Atherton Drenth

Atherton Drenth is the author of Intuitive Dance. Building, Protecting & Clearing Your Energy, (Llewellyn Worldwide) and Following Body Wisdom. She is also a contributing author to the Amazon Best Selling book, 365 Moments of Grace. Atherton has been featured on several radio shows, is a guest blogger at Ask Dr. Nandi and is a regular contributing editor for the Paradigm Pages Newsletter. Atherton also appears in the documentary, Voyage to Betterment as one of 12 experts along with other internationally renowned physicians, researchers, and pioneers in the fields of consciousness research and spirituality.

Atherton is a Clairvoyant, Medical Intuitive and Holistic Energy Practitioner facilitating transformational healing for her clients. She has been extensively trained and certified as a Medical Intuitive and Holistic Energy Practitioner. She has been in private practice since 2000. She is also a compassionate teacher committed to helping others develop their full intuitive potential through yearly workshops. She has a private practice in Guelph, Ontario.
www.athertondrenth.com
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Fear is a funny thing
A very wise man once said, “When you push through the fear, you find out what you are made of.”
Fear is a funny thing. We are afraid of fear. We will do almost anything to avoid fear, but we never really take note of how much we live in fear on a day to day basis. Odd, isn’t... see more it?
Fear can be an enigma. Most of us don’t really think about it but we can be afraid of a lot of things all the time. Because of that, we don’t realize how much stress and anxiety it creates in our life either.
For example, how often do you feel anxious? How often to you find yourself worrying? These are varying shades of fear. Fear can be classified into two major categories. One is legitimate fear and the other is manufactured fear.
Going for a walk in the woods and being charged by a bear, is legitimate fear. Being afraid of being attacked by a bear when there is no bear present, is manufactured fear. How you handle each situation is different, though. If you see a bear, run. If you are constantly worried about running into a bear when you are out for a walk, all that does is ruin the experience of being out for a lovely walk.
It takes courage to overcome manufactured fear. That courage comes when you start to listen to your own manufactured fear and start to push back. Challenge it. Ask “why?” Manufactured fear creates a lot of shadow demons in our lives that only keep us small. They dance in the background recesses of our mind with threatening statements that create the “what if” scenario’s that never really manifest. All they do, at the end of the day, is keep us in a mind state of feeling unhappy, miserable, small and afraid to embrace life the way we want to enjoy it. It erodes our self-esteem and makes us feel incapable of ever accomplishing anything.
It takes more courage to stand up to your own inner fears that is manufactured by the ego. Why? Because it is an ongoing battle that no one ever sees. No one can help you here, except you. There are no white knights to save you. Clients are always surprised to learn that fear will always be there. It never goes away. Even the most confident of people still deal with fear, every single day. The difference for confident people is that they know where the battle line is, and they step up to it every day, secure in the knowledge that today they can overcome this manufactured fear once again.
Atherton Drenth is the author of Intuitive Dance. Building, Protecting & Clearing Your Energy, (Llewellyn Worldwide) and Following Body Wisdom. She is also a contributing author to the Amazon Best Selling book, 365 Moments of Grace. Atherton has been featured on several radio shows, is a guest blogger at Ask Dr. Nandi and is a regular contributing editor for the Paradigm Pages Newsletter. Atherton also appears in the documentary, Voyage to Betterment as one of 12 experts along with other internationally renowned physicians, researchers, and pioneers in the fields of consciousness research and spirituality.
Atherton is a Clairvoyant, Medical Intuitive and Holistic Energy Practitioner facilitating transformational healing for her clients. She has been extensively trained and certified as a Medical Intuitive and Holistic Energy Practitioner. She has been in private practice since 2000. She is also a compassionate teacher committed to helping others develop their full intuitive potential through yearly workshops. She has a private practice in Guelph, Ontario.
www.athertondrenth.com
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Learn why grounding is so important and how the Vertical Axis is the most powerful grounding technique you will ever learn.Learn how the Vertical... see more Axis can help:
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My new workshop, Unlock Your Intuition, was officially launched at Integrative Healing & Yoga in Lakeshore, ON.
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Are we being of service to teenagers when we try to medicate them with antidepressants?
Here is a story of one young woman who overcame panic attacks that immobilized her to the point where she stopped attending school.
In the spring of 2003 Charlene began to suffer panic attacks. She began to notice... see more increased periods of anxiousness and shortly thereafter began to suffer periods of unconsciousness and fainting. The fainting spells could occur at any time, under any circumstances but they were primarily occurring while she was in school. Over time the fainting began to occur in social situations and eventually resulted in her fainting at home when she was resting or walking around the house. Charlene’s mother said that her overall wellness seemed to be a factor as they noticed she would faint more when she had a cold or the flu.
Charlene was examined by her doctor and numerous blood tests were done. All results were normal. Her doctor, being very through also ordered an ECG, EKG, heart monitoring, CAT scan and a MRI. Again all tests gave normal results. Charlene was beginning to have increased periods of fatigue and feelings of listlessness at this point. She was already under the care of a chiropractor and he had not found anything out of the ordinary that would explain her periods of anxiety or fainting spells.
Charlene was referred to a Child Therapist  and by the time that I met her, she had been in talk therapy for over a year. There was no noticeable improvement, her feelings of anxiety were becoming more pronounced and it was decided by her heath care team that a period of rest from school for a semester would be in order.
Charlene came to the Paradigm Centre in the winter of 2006. She was 17 years old and had been off school since June 2006. She presented as a quiet, well-behaved young lady. She was well groomed but walked with her head down and her voice low and soft. She was anxious and wouldn’t make eye contact. She said that she had been referred by her therapist and her physician. She told me that they were thinking of putting her on anti-depressants and recommended she be admitted to a mental health treatment centre.  She said she was afraid, didn’t want to go to a treatment centre and didn’t want to take drugs. She wanted to know if I could help her. I said we would see. I couldn’t make her any promises because energy work depended on her and where she was willing to go. I also explained to her that with energy work I could only walk beside her on her path. Energy work doesn’t do anything the mind can’t handle or the body will not accept. I explained to her that it would take some time, but how much time would depend on her, where she was willing to go, how she handled the work and how often she did the sessions.
