Ten days ago I experienced a life changing event. My life started on a completely different path. As I was reflecting on the new direction my life had took I had no desire to be on the internet or engage in social media. The change brought many feelings to the surface. My time was focused on processing all emotions that came up so I could move through the major life change easily.
I am very sensitive to the energies, thoughts,and emotions of others and as well as my own. Being a spiritually gifted healer I can get overwhelmed or over stimulated if I am not grounded. This is the main reason spending time in nature is very healing and grounding for me. The healing process my body and spirit went through as a result of the change was a natural surrender to the flow of how God was guiding my life. I had no desire to connect to the internet and all social media networks. I logged out of all social media on my phone. The majority of my engagement on the internet and social media is used as a vehicle in which I share my message and connect with those who I desire to serve. Through many years of working with others I know I DON’T NEED it! People who want to work with me WILL FIND ME! That is the beauty of God connecting me with those who need life transformation. Likewise, I have connected with people I wouldn’t otherwise through the internet. I know both are important and not to be dependent on either one. Instead trust that divinity is always working to bring the right people at the right time in my life to serve and support.
What I want to share with you today is the transformation I had when I unplugged from the internet and social media for just 9 days!
Here are some of the things I experienced from my internet detox:
1. A safe healing space for my body, mind, and spirit to process the emotions triggered by the change in my life. The benefit was processing emotions as they surface. This was very healing and transforming.
Suppressing,repressing,avoiding,and distracting ourselves from emotions is an unhealthy way to cope with life’s challenges. It ends up causing more pain and suffering in the future. Being aware and true to our feelings in the moment allows us to be healed and wholeness is restored.
2. Freedom from distractions.Social media is a distraction! Even though my use of social media is used in a POSITIVE way it is still a distraction for my mind and spirit. When I unplugged from social media I no longer had thoughts of what was running through my Facebook news feed everyday. WHAT WE READ DOES AFFECT OUR MIND!!!!!! I didn’t know that energy had an affect on my mind until I stopped it.
The benefit was I could easily stay in-tune with my emotions, my thoughts, and my spirit to receive guidance when I was not distracted from checking my social media apps on my phone.Was I in tune with my emotions, my thoughts, and spirit when I was connected to internet and social media? Yes,of course, however, I felt a DEEPER connection to my spirit,and an increased AWARENESS of Divinity working miracles in my life when I UNPLUGGED from internet and social media. The only thoughts I needed to pay attention to was my own so I could figure out the next steps to take for my life.
Even though I enjoy sharing on Facebook, my spirit needed a break from the internet. That is why I am writing to you today. I have not felt inspired to write for several months. My job required me to be on an Ipad all day. I was also connected to internet and social media through my phone daily. I was overloaded with technology at my fingertips.Now that I have unplugged from the internet I have the desire and inspiration to write again and create new workshops to support others.
3.My divine path became CLEAR! Our path in life is not always clear. Part of the journey of life is to get through things with faith and trust. There will be moments when the direction of our lives is not clear and that is okay. When my divine path becomes clear productivity and passion for my purpose increases! I accomplish so much in a short time. When I have clarity I create a CD, book, workshop, write in my blog, support more people in transformation, enjoy fun activities with my family, and LOVE every minute of my life. I am living an abundant life through simplicity and gratitude.
The Internet is a great blessing to humanity in many ways! Learning moderation and balance with all good things is essential. Life is a constant balancing act. We are here to learn self mastery.
Are you in balance with your use of the internet and social media? What would happen to your life if you took a short break from the internet and social media?
My recommendations would be to keep internet to a minimum. When you do a body cleanse,unplug completely from internet as well.My challenge for you is to do it! Make a commitment to unplug for a week or 10 days and see what happens. I hope you will share the benefits with me when you do.
Love and light,
Johnna Andrea Tuttle
Copyright © August 11,2016, Andrea’s Wellness Center, All rights reserved
Every morning I enjoy walking in the canyon. Watching the sunrise helps to clear my mind and be open to divine guidance.One morning I decided to walk on the rim of the canyon instead of walking down into the canyon. There was about 30 birds flying along the pathway on top of the canyon rim. I was in awe of these magnificent birds and how graceful they flew in the sky. I was very curious what type of bird it was. I have seen ravens, crows,eagles, and many other small birds on my hikes.This was a bird I had never seen before and was trying my best to figure it out by observing the bird. As I walked along the rim of the canyon all the birds where lined up one by one on the edge of the canyon. Each bird would gracefully fly away as I approached them. I studied every movement they made. I even said a small prayer asking God to keep one of the birds still so I could observe it more closely. The next bird on the rim of the canyon did not fly when I approached.( Wow! That was a quick answer to prayer!) There was something magical that occurred between the bird and me in that moment. Seeing the bird in it’s full measure of creation was so uplifting to my spirit.
