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Quest for Mastery Teacher

   QFM_Cert_Logo_LowRes  I was recently certified as a Quest for Mastery teacher by Randall Monk, who teaches self-mastery classes  since Ronna Herman Vezane – also known as ‘Sacred Scribe’ for the teaching of Archangel Michael – no longer travels.

I have been amazed at how effective the techniques for meditation and breathing are, and how easy it is to attain and remain in an Alpha state. If you are interested in hosting me as a teacher, please message me! I would love to share this knowledge with you as you travel on the path to self discovery and mastery!

                                                           Love and Blessings, Christine




Phantom Burning Smell

I have a weird symptom that occurs periodically: I keep smelling something burning, like trash, or wood…cigarette smoke…it is the strangest thing. It always occurs at night, when I am about to go to sleep, or otherwise if I wake up at night and it was driving me crazy. A quick Google search of the “problem” revealed I was not alone. Long conversation threads indicate that this is far more common that I had thought, and it made me feel as if I am not the only crazy person on the planet.

Many people who were talking about the problem in the forums online indicate that consulting medical professionals has not helped: they are told they may have a brain tumor or a sinus infection. MRI’s seem to reveal nothing, according to what I read. Some people found relief after using a neti pot.    Image result for nose bad smell

Being a bit of a sleuth ( and that is why I love homeopathy), I realized that the “smell” occurred on nights when it was very cold and in summer when the a/c was running. It had nothing to do with the heat pumps or cooling system, but it had a lot to do with the lack of humidity. Putting my head under the covers when I was in bed helped, and so did putting a tiny drop of Olbas oil at the base of my nostrils. I also found that putting a tiny bit of Vaseline (petroleum jelly) inside my nose helped a lot.

However these were palliative measures. I wanted something that would cure the problem, so I consulted my Materia Medica, which I should have done in the first place. But hey, there is no cure for laziness!

There are several homeopathic remedies listed under Nose, ODORS: imaginary and real. Under -smoke, I found bar-c, cor-r, Sulf and Verat.

I tried the Sulfur  in a 30 X potency, took one dose for two days and then forgot about it. It has been three weeks and the problem has not recurred, even though we had a really cold spell this past week.

It is a huge relief! This is an inexpensive way to cure the problem, but as always, the caveat is: consult your doctor, I am not prescribing or practicing medicine. The information here is merely anecdotal.



This information is not meant to cure, treat or prescribe. Please consult your medical doctor or professional homeopath to rule out any of the associated underlying medical problems which may be causing this odor





Schroyens, Dr. Frederick (Ed.). Synthesis. Repertorium Homeopathicum Syntheticum. New Delhi. 1998



Osmium Metallicum

Osmium Met. is an important remedy for glaucoma. I decided to try it after being diagnosed with the problem two years ago when my optometrist informed me that the pressure in my eyes was very high – not high enough yet to be put on medication, but that it was something I “had to watch” so that appropriate steps could be taken to lessen the pressure.

I decided to give Osmium a try, after all, what harm could come of it? Two years later I went back (mea culpa, I avoided the 6 month check up he had requested) and to my surprise, the pressure in both eyes had come down a couple of points. I am not “out of the woods” yet, but will continue to take the remedy every so often.

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Image: Rxhomeo

I decided to take a look at Jan Scholten’s tome, Homeopathy and the Elements. I laughed aloud at the description of the Osmium picture, it fit me so well it was uncanny. He mentions that the myth of Sisyphus is the story of Osmium. It happens to be my favorite way of describing a housewife’s lot: it is like rolling a ball up a hill and before you get to the top, it rolls down again, and you have to start all over again. I actually mutter it to myself sometimes when I am cleaning the house because it is a futile, time consuming exercise as every woman knows!

The other aspect is that of organization. I like to be organized. Time is a big thing with me, I have to save time and be as efficient as possible, much to my detriment. Another is responsibility and failure through dictatorial behavior. Ouch. Yes. Indeed.

Fears include: heights,falling murder, death, heart disease, stroke, crowds, people. They also fear religion and God and the devil.

