class=”aligncenter size-medium wp-image-744″ />In my newest book “Sacred Self Care” (available this Summer) I have recipes for lots of homemade remedies like Cranberry Tonic. Fresh, organic cranberry tonic is important for helping to treat auto-immune disorders and for healing urinary tract disorders. The powerful cleansing and purifying effects of organic cranberries actually benefit the entire body. The greatest bennie of organic cranberries is that they contains a powerful nutrient called pioanthocyanidins referred to as PACs. Research suggests that PACs help keep certain bacteria from sticking to tissue inside the body. It has been shown to even help keep the mouth and stomach protected from bad bacteria. The PACs in cranberries are different from other fruits because they offer more “anti-stick” power. Cranberry juice also contain powerful antioxidants (polyphenols), which help bolster the body’s defenses against free radical damage when 2 to 3 cups are taken per day. In fact, cranberries are higher in antioxidants per gram than other common fruit. It is loaded with vitamin C. #CoachCarmen4U #SacredSelfCare #MiracleMealsThatHeal #28DayBodyandSoulDetox
Saturday’s “Namaste Foods” Soup Demo at Tastebuds Health Food Store on Staten Island was truly a Divine setup. The store owner was on vacation in India and it didn’t seem like the management was prepared for me. In fact it seemed as if everything was going against me. I was seriously considering leaving and rescheduling the demo. I’m so glad that I decided to raise my frequency and stay because I met a couple who made it totally worthwhile. They ended up hanging out with me for 2 hours. It was awesome! Not only do I have a new, amazing sister-friend who loves old-school R&B like me. She played the horn for a few well known recording artist. She loves going to old-school concerts and she’s composing music for my meditation audios. Best part is she and her hubby are Born-Again Believers! I’ve wanted to have my own instrumental music composed by a Christian musician for years. Yay!
Last Saturday’s Shop & Tea Party was so much fun!
Did you know that I was once known for my tea parties? In fact the unique concept of the “Shop & Tea Party” began in my home in the early nineties. When we opened A Scentimental Journey Bath & Body Shoppe & Day Spa the tradition continued. Ladies were invited to shop for my signature aromatherapy products, perfume and healing teas while enjoying a Victorian style Tea.
Sadly I have not hosted a Tea Party since we closed the shop in December 2009. I’m thrilled to begin the tradition again. I had my original aromatherapy collection, healing herbs and our new line of Organic, Sacred Self-Care products. I even brought Carmen Collection jewelry back as a way to raise funds for our Sharing The Bliss Outreach Missions!
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How was your post Thanksgiving weekend? Did you shop til’ you dropped or did you let your fingers do the walking across your computer keys? I for one am thanking the Lord for the internet right about now. I was able to do most of my shopping in my PJs and fuzzy slippers. I call that blissful shopping don’t you?
Speaking of Bliss, this Thursday evening I am hosting a Teleclass entitled “BLISS… How To Claim It and Obtain It In 2018”. Don’t be fooled by the title beloved. This is serious stuff! If we are to thrive rather than just survive in 2018 we’re going to have to align with the highest frequency possible. I’m sure you know that isn’t easy. The Matrix (the world) is working overtime to keep us away from our divine destiny. If we don’t learn how to live above the mess we’re going to be pulled into it. Click Here To Register (It’s FREE)
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Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no clear, prophetic vision the people quickly wonder astray. But when you follow the revelation of the word, heaven’s bliss fills your soul.” (The Passion Translation)
Coach Carmen, CHHC
We are spirit beings blessed by The Creator with five physical senses. Many believers however feel that ministering to ones senses with self-indulging therapies is of the flesh and therefore ungodly. I believe this thinking came from the fact that the ancient Romans who created the original bath houses and health spas if-you-will were pagans and considered hedonistic. They expanded on the Greeks glorification of aromatic plants for health, beauty and gifts to their gods and goddesses. In the opulent baths of Caracalla, Roman citizens could choose from twenty or so types of treatments, including steams, friction rubs and massages with therapeutic oils and mineral baths with costly, fragrant unguents to enhance the healing properties of the spa waters.
The Egyptians understood the importance of fragrant essences, herbs, water and massage therapy as part of maintaining good health. They are considered the original “mix-masters” of herbs, resins and other natural essences for health, beauty and “eternal” preservation.
Never-the-less these associations have not been favorable amongst Christians as we observed the teachings of Apostle Paul in Romans 8:12-13 (when it’s convenient) “Therefore, brethren, we are debtors — not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”
The pursuit of or devotion to pleasures of the senses were often considered hedonism because it was believed to cause preoccupation with the flesh and its desires. For this reason Christians have shone away from pampering body practices that stimulate the senses and put too much emphasis on the physical needs of the body.
