11:11 -My Mystery Numbers: A New World Dawns, A New Time For Change

1111As 2016 christened us, with swaying palm fronds and a thronging life beat on the streets of vibrant Miami encircling, my breath caught with a faint sense of ‘something’ taking place internally that I could not quite find a word for or even frankly taste a grasp of reality for. Something was afoot, yet I couldn’t tell quite what? I allowed myself the grace to just trust and see. It was a mysterious calling.

I wandered the teeming, trendy streets of New Year’s Eve midnight, soaking in the Latin style, twinkling lights, skyscrapers aglow in candy color hues of festivity. Opulence, beauty, youth, vitality, adventure, history and a tinge of fate kept me alert.

By midnight I had slyly slipped into the sumptuous decore of the area’s HOTTEST new night club in town, and a magnificent old style Havana floorshow with feathered Cubano performers: feathers and sequins, gold lame, fiesta colors and a beat like none other. El Tropicana of 1940’s Havana flared before me; velvet banquets, raven haired waiters, indelible music, diamonds glittering galore. Mesmerizing and also speaking a story to me of legendary proportions, chills tingled my spine. My late mother spent half of her weeks in Havana and at El Tropicana for years as a glamorous and history making stewardess for National Airlines in this very vintage. WOW!

I knew no one and yet was not alone. The city held me in a warm embrace. My reason to be here at all, is my golf champion 18 year of old son, gunning for a collegiate team and training at a famed golf academy a few miles away for the Hurricane League season, and me needing a much overdue ‘timeout’ after 4 steady heart stopping years on the road preaching to thousands on the Lyme disease atrocity and teaching recovery tools to a country sorely lacking in the necessitated tools of Integrative Medicine for chronic illness and lifestyle wellness. Two books released in one year, foreign translations, audio format, a 2 year stint hosting the world acclaimed weekly “Lyme Light Radio Show” and I am weary. Miami is my deemed oasis of sunshine and surrender. It is lovely.

For 25 years I have lived in beautiful, yet strident New Hampshire, with its humble hill towns and fierce winterscape of deep, billowing snows and bitter arctic winds. Though I have loved raising a family and nurturing my treasured homeopathic and Lyme disease specialty practice amid woodlands and homespun honesty, I feel the treads on my New England tires of habitation there wearing thin. But, what next? A new residence, a new career, a new husband, a new look? None of these quite sit square in my gut. This fact is a rarity in itself, as I am one whom dials into intuition with a clairvoyant power and tandemly attunes to ambition with the razor zeal of a competitive athlete.

Instead, I recognized I just plain ‘ole needed to get out of town and recalibrate.

This is where the kismet begins!

Many of my friends know I have some oddball chemistry going on with the numbers 11:11. I randomly glance at the clock, approximately every other day, even waking out of a dead sleep, and suddenly spy 11:11 ! What? over 1000 sightings at this point. Jokingly, I make note of it on Facebook. Others have guided me to messages; heralding this is a channel to the higher dimension, or make a wish, or your angels are with you. I loved number synchronicity as a kid and don’t need a watch to tell time. An ‘idiot savant’ with phone numbers before cells ruined my visual and kinesthetic learning processes, I suspected 11:11 was at play in some fatalistic way.

HERE WE GO!

My son and I started scouting a Miami rental near my elderly aunt, in September 2015. We needed a select section of town and it was a tall order, as young international professionals and long term leases presided there. But, my cousin put me in touch with a savvy realtor, who kindly said;

“Katina, this is close to impossible to find you a furnished 2 BR in that area- everything is locked up for a year at a clip. I will look though.”

“Gracias, Hermann, I know you can do it!” came my ever optimistic, intention driven reply.

The months sidled by. Nada.

The week before Thanksgiving– an email arrives in BOLD TYPE.

“I FOUND IT- ON BRICKELL!!”. Music to my ears, Hermann pulled the white rabbit out of a magic hat. We negotiate on the phone and sure enough, every item on the wish list is there and I sign on the dotted line.

My son and I pack me up from my third residence in less than one year’s time, load the car onto the Drive-Away trailer service in Canton, MA- me driving one armed in a sling, after a nasty Thanksgiving fall on black ice resulting in a badly sprained arm and cracked rib, while we shuffle our welsh corgi to a friend, golf gear and more to be prepped and somehow I tie up all the loose threads, as a one-armed bandit, and pop on a flight in pain but destined for the lure of the ‘calling’.

We move into get this : 1111  SW 11th Street and 1st Ave., Miami, Fla on December 29, 2015. MY NUMBERS glaring at me on the tall sleek condo entry! This is too uncanny.

