“Lyme Light Radio with Katina” shares an illuminating interview with Advanced Cell Training’s founder, Gary Blier. Back on air with us Wednesday October 9th, 4PM ET / 1PM PT, heard on WBLQ 1230AM in Southern New England and streaming live on three networks: TransformationTalkRadio.com, TheDrPatShow.com and WBLQ.net.
Gary Blier offers insight into the frontier spectrum of the mind-body healing pathway. Over the centuries, cultures throughout the world have respected the ability we innately harbor regarding our inner healing capacities. The use of out mind, and often the process of recalibrating a mind-set from that of a chronic illness state, to a more optimal, prospering one, can induce obvious and successful shift towards wellness, recovery and even illness elimination.
Bruce Lipton’s runaway best-seller “Biology of Belief” explains this process vividly. Dawson Church’s “The Genie In Our Genes” gives credence to the matter and stunning examples of how survivors and thrivers of catastrophe and illness recover, by integrating their mind, particular behaviors and accessing belief.
Advances Cell Training’s practical self-help healing techniques, developed by Gary Blier are useful tools for many physically and emotionally hindered individuals.
Tune in with us this week and learn more on this fascinating process of ‘resetting’ our brainwaves for more optimal healing.
Also, we will be checking in with cyclist John Donnally at the top of the show to find out just how far he has ridden this week on the ‘Bite Back For The Cure” Lyme disease awareness trek across America. I’m eager to learn just where John in on October 9 – and how the journey is fairing.
Thank you listeners!
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February 23 and 24, 2013 Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH, author of OUT OF THE WOODS, HEALING LYME DISEASE, BODY, MIND & SPIRIT, is appearing at the Rhode Island Flower Show, Providence Convention Center, 2 Sabine St., Providence, RI, USA.
Saturday, 2/23, 11am and 3pm she will be doing book signings on the 5th floor at The Bookstore. This is a superb chance to come meet and visit with acclaimed healer, Lyme survivor, author and educator, and purchase a book as well.
Sunday, 2/24, 1:30pm, Katina will speak about Lyme disease, the epidemic of our time at The Flower Show. See the program guide on arrival for that location.
30,000 people attend this weekend event. With Lyme disease and OUT OF THE WOODS being featured, this large spectrum venue brings this long misunderstood infectious illness into a position of more awareness. The USA suffers 300,000 new infections annually, with a mere 10% only properly diagnosed and treated, due to doctor mis-information and public lack of awareness of signs and symptoms as well as proper lab testing. The rest are mishandled as assorted auto-immune disorders often.
Katina will discuss diagnosis, prevention, treatments for acute and chronic forms of Lyme. She is a graduate of Duke University, The Stillpoint School of Integrative Life Healing, is a certified Classical Homeopath of 28years and winner of several awards with OUT OF THE WOODS. Katina speaks extensively nationally on Lyme disease awareness and recovery tools. She contributes 5% of her author sales profits to Lyme disease research.
A friend at the pool today said to me “Katina, I love being near you, your positive energy is so infectious. You just light me up!
I smiled and thanked her, “I’m an upbeat person by nature, but lately I’m on fire!” came my reply. “Lecturing nationally on behalf of Lyme Disease awareness and offering my message of inspiration gives me a huge rush. To have overcome the complete adversity I faced; bedridden, broke, a divorce, a lost career, deeply depressed and to now have healed in so many ways- well, I just have to tell the world!”.
Amy smiled and remarked “Your story is so inspirational, but your very being just radiates so much life and joy. You are a vivid example of what living from your passion and potential is all about, Katina. I’m hoping you rub off on me now and all those people who meet you”.
“I vowed to myself on my sickbed that when I recovered I would do what I felt moved me and hold nothing back. A channel opened in me, I felt it one day when in deep meditation. Energy flooded in my crown chakra. I knew then that I was meant to move forward and live on purpose, not by accident or by default, but with clear intention and with heart”. “Some days I feel lit from within. I can’t hold my energy back. I let it flow- writing, counselling, you name it- I’m in the flow and I won’t suppress it”.
