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“Hair is the physical manifestation of our thoughts 

and an extension of ourselves.”

“Your strength is in your hair.” I was in the middle of basketball practice at the University of Washington; Hec Ed pavilion. (The building where we held practice) when I “heard” that statement.

This announcement confused me when I heard it back in the middle-late 70’s.  As long ago as it was, I still remember it from time to time and really never gave it much thought until a few weeks ago.  I assumed it was a metaphor for my abilities as a basketball player.  I believe now, it has a deeper, more spiritual meaning.

Fast forward ahead four decades.  Again, the thought of hair surfaces to my conscious awareness; but not as the topic du jour—there was no conversation with myself or with another.   This time, the thought that wafted or I should say landed into my conscious awareness was grander. Could it actually be that my hair, your hair—ones’ hair was more like an antenna bringing information and direction to our intuitive, creative abilities?  Was it our connection or lack of connection and belief to the creative source, All That Is or God that influenced the thickness and luster of our hair?  Could that really be so?  Einstein certainly had hair!

Hair is such a big deal in our society today; perhaps it has been throughout history too?  But because as a modern society we have been so disconnected with Mother Earth and Nature for the most part, we have lost some of this meaning? After all, the Native Americans have strong beliefs about hair as my friend Laura mentioned when I broached my theory with her; Dr. Todd was unsure.

We all know, however,  some have it; some don’t.  We dye it.  Grow it. Cut it. Shave it. Twist it. Style it. And, blow it. Hair is intimately connected to part of our personality; it is us. And, it is an immense expression of who we are and tells everyone something about us.  It tells others that we are free.  Controlled.  Connected.  Unconnected. Stifled.  Rebellious. And, so much more.  Hair makes a non-verbal statement at some level about us.

Therefore, when we change our hair style, does it signal to ourselves and others around us that our life is changing as well?  I can remember several significant transitions in my own life, where changing my hair length and style signaled a shift, although, at the time, I was generally unaware of what lay ahead on my path; I felt the need for different. Was that purposeful direction or synchronic coincidence?

I checked a few references and found that the hair “is a mirror of a certain inner strength and of “my” roots. Samson (from the Old Testament) lost his strength when his hair was cut.” Hair represents the link between the physical and the spiritual, which links us to the cosmos and spiritual energy. I was on track.

I googled the internet. Native peoples belief lies more in line with our connection to source; this message really resonated too.  According to J.L.W. Johnstone, the Native Americans feel that our hair is the physical extension of our thoughts—and sanctions our direction or path in life. Johnstone notes, “As Children are raised up, so too is the spiritual level of teaching raised, to elevate their Spirits. In youth and innocence (in-knowing-sense = freedom from guilt, sin or pain), Mankind is blessed with a bounty of beautiful hair. The more pure and sacred your thoughts, the longer, healthier, and vibrant, your hair. As Humans age and loose their innocence, falling off the Path of Light, harboring dark thoughts, losing the light of pure thought, Humans loose their hair and the shine (aureole) it once had.”

I found this last statement interesting—especially for some,  as we get older and beaten down by years of life—our cynic, inner critic and doubt seems to increase or rise to the surface.   Our inner child has long since departed, just when we seem to need the connection the most; the signal has been turned off by us. More importantly, we must ask, can I free myself from what has imprisoned me?

So, what is the point of this musing?  Hair seems to be an important receiving device or antenna for internal guidance in our external world and for our direction.  Everything swings full circle. Is it time to be open to things we have discounted as unimportant or ridiculous?  Primitive? Or forgotten? Does loss of hair mean that I have moved away from the divine in me?

I attended a workshop this past weekend, and there were some interesting studies presented taking place in Mexico (Non-GMO) involving corn—and supplementing this crop with simply, laser treated nutrients.  One of the more interesting points was the corn receiving the supplement, had very hairy stocks—apparently—able to pick up more nutrients from the air.  This was evident by the pictures which accompanied the information in the lecture. Is it this way for us too?

Attitude drives all things; whatever we believe, we are 100% right.   Do you have thick hair?  Or is your hair thinning?  Do you only rely on your intellect and rational brain for analysis—the left side for most things?  What about your “gut” feeling?

Do you allow your intuitive side to participate in the decision making? Are you open to new ways of thinking and believing?  Will our science and ancient spiritual beliefs find a balance and discover they “know” the same thing?  Are the left and right sides melding where one side will not dominate the other?  Or am I one that concerns myself with the  3D materialistic side of  life and have very little spiritual practice?  Have I lost contact with my divine inner power?

