want to get really sick because you are stranded wearing mask all day. Body need to breath and detox. Other supplements are helpful as you know already, zinc, vitD and C, and many other ones you already do.

 

Quality matters. Buy organic broccoli and cauliflower, buk choy are great food source we need for making anti-inflammatory precursors in the body. Eat clean, get filter for water or your body is working extra hard to filter the water too. Go out to nature and breath real clear air, your body will notice the differences for sure. Your mind will notice the differences. Stop eating all the prepackaged food, process food, and fast food.

 

Eat REAL FOOD

Eat real vegetables and fruits. I mean, we are not perfect, we still have some food in our house like peanut butter, organic cereal, brownie mix, snacks, and we buy chips. But we also pretty much cook all meals including lunch for the kids. We eat meat, but we support organic farm. Not only we feel beautiful, our body let us know what’s going on at acute moment of something is wrong.

 

Sore throat, first sign of you just inhale something and there’s something there. GARGLE! Gargle everyday when you get home! Gargle with zeolite in it or salt or I guess you can swing a shot of sake if you are at party…! Lol, but for real, pay attention. Sore throat doesn’t mean that you are sick, it just means that there’s something there and your body is letting you know, so do something about it. If it doesn’t go away by gargle, take some herbs. Gan Mao Ling, is a great formula in Chinese medicine that we have been using this whole time of pandemic. As soon as you have the uncomfortable throat, you take Gan Mao Ling. It has antiviral and antibacterial properties, and it doesn’t suppress your immune system, it actually help you.

When you take herbs, you boost your immune, we never want to suppress your immunity.

 

Runny nose, I guess this can be allergy, but people are having some pain behind the nose these days. This is due to bad air quality, or spike protein. Again, wash it out. Nitty pot or diffuser for nose. You can add little zeolite or hydrogen Peroxide. KILL it and get rid of it as soon as possible. Just like when you have a fly in the house… get rid of it. No mercy.

 

Take things easy this year, be prepared to stay home with kids at any giving moment. Don’t stress out. Figure out with work and partner, family that school could be closing for weeks at a time and someone needs to be home with kids. Stressing over this is the last thing we want to do as a parent. Have a good plan and know that it will be another slow year, but at least we are going to school some in person and we are figuring out as we go.

 

Give yourself a breathing break, go outside and stretch, take off your mask and take a deep breath. We need to breath and take in oxygen and smile.

 

Get some sleep at least from 10pm~2am, because that’s when our body needs to be resting to produce the most growth hormone. Just do it and our body recover each and every day so much better. Meditation to relax the mind, take time for your body, and spend time for your spirit to gain happiness. We are in difficult time and as adult, we do need to stand up strong and show our children that we are resilient and kind, and caring to other human being.

For small children, if you feel their back, they too have muscle tensions and hold stress there and it is important to help them loosen up. Especially when they are sick or getting sick. It will help them feel relax and body can ease and the touch from their mama is worth so much. Baby to toddler love getting their extra skin on their back to be pinched and gently pulled a little bit. This technique can open up their air way and clams the nerve.

I totally understand with these little ones, treating them is hard, like giving them herbs, but if you ask me or any certified practitioner near you, you can get powder herbs and you can mix with blueberry jam or honey if they are over a year old. Kids response fast and get better fast with lots of tender loving care. They also loves good broth from the nutrient rich soup.

We can do this! I believe in our amazing body and natural healing ability to get through this! It’s survival right now. It is time to be serious about health and wellness. Going within, connecting to our inner beauty of spirit, guided by your goddess wisdom from your heart.

Take care out there.

 

Love, Love, Love to the World~

 

 

Maya Kathleen Washizu

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine LAc #175173

Living the Medicine

Living the medicine means that each and everyday is a work. A conscious effort to be well. You can’t be healthy once you are sick. Healthy body and mind takes up lots of time and energy. What’s my motives? I have been asking myself this for the last few days. What is my motives…? Why am I this way…? It’s big identity question and I laugh, because it’s a silly. Who am I…? What am I doing and why am I this way…?

 

Ohh the big why…

This is so much fun because I love challenges and changes in my life. I tend to get real board when things are the same way all the time. I am pretty sure this comes from me moving across the ocean when I was 4 and then again at 14 years of age. I need some stimulations to feel alive, to feel challenges, to feel responsible. I love taking role of being in charge of a party or an event. I love communicating with people and figuring out the best out come for everyone.

 

So what am I doing now…?

 

Covid pandemic is shaping our world to a whole new world right now as we speak. Every day there’s something new happening and more information are getting layered on top of more layers that goes all the way to the dark side of humanity. We really don’t know how deep this rabbit hole goes. Young generations are confused, only listening to their parents and grandparents, and they are lost in social media. Numbing their brains to darkness and depressing feelings.

 

Trending in social media are building blocks of our new young generation. I don’t want to go there. I don’t want to talk about this right now. I don’t want to worry about my daughter and her mental health! I think she is amazing and she is doing her best in learning and absorbing the world. I just worry about the future, so then my motive is the preserve the way of ancient, the folk medicine, the traditional medicine and the Dao, the way, the path.

 

I trained in Japan for 7 years with a Shinto master who holds the ancient secret of Japanese Emperor. During the WWII, Japanese’s Emperor was threaten because the way we were running the Country. How all the people adored the Emperor and how Emperor adored the people. Traditional way of how the country ran was a threat to the world, because people believed. People believed that by praying for good and living the beauty way brought happiness and joy to every day lives in people. Good fortune brings good harvest, good intention brings amazing beauty from within.

 

All of the simple way of living was powerful.

 

It was a threat to the Western culture. Not good for globally expanding business.

 

My teacher Nanasawa sensei’s teacher’s teacher’s teacher was the secret holder of the Emperor family tradition. During WWII, when they sense the threat, they put away the secret to this guy who was a family member for taking care of Gohuku (the white kimono outfit to do the ceremonies), who had strong sensitivity to knowing the way of ceremonies and chants. Who then ran away to south of Japan, changing careers and keeping and holding the secret safe.

 

Only handful of people are trained today and practice ceremony. We don’t, but we have to copy of the chant and know the intention and the history of the Shinto in Japan. As I learn and live life, I understand that these secrets are very similar to the many ancient spiritual way of living and teachings. One of the big one is that, we create our own world by the word we use and how we feel. What you say has frequency and the energy carries to create a reality. In Shinto, a-i-u-e-o and all 50 sounds has its own spirit in each sound.

 

Spirit=Kami

 

Kami is god like frequency and in Shinto, there’s 8000 Kami that exist in nature. That’s where Shinto’s secret comes from. There’s God/Goddess like beings in everything. The intention of living changes all of the sudden, when you realize there’s Kami=God/Goddess in everything… the breeze that runs through your hair, the leaves shaking with the wind, the clouds, the bubbles in the ocean wave, the rock by the water fall, the sacred river path, smell of nature, the mist of forest… this is how Japanese people used to live…

 

Being the Kami themselves…

The spirit, the Kami that lives inside of you is to be awaken. As soon as you realize that you are a Kami too, you can start to create your world.  Well, my app is staring to lag… so I’ll stop here today.

Thank you and again some other time.

Maya

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