Surrender

“Spiritual work is a continuous willingness to let things go as they arise.”~ David R. Hawkins

What is possible when one continually surrenders? We find happiness within us when we make letting go a part of our life process. It is part of our divine nature to be happy. It is a choice I make everyday. You can choose to embrace your divine nature to be the joy you are, in-spite of life’s challenges.

The past several months have been a journey of surrendering at a whole new level for me. I let go of a relationship I had held onto for years. I let go of a business that I had spent seven years building. I let go of my perception of what thought I wanted to create. I let go of writing my book, blogging, and being on the radio. Most of all, I let go of “trying to make things happen.” I am a mover and a shaker. It is in my nature to get things done, shake things up, and make it happen. I know when to push and  I know when to let go and trust. Well I experienced a whole new level of surrendering that has brought about an unshakable peace within me. Just when you think you are doing great, God says, “wait there is more! I can give you so much more! If you are willing to receive.”  I completely surrendered myself to God and allowed myself to completely trust my higher self to flow with spirit. I connected to a deep sense of peace and love for myself. I gained a greater appreciation for my life and those that have been apart of my life experience so far. I learned to love the unknown instead of feeling uncomfortable with it. There is so much knowledge gained through surrendering control.

My message to you this month is to practice surrendering more than you have in the past. Here are some steps you can take to learn how to let go and surrender.

1.Make a conscious effort to feel your feelings as they come up, acknowledge them, and surrender them to God. As you go about your day recognize how you deal with your feelings. Do you acknowledge them? Do you do something to distract yourself so you don’t have to feel?
2. Write in a journal. Writing brings awareness of our true feelings and opens the door to inspiration.Keeping a notepad by your bed is a great way to start writing. Technology is used so much on a daily basis. Writing is great way to detach from technology and connect to your true self.
3. Write your negative emotions on a piece of paper and burn it. This tool allows the energy to be transformed into something else.
4.Do visualizations. You can visualize yourself in nature communicating with God. Feeling that connection through visualization can help you to feel safe to let go and surrender your worries, emotions, and thoughts over to God.
5.Write affirmations down and hang them around the house. One of the affirmations I have posted on my bathroom wall says,” I take the path of least resistance.” It is so exciting when you live the affirmations you have been saying for a while!!!

Surrendering allows you to flow with your life experiences.You will find happiness in your daily life as you practice surrendering. This is the path that allows you to flow with life instead of fighting it. Some experiences we have no control over and some we can create. We can have peace and happiness in both. We can gain knowledge and understanding of the mysteries of God through the art of surrendering.

Surrendering sometimes means we need to ask for assistance. After we have done all we can, we let go, and trust the angels will come to assist us. One of my angels is my friend Dr. Eve Agee. Eve is a life coach and the director of her coaching academy. You can learn more about Eve at www.eveagee.com. I had worked  hard for many years trying to overcome my financial struggles with raising four children on my own. I found myself exhausted from the journey and didn’t realize how hard I had pushed myself to succeed. So I reached out for help. After the first session with Eve my life started to shift. The things I had been working on to create in my life showed up faster! My income doubled and I received inspiration on what to do with my business. I also began listening to my affirmation CD everyday from my phone. I am now living those affirmations I created on the CD. WOW! Powerful changes occurred when I surrendered and was open to receiving assistance. This was a very humbling experience for me. I am usually the one who is supporting everyone else. Surrendering and opening up to someone allowed me to receive more in my life. I received more money,love,happiness,inspiration,and trust in God. I discovered giving and receiving are the same. It feels free to give and to receive.

Another gift that I received through surrendering was becoming  better at co-creating with God. Learning to be a creator is part of our divine destiny. Many people practice the law of attraction. The law of attraction is a great truth, however, there are higher truths available for us to receive but only if we seek them. If I want to know how to create I ask God directly, then I listen for the answer, or message he sends me from others. When we are in alignment with God, surrender control, remain detached from the outcome, everything we create comes to us effortlessly.