In the initial appointment, we reviewed her current family history. Charlene explained to me that she began to have panic attacks when she was 15. She found Grade 9 to be a difficult transition and only had one best friend in high school at the time. She had loved elementary school and felt that the first six years of school were some of the best years of her life. When she moved to junior high school she found it hard because the teachers “treated us (students) all very poorly”, she said.
Charlene said her childhood was normal and she was very happy. She was really close to her mom, brother and her dad. She said that she loved camping and playing cards with her dad, her brother could be a pest sometimes but they got along well most of the time and that her mom was her best friend. When she was little she had lots of imaginary friends, was good at keeping herself occupied, played well with others and had lots of friends at school.
When I examined Charlene’s aura I could immediately tell she was an Indigo[1]. Indigo children are highly intuitive, sensitive, extremely creative and can be very independent. Indigo children have a tendency to view the world with a different pair of eyes. They see the world in all its many forms. They need to experience the world in a creative, tactile way, which means that they learn by experience, touch and sound. They can read people very quickly but are easily confused when they begin to understand that the world does not treat them with the same respect and understanding. This often leads them into thinking that there is “something wrong with me”, “I am weird”, “nobody understands me”. As a result they often suffer from anxiety, panic attacks and will withdraw into the safety of their home life, or friends or unfortunately if the first two options are not available to them, develop addictions to self medicate or tune out.
I asked Charlene if she knew what an “Indigo” was. She told me she had heard of them and always wondered if she were one of them. When I explained to her how they see and experience the world, she got tears in her eyes and said, “Yes, that is what I feel.” At this point Charlene took a deep breath and began to relax physically. Her energy field opened up and I was more easily able to “see” what we were dealing with in her situation.
After Charlene lay down on the table we began energy work. First I ran my hands over her energy field to feel the flow. We gently worked with the body’s innate wisdom to uncover and remove these blockages to her emotional and physical fields primarily in the chakra of self-esteem or third chakra.[2]
When we were finished I explained to Charlene that she may feel really tired or really jazzed. If she was tired she needed to rest. She was not to kid herself about the level of fatigue and she may feel like she had been hit by a bus. She may be weepy or sad. She was just to rest, let herself cry, or if she felt moody to write or draw out her feelings. She needed to drink a lot of water and be careful driving, as she may feel lightheaded for a day or two. I told her that the clearing would subside within 24 – 48 hours. I also explained this to her mother so that she would receive additional support if this did happen. 
Two weeks later Charlene reported that she felt really good for a week but then the past week had been all downhill.  She said her anxiety had increased and she felt depressed. 
I told her that this type of reaction was quite normal and was an indication that the body was accepting the changes and beginning to heal and release. She said she “knew that” and was quite comfortable with the process. In this session the body identified blockages in her hormones and reproductive organs.
At her third session, one week later, Charlene reported that she “felt really good”.  I noted that when she arrived for this session her head was up, her eyes were brighter, and she was making eye contact with me when she spoke. With the body’s wisdom and permission we worked on feelings related to “always feels like a 5th wheel” and fears of “never fitting in”. Her body was dehydrated so we worked with balancing out body hydration and we discussed the importance of drinking lots of pure water. 
I did not see Charlene again for five weeks due to holidays. When she arrived for her session she said that she had returned to school. She told me that she “was apprehensive” but was “doing ok”. In this session we continued to work on emotional blockages related to her intuitive feelings around  “don’t want to offend my parents”, “fear of expression”, “who am I”, “don’t know who I am”, “confused about life” “something wrong with me”, “I am different”. We spent a lot of time talking about free will and the free will of others. We talked about different coping strategies on how to deal with her intuitive feelings and how it applied to her everyday life. We also discussed what to do with those feelings. 
Children who are highly intuitive are naturally energetically empathic so it is very easy for them to pick up on other people’s feelings and fears. If they don’t understand how to distinguish between what they are feeling and what the other person is feeling, they begin to think it all belongs to them. They start to have what they commonly refer to as “crazy thoughts” and “can’t understand where these thoughts come from”. They interpret this as “their problem” and “there is something wrong with me” and “no one will understand and think I am crazy”. But once you teach an Indigo or intuitive child how to separate their feelings from other people’s feelings, they calm down dramatically and begin to understand what to do about it. They learn how to be conscious of their own feelings and recognize that they have choices on how they respond to the world around them. 
At the eighth week of sessions Charlene said things were going well. She certainly gave every appearance of looking like it was. When she arrived she looked like a different person. I almost didn’t recognize her. She walked in confident, head up, sharply dressed, her hair was nicely done, her voice clear and articulate with direct eye contact. She looked quite stunning. We worked at clearing emotions from her mother’s past. These were subconscious emotional layers that Charlene carried in support of her mother and was totally unaware of their existence. This again often happens with Indigo/intuitive children. If they feel another person’s pain, they will often pick it up and carry it in their own field out of love and devotion for another. This weighs them down because they don’t know what to do with it and leads to confusion because they can’t understand why the other person doesn’t suddenly get better. As a result of this energetic exchange they begin to feel “useless” or ask, “Who am I?” or say, “I don’t know who I am”. This begins another cycle of anxiety, depression or panic because they don’t know what to do next. 
We discussed the importance of loving another enough to let them learn how to “walk” with their own emotions. I explained to her that her mother trusted her enough to learn how to walk when she was born, so she should learn to “trust” her mother enough to figure out how to handle her own emotional issues. This means energetically, allowing her mother to feel her own issues and if Charlene was concerned for her, then to practice the art of “sending love”. We also discussed some energetic emotional guidelines that I had developed over the years as a result of working with highly intuitive people. They are: 1. Just because you know, doesn’t mean you do. 2. Wait to be asked. 3. Do only what is asked. 4. If you are not asked and you are concerned just love them with your heart. 5. If you feel another person’s emotions enter into your field, you have the right to choose to let that emotion go, so do so. 