One thing that seems important, and that is maintaining the health of ones hair is as important as maintaining all physical and spiritual health and wholeness, and that all starts with your pure intent; you at the one sitting at command central!

“I trust in life and 

in my inner being 

and see the solutions everywhere because they do exist.  

The world is there to help me.  What else do I need.”


Buyer Beware: FAKE FOOD at a store Near You!

As I wandered through the produce section of the grocery stores lately, I have noticed that there seems to be some devious marketing at play.  Even the stores like Whole Foods, or Lucky’s which I thought had a certainly integrity, have taken on a whole new attitude it seems.  Imitation food available for you on every stand or aisle?  Now, in the world of precise technology and beautiful people we have been programed to believe that fruits and vegetables are “perfect” too.  Therein, lies a great tool for marketing and purchasing—beautiful to look at—and picture perfect for our eyes—but at what cost to our biology, our Innate ‘smart body” and our long-term physical well-being?  Who are these modified foods good for, if not for us and our families? Have the concepts of old fashioned nutrition and good tasting natural flavors gone out of style?

I thought that the produce code beginning with the number “3” alerts the buyer that it has been genetically modified, but I wanted to make sure: was I remembering correctly.  After all, I was in Whole Foods.  It had been some time since I had shopped there.  Lately, I had been so busy, with my practice, I was stopping at the closest Publix on my way home from the gym—and was running in and out—picking up only what I needed for dinner that evening; or the next.

I approached an employee in the Produce department, pulling vegetables off his cart and restocking the empty shelves.  I had a big ripe tomato in my hand, and I wanted to confirm if the 3 was the genetically modified produce code, and so I asked him.  His reply was not a simple yes or no, and that’s what surprised me. Instead, he replied that you couldn’t believe everything you read on the Internet.  Yes, I was well aware of that, but IIN’s (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) text book was at home and it had been a few years since I had pulled it off the shelf to confirm my question. I usually just looked for the sign that said “ORGANIC”.  (I knew a “9” was organic—and thought I remembered a “4” was conventional.) And, since the handwritten sign in front of the display of tomatoes announced “Local Fresh Florida Tomatoes” I decided to ask—since—it seemed a contradiction.  I needed to know what I was really buying.

So, “Bob” from Produce answered me this way: Looking me straight in the eyes, he said, “You can’t believe everything you read on the internet”. My reply, as I stared him right back, and being as polite as I could, challenged him: “Do you believe the Internet is correct when they say a “9” is organic produce?”  He didn’t answer.  I continued, “so you’re telling me you don’t believe what the Internet says about the “3” but you do believe it when the Internet declares the “9” means organic?  It seems you can’t have it both ways.”  The discussion then moved another direction.  Bob continued, “You know we’re not in California”—I must have looked confused. “This is not mandated by law like it is in California.  Florida law does not require us to disclose whether something is genetically modified”—“for all to see what their buying”—I interrupted. The bottom line is, he didn’t know, and his defensive attitude took me back.

“Where is the integrity of Whole Foods?”, I asked.  What the heck is this all about?  Greed, I supposed.  He couldn’t say any more, and I knew it.  Probably instructed to tell his customers exactly what he had said, so it wouldn’t jeopardize his job.  I knew that story well—I had been told at my short stint at Lowes, that my customer service was too good—and I needed to give customer service like people were in the drive-through; sure when they are considering $10,000 worth of flooring? It wasn’t an Egg-McMuffin after all.

So, after I walked away—I decided to refresh my memory.  As it turns out, the “3” or “4” indicate conventional—and the “8” indicate GMO—the “9” Organic.  But, here’s the catch, the labels are really only for the employees who man the check-out stands—and don’t convey much more than the right produce code and for the inventory “elves”.

Jeffery Smith, Consumer Advocate and Author, ‘Seeds of Deception’ tells us that “those that run PLU-universe figured that someday some retailer might want to distinguish between a GMO and a non-GMO for price or inventory purposes. So, they created a convention of 5 digits starting with an 8, just in case it catches on. But, it has not. No one uses that number 8 as far as we can tell. And why would they? Most Americans say they would avoid GMOs if they were labeled.”

So, where does that leave us?  What about those of us, who Jeffery Smith calls finicky eaters  because we value our immune and reproductive systems, and don’t want our kids to “end up with the organ damage common among GMO-fed lab animals?”  Keep reading.

