Monthly Archives: March 2012

Reconnective Yoga is back this Sat, March 31, 2012

Here is the text of an e-mail I received from Beth Polito this week. Yay! Reconnective Yoga is back  in New York this week!

Hi Friends!

Happy Spring!

 I am hoping to hold a Reconnective Yoga class this Sat from 10:30am-12pm.

 Please reply by e-mailing me here if you would like to attend…we will meet at Simple Studios on 29th St.

 Suggested donation is $20.  If we have a minimum of 4 people committed, we will have class, and as we have done in the past please confirm by 5pm on Friday if you plan to attend.

I will confirm details with those who RSVP.

 I look forward to spending time together and celebrating this wonderful time of New Beginnings!



 Beth Polito

Healing Practitioner/ Certified Reconnective Yoga™ Instructor 

Reconnect with your Higher Self

May you be happy.  May you be well.  May you be safe.  May you be peaceful and at ease.



The Metabolic Power of the Sacred- by Marc David

I loved reading this inspiring article, The Metabolic Power of the Sacred written by Marc David, the director of the Institute of the Psychology of Eating.It taken from his book The Slow Down Diet, which can be obtained by clicking this link




The article reminded me of the opposite of the eight destructive thought patterns presented in the book What’s on My Mind?: Becoming Inspired with New Perception by Swami Anantananda, that is the basis of Chloe Wordsworth’s Negative Thoughts Repatterning in her Resonance Repatterning® manual Transforming Primary Patterns.





It is a fascinating idea that with practice, attention and serious Intention work we can actually change our metabolism with the eight sacred metabolizers. By doing this we can alter our relationship to what we eat, stress and a myriad of instances in which we are reactive physically, emotionally and spiritually. In the article below I have highlighted what Marc David says about the eight  by reprinting text in boldface type.





Below is the e-mail that I received with the article.





Isn’t this cool????


Dear Friend
This is one of the pieces of prose that I’ve written that I feel can provide a new and healing way to look at metabolism. This piece is from my book, The Slow Down Diet. Sometimes, when we talk about health and nutrition, it’s good to bypass the intellect and communicate from a place of the sacred. Let me know what you think.

The Metabolic Power of the Sacred

Have you ever had a religious, divine, or extraordinary experience that affected you deeply? One that left you feeling renewed, reborn, transformed in body or spirit? One that couldn’t be explained, yet you know it happened? If so, then you surely experienced the metabolic power of the sacred.

Because each of us is a radiant soul moving through life’s journey in a biological spacesuit, every soul experience is registered within as a metabolic event. We experience the world because chemistry helps make it so. Our feelings of love, for example, owe their existence to a specific chemistry generated in the body that is unique and specific to love. The same is true for feelings of hope, loyalty, silliness, cynicism, and any imaginable personality state. Who we are and what we feel moment to moment has a precise biochemical equivalent.

Sacred metabolism is the chemistry ignited in the body when we are infused by the Divine. Because the Divine is the source of power behind all powers, the chemistry created when we experience the Divine supersedes all known laws of the body.

Sacred chemistry is a meta-chemistry. Its effects can include or incorporate familiar psycho-physiologic states such as the relaxation response, brain-hemispheric synchronization, pleasure chemistry, immune-system mobilization, and others. But certainly its boundaries far surpass what science can explain. When we enter the realm of sacred metabolism then, we are on new scientific ground. The most reliable tools we have to proceed with are observation, experience, and the light of the truth.

Some of the ways that sacred metabolism may be revealed in the body include, prayer, fasting, meditation, experiences in nature, sports, yoga, music, dance, a sweat lodge, artistic pursuits, sleeplessness, illness, recovery, near-death experiences, transformational drugs, sexual intimacy, stressful events, war, injury, hunting, grief, falling in love, and religious rituals of every variety.

When the metabolic power of the sacred is activated in the body, a portal is opened to a fantastic assortment of biological empowerments that would otherwise have no entry point. History is replete with examples of saints, yogis, shamans, messiahs, and ordinary folk whose fantastic metabolic powers are legendary. An abundance of well-documented cases have highlighted abilities such as clairvoyance, telekinesis, spontaneous healing, incredible strength, and the mystifying intellectual capacities of savants, to name just a few. But what we oftentimes label as anomalous or miraculous are simply latent biological traits activated once we are touched by the hands of the Divine.