At Charlene’s ninth session she reported that things were going well at school. She said she was still having problems with fainting spells so we asked for and received permission to work with the physical body. We worked with balancing out the body’s ability to deal with sugar. I asked her to follow a sugar free (and no artificial sweeteners) guideline for two weeks. I have also found over the course of working with intuitive children or Indigos that they are very sensitive to sugars, artificial sweeteners, wheat, and additives. If they can be encouraged to follow a natural, wheat free diet and drink water and natural fruit juices it is much easier for them to cope physically and emotionally. 
As we balanced out the physical body we talked about coping mechanisms for Indigos. Indigos easily connect to fear, especially when projected by others. As a result of their ability to connect energetically to other people’s emotions they begin to fear that they created the fear in the first place or are at least responsible for fear. This will again cause them to withdraw and become overwhelmed with emotional responsibility. Parents unfortunately magnify these feelings when, in their efforts to protect their children, they tell them all the things they can’t do, or shouldn’t do but fail to explain what they can do or how to handle a situation if it should arise. 
We talked about understanding how the world does not need to be a scary place and how to use your intuitive abilities as a coping mechanism. We worked through some practical applications of different social scenarios and I showed her different ways to use her intuitive abilities as well as the “energetic emotional guidelines” to think her way through a problem. 
When you show Indigos how to use their intuition instead of being afraid of it they quickly see that they have options and choices and they begin to naturally choose very practical solutions and then don’t find the outside world so overwhelming. They learn that what they are feeling is valid. What they are feeling is true for them. They learn how to separate their feelings from another person’s feelings and yet still retain their enormous capacity for love and empathy for themselves and others without being overwhelmed and fearful. 
It is important to remember that Indigos experience the world around them in a tactile way. Once they are taught how to use their intuitive gifts in relation to how they feel, they very quickly learn how to “feel” their way through any type of problem. They learn how to think on their feet. When this happens they relax and demonstrate how highly motivated, intelligent, loving, and empathic they truly are. 
Charlene knew that she didn’t need to take drugs to solve her panic attacks and anxiety. Thankfully, her parents, doctor and therapist supported an alternative management method, namely energy work. In this case, therapy included: clearing chakra energy blockages, helping the client understand her won thoughts and feelings, and clarifying her emotional responsibilities, as well as enhancing her diet. 
Charlene returned to school after being off school for 6 months. At the time of publication Charlene had finished high school and was preparing for University. She demonstrated a sense of confidence, power and joy as she prepared to tackle her future. 
References
Carroll, Lee & Tober, Jan  (1999) The Indigo Children.  Hay House Inc. CA
Virtue, Doreen  (2001)  The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children.  Hay House Inc.  CA
[1] Indigo Children have a natural ability to sense, feel, or know another person’s feelings. Because they are so sensitive to their environments they often react to other people’s emotions but don’t understand how to distinguish between their feelings and the other persons. They are often labeled ADD, ADHD, or suffering from Anxiety or depression.  (Carroll & Tober, 1999).
[2] Chakras are Sanskrit for wheel and signifies one of seven basic energy centers in the body. Each of these centers correlates to major nerve ganglia branching forth from the spinal column and are related to physical and emotional components.  (Virtue, 2001)
Published: Child & Family Journal Volume 10, No. 3 Fall/Winter 2007
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In the inagural episode host Devin Hunter introduces himself and this exciting new project! Medical Intuitive, Clairvoyant, Holistic Energy Practitioner and the author of Intuitive Dance, Building, Protecting & Clearing Your Energy, Atherton Drenth.

This episode features a guided meditation for... see more Releasing Self Doubt

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Have you ever found yourself in an impossible situation? Nothing you say or do makes it right again and you find yourself watching the whole affair dissolve into an impossible quagmire of angry tears and despair. Sometimes life goes sideways. We don’t always know or understand what we did or said to... see more create the situation but there you are in the middle of it, wondering, what on earth happened?
Relationships can go toxic at the drop of a hat. You said or did something that causes the other person to jump to a conclusion that is so far out in left field you wonder if you were in the same room at the time of the discussion.
I experienced this when my mother developed a brain tumour. Her change in behaviour was subtle at first. It caught me completely off guard. She was one person with me when we were alone and a completely different person if someone else walked into the room. Her personality would change in an instant. I tried to talk to her about it but she thought I was just being ridiculous and making it all up. My sister began to wonder if her behaviour was a sign of mental illness.
On my sister’s advice, I took mother to the doctor. He informed me that it was probably my fault that her behaviour had become so erratic. It was recommended that I was the one who needed medication. That was in the early stages of her illness. Sadly, I realized the truth of the matter. If the other person can’t see it then you must have made it up, right?
It was a bleak, dark time that had me wondering about my own sanity. I was losing my mother and seeing a side of her I never knew existed. I was alone and felt completely powerless.
After my mother was finally diagnosed, it was too late. The tumour was too far advanced and nothing could be done. She died six months later. If doctors had listened in the beginning maybe she would have survived. We will never know for sure. All I know is that I lost my mother, my best friend and confidant. Her death left me angry and deeply wounded. There was no space to grieve. I started to take my anger out on the people I loved.
My mother would have called that “leaking” my emotional turmoil out into my life. We leak when we don’t know to how to cope. Some people drink, others drug themselves to dull the pain. I wanted to be free to process the grief in a healthy and natural way. I needed to find a way to reverse all of this. I was very aware of how it was infecting every aspect of my life and it had to stop.