Osmiums are irritable, and obstinate, shy, make mistakes in words ( I use spoonerisms often or misread words) They are intelligent, can suffer from exhaustion. Other traits include insanity, absent-mindedness, confusion, guilt, rigidity, obsessing over the past. They may feel that they are specially chosen, and a delusion they have is that they are alone.

Professions include leadership roles such as managers or presidents, mayors or bishops…. these tend to be people with high levels of stress and they tend to be male, dark haired and overweight.

The desire things like cold water, sweets, meat and bread and do not like radishes, coffee or meat.

Sleeplessness is a problem and they are  <  fasting,work, sitting, lying, resting, darkness, touch and > open air, wine, eating and 6-9 p.m.

The essence of the remedy, according to Scholten is persevering in exercising leadership. I guess it takes its toll…

Disclaimer: If you suffer from glaucoma please see your eye specialist and get appropriate treatment. This information is not meant to treat, diagnose or prescribe. Always consult a medical doctor or professional homeopath if you are having problems. 


Scholten, Jan. 1996. Homeopathy and the Elements. Drukkerij Haasbeek BV. The Netherlands.


Remedy: Hekla Lava

I would like to share some information about this very useful remedy, Hekla (or Hecla) Lava.

hekla_icelandWhile mental/emotional symptoms are not fully explored, one could consider the Doctrine of Signatures by taking into account the state of a volcano:  even when the volcano appears dormant, much goes on inside that is unseen, with sudden, violent eruptions bursting forth and spewing lava. Think of the person who is always calm, keeps his feelings to himself while his emotions are churning inside. Alternatively, as the tension of opposites, we can have the active volcano, the person who habitually spews rage and vitriol.

The remedy is prepared from the fine ash of the volcano in Iceland.

This remedy has been used for treating the following:                                                          

  • bunions
  • bone spurs
  • joint pain
  • osteoporosis
  • facial pain
  • abscesses
  • swollen glands
  • leukemia

Here are some interesting websites that discuss the remedy more fully:





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Please consult your medical or homeopathic professional if you have any of the medical problems discussed in the article. This information is not meant to diagnose, prescribe or cure, it is for informational purposes only and is not sponsored by any company. Images were obtained from Google Images.


Hot Flashes? Douse that fire!


Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler

Menopause can be an uncomfortable time for women as their hormone levels begin to fluctuate, very often causing sudden surges of heat up into the neck and reddening the face. It can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. Many women report a feeling of dread or anxiety prior to the flash occurring which may feel like the heart is fluttering. Another common occurrence is lying down to sleep, falling asleep for a few minutes and then being suddenly wide awake. This is often followed by another “power surge”.


If you have consulted your physician and are still experiencing these symptoms, you may safely try some Cell Salts which are prepared in the same way as homeopathic remedies. They are known as Dr. Schuessler’s Cell  or Tissue salts, and there are 12 of them. They are safe to use, and inexpensive and have no side-effects. They will not interfere with your medications.

The suggested combination is:

#4  Ferrum Phos

#9 Nat.Mur

#10 Nat Phos



  • Ferrum Phos will not only help with the hot flashes, but also night sweats,  insomnia, vertigo, and water retention. It will alleviate stiff muscles and joint pains as well.
  • Nat. Mur will help with headaches, irritability, and excessive tearfulness (mood swings)  vaginal dryness and will boost the libido.
  • Nat. Phos alleviates dizziness, insomnia, tension and anxiety, and night sweats. This tissue salt is also useful to those who tend to lack bladder control when sneezing when used in combination with the other remedies


Dosage: In severe cases, taking two tablets of each tissue salt three to four times a day is sufficient, taper off the dosage to twice a day as symptoms improve. Taken sublingually (under the tongue) the tablets dissolve quickly and cause not harmful side-effects.

Other homeopathic remedies that are useful are Cimicifuga Racemosa and Sepia. Consult your homeopath to determine which one would suit your physical and emotional symptoms best.



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Disclaimer: This information is not to diagnose or treat or prescribe. If you are suffering from menopause symptoms please consult your physician or homeopath.

Osmium Metallicum

Osmium is a metal that is non-refractory, one of the heaviest of metals and is part of the Platinum group. The name is derived from the pungent odor emitted by Osmic acid and it is strongly similar to that of Chlorine.