Where this leaves us, of course, is at the frontier. Most of what we know about the capabilities of the human form is but the tiniest fraction of what is possible. Could it be that the advances in wellbeing that medical science has promised for decades, but still longs to deliver, will come not from anything outside of us – experts and technology – but will arrive through our co-evolutionary relationship with the Divine? Is it possible that the fulfillment of your metabolic destiny is to be found inside you, intelligently seeded there and awaiting your discovery?

Eight Sacred Metabolizers

The question that’s certainly worth asking is this: How can we engage the metabolic power of the sacred? In what ways can we reliably court its powers? Many believe the answer is austere religious practices or intense hours of yoga or meditation. But I would suggest that the sacred has its own terms that are available to all of us, in this time and place, and those terms are these: love, truth, courage, commitment, compassion, forgiveness, faith and surrender.

These eight sacred metabolizers – and no doubt there are more – are sacred because such soul qualities bring us closer to the heart of the Divine, to the intelligence that created us. By embodying them we become more like the source from whence we came, more of who we are meant to be and who we know, somewhere inside, we want to be. And I’m suggesting that when activated in our system, the eight sacred metabolizers can produce profound healings and powers, metabolic breakthroughs, and rejuvenating effects on body and spirit.

Essentially, these eight metabolizers have been classically viewed as qualities or traits, not material quantities unto themselves. And yet I would say that every sacred metabolizer is both a force and a substance. E = MC2. Energy and matter are interchangeable. Somewhere in the body, love molecules squirt about when feelings of love are activated. Perhaps it’s a class of chemicals, or maybe there’s a central love molecule around which the others gather and carouse. Similarly, when feeling courage the body will create the chemical equivalent of that trait in order for you and I to experience it. That’s the nature of relaity as it is lived in the biology of a body. Every feeling has a molecular correlate. Such substances arise in response to the soul invoking those qualities. First comes the thought or feeling, then comes the molecule.

Right now, think of someone in your life who pushes your buttons or stresses you out. If you focus hard enough on that perseon’s faults, you’ll phone in an order to your inner pharmacy and quickly fill a perscription for stress chemicals to be delivered throughout the body. We create our chemistry instantaneously, as fast or faster than the speed of light. And just as the biblical God proclaimed “Let there be light” and it was created, so too do we create ourselves moment to moment. When you say “Let there be anger,” the body instantly builds a universe of anger within. When we say “Let there be kindness,” kindness chemistry is fashioned in a like manner.

We are that powerful.

Observe your own life and you’ll probably notice that the larger life we live in has its brilliant way of evoking the sacred eight – love, truth, courage, commitment, compassion, forgiveness, faith, surrender. They’re often at the center stage of our most important life passages and lessons. The more our soul yearns for these qualities and the more we call them forth and create them through our personal efforts, the more these molecules literally build in our system and work their metabolic magic. If that sounds far-fetched to you, consider that this concept is no different than Prozac. You take a bunch of pills that were produced in an outside chemical factory (as opposed to your internal one), and the critical molecules need to build in your system for weeks until they lift your spirits, so to speak.

Likewise, the more faith you have, or the more you exercise faith, the more faith molecules accumulate and build in your bloodstream. The metabolic substance of faith activates core organ systems such as the heart and brain and exerts its effects throughout the body – effects as simple as invigorating and healing, or as profound as releasing the Mother Teresa or the Martin Luther King Jr. within.

Because the eight sacred metabolizers are experiences, they are “felt” within the body. For the purposes of discussion we can therefore call them “feelings”. And like any feelings, the only way they can be felt is if we feel them. Strangely enough, many of us experience these feelings, but only in partial form. We have faith – sometimes, maybe. We love – but only so far. We’re compassionate – but only toward a chosen few. And we call upon courage – but we shy away from it when facing our greatest fears. Whenever we feel such feelings partially, we under-nourish the soul and literally rob the body of nutrition. We limit the circulation of the cosmic force of life and suppress metabolism. Conversely, the deeper we feel our feelings, the more we can expand into our metabolic potential and the closer we come to the Divine.