Everyone, including me, responded in the only way they knew how at the time. I understood I couldn’t change the past but that didn’t mean that I couldn’t find a way to let it go and move on. The hardest part of this entire journey was accepting that what was done was done. Life get’s messy. And I wondered – if prayer could clear polluted water[1], what could prayer do to clear toxic energy that had been created around relationships?
I asked for divine guidance and was taught how to do what I now call, “Energetic Do-overs.” This simple procedure has proven, over the years, to clear toxic energy and open the door to healing at a higher level of vibration. It is done privately. The other person involved need not be informed or included. It is a tool that you can use to help you on your healing journey. It will help you to transform all the fear and negative energy that has been created between you and the other person into love and light for the good of all.
Energetic Do-overs Technique
This technique takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Have your journal and some pens ready to write down any thoughts or feelings you may have afterwards.
Go into your Vertical Axis
Imagine or pretend that you are standing in a sacred place. It can be a church, a field, a room or a place in heaven.
Call in Archangel Michael (or divine energy of your choice) and see him standing before you.
Call in the energy of the person you wish to create healing with.
Turn to Archangel Michael and say:
“I ask that anything that I may have said, done or thought about this person (state their name), that has been harmful, altered or blocked their life path in any way, be transformed into love and light for the good of all. I ask that all conflict between us be healed with love, in all directions and all dimensions of time. Amen”
Then imagine you are looking into that person’s eyes and say:
“I love you. I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.[2]
Then see yourself embracing that person, release them, step back and see them being escorted by Archangel Michael back to their life. Stand in your place of love and gratitude for what they have taught you. See yourself coming back into awareness of where you are at this moment in time.
Energetic do-overs may not heal every toxic situation you may find yourself in, nor will they necessarily create any miracles overnight. But it will release the negative vibration that toxic relationships can carry. Love is far more positive and healing than fear can ever be. Healing an impossible situation can sometimes be this simple.
Atherton Drenth is the author of Intuitive Dance. Building, Protecting & Clearing Your Energy, and Following Body Wisdom. Atherton also appears in the documentary, Voyage to Betterment” as one of 12 experts along with other internationally renowned physicians, researchers, and pioneers in the fields of consciousness research and spirituality. Atherton is a Clairvoyant, Medical Intuitive, Holistic Energy Practitioner facilitating transformational healing for her clients. She has an international client base and has been in private practice for over sixteen years.
www.athertondrenth.comwww.paradigmcentre.com
[1] From The Intuitive Dance by Atherton Drenth. © 2016 by Atherton Drenth. Used by permission from Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. www.llewellyn.com
[2] Variation of the Ho’oponopona an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness.
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How many of us are guilty of saying this? Have you ever wondered what purpose guilt serves? When you think about it and I seriously mean, reallythink about it, guilt has no positive outcome for the person who feels guilty. It only benefits the person we believe we need to protect from suffering. The... see more child who demands a toy when out shopping, the partner who manipulates with guilt trips, the boss who makes you feel guilty for not supporting their latest project idea. The list goes on and on. The result of guilt is always the same. You are left feeling emotionally powerless. It accomplishes nothing but more suffering for you.
Mind you, it didn’t stop me from trying it on for size as new parent. It quickly became obvious that trying to make my children cooperate by making them feel guilty was a useless mind game. I had to laugh the first time one of my children tried to lay a guilt trip on me. We have all been there with the teary eyed, sobbing statement “But everybody else can, why can’t I?” To be honest the pleading did challenge my urge to feel guilty as I sat there wiping away my daughter’s tears. It challenged my emotional boundaries as I contemplated both sides of that little argument.
Personally, as I have grown older I have found guilt to be a waste of time. It takes a lot of energy, doesn’t accomplish anything and the only people who seem to benefit from my feeling guilty is everybody else but me. Maybe I am being selfish but it doesn’t make sense to me that I should downplay how I feel to make someone else feel better. That feels like a lie. Emotional boundaries get just too blurred to see clearly.
Guilt is a self-created emotional minefield that serves no purpose. Guilt, I have come to learn is a man-made construct, not a God created one. In Elizabeth Lesser’s book, The Seekers Guide, she quotes author, Sister Wendy, who says, “I don’t think being human has any place for guilt. Contrition, yes. Guilt no. Contrition means you tell God you are sorry and you’re not going to do it again and you start off afresh. Guilt is a trap. People love guilt because they feel if they suffer enough guilt, they’ll make up for what they’ve done.”
I love the analogy she uses when she compares guilt to “sitting in a puddle and splashing.” My mother called it, “wallowing in self-pity.” It’s a great little pity party but you don’t grow emotionally or spiritually. On the other hand, if you own up to the problem, you learn, you mature and get on with life.
Emotional boundaries always suffer when there is guilt involved. Guilt isn’t honest. Guilt is about being afraid to be honest – with yourself (wants and needs) and being able to verbalize those feelings. I think that if we were more honest with our own needs and stopped being afraid to speak up we would have more honest emotional relationships with our loved ones. The reverse is also true though, if someone has the courage to be honest with you about how they are feeling, accept it with grace and don’t stoop so low as to try to make them feel guilty for speaking their truth.  We all deserve honesty – both spoken and heard. Feeling guilty isn’t going to get you there. It is a man-made construct not a God created one.
1- Lesser, E. (1999). The Seeker’s Guide. New York: Villard. p. 386.
Atherton Drenth is the author of Intuitive Dance. Building, Protecting & Clearing Your Energy, (Llewellyn Worldwide) and Following Body Wisdom. She is also a contributing author to the Amazon Best Selling book, “365 Moments of Grace”. Atherton has been featured on several radio shows, is a guest blogger at Ask Dr. Nandi and is a regular contributing editor for the Paradigm Pages Newsletter. Atherton also appears in the documentary, Voyage to Betterment” as one of 12 experts along with other internationally renowned physicians, researchers, and pioneers in the fields of consciousness research and spirituality.