Love and light,
Johnna Andrea Tuttle 

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Your Body Speaks

If you are willing to be still and listen,you can hear and understand what your body is saying to you. I want to share an experience with you. Last week I had oral surgery. I had a tooth that fractured and needed to be extracted. I was sad at first, however, I knew I had done everything I could to save the tooth.My journey of an extracted tooth began 15 years ago when I had a root canal.Ten years later the dentist added a crown to the same tooth. Five years after the crown the tooth fractured and needed to be extracted. It has been quite the process to save my tooth. I never thought this would be something I would have to go through. I thought that I had always taken good care of my teeth. I reflected on the choices I made prior to the root canal. I was addicted to sugar and didn’t pay much attention to nutrition and oral health. The consequences were cavities and a root canal. If there are any changes you need to make in your oral health make them now. Don’t wait until it is too late.

When I became pregnant with my son, I decided to eliminate sugar from my diet. I also learned about massage therapy, juicing, and meditation. A whole new level of health and healing had opened up to me and I started to be more conscious of what I ate and what choices I made to elevate stress. I began to educate myself about toxins and how to remove them from my body. The more I started to love and accept my body, the more aware I became of what to products to use on my body and what foods to eat. I learned about the harmful effects of fluoride and started using natural toothpaste. Eliminating sugar, eating a plant based diet, and using natural toothpaste without fluoride changed my oral health. I have had no cavities since the root canal 15 years ago. I also enjoy emotional balance from the elimination of sugar from my diet.

Why am I sharing this with you??? I care about your health!!!!!! No one taught me how to eat properly and how to listen to my body. I had to learn  the importance of self-love, and self-care through a lot of pain and suffering. You can choose pain or self love as a motivator for change. Pain is a way for your body to get your attention!!!! Your body is speaking to you letting you know you are out of balance. It could be physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual.It is our responsibility to STOP and listen to our body.

The body can heal itself. Letting go of the judgment of whether it is bad or good frees your body to just go through the healing process. It is just an experience! Let it be what it is and become the observer of your pain. Allow your spirit to share insights of what your experience is about. Allow whatever emotions you feel  inside of you to release. Forget what your mind is telling you about the experience and allow the miracle of your body to speak eternal truths. Our bodies hold the wisdom of ages through the voice of our soul. If you ignore your pain, numb your pain with toxic chemical substances, or avoid your pain through addictive behaviors, you cover up the miracle of who you are and the power you have within you to heal.

The greatest gift I have given to myself is making choices out of self love instead of pain and suffering. I no longer need to wait until the pain too great to make a change. Choosing to love myself and make choices to keep my body in balance allows me to go through experiences with grace and ease. Resisting pain or challenges only intensifies it. As I am open and learn to grow and flow with the pains in life, I allow my body to experience life with sacredness and honor of the miracle I am.

You are a miracle! Your body is a sacred and holy temple for your spirit. Listen to your feelings, express them, and allow the energy of your feelings to be released without judgment. Our feelings are our truth in the moment.Making it a practice to speak your truth will set you free. Freedom is yours when you are willing to be still and listen to your body speak.

Here are some of the things I enjoy doing to bring my body into balance:
1. Meditate- Meditation allows our mind to become quiet so our spirit can observe the energy of what is going on in our body. It opens our connection to our Creator so we can allow healing love and light to nourish our body and spirit.It also allows us to expand our awareness of our self  and receive inspiration for our life.

2.Yoga-Yoga helps us learn to breathe into the areas of tension when we hold a pose. Increasing our flexibility helps us to be more flexible with life. It also allows us to connect to our body, mind, and spirit with power and intention.

3.Juicing-Juicing cleanses our body of toxins and brings vitality to our cells. It increases our energy and heals the body. I juiced ginger,cucumber,and carrots to ease pain after my oral surgery instead of using prescriptions or Tylenol. It worked great!!