“Yea”, Amy says. “I’m an athlete of 40 years. We athletes know that feeling- it is awesome. Power, drive, joy intersect and it is awesome.”
“I feel graced by this life and my path. I take nothing for granted and walk it with profound thanks and in pride”.
“Keep going Katina. You make me feel happy”.
It felt great to be acknowledged by Amy! This interchange was a confirmation for me, that it is no accident I got so devastatingly ill and lost everything I loved. In turn I was forced to examine myself, my life choices, and ways of being in order to heal. The Lyme Disease ordeal was horrific, but ultimately a journey of personal transformation. Out the other side now, ignited within by my intention to help others find ways to transform their own suffering into rebirth, I know there is no possible way to go back to the old me, the conditioned one, the less conscious one, the over-tasking one. Fueled by spirit, ignited by love, moved by the powers of transformation, I want to encourage those of you struggling with Lyme Disease or any other chronic illness to find resources in your life; people or places, to help you turn within to your own deep heart. Your heart is wise and knowing. It bears much love, even for our wounded self, and it holds faithful energy, always beating for you, sustaining your lifeblood.
Take a moment to close your eyes, take some long deep breaths, put your hand over your heart and feel its steady presence. Thank this beautiful heart of yours for its power and patience, and in this moment say to your own self- “I love you”, and really mean it.
We need to love ourselves in these time of distress. It is from the inside that we heal. Medicines, doctors, foods, others may minister to us from the outside, but we too must minister to our own selves on the inside. Healing takes time, it asks for restoration. The trauma of chronic Lyme Disease wounds the heart and the spirit. Not everyone knows how to mend a broken spirit.
In the meantime, tending to your own precious heart energy and special self is an invaluable step in helping align your inner healing resources. I practiced this simple self-love for years and it has helped me recover from advanced Lyme Disease. It is worth trying and sticking with. I continue this practice still.
I look forward to you too one day hearing words similar to Amy’s “your being radiates so much life and joy”.
Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH
Katina I Makris is a certified Intuitive Healer, Classical Homeopath, inspirational speaker and the award-winning author of “Out of The Woods; Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind & Spirit”. OutofThe WoodsBook.com
As we spiral our way into the core of darkness here in the northern hemisphere, winter solstice marking the end point to sunlight’s lowest ebb, I cannot help but reflect on the significance of this annual passage and all that accumulates around it. This year feels more poignant than many, with the ghastly murderous tragedy in Newtown, CT, USA coloring our lives; shock, betrayal, grief and anger now our table-mates this holiday season.
For twenty years I have consciously honored the winter solstice, in fact I got married on it one year! Usually, I light a fire and burn a piece of paper with all that I want to ‘let go of’ in my life written on it. The older earth based religions of the world, Mayans included, celebrated this night of extreme darkness, as over the next six months it was all about the joyous movement of daylight’s growing expansion. A time of reverence for me, I take some time on December 21 to review my year, take stock of my choices and achievements, assess my health and peer forward into just what I elect to do or not do in the year ahead.
Always I give thanks for the opportunity of living, the people dear to me and the guidance and protection I feel graced with. And yes, there a few pieces I want to let go of; each year this varies. They are placed on my paper to burn.
Tonight I sit snugly in my simple, yet comfortable home. Our newly adorned fir Christmas tree twinkles with baubles and light. My family is fed and safe. I feel deeply satisfied with the enormous amount of energy and heart I have put into lyme disease education- thirty seven lectures, sixteen radio shows, five national network TV programs, eight front page newspaper features, endless articles, blogs and tweets- all in one year! My life is full and I am healthy. I am proud of “Out of The Woods” and blessed by the amazing connections it has woven in my world.
My mind gravitates to the twenty eight homes in Newtown, Connecticut though. The degree of suffering and loss they are all experiencing must be bottomless. I honestly do not know how some of these individuals are enduring, their tender children and treasured friends ripped away so violently.