Atherton is a Clairvoyant, Medical Intuitive and Holistic Energy Practitioner facilitating transformational healing for her clients. She has been extensively trained and certified as a Medical Intuitive and Holistic Energy Practitioner. She has been in private practice since 2000. She is also a compassionate teacher committed to helping others develop their full intuitive potential through yearly workshops. She has a private practice in Guelph, Ontario.
www.athertondrenth.comwww.paradigmcentre.com
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Fear is a funny thing
A very wise man once said, “When you push through the fear, you find out what you are made of.”
Fear is a funny thing. We are afraid of fear. We will do almost anything to avoid fear, but we never really take note of how much we live in fear on a day to day basis. Odd, isn’t... see more it?
Fear can be an enigma. Most of us don’t really think about it but we can be afraid of a lot of things all the time. Because of that, we don’t realize how much stress and anxiety it creates in our life either.
For example, how often do you feel anxious? How often to you find yourself worrying? These are varying shades of fear. Fear can be classified into two major categories. One is legitimate fear and the other is manufactured fear.
Going for a walk in the woods and being charged by a bear, is legitimate fear. Being afraid of being attacked by a bear when there is no bear present, is manufactured fear. How you handle each situation is different, though. If you see a bear, run. If you are constantly worried about running into a bear when you are out for a walk, all that does is ruin the experience of being out for a lovely walk.
It takes courage to overcome manufactured fear. That courage comes when you start to listen to your own manufactured fear and start to push back. Challenge it. Ask “why?” Manufactured fear creates a lot of shadow demons in our lives that only keep us small. They dance in the background recesses of our mind with threatening statements that create the “what if” scenario’s that never really manifest. All they do, at the end of the day, is keep us in a mind state of feeling unhappy, miserable, small and afraid to embrace life the way we want to enjoy it. It erodes our self-esteem and makes us feel incapable of ever accomplishing anything.
It takes more courage to stand up to your own inner fears that is manufactured by the ego. Why? Because it is an ongoing battle that no one ever sees. No one can help you here, except you. There are no white knights to save you. Clients are always surprised to learn that fear will always be there. It never goes away. Even the most confident of people still deal with fear, every single day. The difference for confident people is that they know where the battle line is, and they step up to it every day, secure in the knowledge that today they can overcome this manufactured fear once again.
Atherton Drenth is the author of Intuitive Dance. Building, Protecting & Clearing Your Energy, (Llewellyn Worldwide) and Following Body Wisdom. She is also a contributing author to the Amazon Best Selling book, 365 Moments of Grace. Atherton has been featured on several radio shows, is a guest blogger at Ask Dr. Nandi and is a regular contributing editor for the Paradigm Pages Newsletter. Atherton also appears in the documentary, Voyage to Betterment as one of 12 experts along with other internationally renowned physicians, researchers, and pioneers in the fields of consciousness research and spirituality.
Atherton is a Clairvoyant, Medical Intuitive and Holistic Energy Practitioner facilitating transformational healing for her clients. She has been extensively trained and certified as a Medical Intuitive and Holistic Energy Practitioner. She has been in private practice since 2000. She is also a compassionate teacher committed to helping others develop their full intuitive potential through yearly workshops. She has a private practice in Guelph, Ontario.
www.athertondrenth.com
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The Art of Being Grounded, a three-part online learning video series is now available through the Canadian School of Naturotherapies and Spiritual Development.
Learn why grounding is so important and how the Vertical Axis is the most powerful grounding technique you will ever learn.Learn how the Vertical... see more Axis can help:
Control your thoughts and feelingsCalm the mindReduce stress and anxietyControl fearEnhance your intuition
http://canadiannaturotherapies.com/the-art-of-being-grounded
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My new workshop, Unlock Your Intuition, was officially launched at Integrative Healing & Yoga in Lakeshore, ON.
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Are we being of service to teenagers when we try to medicate them with antidepressants?
Here is a story of one young woman who overcame panic attacks that immobilized her to the point where she stopped attending school.
In the spring of 2003 Charlene began to suffer panic attacks. She began to notice... see more increased periods of anxiousness and shortly thereafter began to suffer periods of unconsciousness and fainting. The fainting spells could occur at any time, under any circumstances but they were primarily occurring while she was in school. Over time the fainting began to occur in social situations and eventually resulted in her fainting at home when she was resting or walking around the house. Charlene’s mother said that her overall wellness seemed to be a factor as they noticed she would faint more when she had a cold or the flu.
Charlene was examined by her doctor and numerous blood tests were done. All results were normal. Her doctor, being very through also ordered an ECG, EKG, heart monitoring, CAT scan and a MRI. Again all tests gave normal results. Charlene was beginning to have increased periods of fatigue and feelings of listlessness at this point. She was already under the care of a chiropractor and he had not found anything out of the ordinary that would explain her periods of anxiety or fainting spells.
Charlene was referred to a Child Therapist  and by the time that I met her, she had been in talk therapy for over a year. There was no noticeable improvement, her feelings of anxiety were becoming more pronounced and it was decided by her heath care team that a period of rest from school for a semester would be in order.
Charlene came to the Paradigm Centre in the winter of 2006. She was 17 years old and had been off school since June 2006. She presented as a quiet, well-behaved young lady. She was well groomed but walked with her head down and her voice low and soft. She was anxious and wouldn’t make eye contact. She said that she had been referred by her therapist and her physician. She told me that they were thinking of putting her on anti-depressants and recommended she be admitted to a mental health treatment centre.  She said she was afraid, didn’t want to go to a treatment centre and didn’t want to take drugs. She wanted to know if I could help her. I said we would see. I couldn’t make her any promises because energy work depended on her and where she was willing to go. I also explained to her that with energy work I could only walk beside her on her path. Energy work doesn’t do anything the mind can’t handle or the body will not accept. I explained to her that it would take some time, but how much time would depend on her, where she was willing to go, how she handled the work and how often she did the sessions.