When I got home the spirit I felt still lingered. My encounter with the bird was majestic and I wanted to learn more about this bird.I began researching birds and was shocked when I found out what it was!!!
It was a BIG lesson not to judge!!! Had I known what the bird was before observing it I don’t know if I would have been open to the spiritual experience it offered me. How many times in life have you made a judgement without really understanding someone or something? I know by experience you can’t accept what someone, something, or some life experience has to offer you, if you are too busy judging it.
Here is what I learned about this majestic animal.
It is symbolic of soulful cleansing, reaching a higher spiritual place, overcoming obstacles that we may encounter when trying to fly, but then soaring like an eagle when we get off the ground.
It cleanses the world bit by bit, day by day, offering itself in service, being peaceful and nonaggressive.
It is often considered less than desirable by society.
It cleans the environment and atmosphere by eating decaying animals. It purifies everything it eats and it’s feces has absolutely NO BACTERIA!
It never harms to survive.
Have you guessed what bird it is?????
I saw a turkey vulture! Wow ! I was shocked!!!! The media and society taught me to fear this beautiful animal. I began to ponder on how judgments stop us from learning and being open to something wonderful. Since that morning I have walked the canyon rim more often to spend time with the vultures. The more time I spend watching them and their purpose to be of service, clean the environment, and fly in it’s glory, the more I connect to my purpose and desire to serve. I believe nature and animals can be a mirror for us to learn more about ourselves and open up to the deeper meaning of life here on earth. I love learning about the animals that cross my path because it reminds my soul to how GREAT GOD IS!
I hope you will recognized when you are judging someone or something to stop and ponder on what is available for you to learn. Judgment creates a wall of fear, misunderstanding, and limitations in learning.
Three steps to break through judgments are:
1. Write down what judgments you are holding about yourself and others. Take time to recognize how those judgments make you feel. Write down those feelings as well. Discard the paper.
2. Take time to self reflect on how those judgments are limiting you. For example, ask yourself how much love, joy, and success you are allowing in your life because of those judgments? How much more love, joy, and success could you allow in your life if you were free from those judgments? Are you ready to let them go?
3. Take a new piece of paper and write down the truth you discovered. You can create affirmation statements and say them out loud often.
Learning to let go of judgment is an ongoing journey When you recognize that you are in judgment, let it go and see how empowered and free you feel.
Love and light,
Johnna Andrea Tuttle
Copyright © September 11,2016, Andrea’s Wellness Center, All rights reserved
December can be a stressful and busy time for most people. The holiday season is not the time to forget about your self care. Taking a few minutes to care for yourself can keep you balanced emotionally and mentally during the busy holidays. December is also a great time to reflect on the past year and focus on what you want to create for the next year. Here are some suggestions to help support you through the busy holidays:
1. Prioritize your time- When life gets busy, let go of what really doesn’t matter. Fill your day with the things that matter and make a difference. Become aware of anything that distracts you in a negative way or is a waste of time. Keeping it simple will help you get through the busy times with peace of mind.
2. Eat healthy nourishing foods- There are foods that drain our energy and food that increase our energy. Become aware of what you are eating and how you feel afterwards. Too much sugar and fat in your diet can drain your energy and cause weight gain. It can also have a negative effect on your emotional well being. Eating lots of raw fruits and vegetable, making smoothies, and juicing will help support you to feel energized through the holiday season and all year round.
3.Meditate- Stay inspired daily through meditation. Meditation supports you by feeling your connection to God. This connection allows us feel balanced emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
4.Self Reflect- You can self reflect through meditation, journal writing, and walking in nature. Ponder on what you learned through out the year and who you became in the process.Take the time to REALLY honor the journey you have been on the past year.It is also good to let go of any negative thoughts or feelings you are still holding onto. Don’t carry them into the new year. Let them go so you can create something new and different.
5.Nourish your spirit- Giving and receiving allows us to be open and connect with others. Reflect on what you want to give and receive that does not cost money. Allow the SPIRIT of giving and receiving to touch your heart and the heart of others.
I wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.
Love and blessings,
Johnna Andrea Tuttle
Copyright © December 10,2016, Andrea’s Wellness Center, All rights reserved
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
Do you question what your purpose is on this earth? Do you feel overwhelmed or get disappointment when things don’t go as planned? Do you wonder if you are doing enough to make a difference? I feel as though everyone has pondered some of these questions sometime in their lives. Our emotions are often signals for getting our attention to discover some truth about ourselves and our purpose.
One day I woke feeling overwhelmed and disappointed with my life. The disappointment was so heavy I felt as though it was years of hurt that had built up. I began to pray to my Heavenly Father to help me heal through his love, from these negative emotions. I became still so I could listen and become more aware of what my body was experiencing in the moment. The emotions that surfaced were feeling lost in my career and my purpose.Things I used to feel passionate about no longer motivated me. I have questioned my purpose, my career, and how to use my gifts to make a difference in the world. I began to reflect on the disappointments I had experienced and realized I needed to release any energies that still lingered around my spirit so I could become completely free, happy, and aligned with my purpose.