I know the USA is in mourning. We all feel a piece of the pain. Putting ourselves in their shoes, we feel the stomach lurching horror and heart-wrenching fear. This grizzly, senseless rampage has wounded a nation. Our hearts all tremble with the families in Newtown. In fact, I realize, when sitting in meditation, that in essence, the whole world resonates with this profound sadness. In a certain way, we have all been thrown “off center”.
As I prepare my thoughts for my annual winter solstice fire and ‘release’, this year I actually write more words about the world than me.
On my paper I write; bloodshed, guns, murders, mass killings, riots, hurricanes, economic collapse, lyme disease, ignorance, heartbreak, spiritual bankruptcy, and prepare to shed all the energy surrounding these conditions. We must release these vibrations, or our health will be adversely affected by carrying the catastrophic force fields within. I visualize joy, compassion, love, and tenderness filling me to the brim. I imagine these rounded, radiant vibrations soothing our citizens, the country, the entire world. We need this salve.
As the world turns in its everlasting patient revolution, I look towards the sunshine and all that it heralds. As we move out of this time of deep darkness, a time of mourning and desolation, we can be reminded that ever faithfully, we will be renewed. Just as we plummeted into tragedy and pitch black, we will expand into glory and light. It all comes around again.
I ask for grace. I ask for peace. I ask for safety, trust and faith. May there be love in our hearts. May we each let go of that which binds or wounds us and turn towards the sun and beckon in all that breathes life and joy into our souls.
Thank you readers, for your time with me here, for our shared communion, for the good you bring into the world. May you cherish the beauty of living, may each day shine with more light.
With the season of gift giving upon us I am happy to announce a HOLIDAY Sale for “Out of The Woods, Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind & Sprit”.
$12.95 with free shipping in USA, autographed by me! retail price is $18.00.
I was able to get a few cases from the publisher and can mail a book directly to you. Contact me at my email with your address Katina.Makris@comcast.net or you can pay directly at PayPal, my email there is firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a wonderful gift for a loved one in need of hope, healing and inspiration. “Out of The Woods” was awarded by USA Book News as a finalist for Best Book in Alternative Health. It is my recovery memoir from advanced chronic Lyme disease, as well as a guide on diagnostics, labs, treatment options, for the epidemic of our era. Filled with emotional support and a riveting plot, this book
is a universal voice for those walking the often lonely and confusing ‘Lyme Road’.
As you followers have found, my summer has been chock full of Lyme disease talks, healing workshops, book events and media. Somehow, I’ve managed to keep up with an athletic 15 year old son and seeing clients, though limitedly.
I have to say the summer finale on the book tour in Rhode Island was truly spectacular!! What an outpouring of attention, gatherings and momentum I experienced. I am completely impressed with the active Lyme support groups in the region, as well alert concern by people in important roles. Lyme literate practitioners exist in our tiny “ocean state.” Let me share some of the trip.
I’ve harbored a fondness for Rhode Island’s soft sandy beaches and warm ocean waters over the past decades, as most of New England has icy, cold water, too brisk to swim in for long. As an avid swimmer I favor their lovely beaches and fell in love with romantic Watch Hill and of course gilded Newport long ago. Their historied charm and stunning waterfronts are just magical. The rest of the state has been mostly a “drive through” experience for me.
I’d learned awhile ago, however, that like Long Island, Connecticut, Cape Cod and the outer islands, Rhode Island is Lyme infested and over populated by ticks. Their level of illness has run rampant.
A heartfelt thanks to Barbara Smith, Jane Barrows, Irene Weaver and Cynthia Leonard who made my appearances work so flawlessly.
Sunday, September 9, Westport Grange, actually in neighboring MA, hosted me with a rousing crowd of 85+. The South Shore Lyme Support Group is holding many lives together, suicidal feelings knocking on too many hearts. This picturesque township, layered with farmland, stone walls, and ocean beach grass is tick nirvana. We had many seriously afflicted attendees. Cable TV taped my two hour presentation and what a wonderful time we shared, as I introduced a powerful healing intention prayer for us all. You are wonderful souls.
