Category Archives: Self Help

Healing ebooks for Children

Are you seeking some helpful Ebooks for childrens’ wellness?  If so, this is a great place to start.  The website to a great author’s page is, which includes currently complimentary eBooks! “Heal Your Body, With Your Mind” – This children’s book is based on guided imagery and by changing the thoughts in the mind, it possible to change the body. This book is designed to help children with illness, pain, discomfort, hurt, sickness, and etc. Take your child on a journey of peace and healing. This is a great bedtime story and the more it is read, the better success your child will have healing themselves. This book is designed to be read to your child.

Intimacy Meditations

Lately, my meditations center around Intimacy. The frequency of which it is longingly spoken of by both genders has been sucker punching me with astounding regularity in the last few months. Love and Intimacy Fear of Intimacy How to achieve Intimacy It is everywhere in the media, obnoxious in its ubiquity.  Clients talk about lacking it, friends chat about it in various public places and everyone, in a relationship or not, wants it or to somehow improve it. As I listen deeply to the content of conversations around this most confusing of subjects, it becomes obvious that few really know what it is.  Some call manipulative jabbering intimacy, while others seem obsessed with domesticating it and yoking to a predetermined course.

Making Friends in Your Later Years

One of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts‘ wonderful life coaches,  Richard Seaman was the professional advice behind this article, written by Ashley Macha, from AZ Central.  Here is some helpful information we would like to share on behalf of Richard, who so graciously volunteered to offer his professional life coaching advice to all. How important is friendship at any age? Friendships create a unique, safe place for us to be ourselves and more importantly to have a place we can be seen, heard and know that what we have to say matters to someone else – there is a witnessing of another person’s life.

Healing Powers of Archangel Raphael

Pronounced RAH-fee-uhl, Raphael means “God heals” or “God has healed.” Raphael is the Archangel of healing. Raphael heals physical bodies as well as mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Helps with: Eliminating or reducing addictions and crav­ings, healing on all levels, guidance and support for healers, physical and spiritual eyesight, clairvoyance, and finding lost pets. Color Vibration: Green Gemstones: Jade, Aventurine Invocation: I ask Archangel Raphael to surround me in his healing vibration of emerald-green light. I am in need of heal­ing at this time, and I ask that you infuse me with your healing energy.

The Beauty of Numerology

Numerology has been defined for thousands of years as the study of the significance of numbers and how they shape one’s destiny.  The Egyptians and Babylonians both used it over 10,000 years ago.  Pythagoras, a mathematician whose theories are still in use today, is believed to have officially organized Numerology in Greece over 2,500 years ago.  Numerology has been used in every culture throughout history to decipher the hidden meaning of a person’s life by analyzing their name and date of their birth.  After all, it is the universal language, right?   The perspective of a person’s life here on Earth as a manifestation of an aspect of the Divine is interpreted through the significance of these numbers.  A person’s life purpose, character, luck, career, and the lessons they teach and learn are all defined primarily by the date of birth and secondarily by their name given at birth.  So now you’re thinking, ‘What is my birth path number?


Your birth path number, suggesting your overall path in life and place in the world, is based on your complete birth date.  It is simple to calculate.  Add up the digits of your birth data, and keep “reducing” (explained via the example below) to a single digit.
If your birthday is April 28, 1968, for example, note it as follows:


  • Birth Month is April, which is the 4th month = 4
  • Birth Day is 28 = 28
  • Birth Year is 1968 = 1968.
  • Add up the digits of all of these numbers: 4+2+8+1+9+6+8 = 38
  • Further “reduce” this number to a single digit by adding its digits: 3+8 = 11
  • And then further reduce it, if necessary: 1+1 = 2


The final digit, 2, is the Birth Path Number!

To find out what  YOUR  BIRTH NUMBER means, visit and scroll down to find your number!  🙂

You can also do the same with YOUR BIRTH NAME, using this letter to number conversion chart.


Numerology is primarily a fun Self-Help Tool.  Love it or hate it, but the thought is, it allows you to gain greater insight and understanding into your true nature and inner being.  It reveals aspects of your personality and character in a way that is fresh and inspiring, changing the way you look at yourself.  After all, self-knowledge is the key to freedom and success, right?  Knowing your strengths and weaknesses can ultimately help you in every aspect of life.  Learn how to look at life in a whole new life and become passionate about your future!  If you learn to use the art of numerology wisely, you can channel the powerful vibrations that are universally emitted by the creation of numbers and can be put into a form to which you can understand.  Thus the numbers will guide you successfully through life.  Make sense?
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts’ Founder, KC Miller, is passionate about Numerology.  In a recent interview, she was more than happy to share some insights on what it does for her, and what her number is!