When emotions build up without a healthy release to is harmful to our well- being. That is why it is so important to take time everyday to acknowledge the emotions that surface from our experiences. Emotions that are not resolved can have negative effects on our mind, body, and spirit. It makes it difficult for love, light, truth, inspiration, and revelation to be given and received. It is essential to our well-being to process them in a healthy way. I use visualization and prayer to help me release negative emotions and stay aligned with my purpose. The visualization that helps me the most is when I visualize myself in front of my Heavenly Father. Here is an example:
I prayed for my Heavenly Father to melt away all of the emotions that were surfacing so I could see clearly. I knew if I could feel his love abundantly I would be able to feel whole again and aligned with my purpose. I wanted to feel the softness of my loving heart instead of the shell of hurt and disappointment that was lingering over my heart. I began to visualize myself in front of my Heavenly Father. The more I communicated my TRUE feelings to my Heavenly Father, the more I felt his love melt away all the disappointment and judgments I was carrying about my life. I began to see my eternal self which gave me a new perspective on life. All negative emotions and negative energy disappeared when I could continue to hold the vision of my eternal self. The Heavens opened with a vision of my Heavenly Father holding me close, with my head on his chest, and wiping away the shell of disappointment and hurt that was lingering around my spirit. He whispered to me” I see things in you that you do not see in yourself . You are my instrument even when you are not aware that you are. You have an eternal destiny. Open your eyes to where you are in this moment of eternity.”
I looked and saw my eternal self in that moment of eternity. Whatever judgments I had of myself or my life situation disappeared. I could comprehend my earth experience with clarity and peace. I could feel the light and power of the atonement clear away any darkness that afflicted my mind, body, and spirit. Through this visualization I realized that my Heavenly Father can see all things that afflict me. I could understand that there is more for me to discover about the truth of my divinity. I felt myself relax into the acceptance of my life experience on the earth. I felt more open to enjoy whatever comes. I began to FEEL like my eternal self again. The shell of hardships had melted away and my spirit felt free again. With the eyes of the spirit I saw the eternal mother that I am. It is the strongest light that radiates from my soul, not just because I have children, but because I give life!
This experience gave a renewed perspective on life. I began to reflect on how driven we become to LIVE OUR PURPOSE! We have to find our purpose. We have to live with purpose and passion. We are programmed in the healing, mentoring, and coaching communities that the purpose of life is to find your purpose, live your purpose, and help others do the same. When things didn’t go as “planned” sometimes I felt lost, confused, and wondered if I was really living my purpose. The key to having success with living your purpose is the ability to see glimpses of the eternal self. All the “things” we are suppose to do to live our purpose is not truly living our purpose. Of course our desires, actions, and works of service to make a difference in the world have immeasurable value, however, if you do not get glimpses of your eternal self , it is coming from the ego or some part of you that feels like you will never be good enough. We become doers and not BEINGS. It is finding balance in both that allows me to feel whole. I realized that understanding our purpose comes to us in layers. Deep self reflection allows us to remember our eternal self so we can get in touch with that part of who we really are. The words I share with you today are one of the layers of my understanding in this moment in time.
There are two experiences that helped me gain a better understanding of my eternal self. The first one is where I am hidden from the world guided to the most peculiar and unusual places to serve others or share a message of love. Sometimes I would be led to people without knowing why, however, I would experience how much love Heavenly Father had for the ONE person I was there for. For example, this week I helped a woman in a wheelchair mend her garment, hang a shelf, and organize her craft room. It took me 30 seconds to mend her garment and I thought to myself there is nothing too small that can be done to make a difference.This experience is humbling and rewarding. The other experience is when Heavenly Father puts me in the spotlight before the world to share a message. For example, radio interviews, speaking,blogs, social media,newsletters,and writing books. For example, this week I am sharing an experience I had through this blog, my newsletter, and social media.This experience is also humbling to see where I’m guided to share a message that will reach many.
I have often pondered the importance of both experiences. Am I successful in living my purpose by helping many at once or one by one? I chose to detach myself from both “experiences”. I am free from ego when I am detached from my life experiences. What I mean from detached is not allowing the experience to define me but refine me. It allows me to be free to be an instrument of God. I am free to go where I am guided whenever God opens the door to opportunity. I no longer have to wonder if I am “living my purpose”. I don’t have to suffer the disappointment wondering if I am doing enough, because I am enough. All the confusion about what path to take, am I on the right path, did I take the wrong path? is gone. I no longer need to find my purpose or wonder if I am “living my purpose.” I AM GOD’S PURPOSE. I can see my eternal self, can you?
Love and light,
Johnna Andrea Tuttle