Inner Authority

Another term for inner authority is “Sovereignty”.  It means you are the king or queen of your castle.  You are self-determining and nobody makes your decisions for you.  You know what you want and what you are willing to sacrifice (pay or compromise) to get what you want.  

Inner authority is not something we’re taught.  In fact, it is discouraged, at least in Canada and likely throughout North America, probably Europe (anywhere where hierarchy and adherence to rules is the norm).  Children are taught to sit down, sit still, behave, be good, be nice.  Very few children actually want to do or be any of these things.  As young adults, we are taught to use our minds, to think, to plan for the (imaginary) future, to decide, to be practical.  But most tools we are given are outdated and irrelevant.  I would argue, that using our rational mind to make decisions, is itself, outdated.  We have better options now, options that bring us into our very hearts.


We can see this lack of inner authority by the amount of repetition we encounter, everybody repeating the same thing, over and over again.  “We are all in this together”, for example.  I hear these words and I cringe.  Do we really believe that?  Aren’t there still homeless people begging for food, trying to scrape together a little bit just to survive?  Are we, collectively, actually ready and willing to do something for the marginalized?  Don’t most people shut down their hearts in order to walk by, unaffected? 

My inner authority dictates to me:  remain open-hearted and don’t believe everything you see or hear, especially when it’s on repeat.  I don’t get it perfect, but I’m not about to base my decisions on what everybody else is doing.  Nor am I going to base my decisions on fear, hatred or greed.  I’m going to take as long as I need to make my choices and nobody has the right to influence me.  That’s my inner sanctum, that’s my inner authority.  It means that I am the only one responsible for my life and that I am fully responsible to deal with every situation in my life, no exceptions.  This is the price of freedom.  This is the price of sovereignty.  

Signs that you are denying your inner authority:

  • You find that people get you to do things that you really aren’t up for;
  • You have become exhausted, doing everything for everybody;
  • You are unsure of what you want;
  • You have a difficult time making decisions;
  • You find others take advantage of you;
  • You have a hard time standing up for yourself;
  • You have difficulty finding your place in life.


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This is a Topic That needs some Attention

Whatever your thoughts or feelings on terminating a pregnancy,  the women that choose or are forced to go through this ordeal, still need support, understanding and compassion.  This is not an easy choice for anybody and the tissues will often hold onto events terminally.

Nobody is claiming that abortion or termination is a wonderful solution, and it is not my position to pass judgements.  Women make this hard and life-changing decision based on their circumstances, based on the quality of life their potential child might have.  And then, the action or event is often negated, forgotten and never spoken about again.  

As somebody who performs a great deal of physical examination and who is sensitive to the emotional and energetic patterns present in the tissues, I think it’s important for me to let women know that they will likely need some support, nurturance and tissue liberation after choosing to terminate.

What I have seen in women who have had abortions is varied from person to person.  Sometimes the pain lodges in the heart as a buried longing, sometimes it manifests in the mental field, sometimes physical changes take place within the uterus.  But for the woman trying to get pregnant after a termination (even from years in the past), I feel it is important that the uterus  is assessed for the emotional impact and scarring.

The uterus has its own function, purpose and desire/drive.  It’s not communicating any of this in an intellectual way, not with words.  The tissues have a very different kind of intelligence and expression.  The job of the uterus is to hold on and to nurture until the time is right.  A woman may rationally decide that a pregnancy needs to be terminated, or they may feel they don’t have a choice, but this does not mean that the tissues will be unaffected, even in the best of circumstances.

I have seen uteri in states of trauma years after an abortion.  The tissues in these instances are generally dense and tight and this is referring to the physical texture of the tissue itself.  It would be very difficult for a fertilized egg to nest into such an environment – it is impenetrable.  In it’s receptive state, the uterine lining is spongy, porous – this allows a fertilized egg some place to land, implant and grow.  And with a bit of skilled work this natural receptivity of the tissues can be returned.

This is not to imply that terminations always result in problems with implantation and I am certain implantation issues can exist even when there has never been a termination.   But this situation saddens my heart, especially when a couple deeply desires a child.  There can be so much guilt and shame and missed opportunities.  It doesn’t need to be this way.

If you find yourself in this situation, please reach out to me.



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Manual Assessment vs. Blood work

We seem to have collective misconceptions about findings in blood work or imaging.  Firstly, that we have fool-proof means by which we can test for every known condition. 

Secondly, that if and when something is found, it definitively pinpoints the problem. 

Thirdly – that these more ‘advanced’ methods of testing are superior to what can be assessed by plain observation and physical examination.

We want to believe there is a guarantee on the accuracy and reliability of our health care system.  This does not exist.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not opposed to diagnostic imaging or blood work.  Everything can be useful and I, myself go in for routine blood work.  But we should not discard what we have readily available, that has a history and track record and that can offer profound insight.  When I want an in-depth understanding of the patterns present along with the overall and most pressing issues, I turn to physical exam.