4.Sound Healing-Playing beautiful music can sooth the soul,calm the mind, and bring our body into balance. I also use crystal bowl sound healing to bring my chakras into balance.

5.Gemstones-Gemstones promote healing and awakening on every level- body,mind,emotions,and spirit. You can wear gemstone necklaces or do self therapy treatments to help bring your body into balance. You can find our more about healing with gemstones by sending me an email at andreaswellnesscenter@gmail.com.

6.Nutrition- When we eat  balanced meals of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains our bodies are balanced. We can focus more effectively, and our energy increases. There are foods that increase our energy and foods that decrease our energy. Making the best personal choices for our body comes through awareness of what we eat and how we feel after we eat it. If the food you eat doesn’t increase your energy after eating it, then it is time to reconsider your food choices.

7. Writing in a Journal- Writing helps us process our feelings in a healthy way. I also encourage my clients to keep two journals. The first one is to use to write down all feelings. I also suggest burning the pages when they are ready. Burning the pages is a physical action to transform the energy into something else. This is a great healing tool for people needing to release anger, fear,hurt, grief, and shame. The other journal is used as a creation journal. This is where I invite my clients to write down positive affirmations, goals, and dreams. There is great power in writing our goals down. I have manifested 21 desires this past year. A creation journal was one of the tools I used to manifest what I want.

8.Nature- Nature is one of the most powerful healing gifts for our bodies. The life force that comes from the earth balances our chakras, clears our mind, and awakens our soul. Spending time in nature is essential for our well being. If you don’t have time, make time! Even if you just spend a few minutes in the sun or lay on the grass it will make a huge difference in your life.

9.Detox Bath- An Epsom salt bath is great for relaxation and detoxification. I use 1-2 cups of epsom salt, lavender essential oil, and Master’s Miracle Soap for a great energy clearing,relaxing, and detoxing bath.I also like to add some beautiful music and candles for ambiance.

10.Self Love- It takes self-love to make the choices we need to keep our body healthy and balanced. Our thoughts about our-self is a reflection of how we treat our self and others. Having positive self talk is essential to our health. Transformation begins with a thought to believe the truth. Which is that you are loved! You are lovable! You are perfect as you are in this moment! You are growing and learning on your spiritual journey. Enjoy your life without judgment of yourself and others. Life is blissful when you do!

Love and light,

Johnna Andrea Tuttle

Copyright © October 20, 2016, Andrea’s Wellness Center, All rights reserved

Gratitude

November is the month we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.It is a reminder to be grateful for all the blessings in our life.I have taught in my workshops that being grateful is a way of life and a state of mind rather than something we do once in a while or for the holiday season. Human beings have a tendency to be pulled down by negativity too easily. It takes spiritual strength to find the positive and good in the daily challenges of life.

Living in gratitude is more than just being thankful for what we have or thinking positively. It is feeling compassion, appreciation, and connection to others and our Creator. Let me share an example from my book Celestial Living Reflections on Love and Faith.

One evening I came home from work and was very tired. I had been working as a massage therapist 40 hours a week, which required a lot of strength and energy from me emotionally and physically. I reached for a package of salad mix that had been washed, cut, and ready to use. As I was sitting at the table I began to think of all the people that it took to grow the vegetables, harvest the vegetables,transport the vegetables to the store, and those that worked at the store to sell me the food. Something powerful awakened in me that opened a deeper level of gratitude and connection to everything and everyone on the planet. I was receiving A GIFT from many people! I felt honored through the service of so many to bring me this food that was so convenient for me to eat at this particular time. I felt like a queen eating this $3.00 package of pre-mixed salad.An enormous amount of love expanded within me and out towards all people on the earth. This spiritual experience changed how I view everything and everyone in my life.

Living in gratitude opens our eyes and our heart to love more deeply. Gratitude allows us to experience more compassion, to increases our appreciation for life, and feel our connection to humanity.

I have felt deeply loved by God through the goodness of others. Whether I have known them or not I feel the connection we have with each other and my life is blessed.