A balance of understanding would show us that living under submission to the Lord keeps us from living according to the flesh. To live according to the flesh is to live continually satisfying the lustful appetites of the flesh. Self-care is by no means lustful or fleshy. The reality is, God has given us our five physical senses for survival purposes, balance of body-systems, bring us pleasure, and as a means for us to experience His glory. It was Satan who introduced the sinful ways to exploit our senses.
That fact that God equipped us with five senses proves that we were His most beloved creation. These senses provide us with the ability to utilize all of the beauty and health benefits of nature. Science shows us that we have been given specially developed systems within the eye, ear, nose, tongue, and skin to translate sensory information into electrical signals which are passed along the nervous system to the brain. The brain then understands and processes this information, enabling us to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel. Although our senses work independently of one another, they can also work together, compensating for each other or adding to the information the brain receives. God created plants (including their leaves, bark, roots and resins) to feed us, heal us and assist with our wellbeing. It is through the use of our senses that we are able to enjoy the beauty and bliss of plants in so many ways. “Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food, their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.”— Ezekiel 47:12
Instead of rushing through life, stressed-out and overwhelmed why not treat yourself to what I call “spa moments” through Sacred Self Care.
Yes, we were created with the physical senses and biological makeup to benefit from plants in many marvelous ways and Aromatherapy is one of them. Aromatherapy is not a New Age modality. Aromatherapy is one of the most blissful forms of Sacred Self-Care. The bible shows us how fragrant flowering plants and aromatic herbs and essential oils were used spiritually, medicinally, for burial use, and for romance as well. People are often surprised when I say that Jesus would have been a good client of mine. I say this because of how much He loved good quality plant-based fragrance oils. I believe He enjoyed the oils for their calming effects and the frequency they emitted, as well as the pleasing aromas they left on Him. But this should be of no surprise because we know that Jesus lived a balanced life. During His earthly ministry He needed to stay healthy to do all that was set before him. He disciplined His flesh when needed, but He also ministered to His senses. He took mini getaways from everyone where He fasted and prayed. He also visited friends like Mary and Martha who ministered to His senses — through His sense of taste with delicious, healthy food and His sense of smell with 16 ounces of expensive pure, plant-based perfume oil (that is a lot of fragrance). If that wasn’t Aromatherapy I don’t know what is. Perhaps He experienced what is now termed reflexology with the massaging of His feet with Mary’s hair.
“Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.” John 12:3
“A women came to Him (Jesus) having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table. But when the disciples saw it they were indignant, saying “why this waste? For this fragrant oil might have been sold for much and given to the poor.” But when Jesus was aware of it, He said to them, “Why do you trouble the women? For she has done a good work for me.” Matthew 26:7-10
Aromatherapy helps to bring balance and restoration to the mind-body system. Aromatherapy is both holistic and practical in that it can protect the body’s life-saving immune system as well as stabilize emotions. Aromatherapy allows us to experience pure bliss in moments steeped in aromatic pleasures. Breathe in the essential oils from the marjoram plant and you may experience a bit of euphoria. Feel the cobwebs wash away as the stimulating peppermint and rosemary oils clear and refresh your mind. This is “True Aromatherapy”. Aromatherapy beautifies as essential oils are quickly absorbed and can penetrate the skin easily, allowing for delightful restorative and de-toxifying facials and body treatments. Aromatherapy is truly a benefit and a blessing to all who are willing to embark on this beautiful, aromatic journey.
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My “Spiritual Godmother” Joyce Meyer learned hundreds of lessons from the Holy Spirit during her “mess to mission” journey. Many of those lessons formed the foundation of which I built my life and business on. The one I want to share with you today I like to call “Pitiful or Powerful”. It’s based on the story Joyce tells about when she was going through a very challenging time in the early stage of ministry. The circumstance caused her to often complain to God and feel sorry for herself. One day during her prayer time, which had become more about graveling than gratitude, the Lord said to her “Joyce you can be pitiful or powerful but you can’t be both!” Needless to say she chose to turn her Pain into Power! I for one thank God that she did!
I know we are past the halfway mark of 2017! That’s still a little hard for me to wrap my head around. None-the-less it is what it is! Time is moving on! The sad reality however is with time comes challenges, setbacks, heartache and loss. In short, most of us already had our share of pain and suffering this year. My cousin who just recently had a second son under 40 pass away from a sudden illness this year is just one example that comes to mind! When you add something like that to the compounded pain from years prior it’s easy to see how we can become weakened by “soul traumas”.