Then, in the very first hours of 1/1/16 (more 1s) I stumble randomly into El Tucan and my late mother’s former lifestyle of old Havana! She was raised half a mile from my new residence here, in the 1930s and ’40s, in Coral Gables. For 5 years I have wanted to write her memoir, as she helped co-found the Stewardess Union and her epic life of knowing Sinatra, Hemingway, Ava Gardner, Howard Hughes, Paul Newman, Omar Shariff all on a first name friendly ‘lets have a drink’ basis is too rich to ignore. But, how to start such a project? Monumental at times.

Today, I am writing my first blog of 2016. I had let all my writing lapse in later 2015, when I went out on Tour with my latest book “Autoimmune Illness & Lyme Disease Recovery Guide, Mending The Body, Mind & Spirit”, and I have missed my beloved Tuesday night Gateless Gate Writers Group genius. So, a made a personal pledge to start writing again this January. This is my first effort. Blogging feels a homey, personal way to start. And, the underlying feeling is twofold.

  1. Writing is healthy for me and helps my creative mind expand and thrive.
  2. The 11:11 tapping for 2 full years has showed its face to me!! I am supposed to be living here, in my late mother’s old neighborhood, next door to an umbilical cord to her life in 1940’s pre-Castro Cuba in order to bring her to life for us all. My next body of work is showing its face.

I lounge by the pool, swim my formerly robust laps in baby steps as the ‘gimpy’ arm injury stymies me, and I am meeting fascinating people and opportunity- Argentinian Tango, Cuban menus, Columbian neighbors, Brazilian beauties, a film offer, a new radio show. Recalibrating, spinning on an Axis, I reorient to what the doors of my future will open to? I know I need to streamline the multi-facets of my career efforts and capitalize on my talents most optimally, but just in what ways, I am not 100% certain.

Time is on my side. I am reading Keith Richard’s bio and spending time with my extended family. The handsome Latin men lay their charm on me daily with such sweet compliments– a far cry from emotionally contained New England. And, my son is gobbling up the green golf courses.

Meanwhile, I feel something very deep, very rich and very potent tugging even more powerfully on me than Mother’s memoir— it is the 16 personal messages I received this very day on FB alone , (and hundreds in the year) thanking me for my contribution to helping amend the Lyme disease crisis and giving individual’s a handhold of support and hope in their very fractured lives. This is my honor and gift as a healer to help usher in change and renewal and hold the safe haven of space for those brave soul’s willing to die to their OLD lives and OLD patterns and OLD beliefs through the journey of personal transformation via the often frightening vein of illness.

Enlightenment is not gained overnight or at a two week retreat or a month in an ashram (all lovely experiences), but it comes through a death spiral of fear and grief and the most courageous fortitude and trial of endurance you could ever fathom. Enlightenment is more grueling than childbirth or an Ironman tri-athalon, or surviving a house fire. The rebirth after our spiritual death is filled with a dewy tender breath of beauty and gifts of unsuspect possibility. Enlightenment brings serenity and deep wisdoms and a calm internal pool of simplicity. Enlightenment is eternal. Once there, one never turns back to the old life.

I am a conduit. I feel the channel I am in. When teaching to groups, my messages flow like a surging fountain. I stay open. My journey to death’s door made me surrender to what I grasped to and felt was my identity and power and props. I know so much more now. And, still I learn every single day.

2016 began wandering amid bustling Miami’s tropical daze and already I attune to the process of accepting that I am unfolding once again. Letting go, receiving and growing with the seasons, the rythmns, the magic of life and the precious process of being a vessel of love and light, whether in times of darkness of moments of maximum joy.

May all of us be protected and guided and work from our highest good.

My numbers have spoken and I embrace the future. What is calling to you?

Namaste

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

Miami, Fla.

http://www.KatinaMakris.com

Could Your Autoimmune Illness Be Caused by Lyme Disease?

I am honored to interview an intrepid Lyme disease advocate and survivor, Bethany Wing, this week on Lyme Light Radio. Join us Wednesday July 8, 1pm pt/ 4pm et at LymeLightRadio.com and WBLQ.net. Bethany gives light to the insidious nature of misdiagnosed Lyme disease and how it can corrupt one’s life for decades! Too many people sadly will resonate with Bethany’s story and also be inspired by her motivation to overcome horrific odds and still thrive in life.

My new book, “Autoimmune Illness and Lyme disease Recovery Guide, Mending Body, Mind & Spirit”, to be released on August 11, 2015, highlights Bethany’s story as her case is a ‘classic’ cross-over misdiagnosis of autoimmune illness with the bacterial infection of Lyme disease. 50 million Americans are diagnosed with autoimmune illness- we wonder what percentage could be caused by tick borne diseases?