May you take some time to ponder how others may bless your life today and always.

Love and light,

Johnna Andrea Tuttle

Copyright © November 30, 2016, Andrea’s Wellness Center, All rights reserved

Listening to Love

I have made it a priority to listen more deeply to those who are in my life. Whether it is my children, clients, friends, strangers, or acquaintances, I know everyone has something to offer. We can deepen our relationship with others if we are willing to listen on a soul level. Some people are natural listeners, other people struggle with being a good listener. I believe that if you don’t have a natural gift to listen it is something that can be learned with practice.
Here are some lessons I have learned to become a better listener.
1. Listen to our Soul: When we tune into listening to our soul and the voice of our creator, we can learn to listen to others more deeply.Conflict can be caused by judgment of another’s behavior, not being heard or valued,and not feeling free to speak their true feelings.When someones is critical of themselves they are usually critical of others. When we learn to listen and understand ourselves we can create the safe space to listen to others.Finding value in who you are opens the opportunity to find value in what other’s have to share.
2.Look beyond Behavior: Understanding that human beings behave both consciously and unconsciously. Their behavior has nothing to do with us. They are acting out of their own free agency, whether it be positive or negative you can choose not to let it affect you.As a parent I have learned to look beyond my child’s behavior to fully understand their feelings.When I create a space for feelings to be shared freely the behavior changes in a positive way.The importance of being HEARD is transforming for the individual being heard and for the one listening. Becoming a good listener invites you to become a more loving compassionate human being.
3.Everyone has a Message: When you listen on a soul level with another human being to can learn truth from their experiences. Every soul has gained wisdom through their life experience. When we share that truth the listener and the one sharing can expand in wisdom. Truth expands when shared and received.
4. Be Present:Giving our undivided attention invites others to feel of our spirit and for us to feel theirs.This level of listening goes beyond words.

A personal experience I had last week reminded me how important it is to stop and listen to our loved ones.This experience is what inspired me to write to you today. I was sitting on my couch reading while my daughter Taylor and son Tristan were doing their homework. I had already planned the next day with projects I needed to get done for my coaching program, website, and networking. I was having problems with my website and needed to work on it to get it resolved so I could complete my other projects. I was looking forward to having time to work on it the next day.As I was sitting there my son said “Mom can you come get me for lunch tomorrow?” In that moment everything stopped for me. Tristan had never asked me this before. There was something in his voice that was longing. I felt something inside of me. I felt more than just words, instead I felt his spirit. I told him I would do what I can and mentioned what I needed to get done tomorrow. I am a person who enjoys giving someone I love surprises.  I began figuring out how I could get what I needed done to fix my website. I found a company that could take care of everything I needed and they did it quicker than I would of. I decided to surprise Tristan at school the next day. I will never forget the smile on my son’s face when he came around the corner and I was standing in the hallway of his school.  The joy of that moment is forever with me. We had a lunch at his favorite place and I quickly got him back to school as soon as I could. We didn’t say much during that quick lunch but MY PRESENCE said everything. My son thanked me four times that day and continued to come up and give me hugs throughout the evening. It was a heart warming experience that I wanted to share with you. My hope is that you will create heart warming memories in your life through listening to those you love.

Love and light,

Johnna Andrea Tuttle

Copyright ©February 1, 2016, Andrea’s Wellness Center, All rights reserved

Gifts of Overcoming Adversity

It has been fourteen years since I filed for divorce. Anyone who has been through divorce knows how ugly and devastating it can be. Back then I felt my whole world fall apart. I was emotionally spent and spiritually exhausted from giving all that I possibly could to have a family forever. I didn’t know back then that my divorce was a catalyst for my healing and spiritual awakening. Today I am grateful for the courage I had to heal and become whole after a devastating experience.

You don’t have to go through a divorce to heal and awaken to your true self. That is just how it happened for me. We all have experiences that will open up the opportunity for us to heal and discover our divine nature. Sometimes it can be traumatic and painful however, other times it can be through joy and love. I have learned that I have a choice! I can choose to learn my life’s lessons through joy and love. If I have a challenging experience that brings pain, I move through it extremely quickly by acknowledging my feelings, surrendering my will to God’s will,and not resisting it.