Many foods contain GMO ingredients.  As example, many packaged breads and bakery items contain GMO ingredients such as corn syrup, soy flour, and sugar from sugar beets.  You must look for the Non-GMO project seal on packaging to ensure that the product you are purchasing is non-GMO project verified.  You can also go to: www.NonGMOShoppingGuide.com and peruse the long lists of non-GMO and GMO brands by category. They provide a Download and a two-page version, or order the pocket guide, or even equip your iPhone with the new app “ShopNoGMO”.

If you’re not sure if GMOs are bad for you, visit www.HealthierEating.org, and read, listen, or watch, and find out why more and more doctors and medical organizations are prescribing non-GMO diets to all patients. Another enlightening tool that the whole family can watch is the movie, Genetic Roulette, the gamble of our lives.  I have watched it and highly recommend this award-winning film on the dangers of GMO’s.

In these days of dark and light, we all need to do our part—vote with our dollars, our intuition and our discernment.  True non-GMO Whole Foods are part of the circle of well-being and health.  It’s always the relationship between our parts that is needed to create balance in who we are and in everything we do!

“Inspired Wellness from Within”

Cathrine Silver, BA, HC, AADP

About Cathy Silver

Cathrine Silver, HC, AADP, is a Certified Holistic Health Coach in private practice in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. She works collaboratively with clients on their desires regarding disease, relationships, spirituality, and loss. Suffering through her own loss in 2005, Cathrine motivates and empowers others to be the heroes in their own lives, becoming fully responsible for their own happiness, joy and well-being.

Cathrine holds a degree in Speech Communication from the University of Washington, is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and holds certifications in Reiki, Matrix Energetics, Hypnosis, Biological Decoding and Grief Counseling. She is the author of the book, Riding the Light Beam: How Any Woman Can Find the Hero

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What is success?

th-23I have been asked to write a chapter for an upcoming book—an autobiography of sorts—the who’s who of my accomplishments.  Yet, I stop and ponder the directions: “Modesty is not allowed”. It is a “Springboard” for a professional group of women.  The “Springboard” I embrace; however, I wonder where the fine line is crossed beyond the quiet unpretentiousness and unassuming humility which I believe is a strength of self-balancing mastery and the arrogance, conceit and ego of narcissism which seem to dominate the air-waves, tweets and social media posts. I know there is a balance somewhere in between.

Perhaps, even more important is that the world of honors, awards and recognition are all fleeting and temporary, seemingly to feed the false-self of ego and pride—which are like fools gold, and tarnish the real trophy of our deep and inner core goal of self-love.  I don’t think many care or ask about that; external gratification surrounds us daily.

True success, wealth and happiness are not about our external trappings we collect, but the confidence, contentment, and joy with which we move about our day.  Is our true success our ability to be the quiet way-showers of the future?  Is it more important to ask, are we living our authentic truth?  Do we have a passion for our careers—our service to others and respect for one another?  What about acts of kindness? And, are we able to move about with compassionate action towards everyone we encounter? I believe when we don’t have to bulldoze over others, and control them in the way some do, we have truly begun to succeed.  Is this really the invisible message telegraphing fear, doubt and insecurity within, disguised behind such a mask?

There is a greater, grander relationship between the parts of who we are—which shows up as balance and well-being; there is entanglement between the seen and unseen that exists within the Universe to which we belong and to each other.   In that, there is a joy that comes deep from within, if we allow it. That is truly our divine nature.  But so many of us continue to exist in the willful struggle and win-lose belief.  Perhaps, it is time to begin following our inner-guidance and not what the masses, or mainstream drift deem important, but what is right for us.

When we begin to live with these simple principles, our health begins to improve and along with other areas that our consciousness has no idea about in our lives.   When we can address those emotions and feelings that we’re afraid to see—we can make positive changes in our well-being.  When we start to have awareness that certain diseases are linked to our feelings of inner sadness or that we “don’t deserve any better”—or we have a “conflicted situation” involving ourselves or another in our vital space, and have the courage to make the necessary changes, we are allowing ourselves to step into a place of true empowerment.  Our compassion and beauty—is worthiness and power.  This power brings the ability for us to create compassion and light everywhere we go.  Now, that is true success!