Just as exercise puts a demand on the body to build more muscle, utilize oxygen more efficiently, and increase our capacity to breathe, so too does the simple act of being alive as a soul on planet Earth place the “demand” upon us to act with more faith, build more commitment, and live in greater truth. Life itself is the proper fitness regime. The eight sacred metabolizers are as essential to the body as food and water, and are literally required in chemical form. If the soul craves love, then so does the body. If the soul craves the lessons of forgiveness, then our cells yearn for those molecules. If life is calling us to compassion, then this nutrient is required for growth and repair. If you’re alive and breathing, the divine realms are calling upon you to produce the chemistry that would elevate you to your highest metabolic potential via the soul lessons that will forge your greatest spiritual strength.

So if you think your nutritional concerns can be rightfully addressed with food alone, think again. When the real-life requirements of the eight sacred metabolizers are not met, the body withers and weakens, loses integrity, and invites disease upon itself, calling forth whatever symptoms are necessary to alert us to the soul lesson that is hungering for nourishment and attention. We can no longer look exclusively in the biological realm to solve health problems that are but downstream effects of the affairs and tides of the soul.

This is not an antiscientific stance. It is preeminently pro-science, a call to allow the language of the soul, and of the sacred, back into the halls of medicine from whence it has been cast out. It’s high time that we acknowledge the reality of the Divine no matter what our religious beliefs, and invite the sacred to inform our practices of healing, eating, loving, and all our earthly pursuits.

I hope this piece on the metabolic power of the sacred, excerpted from my book,The Slow Down Diet, has inspired you to imagine some new possibilities about how the biology of the body might be a powerful mirror of the soul. Please share your thoughts with us. For more articles, please visit my blog

My warmest regards,

Marc David
Founder & Director
Institute for the Psychology of Eating


Once Again- New 100 Days of Prosperity and Abundance Project with Joie Jacobsen

Here is a re-posting of the e-mail that Joie sent me . It seems to have disappeared when being published first time. Mercury is retrograde again!

For just a dollar a day…

The next 100 DAYS OF PROSPERITY AND ABUNDANCE PROJECT begins on Sunday April 1st 2012

Having offered this series three times over the past few years I’m beginning to think it ought to be called: 100 DAYS OF EVERYTHING AND THEN SOME!

The three previous series taught me that in working on prosperity and abundance we work on the full spectrum of life itself. I now understand why some previous members indicated that, though they didn’t have any significant issues around prosperity and abundance, for some reason they felt deeply called to participate in the project. The depth and breadth of the work that can be accomplished in 100 days, with the energy of a large group, is pretty astonishing. Although I was sometimes surprised by what came up in a session I was also filled with awe and wonder. Our complexity and our interconnectedness with this bountiful universe reinforce the knowledge that we are all extensions of Source Energy vibrating together in common cause. Choosing to become a member of this group brings daily mindfulness to our Source connection.

I’ve also learned that this work either calls to you, or it doesn’t. If you are one who hears the call, feels the tickle of possibility or is moved to find out more, please visit my website for more information about the series:

If you’d like to read what others have to say about the series please click the link below:

In the 100 DAYS OF PROSPERITY AND ABUNDANCE PROJECT a session is done each day on behalf of the group. This is called a proxy session and is much like receiving a distance healing. Becoming a member of a proxy group is a convenient, accessible and affordable way to experience the benefits of receiving daily transformational healing sessions. The more sessions we receive the more we spiral up towards our highest potential. The brilliance and convenience of participating in a proxy group is that you get to go about your daily activities while your intentions and the power of the group work for you.

Thank you for reading about the 100 DAYS OF PROSPERITY AND ABUNDANCE PROJECT. If you know of anyone else who might be interested in joining the group, please pass this email on to them with my gratitude and appreciation.


Joie Jacobsen

Holistic Practitioner

Resonance Repatterning®, VortexHealing® Divine Energy Healing,
SOURCE Integrative Heart Awareness,

YOUR Story: Allegory Healing Meditation, and Tarot

PS. Is there someone you care about who might benefit from receiving 100 daily healing sessions focused on increasing their prosperity, power and success? You may want to consider a 100 Days membership as a gift