This month I celebrate who I am and the gift of overcoming my adversity. I am giving a free gift to the world! My book Celestial Marriage Reflections on Love and Faith is available on Kindle for FREE for the next 48 hours. This book is my pearl from the adversity I experienced through my divorce. I made the decision to become a more loving, compassionate, and forgiving person. Instead of being angry,depressed, and hurt from my past experience. My divorce was the catalyst for me seeking God for answers regarding the relationship between a man and a woman. I wanted to know what would work, because I felt like I tried everything. My book is the inspiration I received from God and my spiritual experiences. I sought answers from God and I received them through listening to my soul. I know all of us have the answers within us.Truth is eternal. Truth is consistent. I share my truth in my book to invite others to ponder and receive their own personal revelation from God on how to make a marriage relationship work.

The original copy of my book that I wrote over ten years ago had 300 pages. I decided to only publish 100 pages and add photos to make it a beautiful work of art. Just how life doesn’t always go as we planned my book unfolded into how it was supposed to be. In my original copy I wanted to tell people HOW to create a Celestial Marriage. My published copy shared what I discovered to be true, seeking inspiration from God, and inviting others to do the same. I surrendered to the creative experience of publishing my first book and loved who I became in the process. I have several more books to publish and share with the world. What about you? Is there something inside of you that you can share with others to bless their life. You have gained knowledge through your life experiences. That is POWER! You can make a difference in someone’s life when you are willing to share your experience, hope, and faith. May you take some time to ponder your own life experience to discover the gifts you received from adversity. You will find them if you will take the time to look.

I am grateful for the opportunity I have to share with you each month. I am grateful for the opportunity to share this ebook with all those that will open their heart to it.

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From my heart to yours….

Love and light,

Johnna Andrea Tuttle

Copyright ©March 23, 2016, Andrea’s Wellness Center, All rights reserved

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Celebrate the Love You Are

“To love another person is to see the face of God” ~ Les Miserables
February is the month to celebrate love! Though I feel it is to be celebrated daily, it is a wonderful time to reflect and do something special for those we love. I usually buy a special treat for my children and make one of our favorite meals. I will also do something special for myself. Valentines is a  special time to celebrate and let those I love know how much I love them.

I have some self-reflection questions for you this Valentines.  Have you included YOU in your Valentines celebrations”? Will you be doing anything special to celebrate who you are and what you have to give others? When we give to others we are sharing a part of ourselves. Whether we give through a gift, a kind gesture, or share our affection, it is an extension of who we are. We are celebrating and sharing the love we are with others.It is also wonderful to receive from others. The perfect balance of giving and receiving allows us to feel whole and complete. It reminds us of the divine love within us that is eternally connected to God.

Self Criticism and negative thoughts create a barrier to love. Love can’t get in or out.  When we have a deep sense of self love, we can genuinely love those around us completely and without conditions. Self criticism spills over into your relationships like poison. Learning to master your self talk takes lots of practice! As you are persistent with mastering your thoughts by choosing the positive ones, the love that you are will shine brighter!

If you struggle with self criticism here are some steps to help you release them and become free:

1. Write down three negative thoughts that continue to pull you down and block you from giving and receiving more love?
2. Reflect on how long you have had these thoughts. How old were you when you started to believe them? Who did you hear them from?
3. Reflect on how these thoughts make you feel. Write down your feelings on the paper.
4 Ask yourself if the negative feelings are serving you in anyway? Then reflect on how you are being limited buy believing these negative thoughts and feelings.Are you ready to let them go?
5. Write down on a separate piece of paper what positive thoughts you want to choose to believe about yourself, about love, and who you are.
6. Destroy the paper with the negative thoughts. You can burn it, tear it up, or crumble it up and put it in the trash. Allow yourself to be aware of what you feel in your body when you do this.
7. Repeat your positive thoughts out loud ten times. Notice how your body feels when you do this.
8. Repeat this as often as needed to get rid of negative thoughts.