The metal Osmium is resistant to being molded or shaped. It is non-corrosive and is a component found in fountain pens, compass needles (it is very magnetic), jewelry and clock bearings (J. Scholten, Homeopathy and the Elements)

The Osmium type is one who thrives under pressure. It is as if the inner pressure and forceful personality of the Osmium type -who may be somewhat dictatorial – is reflected in the pressure he seeks in his daily life. Scholten aptly describes the Osmium personality as someone who wants to create a “…kingdom out of nothing…” (Ibid.)

Just like the metal, they are hard to mold; they will have their own way. They keenly feel the pressure of responsibility. There is a constant struggle to achieve in spite of great opposition – the need to reach great heights, but never quite achieving the desired outcome.


The dreams are interesting:

  • responsibility
  • heights
  • fire
  • falling
  • failure

Causes that create the disturbance are

  • hurt
  • humiliation
  • disaster

They fear things like heart disease, being murdered, insanity, crowds, people, death, suicide among others. It seems there is a need for control and the dreams mirror the fears that they have none.

Physical complaints

  • heart problems: high blood pressure
  • cerebral hemorrhage,
  • cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Glaucoma

I want to focus primarily on the Eye Problems. They include:  eye

  1. burning pain in the eyes
  2. weakness of sight
  3. smarting and worse for open air
  4. Objects have a halo round them
  5. Veins of the fundus of the eye are enlarged
  6. The flame of a candle is surrounded by a bluish-green or a yellow circle

The remedy Osmium Met. can be of use if prescribed in conjunction with allopathic drops according to some homeopaths. A healthy diet, drinking plenty of water ( all day long, not drinking too much at any one times since this increases pressure in the eye) and exercise which helps to lower blood pressure is beneficial.




Please note that this post is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe Glaucoma or any other disease. Your Ophthalmologist will diagnose and treat your condition.  Glaucoma is a very serious condition that can lead to blindness if left untreated.


Clarke, John Henry. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica.

Scholten, Jan. Homeopathy and the Elements



The Body, Our Vehicle

Current medical wisdom treats the body as if it were a robot, which follows a mechanistic, material view of health and wellness that fails to take into account much of the more modern view taken by not only holistic practitioners but also, increasingly fringe scientists who take a more complex view of the reality of man.

When are “health” practitioners going to get it? That everything is part of the whole: the body, emotions, intellect, thoughts…all these things are important, not just the physical symptoms.

In homeopathy we understand that indefinable things such as sensations, thoughts (recurring thoughts and beliefs about ourselves), strange behaviors, all these form a picture of the individual. In this picture we attempt to find the source of the dis-ease. Symptoms are merely  symptoms of a deeper disturbance. Physical symptoms are not the disease. They are a sign that something else is going on, often unseen within the body or in the mind, or the emotions.

Homeopaths are skilled at unraveling the mystery or story of the individual. They want the whole picture, every detail, every sensation, every strange behavior, every strange pain or physical symptom. Homeopaths do not diagnose disease, but look further, deeper and then study the information to arrive at a remedy that best mirrors the information that has been supplied.

Even mechanical problems such as broken bones can benefit from homeopathy. Of course I do not advocate that a broken limb should not been seen by an allopathic doctor. Of course the bone should be set by an expert. But there is a remedy that can speed up the healing. It works so well and so fast that we are cautioned that we should ensure the bone has been set properly for it will mend so fast that a poorly set one may end up being crooked. (Symphytum Officinale is such a remedy, but please, be cautioned, do not use it unless the bone has been set by a professional medical doctor!)

Our bodies are extensions of ourselves, the solid, flesh and bone reality that we dwell in. Every cell has memory and consciousness; every thought and emotion we have affects every part of this body.

Treat it well, but above all, be aware of how you can damage your vehicle. Treat it kindly, monitor your thoughts and emotions. Meditate. There is a greater, different reality that exists beyond what we see. It is an interconnected web of Love, The Universe, God – whatever you wish to call it, but it exists and has been experienced by many, especially those who have had Near Death Experiences.

We are not just flesh and bone.

Treat yourself well, and treat others as well as you would like to be.




Symphytum Officinale is prepared from Comfrey


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