In the initial appointment, we reviewed her current family history. Charlene explained to me that she began to have panic attacks when she was 15. She found Grade 9 to be a difficult transition and only had one best friend in high school at the time. She had loved elementary school and felt that the first six years of school were some of the best years of her life. When she moved to junior high school she found it hard because the teachers “treated us (students) all very poorly”, she said.
Charlene said her childhood was normal and she was very happy. She was really close to her mom, brother and her dad. She said that she loved camping and playing cards with her dad, her brother could be a pest sometimes but they got along well most of the time and that her mom was her best friend. When she was little she had lots of imaginary friends, was good at keeping herself occupied, played well with others and had lots of friends at school.
When I examined Charlene’s aura I could immediately tell she was an Indigo[1]. Indigo children are highly intuitive, sensitive, extremely creative and can be very independent. Indigo children have a tendency to view the world with a different pair of eyes. They see the world in all its many forms. They need to experience the world in a creative, tactile way, which means that they learn by experience, touch and sound. They can read people very quickly but are easily confused when they begin to understand that the world does not treat them with the same respect and understanding. This often leads them into thinking that there is “something wrong with me”, “I am weird”, “nobody understands me”. As a result they often suffer from anxiety, panic attacks and will withdraw into the safety of their home life, or friends or unfortunately if the first two options are not available to them, develop addictions to self medicate or tune out.
I asked Charlene if she knew what an “Indigo” was. She told me she had heard of them and always wondered if she were one of them. When I explained to her how they see and experience the world, she got tears in her eyes and said, “Yes, that is what I feel.” At this point Charlene took a deep breath and began to relax physically. Her energy field opened up and I was more easily able to “see” what we were dealing with in her situation.
After Charlene lay down on the table we began energy work. First I ran my hands over her energy field to feel the flow. We gently worked with the body’s innate wisdom to uncover and remove these blockages to her emotional and physical fields primarily in the chakra of self-esteem or third chakra.[2]
When we were finished I explained to Charlene that she may feel really tired or really jazzed. If she was tired she needed to rest. She was not to kid herself about the level of fatigue and she may feel like she had been hit by a bus. She may be weepy or sad. She was just to rest, let herself cry, or if she felt moody to write or draw out her feelings. She needed to drink a lot of water and be careful driving, as she may feel lightheaded for a day or two. I told her that the clearing would subside within 24 – 48 hours. I also explained this to her mother so that she would receive additional support if this did happen. 
Two weeks later Charlene reported that she felt really good for a week but then the past week had been all downhill.  She said her anxiety had increased and she felt depressed. 
I told her that this type of reaction was quite normal and was an indication that the body was accepting the changes and beginning to heal and release. She said she “knew that” and was quite comfortable with the process. In this session the body identified blockages in her hormones and reproductive organs.
At her third session, one week later, Charlene reported that she “felt really good”.  I noted that when she arrived for this session her head was up, her eyes were brighter, and she was making eye contact with me when she spoke. With the body’s wisdom and permission we worked on feelings related to “always feels like a 5th wheel” and fears of “never fitting in”. Her body was dehydrated so we worked with balancing out body hydration and we discussed the importance of drinking lots of pure water. 
I did not see Charlene again for five weeks due to holidays. When she arrived for her session she said that she had returned to school. She told me that she “was apprehensive” but was “doing ok”. In this session we continued to work on emotional blockages related to her intuitive feelings around  “don’t want to offend my parents”, “fear of expression”, “who am I”, “don’t know who I am”, “confused about life” “something wrong with me”, “I am different”. We spent a lot of time talking about free will and the free will of others. We talked about different coping strategies on how to deal with her intuitive feelings and how it applied to her everyday life. We also discussed what to do with those feelings. 
Children who are highly intuitive are naturally energetically empathic so it is very easy for them to pick up on other people’s feelings and fears. If they don’t understand how to distinguish between what they are feeling and what the other person is feeling, they begin to think it all belongs to them. They start to have what they commonly refer to as “crazy thoughts” and “can’t understand where these thoughts come from”. They interpret this as “their problem” and “there is something wrong with me” and “no one will understand and think I am crazy”. But once you teach an Indigo or intuitive child how to separate their feelings from other people’s feelings, they calm down dramatically and begin to understand what to do about it. They learn how to be conscious of their own feelings and recognize that they have choices on how they respond to the world around them. 
At the eighth week of sessions Charlene said things were going well. She certainly gave every appearance of looking like it was. When she arrived she looked like a different person. I almost didn’t recognize her. She walked in confident, head up, sharply dressed, her hair was nicely done, her voice clear and articulate with direct eye contact. She looked quite stunning. We worked at clearing emotions from her mother’s past. These were subconscious emotional layers that Charlene carried in support of her mother and was totally unaware of their existence. This again often happens with Indigo/intuitive children. If they feel another person’s pain, they will often pick it up and carry it in their own field out of love and devotion for another. This weighs them down because they don’t know what to do with it and leads to confusion because they can’t understand why the other person doesn’t suddenly get better. As a result of this energetic exchange they begin to feel “useless” or ask, “Who am I?” or say, “I don’t know who I am”. This begins another cycle of anxiety, depression or panic because they don’t know what to do next. 
We discussed the importance of loving another enough to let them learn how to “walk” with their own emotions. I explained to her that her mother trusted her enough to learn how to walk when she was born, so she should learn to “trust” her mother enough to figure out how to handle her own emotional issues. This means energetically, allowing her mother to feel her own issues and if Charlene was concerned for her, then to practice the art of “sending love”. We also discussed some energetic emotional guidelines that I had developed over the years as a result of working with highly intuitive people. They are: 1. Just because you know, doesn’t mean you do. 2. Wait to be asked. 3. Do only what is asked. 4. If you are not asked and you are concerned just love them with your heart. 5. If you feel another person’s emotions enter into your field, you have the right to choose to let that emotion go, so do so. 