As we enter this year of 2018, there are many things that will come to light—and we are always at choice point to choose ourselves first.  When we can shift our perspective from one view to another, we give ourselves the opportunity to have a different experience.  When we can create experience to let our inner-light shine and our authentic beauty out, we have truly experienced success; something that is permanent and forever!

Happy New Year!

“Inspired Wellness from Within”

Cathrine Silver, HC, AADP


“Time Machine”

They say time is a circle—not a straight line.  It’s just that we don’t live long enough life cycles to remember from one life to another and to tie our expressions to our bigger, grander purpose; or who we really are. My Mother used to say, if you wait long enough it will be back in style.  Everything that is old becomes new again—and when I see things that are “new” it reminds me of my Grandmothers era or another place “in time.”  We know styles come and go in cycles.  What about the illusion of “time and space”?

This past summer I returned to Texas to pick up my car—a 1970 MGB that I bought in college—on a 5,000 mile road trip that took me through Washington, Oregon, California, New Mexico, into Texas and through El Paso, Austin and on east to Nacdogches and then back west through Utah to my childhood stomping grounds.  Our voyage across the country was a circle.  But if we had kept going?  Is the road in back of me the same one as the road in front of me or us? A huge cosmic circle?

Later, while cleaning the car I came across all sorts of little reminders which transported me back in time.  (Familiarity or déjà vu?) I found several U of W parking gate tickets, non-digital and an old map.  I found a rusted can of WD-40.  I found a favorite ceramic coffee mug—and a few pens.  All the little trinkets which propelled me back almost four decades when the car was first placed in storage. Time Machine . . . I thought.  The past had come back, into the NOW. It was the past. It was about the present too.  And, was it about the future as well?  A metaphor for our lives?

Our minds are vast and complicated with little understanding of the bigger system in which we live.  Sure, our 3D world was acknowledged and important, but like memories and feelings and consciousness—what lay outside of our physical world that could transport us to places unknown—likes dreams—and visions—and psychic knowing—or even astral travel?  Were we connected like the computer to an invisible human wifi?  What lays outside our physical world today, that is unaccepted—or not yet understood?  And, if we really are interdimensional beings, what insights and potentials do we create for ourselves based on our choices or our thoughts?  Unlike our paper geographical maps like I found in the car, was ours more of a personal individual energy map guided by our intuition and light language magnetic codes and intentions?

If we listen to our invisible guidance, are we able to jump timelines?  And, based on our choices, can our future be rewritten?  What about our past? I know when I stand at the center of my life in stillness, I realize that I create everything.  I can and do create “what’s next.”  But, just like the car—I must clean out and rid my being of unresolved things, and beliefs and be willing to move the needle from the old groove to make room for what is coming. Just like the location of the car—towed to its new locale which I was able to move physically creating new options—I choose the same for my life.  I believe that we are multidimensional with one foot in this dimension and another bigger part in a world I cannot see, but influences me everyday. If in fact, we have multidimensional DNA—then at some point, we have all been down this road before.  Influenced by this unknown, but “remembered past” called wisdom stored in our akashic lineage, living today in the now—and moving forward like the road circled before us.

I, for one, move forward with excitement with this unlimited possibility as I co-create and manifest my personal world and help with the global unfolding— which I choose to live in joy and happiness, without fear.

With the holiday season upon us—I extend this wish for you to.  To drop and heal what doesn’t serve you or me anymore—creating the road ahead of us and allowing the unfolding with integrity, and truth and love, full of compassion for everyone.  It is the time machine in us all—ready to be written or re-written and given as a starting point to shine our light of what is to come.

Happy Holidays—and Happy Travels!

“Realize that there are many things in the world for which no cause shall be found; not because it does not exist, but because we know too little to find it.”                                     ~Diana Gabaldon, Voyager




Dear Dad . . . Open Letter for Father’s Day

I wrote this a year ago–and it is just as meaningful today. For all those who have believe they have lost their Fathers . . .


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Relationships – More Than Meets the Eye

Life—is bigger than we know. And I know that the same is true with relationships—whether we’re connecting with our dog, our kids, our friends, the ocean or the trees and plants in our garden or the forest outside in nature.  Everything is much bigger than our intellect and ego safely insist and wants to catalog in a neat book or box or pre-set set of rules of how things are or how things can or should be.  Sometimes, they just aren’t.