KC’s destiny number is 5:  7+2+4+1+9+5+4=32 or 3+2=5

5= hard work; craves work of deep impact; restless to do work of substance.

Does this number fit you KC? “Yes, absolutely, now that I realize the true meaning.  There was a time I thought it meant a life of hard work.  That sounded ‘hard’ to me.  However, now I realize that ‘hard’ should read as deep, value, mission driven work.”

How did you learn about numerology? “It seems like I have always known about it.  One book I can remember reading was Dan Millman’s, “The Life You Were Born to Live: A Guide to Finding Your Life Purpose.”

KC, do you make decisions based upon numerology? “Some; for example, how to price my artwork or I might look at it if I am trying to choose a special date.  I usually use it as the ‘is.’  When I know an address, someone’s birthday, name, etc.  Addresses are fascinating.”

Reiki Classes For Children

In 2007 when I learned Reiki I knew in my heart that I had to teach it.  I thought that it could be the solution to the world’s problems.  If only everyone could learn and incorporate it into their lives, it would bring peace to the world.

Reiki is a healing energy that comes from Spirit into us, and is channeled through our hands to wherever/whomever we intend to send it.  This energy feels like being filled with waves of love, it is very gentle and relaxing and it helps to balance the body/mind and spirit, bringing that way whatever that person is ready to receive at the moment and always for the greatest and highest good.
Reiki stands for everything that is Love;it teaches allowance and trust in a Higher Intelligence, but must of all it made me feel so much peace.  It has taught me to get out of my own way and believe that Spirit knows what is really needed.

Having grown in a very conservative Catholic family, I was getting into uncharted territory, trying something that was so different.  What I learned through the process is that it really is not that different, Reiki made me feel so much closer to Spirit and so much respect for life… I learned about giving and receiving, and how it can help in our relations with everything and everyone.

At the time my children were 8 and 10 years old.  They both enjoyed receiving it.  It was for them that I organized my first “Reiki for Kids” class.  I had been teaching it to adults for a while and knew that it had to be done differently in order to keep them engaged and having fun!

I was in for an incredible experience!  The kids knew this loving energy in their hearts.  They understood it and didn’t really need so many “words” as we adults do.  They embraced it immediately!

So that summer, I created a class for 6 kids at my home, where they would learn first and second degree Reiki in a week….

During class they learned about the history of Reiki and about Dr. Usui.  We talked about the principles and each gave examples of how they apply them in their lives.  The attunements were done individually in a separate room.  They took turns while they waited doing art work.  Chakras and colors were easy for them, as we made up a game to learn them.  They finger-painted the symbols in huge rolls of paper while focusing on how they perceived each energy.  They practiced the mental/emotional healing on each other as they provided feedback to their partner.

Long distance Reiki was a lot of fun too.  They brought pictures and stuffed animals.  They also created a Reiki box as a project, where they painted, cut and pasted, and then we dedicated them, so that whenever they gave Reiki to the box, they knew they were sending Reiki to whatever o whomever they had inside the box, like pictures and names of family members and friends.
We used every opportunity throughout out class days to practice.  They gave Reiki to plants and connected with their energy fields.  They gave Reiki to my Labrador while she fell into a complete and  blissful sleep.  They chose crystals from my collection, charged them, learned what their properties are, and learned how they could be used for healing.  They also gave Reiki to their food and water to bring out the very best in them.

They learned how to give a proper session.  These were very short and there was a lot of conversation going on.  It was all about what they were experiencing in the moment and how good it was to be able to help someone else at the same time they received the energy themselves.  It made them feel empowered and connected to God.

What I loved the must was seeing them practice on each other.  Five kids around the Reiki table standing in different places and trusting their intuition and what their hands were telling them, knowing that whatever way they chose to do it would be just perfect.

In my experience as a mother and Reiki Master, Reiki is a tool that all kids could benefit from.  It empowers them, making  them confident that they can handle a stomach ache or a bandaged knee.  It teaches them how to relax so they can handle situations in a more balanced  matter.  It teaches them the power of their thoughts and their intentions so they can direct them in a positive way.

About the Guest Author: Magda Theil is a Reiki Master/Teacher, Registered Polarity Therapist and Transformational Hypnotherapist.  She gives healing sessions helping people that have back and/or neck pain that are looking to heal the root of the problem and not only their symptoms.  She also gives public presentations on Holistic Healing and back pain.  For more information on Reiki Classes for Children with Magda, or for adults, please check her website or contact her  Facebook: Magdalena Thiel

Developmental Psychology the Hero Within

Some people say that heroes are born and not made, that heroism is a matter of fate, but if heroes are made, who – or what – “makes” them?  When you think about it, what HERO would you say you represent and why?  What are your hero qualities? In Southwest Institute of Healing Arts’ “Developmental Psychology – The Hero Within” course, learn and recognize the developmental stages and archetypes of clients’ growth and where emotional or physical injuries may have occurred.  Here you will write an advertisement identifying qualities of a HERO.  Exploration and overview of the HERO’s journey will be presented.