At Charlene’s ninth session she reported that things were going well at school. She said she was still having problems with fainting spells so we asked for and received permission to work with the physical body. We worked with balancing out the body’s ability to deal with sugar. I asked her to follow a sugar free (and no artificial sweeteners) guideline for two weeks. I have also found over the course of working with intuitive children or Indigos that they are very sensitive to sugars, artificial sweeteners, wheat, and additives. If they can be encouraged to follow a natural, wheat free diet and drink water and natural fruit juices it is much easier for them to cope physically and emotionally. 
As we balanced out the physical body we talked about coping mechanisms for Indigos. Indigos easily connect to fear, especially when projected by others. As a result of their ability to connect energetically to other people’s emotions they begin to fear that they created the fear in the first place or are at least responsible for fear. This will again cause them to withdraw and become overwhelmed with emotional responsibility. Parents unfortunately magnify these feelings when, in their efforts to protect their children, they tell them all the things they can’t do, or shouldn’t do but fail to explain what they can do or how to handle a situation if it should arise. 
We talked about understanding how the world does not need to be a scary place and how to use your intuitive abilities as a coping mechanism. We worked through some practical applications of different social scenarios and I showed her different ways to use her intuitive abilities as well as the “energetic emotional guidelines” to think her way through a problem. 
When you show Indigos how to use their intuition instead of being afraid of it they quickly see that they have options and choices and they begin to naturally choose very practical solutions and then don’t find the outside world so overwhelming. They learn that what they are feeling is valid. What they are feeling is true for them. They learn how to separate their feelings from another person’s feelings and yet still retain their enormous capacity for love and empathy for themselves and others without being overwhelmed and fearful. 
It is important to remember that Indigos experience the world around them in a tactile way. Once they are taught how to use their intuitive gifts in relation to how they feel, they very quickly learn how to “feel” their way through any type of problem. They learn how to think on their feet. When this happens they relax and demonstrate how highly motivated, intelligent, loving, and empathic they truly are. 
Charlene knew that she didn’t need to take drugs to solve her panic attacks and anxiety. Thankfully, her parents, doctor and therapist supported an alternative management method, namely energy work. In this case, therapy included: clearing chakra energy blockages, helping the client understand her won thoughts and feelings, and clarifying her emotional responsibilities, as well as enhancing her diet. 
Charlene returned to school after being off school for 6 months. At the time of publication Charlene had finished high school and was preparing for University. She demonstrated a sense of confidence, power and joy as she prepared to tackle her future. 
References
Carroll, Lee & Tober, Jan  (1999) The Indigo Children.  Hay House Inc. CA
Virtue, Doreen  (2001)  The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children.  Hay House Inc.  CA
[1] Indigo Children have a natural ability to sense, feel, or know another person’s feelings. Because they are so sensitive to their environments they often react to other people’s emotions but don’t understand how to distinguish between their feelings and the other persons. They are often labeled ADD, ADHD, or suffering from Anxiety or depression.  (Carroll & Tober, 1999).
[2] Chakras are Sanskrit for wheel and signifies one of seven basic energy centers in the body. Each of these centers correlates to major nerve ganglia branching forth from the spinal column and are related to physical and emotional components.  (Virtue, 2001)
Published: Child & Family Journal Volume 10, No. 3 Fall/Winter 2007
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In the inagural episode host Devin Hunter introduces himself and this exciting new project! Medical Intuitive, Clairvoyant, Holistic Energy Practitioner and the author of Intuitive Dance, Building, Protecting & Clearing Your Energy, Atherton Drenth.

This episode features a guided meditation for... see more Releasing Self Doubt

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Have you ever found yourself in an impossible situation? Nothing you say or do makes it right again and you find yourself watching the whole affair dissolve into an impossible quagmire of angry tears and despair. Sometimes life goes sideways. We don’t always know or understand what we did or said to... see more create the situation but there you are in the middle of it, wondering, what on earth happened?
Relationships can go toxic at the drop of a hat. You said or did something that causes the other person to jump to a conclusion that is so far out in left field you wonder if you were in the same room at the time of the discussion.
I experienced this when my mother developed a brain tumour. Her change in behaviour was subtle at first. It caught me completely off guard. She was one person with me when we were alone and a completely different person if someone else walked into the room. Her personality would change in an instant. I tried to talk to her about it but she thought I was just being ridiculous and making it all up. My sister began to wonder if her behaviour was a sign of mental illness.
On my sister’s advice, I took mother to the doctor. He informed me that it was probably my fault that her behaviour had become so erratic. It was recommended that I was the one who needed medication. That was in the early stages of her illness. Sadly, I realized the truth of the matter. If the other person can’t see it then you must have made it up, right?
It was a bleak, dark time that had me wondering about my own sanity. I was losing my mother and seeing a side of her I never knew existed. I was alone and felt completely powerless.
After my mother was finally diagnosed, it was too late. The tumour was too far advanced and nothing could be done. She died six months later. If doctors had listened in the beginning maybe she would have survived. We will never know for sure. All I know is that I lost my mother, my best friend and confidant. Her death left me angry and deeply wounded. There was no space to grieve. I started to take my anger out on the people I loved.
My mother would have called that “leaking” my emotional turmoil out into my life. We leak when we don’t know to how to cope. Some people drink, others drug themselves to dull the pain. I wanted to be free to process the grief in a healthy and natural way. I needed to find a way to reverse all of this. I was very aware of how it was infecting every aspect of my life and it had to stop.
Everyone, including me, responded in the only way they knew how at the time. I understood I couldn’t change the past but that didn’t mean that I couldn’t find a way to let it go and move on. The hardest part of this entire journey was accepting that what was done was done. Life get’s messy. And I wondered – if prayer could clear polluted water[1], what could prayer do to clear toxic energy that had been created around relationships?