I’ve come to the realization that life is not for the faint of heart and if you want to survive, much less thrive you have to activate the Supernatural Power Sources that reside within you! God knew that we would need Supernatural assistance to rise above the hurt, pain and suffering that we each would endure in this world. That power was not natural power, or demonic power, it was and is the Supernatural Power of the Anointed One and His Anointing. Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you…”
I want to encourage you to resolve to turn your pain into power so that you can turn your mess into your mission! It may be a stretch for your soul (your mind, will and emotions) but you can totally do it! Luke 9:1-2 “Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them the power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.” I know that this is true because I had to OVER COME lots of oppositions through the years in order to have the blissfully-blessed, freedom-based lifestyle I live today! Let me show you what I mean…
On January 3rd 2003 my only brother Nate passed away. I turned my pain into power by opening my first storefront business (A Scentimental Journey). In January 2008 I became ill from a life-threating blood disease. By 2010 I turned my pain into power by turning everything God told me to do in order to heal my soul, body and finances into a coaching company called Sharing The Bliss. By 2011 I facilitated my first 28-Day Body & Soul Detox at St. Philips Baptist Church in Staten Island, NY. That December my sister Darlene passed away 4 days before my birthday. In 2012 I turned my pain into power by hosting 2 Blog Talk Radio shows, getting my first 5K sponsor and investing 10K in a business coach. In May 2013 I hosted my first 2 day live event (Mess-2-Mission). That December 19th (my birthday) I severely broke my 2 (right) wrist bones and dislocated my shoulder. In January 2014 I turned my pain into power by facilitating an amazing 28-Day Body & Soul Detox group program and hosted a multi-speaker online event (The Kingdom-preneur’s 6-7 Figure Business Blueprint Telesummit) that enabled me to fill my first Package Your Purpose group program. In December 2014 the blood illness came back but that May I turned my pain into power by hosting a fabulous 2 day “Business & Bliss” Workshop & Retreat in Maryland and went back to school to become an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (Certified by NYC)! In August, 2016 my middle sister, Pamela-Iman passed away. She was my last living sibling and immediate family member. I turned my pain into power by going full speed ahead with my 2 Outreach Missions (The Truly Organic Community Garden Project and The Church Health Reform and Wellness Mission).
You see the pattern? I’ve learned how to use the spiritual empowerments God has placed in all of us to strengthen me when I was at my weakest and so can you! Luke 10:19 “Behold I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Most people allow painful circumstances to take them out of the game. Others use them as their reason for never getting in the game. Then there are those who use their pain to win the game! Don’t get me wrong, I have to fight the spirit of self-pity often. But when it comes on me I simply remind myself that I can be pitiful or powerful, but I can’t be both!
MY COACH’S REQUEST:
Meditate on the scriptures in this article as well as the following day and night.
II Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power and God and of love, and of a sound mind.”
II Corinthians 4:17 “For (my) light afflictions, which (was) for a moment, is working for (me) a far more exceeding and eternal weight of Glory.“
Remind yourself daily of the amazing spiritual resources that empower you.
• You have the Word of God.
• You have the Holy Spirit
• You have the Name of Jesus.
• You have the Blood of Jesus.
• You have Faith.
• You have the Anointing.
• You have the Mind of Christ.
• You have Legions of Angels.
• You can receive the Baptism of The Holy Spirit and a Heavenly Language.
• You have Domination (over time, space and matter).
• You have The Fruit of The Spirit
• You have the power of Praise.
• You have Grace of God.
• You have the Favor of God.
• You have the Peace of God.
• You have the Joy of The Lord which is our strength.
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WHAT WE’RE FEELING AND WHAT WE’RE RECEIVING WILL ALWAYS BE A VIBRATIONAL MATCH.
Just as radio and television waves, internet access and cellular phone calls are transmitted through the air to a receiver, so is the transmission of thought to the universe. Our attitude, moods and impulses are controlled by the thoughts we receive and act upon. The thoughts we receive and act upon send out signals to the universe that draw the physical manifestation of those exact things to us (good or bad).
God created us as vibrational beings and placed us in a vibrational universe. Though we consciously pray to God to meet our needs, vibrationally we are sending out on going requests unconsciously to the universe. These unconscious signals are our FEELINGS. Our Feelings speak more clearly of what we want, and don’t want than any words we speak. So though we may ask God for what we want with our words, the universe is consistently manifesting what our feelings are asking for. In other words there are two parts of the asking equation that which we say we want with ours words, and that which we express through our emotions.
God has told us to ask and it shall be given unto us. With this new understanding we may better see why we are not getting enough of what we are asking for (with our words). We can better see why we are getting so much more of what we are asking for with our emotions and feelings. The reason for this is based on the fact that we spend more time, and are usually 100 times more passionate about what we are feeling, than what we are saying when we pray, make our faith confessions and repeat our declarations. Most of us do not pray and declare what we are believing for throughout the day. We do however express our emotions and react minute by minute as we “FEEL” the experience of disappointments, concerns, physical pain, frustrations, stress and so on.
The good news is, changing our feelings is as “simple” as changing our thoughts and by doing so we can and will change our lives!