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  • So-called “Liver Function Tests”, do not actually check for the functioning of the liver.
  • Some hormones are best checked at particular times of the day (.e.g TSH for thyroid)
  • Some hormones are almost never checked, even when indicated (e.g. insulin).
  • There are hundred of hormones, and millions of molecules in the human body.  Some are transient, we literally cannot test for everything.
  • Consider the difference between deductive thinking and reductive reasoning and you will see the difference between labs and physical exam.

Blood Work vs. Physical Exam

I am a huge proponent of performing a thorough, old-fashioned physical exam.  And I take it one (or two) step(s) further.

  1. Blood work and imaging can all be found normal despite there being a dysfunction easily found on physical exam.  I’ve seen this many times when I find a thyroid tumor or growth on a person with otherwise perfectly normal labs.
  2. I perform a subtle physical exam where I check for functional movement relative to a particular tissue.  Function leads to assessment and assessment provides options for treatment.
  3. Blood work checks for frank disease and is a means to diagnose.  Diagnosis dictates treatment.
  4. When something shows up on blood work, it means the underlying process has been going on for some time.  Blood work will catch things, but often when past the point of being easily reversible.
  5. The hands are several times more visually acute than the eyes.  For a trained and experience practitioner, the hands provide a visual interpretation of what is actually present.
  6. The hands provide qualitative and quantitative measurements: size, shape, firmness, flexibility, movement, mobility, motility, vigour and more. Whereas, blood work provides one number which is then compared to an average; and an image provides a snapshot that needs to be interpreted without the benefit of knowing texture, mobility, flexibility, energy or motility.

Is your soul with you?


You soul is multidimensional

It’s kind of hard to fathom or imagine.  When I first came into contact with this teaching, which I can’t really, truly understand (who can?), I had to sleep for a really long time to process it.  What does that mean, multidimensional?

Well – for starters, your soul is not limited to one place and time, it can be in many places and many times all at once.  It might be (probably is) living other lives and the soul might not be a single entity or unity – it might be a constellation of universal qualities that come together temporarily to have an experience.  Those universal qualities live with or without you, and can exist everywhere and every-time at once and in different combinations.  You and I, we are likely not the centre of our soul’s universe, but we are important, because we (you and I) are the ones that make choices in this life and we have something to express.  And we can help our souls fulfill their purpose and help it have a more enjoyable ride.  Your actions and decisions count.

I consider the soul to be the animating force of the body, the light that fuels the cells and actually makes them alive.  To me, there is no separation between the body and the soul.  But there might be areas where the soul is less present (think of being squeezed out).  These are the tight areas, regions that are blocked off and that eventually stagnate and become diseased.  Why would an area be blocked off?  This is where our choice comes in.  

Generally speaking we try to avoid pain.  When something is very painful, emotionally or physically we tend to ignore it, block it, tune it out.  But these painful areas are probably the most interesting and invigorating places upon which we can place our attention.  Here’s the take-home message: those problematic areas, those pains (not always where the sensation lives) are where our imagined and unhelpful constructs live.  These are the constructs not founded in truthfulness and alignment.  The pain is our signal that whatever exists there does not resonate and the living part of our material body is having a conflict with that particular pattern, attitude or belief.  And our response?  Generally we turn it off, ignore it and pretend its not there so we can go back to being PRODUCTIVE.  

When your soul is not engaged in your life (i.e. your life and decisions are based on thinking), your life loses it’s meaning.  It starts to feel like you’re going through the motions, there is a distinct lack of joyfulness and satisfaction.  You might have everything you need materially, even socially, but it’s not satisfying.  Because you’re not feeding your soul, there’s disconnect.  I’ve been there, it’s not pleasant and it’s a hard place to come back from.  

If you’re lucky, your soul will provide guidance.  If you’re not lucky, it’s because you’re probably not listening.  If you persist in not listening, you may have to contend with an empty and unsatisfying life.  

What feeds your soul?  

  • Your honest experience.  There are many parts to this.  To keep it simple, we often have ideas about what is acceptable, to us and society.  What is not accepted gets pushed down and denied.  We block it out – at first this is emotional, but it later becomes a physical, neurological block.  Parts of us go numb.  We go numb.
  • Would you believe your pain feeds your soul?  It has come for the experience, it has no problem with pain.  You and I often have a problem with pain and discomfort.    I have encountered souls with attitude:  “So what? Doesn’t bother me.”. 
  • Daydreaming.  It only counts if it’s free, unfettered dreaming, not catastrophizing or trying to manipulate an outcome.  You know what I mean.  I’m talking about exploration, that which feels like you’re venturing into new and exciting territory.  Why bother?  I can’t have what I truly want?
  • Giving yourself freedom.  I mean freedom from the judgements, which ultimately come from society and conditioning.  Your mind is just a receiver for thoughts (which just exist in space), who cares if you tune into a “disturbing” thought, who cares if you watch a film on the zombie apocalypse?  It’s okay, it’s not a reflection of your true self.  Our expectation of ourselves to meet approval from society ultimately stifles us and our communication with our souls.

**As a special note – we don’t learn anything new by sticking with what is known.  And the person who believes they know everything  is also the person who can’t learn anything.  We can’t advance any science or exploration by believing that everything is known and that we should stick within acceptable guidelines.  Being acceptable is a noose around an otherwise perfectly joyful life.