While walking through the bookstore last weekend, I noticed the racks—and shelves of books and magazines on relationships.  How to start one. How to maintain one. How to fix what’s broken.  Questions that address intimacy, feeling supported, making a contribution in the relationship, flexibility, judgment, jealously, to name a few; this list is almost endless.  I pulled numerous books off the shelves and leafed through the indexes and tables of contents. None of them addressed true soul relationships, except one which noted, Soul mates were seductive and completely silly, the author certainly pooh-poohed the idea that relationships could be made in previous lives.  Really?

So, let me start with the belief or premise that we are eternal and forever and as souls, we come to earth again and again and again; it’s what we do!   In fact, I believe that 2, 3, or 4 lives may be ONE experience for our soul as seen as continuous experience, purpose and growth which we know as lifetimes. For our soul—a traveler between dimensional worlds— some things would just be carried forward. That would include relationships; our likes, dislikes, fears and phobias sure are.

Each time we are here, it is recorded in our Akashic record.  For those unfamiliar, the Akashic Record, is a “dimension of consciousness that contains a vibrational record of every soul and its journey”, writes author Linda Howe.  Every life is recorded and remembered while on Earth and in a modern-day lingo—downloaded here for safe keeping upon death and uploaded upon our return.  The souls that have been here the most and the longest are the old souls who carry the most wisdom.  You can equate this to years in school; the graduate student holds more wisdom than the one in kindergarten; lifetimes are the same sort of way.

But, back to my topic of relationships.  Yes, we have soul relationships with many—but not with all of the people in our lives.  Some people just resonate with you; you feel it, and know it—whether it makes any sense at all.  How many have talked to complete strangers, they just “know”?

In fact, there are many soul relationships and each carries its own distinct “flavor” or “energy”. There is one called cording. In this relationship, one is the “giver” of energy—the other is the “receiver”. Monad relationships are another, for which there are many different types, and are experienced in both directions around a specific issue. A monad is formed for a learning experience, but it is not necessarily a karmic one.  This relationship often feels as if two souls are on a see-saw—the most common being “teacher-student”.  Another soul relationship is one called a task companion.  Usually everyone has at least one task companion; it’s about performing one or many tasks together.  This relationship is very compatible without a lot of arguing or bickering or dealing with intense (karmic) issues. Still another is called essence twins or twin flames.  A twin flame has purpose behind it, driving toward a goal. Real-world examples: Ronald Regan had a soul mate called Nancy. But the discovers of the DNA structure, Watson and Crick, were twin flames, so were Mikhail Gorbachev and his wife Raisa. Often times it is a dicey and challenging relationship, but with great purpose.  Another is major Karma. Karma is an emotionally intense experience which causes a sense of imbalance in the parties. The law of karma is unfinished business—and when you have an emotionally intense experience with someone, you will eventually experience that emotionally intense experience from the perspective of the other participant.  And lastly, that which the media and popular belief have made so famous is the soul mate.  A soul mate is a partner for life. It does not have to be a romantic one. What they don’t say or know, is that your soul mate may be your grandmother, son, daughter or the neighbor next door.

The other thing the books don’t talk about is the fact, that LOVE is a quantum energy.  (So are magnets and gravity.)  And, although we accept these things, we can’t really explain them.  Relationships seems to be like that too. Like the seasons, all relationships change over time—as we grow and change every day.  We don’t all grow at the same pace, nor do relationships.  Within each relationship, we have the potential for compatibility, sympathy and understanding—we also have degrees of tension, antipathy or lack of communication.  All relationships, especially romantic ones bring expansion or growth. Maybe some of the “rules” and “judgments” for ourselves and others must change as well? And while the books are great tools, the real truth, probably is not found on the pages the books, but in the heart—every man and woman’s communion with an external source of hidden knowledge within—which each individual must seek and find for him or herself.


“Inspired Wellness from Within”

Cathrine Silver, HC, AADP

Author of Riding the Light Beam; How Every Woman Can Find the Hero Inside”

Cathrine Silver, HC, AADP, is a Certified Holistic Health Coach in private practice in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. She works collaboratively with clients on their desires regarding relationships, spirituality, career, physical activity, nutrition and loss. Suffering through her own loss in 2005, Cathrine motivates and empowers others to be the heroes in their own lives, becoming fully responsible for their own happiness, joy and well-being.

Cathrine holds a degree in Speech Communication from the University of Washington, is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and holds certifications in Reiki, Matrix Energetics, Hypnosis, Biological Decoding and Grief Counseling.

Cathrine has two grown sons and a two-year old grandson.

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