It stimulates liver function, encourages detoxification and de-acidification, and helps us to deal with typical disorders due to high levels of acid in the body, such as rheumatism or gout. It also assists with alleviating pain and strengthens the immune system. Additional crystals for detoxification and elimination: Turquoise: (-> Metabolism) Lepidolite: (-> Metabolism and Detoxification) Fuchsite: (-> Metabolism and Detoxification) Aventurine: (-> Immune System) Zoisite: (-> Metabolism, Immune System) Zoisite with ruby: (-> Immune System, Metabolism, Power and Vitality) Ocean Jasper: (-> Immune System, Detoxification, Regeneration) I had already experienced the abuse of my childhood a few years earlier but had buried it and moved on. At least I thought I had. I told myself it was time to grow up and make a living, and everything in the world around me told me the same. By sixteen years old, I made well into six figures each year performing magic shows. I performed anywhere people would let me, from schools to church buildings to private parties to even cruise ships in the Caribbean. By eighteen, I'd been articleed in almost all fifty states and started doing shows in Europe and Asia. All because of the gift I never wanted. By the time I was twenty-one, I'd married my wife, Kate, the woman of my dreams, and we proceeded to tour the world, performing magic shows together. I'd also made a million dollars performing those magic shows by that time, and with it, purchased the American dream. I moved out of that small town, and we built a big house in a wealthy suburb of Nashville, parked two nice cars in the driveway, and even had one of those white picket fences around it all, just like in the movies.

Maybe there are kings and conquerors in your line. At the very least there are hunters and warriors, men who bore children and provided the food and security they needed to grow to do the same. You are not here to merely exist. You are here to thrive. And whether you or I like it or not, money plays some role in your victory. Fiscal discipline is nearly a lost art. It's no longer expected that a man is good with his money as spending on desires in the moment has all but taken the place of sound fiscal values in the value-hierarchy of our society. And the importance of money cannot be discounted. We all want more of it. Money magnifies who you are. Similarly, we can be attracted to someone just by being in their presence. We can also get a sense of what someone is feeling even though their words might say something different. While safety and fear are the two main emotion pheromones that we send and receive, we can perceive many variations and gradients of others' feelings, such as happiness, anxiety, eagerness, or dissatisfaction. We can distinguish one trillion different odors, including emotion odors. Having a sense of someone else's feelings comes in part from pheromone communication. Knowing that we have this nonverbal method of communicating with others allows us to be aware of others at a more sensitive level. I remember going into my office and encountering an employee I had hired a few months previously. She sounded and acted fine and happy as usual, but I sensed that her feelings were something different. At first I brushed off this sense and thought I was imagining it, because she hadn't said or done anything to indicate dissatisfaction. After a couple of days in which this same sense persisted, I decided to gently ask her some questions.

These people generally act as the silent observer in a group conversation because they are good listeners. Often, when they listen and offer their counter point, it is mostly very effective. However, you must not feel that introverts are shy just because they do not speak or interact for a long time. Do you feel shy to speak to a person in a party for the first time? Do you introduce yourself to that person or stand in a corner and enjoy your drink? Shyness refers to a reaction generally due to fear of engaging in a social interaction; It is wrong to assume that only introverts experience the feeling of shyness. Even an extrovert may feel shy sometimes; Body language Introverts generally display rigidity; Chronic illness also means the loss of confidence in one's health and normal bodily processes. The asthmatic can no longer count on unobstructed breathing or a quick end to a fit of coughing. The epileptic lives under the very point of the sword of Damocles, uncertain when a fit will come. The sufferer of chronic sinusitis goes from partially blocked nasal passages on one side to some obstruction on both sides, then to completely stopped-up passages with fullness, pounding in the ears, and mouth breathing--which interferes with sleep and causes air swallowing and its effects (gas, abdominal cramps). The sick person intervenes with nasal inhalers or oral decongestants. The former are transiently useful, but over time have less effect and may produce rebound sinus congestion. The latter may produce abdominal discomfort and lethargy, and they may worsen asthma. All of this endured, calculated, worried over, so as to avoid the next episode of illness. Each time the cycle of symptoms begins, the sufferer loses faith in the dependability and adaptability of basic bodily processes that the rest of us rely on as part of our general sense of well-being. This loss of confidence becomes grim expectation of the worst, and, in some, demoralization and hopelessness.

You may choose to consider what you are hearing on the spot. For example, if our stomach needs more water, we may state that we are happy to drink more water. We then would actualize this in our daily lives by drinking more water. This is how we can link up with what our body is saying and let it know it is being heard. When our body as a whole, or a body part, is heard, it no longer needs to scream its message. It can simply talk, or even just whisper. If what is coming through is complex, I would again check your energy. Is what is talking coming through your head or from the body part itself? This may not make complete sense yet, but when a body part versus our mind communicates with us, it has a much different feel. We are so used to overthinking and using our minds that the simplicity of the knowledge coming through from our bodies may cause us to doubt the message. If a power struggle occurs between parent and child, it is quite likely the child will become overly concerned with perfection or will act in oppositional or passive-aggressive ways. When a child feels that he has to choose between himself and a parent, it creates a no-win situation. Later in life, relationships for that individual may be fraught with power struggles or a splitting defense where people are perceived as either all good or all bad. In DID, these same dynamics are at work. First, there is a fear of abandonment. Second, there is a feeling of having to choose between self and others so as to be a good person. The fear of individuation becomes terrifying. Ages three to six are the time of life when children begin to learn about social roles and what it means to be male or female within society. It is a period when peer relationships are very important and learning how to get along with others and create a sense of belonging is crucial. This time presents a wonderful teaching opportunity for parents.

What Yvonne said finally struck a chord in Vanessa, and she focused on her negative thinking for the first time. She knew that her behavior with the water bed was ridiculous, but she hadn't put the threads together. Now she would need to show up for her grief, feel it, and deal with it herself. She finally understood that until she showed up for her life, no one else would. For the next few years, Vanessa thought about who she was in the world, not in relation to her destiny as a doctor's wife, or anyone else's wife for that matter. She volunteered at charities because she wanted to, and she began to search for her favorite place in the world instead of being fixated on some guy's favorite spot. She started to see her life as a seed that needed nurturing, not as a vine that was growing on someone else's wall. She realized that looking at the other person kept her distracted from the real work in the relationship--herself. After continuing to work on herself for a few years, she met a great guy named Hank, who loved Vanessa for who she was. The water-bed incident became nothing more than a story that got rolled out every few parties by Vanessa or someone else. Star Agate: (-> Immune System, Protection and Boundary Setting) Opalized Petrified Wood: (-> Metabolism and Detoxification) Jade (Jadeite/Nephrite): (-> Metabolism) Green Tourmaline (Verdelite): (-> Metabolism, Autonomic Nervous System) Choosing the Right Crystal An Analytical Approach What sort of problems are you experiencing? If several, which are the most prominent? Begin by narrowing down the list of possible crystals to use by choosing one of the general section headings (Regeneration, Harmonization and Balance. Turn to the relevant section and look for the crystal that best fits your symptoms.