Finding Spirit in the Modern World

Countless people go through their daily routines without a connection to Spirit.  Spirit is an important part of holistic health; it is also one that is missing in many people’s lives.  Some individuals rush through their days, always saying tomorrow, or next week is when they will get to the things they enjoy doing.  Many allow the busyness that is the modern way of life to consume them.  They rush their children by saying, “come on hurry up, we don’t have time for that,” or “no honey I don’t have time to play, I have to work” and “gosh I am going to be late there isn’t enough time in the day.”
Yet everyone is given the same amount of time in a day, 24 hours, to work, play, love, and find Spirit.  Some are lucky in that their work or play fills what their Spirit needs to stay healthy.  Today, most people are focused on making and spending money more so than filling their Spirit or finding it.  They seek a magic pill to fix them when they are unsure of what is wrong.  Sometimes they try to fill this void that should be their spirit with caffeine, drugs, alcohol, energy drinks, the internet, sex and staying busy all the time.  They say they don’t have time to find that hobby, read that book or take that walk in nature.  They work a job because it pays the bills and not because it fills their Spirit.

Finding Spirit isn’t hard, and it doesn’t take a lot of time to be honest.  Finding Spirit can and will make people happier and healthier.  It takes work but it can be done.  Below are some things one can do to find Spirit in their life.

  • Slow down – stop rushing; look at your schedule and ask what is important and must be done today, what can wait, and what you can ask someone else to  do.  Can your husband pick up the dry cleaning today and save you five minutes?  Do the kids really need to be in so many activities that you don’t have dinner as a family?  Who are you rushing for; is it for yourself or others?
  • Take a walk during your lunch break; it’s your time – use it.  Connect to nature; if a walk is not something you can’t do, journal, read a book, meditate, pray, or just BE.  Allow yourself this time to recharge and listen to your Spirit.
  • Look at your job, does it reward you?  Is it what you have always wanted to do or is it to just pay the bills?  Ask yourself is this WHO you are or is it WHAT you do?  If it’s WHAT you do, then WHO are you?  What changes can you make so that you can become WHO you are?
  • Ask yourself what is it you really want and need; do you need that new car every three years?  Do your kids need all the toys in the world when they are not home to enjoy them?
  • Have dinner at the table every night, as a family if you have one.  If you are single and don’t want to eat alone, invite a friend, or a neighbor over to share your meal.  Take the time to connect with them; this will help you find your Spirit.
  • Mediation – make time to just be and still your mind; find guided meditations that you love or just simple, sit down and just BE in the moment.  Just sit there and do not think of anything.  Allow your mind to listen to the Spirit within and what it’s telling you.
  • And probably one of the biggest ones – Learn to say NO!  It’s okay to tell someone you can’t help them or do something for them.  It’s okay to say, “NO I am sorry I can’t do that.”  It’s okay to take time for yourself.  In the end you will find Spirit and become much more AT PEACE.

This list is in no way all inclusive, but you will find that if you even begin to TRY to find yoiu Spirit, that you will start to see things differently, and life will become easier.  Not everything will work for everyone; not everyone can leave and change jobs quickly to fill their Spirit.  However, they can find a few minutes in a day to feed their Spirit be it with music, art, a walk in the woods, or reading a book.  Slow down and enjoy life.  Listen to that voice inside; it’s telling you what you need to hear.  Having everything in life isn’t worth it if you can’t enjoy it.

Guest Author:  Charise Clarke is a spiritual coach, healer, Reiki student, an instrument of the divine, and a student at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Her diverse background and life experiences has led her to fulfill her calling of healing and nurturing others, gently guiding each individual in their own unique process in order to achieve their highest potential.  Connect with Charise at

Energy for Life Project

ATTENTION ENERGY PRACTITIONERS:   Are you willing to donate one day of your life to help the “Energy for Life” Project?  The “Energy for Life” Project was born out of witnessing a close friend’s struggle with Stage iv Metastatic Breast Cancer.  Barb Holland saw needless suffering on her friend’s part because she either did not know what resources were available to her, she found out months down the road, or she didn’t have the money to take advantage of them.  This resulted in an extremely stressful situation for her; she was not able to calm down enough to create the peaceful mind set that she needed to heal. Barb Holland, the creator of  “Energy For Life” became very upset that women were being handed…