Do NOT miss this special interview with a special woman!!

07f28f8Bethany Wing’s career started in the Financial Industry where she had become a Financial Advisor for Fidelity Investments. Later she had moved on to Bank Boston and Fleet. She eventually left banking and worked for a Venture Capitalist, learning startups and watching some go public and some tank. One amazing adventure was working with WorldCare Inc. and its amazing twists and turns of Wellness, helping other people have access to our Best HealthCare hospitals in the United States. Another avenue that WorldCare was venturing onto was a multi billion dollar wellness Center in Dubai which has been put on hold for some years now.While in the Financial Industry she decided to follow her artistic desire to learn all about the beauty Industry. From Makeup to Hair to all Spa essentials she grew to one day open her own Salon. This is where she currently resides and enjoys running a small business, helping others feel and look better. She enjoys teaching employees all that she knows and still furthering her education every year at main events and classes worldwide.

Coincidentally, she struggled with her health as long as she can remember. Her fasination with people looking good actually always came from the inside, and she expressed it with her art. Her struggle with health brought her to her knees and has brought her an awareness that she could never have without going though all that she has.

She has found a way to bring her health and her outer appearance into One. And this is where she resides with her Non-Profit Tick Tock to bring Doctors awareness and teaching, so that so many will not suffer as she did, and so many still are.

Food and genes: How genetic testing can fine-tune a healthy diet and guide nutritional supplement selection

I am so excited to welcome Kelly Heim from Pure Encapsulations to Lyme Light Radio. Pure’s products are top grade and fundamental helpmates in recovery from Lyme disease and many chronic illnesses. We are excited to learn more about the philosophy from Pure Encapsulations and the great good work they can do for so many of us in a world now that is filled with toxins and bodies that are sadly suffering with depletions.

KHeimPhotoKelly C. Heim is a Nutritional Pharmacologist in Research and Development. He is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, where he studied molecular pharmacology, epigenetics and functional genomics. His publications and lectures have highlighted evolving concepts in polyphenol biochemistry, nutritional endocrinology and nutrigenomics.

A Conversation with David Roth, Co-Chairman of the TBDA

Join us this week on Lyme Light Radio when I interview pioneering Lyme disease advocate David Roth. A man of great vision, compassionate understanding of the exploding Lyme epidemic and hard working foundation leader, David Roth has put his time, efforts and amazing business mind into a national awareness campaign in tandem with the terrific Staci Grodin, Charles Balducci, John Donnally and others at the famed Tick Borne Disease Alliance.

David’s great mission has been to unify the various Lyme disease groups, research efforts and foundations to create the strongest national force possible to help bring in the research dollars and momentum needed to ‘crack’ the denial, confusion and lack of assistance the Lyme disease crisis needs. He has ushered in a merger with the very renowned and respected Lyme Research Alliance in Greenwich, CT. The great good is that we now have a merged powerhouse called Global Lyme Alliance. David will elaborate on this significant step in the Lyme crusade as well as many salient topics on legal government matters, funding issues and more.

Please tune into WBLQ.net, LymeLightRadio.com or TheDrPatShow.com wednesday 4pm et/ 1pm pt for a first hand view as to the strides happening.  

David Roth is Co-Chairman of the Board of the New York-based Tick-Borne Disease Alliance TBDA. After being diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2010, following months of misdiagnosis, Mr. Roth committed himself to raising awareness about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Through his work with TBDA, Mr. Roth is leading efforts to advance initiatives aimed at developing a more reliable and effective diagnostic test for tick-borne diseases.

Mr. Roth is a Managing Director in Blackstone’s Real Estate group. Before joining Blackstone, he was a Principal in the acquisitions group at Walton Street Capital. He received a BA from Dartmouth, a JD from New York University School of Law and is a Certified Financial Analyst Charterholder. He also serves on the board of Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School.

You will appreciate David’s candor, strategic thinking and ability to make risk a winning move.

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

KatinaMakris.com

The Ticked Off Music Fest is Coming to LA

The Ticked Off Music Fest is a U.S. concert series dedicated to the prevention, awareness and cure of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses that have become the fastest-growing infectious diseases in the country. The next event to launch is Ticked Off Music Fest Los Angeles, scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the House of Blues at 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA.

This week, friends of the show Greg Kirk and Sandi Bohle will join me on Lyme Light Radio to talk about the show in Los Angeles and what is next for the Ticked Off Music Fest! You can tune in live this Wednesday, February 25 at 4PM Eastern Time at http://www.transformationtalkradio.com or WBLQ AM 1230 in Rhode Island.