I asked for divine guidance and was taught how to do what I now call, “Energetic Do-overs.” This simple procedure has proven, over the years, to clear toxic energy and open the door to healing at a higher level of vibration. It is done privately. The other person involved need not be informed or included. It is a tool that you can use to help you on your healing journey. It will help you to transform all the fear and negative energy that has been created between you and the other person into love and light for the good of all.
Energetic Do-overs Technique
This technique takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Have your journal and some pens ready to write down any thoughts or feelings you may have afterwards.
Go into your Vertical Axis
Imagine or pretend that you are standing in a sacred place. It can be a church, a field, a room or a place in heaven.
Call in Archangel Michael (or divine energy of your choice) and see him standing before you.
Call in the energy of the person you wish to create healing with.
Turn to Archangel Michael and say:
“I ask that anything that I may have said, done or thought about this person (state their name), that has been harmful, altered or blocked their life path in any way, be transformed into love and light for the good of all. I ask that all conflict between us be healed with love, in all directions and all dimensions of time. Amen”
Then imagine you are looking into that person’s eyes and say:
“I love you. I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.[2]
Then see yourself embracing that person, release them, step back and see them being escorted by Archangel Michael back to their life. Stand in your place of love and gratitude for what they have taught you. See yourself coming back into awareness of where you are at this moment in time.
Energetic do-overs may not heal every toxic situation you may find yourself in, nor will they necessarily create any miracles overnight. But it will release the negative vibration that toxic relationships can carry. Love is far more positive and healing than fear can ever be. Healing an impossible situation can sometimes be this simple.
Atherton Drenth is the author of Intuitive Dance. Building, Protecting & Clearing Your Energy, and Following Body Wisdom. Atherton also appears in the documentary, Voyage to Betterment” as one of 12 experts along with other internationally renowned physicians, researchers, and pioneers in the fields of consciousness research and spirituality. Atherton is a Clairvoyant, Medical Intuitive, Holistic Energy Practitioner facilitating transformational healing for her clients. She has an international client base and has been in private practice for over sixteen years.
www.athertondrenth.comwww.paradigmcentre.com
[1] From The Intuitive Dance by Atherton Drenth. © 2016 by Atherton Drenth. Used by permission from Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. www.llewellyn.com
[2] Variation of the Ho’oponopona an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness.
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How many of us are guilty of saying this? Have you ever wondered what purpose guilt serves? When you think about it and I seriously mean, reallythink about it, guilt has no positive outcome for the person who feels guilty. It only benefits the person we believe we need to protect from suffering. The... see more child who demands a toy when out shopping, the partner who manipulates with guilt trips, the boss who makes you feel guilty for not supporting their latest project idea. The list goes on and on. The result of guilt is always the same. You are left feeling emotionally powerless. It accomplishes nothing but more suffering for you.
Mind you, it didn’t stop me from trying it on for size as new parent. It quickly became obvious that trying to make my children cooperate by making them feel guilty was a useless mind game. I had to laugh the first time one of my children tried to lay a guilt trip on me. We have all been there with the teary eyed, sobbing statement “But everybody else can, why can’t I?” To be honest the pleading did challenge my urge to feel guilty as I sat there wiping away my daughter’s tears. It challenged my emotional boundaries as I contemplated both sides of that little argument.
Personally, as I have grown older I have found guilt to be a waste of time. It takes a lot of energy, doesn’t accomplish anything and the only people who seem to benefit from my feeling guilty is everybody else but me. Maybe I am being selfish but it doesn’t make sense to me that I should downplay how I feel to make someone else feel better. That feels like a lie. Emotional boundaries get just too blurred to see clearly.
Guilt is a self-created emotional minefield that serves no purpose. Guilt, I have come to learn is a man-made construct, not a God created one. In Elizabeth Lesser’s book, The Seekers Guide, she quotes author, Sister Wendy, who says, “I don’t think being human has any place for guilt. Contrition, yes. Guilt no. Contrition means you tell God you are sorry and you’re not going to do it again and you start off afresh. Guilt is a trap. People love guilt because they feel if they suffer enough guilt, they’ll make up for what they’ve done.”
I love the analogy she uses when she compares guilt to “sitting in a puddle and splashing.” My mother called it, “wallowing in self-pity.” It’s a great little pity party but you don’t grow emotionally or spiritually. On the other hand, if you own up to the problem, you learn, you mature and get on with life.
Emotional boundaries always suffer when there is guilt involved. Guilt isn’t honest. Guilt is about being afraid to be honest – with yourself (wants and needs) and being able to verbalize those feelings. I think that if we were more honest with our own needs and stopped being afraid to speak up we would have more honest emotional relationships with our loved ones. The reverse is also true though, if someone has the courage to be honest with you about how they are feeling, accept it with grace and don’t stoop so low as to try to make them feel guilty for speaking their truth.  We all deserve honesty – both spoken and heard. Feeling guilty isn’t going to get you there. It is a man-made construct not a God created one.
1- Lesser, E. (1999). The Seeker’s Guide. New York: Villard. p. 386.
Atherton Drenth is the author of Intuitive Dance. Building, Protecting & Clearing Your Energy, (Llewellyn Worldwide) and Following Body Wisdom. She is also a contributing author to the Amazon Best Selling book, “365 Moments of Grace”. Atherton has been featured on several radio shows, is a guest blogger at Ask Dr. Nandi and is a regular contributing editor for the Paradigm Pages Newsletter. Atherton also appears in the documentary, Voyage to Betterment” as one of 12 experts along with other internationally renowned physicians, researchers, and pioneers in the fields of consciousness research and spirituality.
Atherton is a Clairvoyant, Medical Intuitive and Holistic Energy Practitioner facilitating transformational healing for her clients. She has been extensively trained and certified as a Medical Intuitive and Holistic Energy Practitioner. She has been in private practice since 2000. She is also a compassionate teacher committed to helping others develop their full intuitive potential through yearly workshops. She has a private practice in Guelph, Ontario.
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