Monday, September 10, Barbara whisked me off to WJAR, NBC TV, Providence, Rhode
Island. Barbara Morse Silva, a Lyme literate health editor and weekend anchor was eager to give attention to my Lyme recovery story in “Out of the Woods,” helping us gain more exposure with the epidemic. Though she spent a solid 15 minutes taping with me, the spot of course was a succinct two minutes, But, WJAR and Barbara were gracious and caring. Thank you!
12 noon. Marriott Hotel, Rotary Club luncheon. I was the guest speaker. One hundred fifty rotarians listened attentively to Lyme’s destructive forces. A great audience, and some families with tragically ill members were there. Cynthia Leonard is the go-to gal at Providence Rotary for Lyme info. They host several Lyme awareness events annually. That is terrific!
6 PM. St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Jamestown Rhode Island. Delightful Irene Weaver, seasoned Lyme vet Jane Barrows, and charming Father O’Neil hosted this event. Close to 100 folks came out and guess what…a first for me-I spoke from the pulpit!
This was a stunning moment for me to recognize how very far in my healing journey I’d traveled. Seven years ago I was so sick, too weak to stand unassisted, emotionally, physically and spiritually decimated. Death knocked on my door. It was a battle that summer to remain alive. And here I was now, a completely renewed, healed and vibrant being, standing strong and proud, bright and smiling, sharing my hard earned wisdom on the pulpit of a beautiful, grand and welcoming church. My message cannot ring out more clearly~ mending the spirit is just as essential as mending the body.
If I had not spent the solid three years doing the inner spiritual healing work, I do not believe I would have attained as complete recovery from advanced chronic Lyme disease as I have. Standing on that pulpit at St. Mark’s I felt the recognition from divinity- “You have earned your stripes, Katina. You are welcomed as a healing messenger, with higher knowledge.”
These words washed through me in the brief moments standing by the heavy velvet throne-like chair at the altar. Not a regular church goer by any means, though raised as a Greek Orthodox and Quaker mix (odd I know), as a spiritual being, I know when I am being “summoned!” Thank you God, angelic beings, spirit guides for bringing me far on this journey. I am open, I am listening and always, always I appreciate your guidance.
The evening was ripe with emotional Q&A, as so many have suffered for so long. Help is needed here and everywhere, as we know, for better Lyme organism diagnostics, more experienced practitioners and resources. Newport Lyme Support Group leader, Jane Barrows, is loaded with knowledge and contacts. What a fantastic group at St. Mark’s-MD’s, homeopaths, psychotherapists, nurses, herbalists, patients, and caretakers we were.
Thank you Westport, Providence, Newport, and Jamestown for welcoming me and my
efforts to being guidance and inspiration to your communities. Healing from chronic Lyme is hard work, requires a long time and an integrative medical approach, as well as spiritual recovery. I am blessed by the compassion and openness of our ever expanding Lyme disease community. This is a wondrous opportunity I am living.
Up from the ashes, you could say.
Meanwhile, I love Rhode Island more than ever, and may your gutsy attitude about this epidemic propel the momentum to bring about some real change-like a Lyme hospital such as Inanna House! I sense you may share the right collective forces to just make such a thing happen
OK Gang! Here is my weekend appearance schedule with “Out of The Woods, Healing Lyme Disease”. Even I am amazed that as an ex-lymie I can handle all this. How exciting! Please pass along and come join me at these wonderful inspirational lyme disease events. A special thanks to Barbara Smith, Jane Barrows, Cynthia Leonard, Jennifer Geronimo for helping coordinate many details!
Sunday, Sept 9, 6-8pm, Westport Grange, Westport, MA (cable TV will be broadcasting this).
Monday, Sept 10, 10 am, NBC TV ch 10, WJAR, Providence, RI interview with health editor, Emmy award winning Barbara Morse Silva.
Monday, Sept 10, noon, Providence Rotary Luncheon, Public welcome!
Monday, Sept 10, 6-8 pm, St. Marks Catholic Church, Jamestown, RI.
My mission is to promote inspiration and guidance for better health in others’ lives. Lyme disease is my passion, healing is my calling.westport and jamestown dates