This is one of the most powerful tools I share with my coaching clients to help them break free from self criticism. It has been a powerful tool in my life and allows me to celebrate who I am and express who I am in the world freely. I share this with you because I know you have an infinite amount of love within you. This world needs your love! Those around you need your love! Your love  is powerful and can make this world a better place. It begins with changing YOUR WORLD through loving yourself first. So I  invite you to let go of anything that is in the way of you fully embracing the love that you are. The time is now to celebrate who you are!

Sending my love wrapped in peace and joy!

Blessings,
Johnna Andrea Tuttle

Copyright © February 9,2016, Andrea’s, Wellness Center All rights reserved

Ten Top Stress Relievers

Stress can be triggered by the pressures of everyday responsibilities. Negative life events can also cause stress. Your central nervous system is in charge of your “fight or flight” response. During stressful life circumstances the hypothalamus tells your adrenal glands to release adrenaline and cortisol. When the stress is gone the body goes back to normal. If the stress doesn’t go away or the body doesn’t go back to normal it will throw you out of balance.  Chronic stress can affect your central nervous system, respiratory and cardiovascular system,digestive system,muscular system, and immune system.

The good news is that there are natural remedies to help bring your body back into balance.

Here are some of the natural remedies I keep in my medicine cabinet:
1. Natural Calm-  Natural Calm restores healthy magnesium levels and balances your calcium intake. Calcium and Magnesium are opposites. Calcium excites nerves, while magnesium calms them down. Calcium makes muscles contract, magnesium is necessary for muscles to relax. This is a powder you add to hot or cold water before you go to sleep. It also cleanses the bowels.
2. Doterra Lifelong Vitality Pack-  Doterra’s Lifelong Vitality Pack is a three part daily system of vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids,and essential oils. They provide you with potent levels of essential nutrients and powerful metabolic factors for optimal health, energy, and longevity. You can go to http://www.mydoterra.com/johnnatuttle to learn more.
3.Valerian Root- Valerian Root is know for its sedative qualities and its ability to relax the central nervous system and the smooth muscle groups. It has been used as a sleeping aid for hundreds of years. It is a non-addictive treatment for insomnia and has no side effects. It reduces the time it takes to fall asleep without changing the normal stages of sleep.
4.Melatonin- Melatonin is used for cancer prevention, strengthening your immune system, slowing down the aging process, and as a sleep aid.
5. 5 HTP- 5HTP is a naturally occurring amino acid and is the precursor and metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin. This supplement helps increase the production of serotonin. Serotonin is responsible for feelings of well being and normal sleep patterns. It is used for PMS, anxiety, depression, obesity, migraines, and insomnia.
6. B-12 Vitamins- B-12 keeps your nerves and red blood cells healthy. It is a great energy booster and helps reduce depression.
7. Calm Homeopathic- Calm Homeopathic made by Hyland is great for anxiety and sleeplessness.  It is a non habit forming natural medicine. It eases your mind and body.
8.Essential oils- My favorite oils for stress are frankincense, lavender, and balance. They help with chronic stress, anxiety, and depression.
9. Gemstones- Gemstones are natural tools for relieving stress, anxiety, and stress management. Gemstones for anxiety are rhodonite, onyx,mother of pearl, amethyst, and carnelian. Wearing therapeutic gemstone necklaces can help calm your mind, body, and spirit.
10. Nature Walks- Spending time outdoors can help clear your mind, calm your emotions, and lift your spirit.

These are healthy alternatives to addictive medications. These natural remedies have no side effects and support the body’s natural healing process. There is support for you through life’s challenges. Listen to your body and choose wisely.

Love and light,

Johnna Andrea Tuttle

Copyright ©  March 7,2016, Andrea’s Wellness Center, All rights reserved