Here are some of the performers that will be appearing at the Ticked Off Music Festival in Los Angeles:

The music line-up features platinum-selling recording artists Cracker. The band is best known for their 1991 release “Cracker,” featuring “Happy Birthday to Me” and “Teen Angst,” followed by their 1993 release “Kerosene Hat,” featuring “Low” and “Euro-Trash Girl.” The band is currently promoting their latest release “Berkeley to Bakersfield.”

Special guest is Les Stroud from the “Survivorman” TV series. Les and his full band will play songs from his recent solo releases and also field audience questions about his TV show.

LA native and former X and Lone Justice guitarist Tony Gilkyson will play his brand of alternative country.

Nashville-native Alisa Turner will play her breakout hit “Breathing” about her own struggles with Lyme disease.

Also appearing is Lyme activist, author and lead singer Natalie London and her band Hey, King!

Sixteen year-old Lyme survivor and singing sensation Keta will play her original tunes. She will be coming off of a West Coast tour where she opened for platinum-selling artist Sam Smith.

Gregg Kirk and The Zen Engines will play songs from the band’s recent CD releases, all inspired by his healing journeys through Lyme disease.

The fest will also feature several well-known speakers from the Lyme community, including “Out of the Woods” author Katina Makris, Lorraine Johnson from LymeDisease.org, and Inanna House founder Mara Williams.

– See more at: http://www.tickedoffmusicfest.com/#sthash.OqhaV2kl.dpuf

Katina Makris CCH CIH

Homeopathic Nosodes and Lyme Disease with Sharon Lynn

This Wednesday, I welcome fellow homeopath Sharon Lynn of Mountain State Health Products to Lyme Light Radio. Sharon will explain the basic principles of homeopathic medicine: potency, how likes treat likes, and how remedies are made in attenuated doses. Sharon will also discuss how nosodes, a type of homeopathic remedy, can help the body deal with Lyme infection or even prevention.

Thank you for coming on air with me, Sharon! I often think of our training together all those years back in New York City! How proud Dr Eizayaga would be of us fighting and epidemic like this in a non-classical manner, from the clinical level instead!

Be sure to tune in to my interview with Sharon this Wednesday, January 14 at 4PM ET.

Katina Makris, CCH, CIH
http://www.lymelightradio.com

DSC01496Sharon Lynn has owned and operated Mountain States Health Products (MHP) since April of 1990. MHP is a nutraceuticals distributor to the health care practitioner nationwide. Sharon is the co-Creator of the MHP product line of homeopathic formulas and specialty nutraceuticals.

When Lyme is Misdiagnosed as MS

This week on Lyme Light Radio, I am proud to welcome Christine Moore. For over a decade, Christine lived with undiagnosed Lyme disease and co-infections, which her doctors believed was MS. The MS treatments had no effect, and it was only after she received a proper diagnosis from a Lyme-literate physician that she was able to recover her health.
You can hear Christine’s amazing story of recovery this Wednesday, December 17 at 4PM Eastern Time at http://www.transformationtalkradio.com or WBLQ 1230 in Southern New England.
This is a critical topic and very frank example of what has sadly been happening for too many decades to too many individuals globally, as MS rates are soaring alongside the massive spread of tick borne disease infections! I URGE you to share this advance program notice with as many folks as you can, Christine is a tremendous advocate for proper Lyme disease diagnosis and treatments. Thank you Christine R. Moore for joining me,
Katina Makris CCH CIH
IMG_0842Christine Moore has been a Chronic Lyme Disease Sufferer for over 20 years. She was mis-diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1996, after the birth of her first child. Her case seemed classic:
* 30 year old female
* stressor was childbirth
-and-
* presenting symptoms were numbness coupled with visual disturbances.
The results of her neurological tests led to a conclusive diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis…..or did they?
Christine comes from an automotive marketing background having worked for Saturn Corporation and Tesla Motors. The Tesla assignment was very short lived due to an extreme episode of confusion, hypomania, panic attacks and complete insomnia. This led to her resignation from her “dream job.”
Christine continued followed the MS treatment course recommended by her neurologist who practiced mainstream medicine. After taking high dose IV steroids (for the second time) and beginning the taper down process, she collapsed and spent the next 2 years bedridden.
Christine was ultimately diagnosed properly with Chronic Lyme Disease and Co-infections in 2009. Her Lyme Literate Medical Doctor was able to get her well through the use of an integrative approach addressing pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals/supplements and dietary changes.
Christine resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband, two children and family dog.