The School of the Earth
The School of the Earth
by Alexandra Johnson, MD
We are on this planet, we each have a body, yet we have a very limited understanding of how it functions. Why do some conditions affect certain people, in certain ways, but not others? Why does one treatment work for one person, but another remains ill?
There are many resources available for support and healing. The most valuable of these offer us a choice in how we wish to support our body, mind, and feelings. Each of us has a different lesson to learn, and a different way in which this lesson is offered. What you do with this opportunity is up to you.
Breema, a key component at Greeting Health Clinic, allows patients to discover what they need for health. We recognize that the path to healing is unique for everyone and is supported by decreasing fear and increasing confidence in the innate healing processes of the body. We utilize a variety of modalities, including Breema bodywork, Self-Breema exercises, nutritional support, herbs and supplements to achieve the best outcomes. And this outcome is twofold. One, relief of symptoms and improvement in vitality and physical, mental and emotional function. Two, we begin to see our attitudes about our health, and how these affect our relationship to ourselves and the world around us. We discover what elements are needed for optimal health and vitality, and how we can learn from every experience, interaction and opportunity offered to us by the school of the Earth.
The Vehicle of Thought Alone Doesn’t Go Anywhere
Step forward with your right foot.
Lean forward, bring your right hand to your right thigh just above the knee, and allow the weight of your upper body to be supported there.
Bring your left hand to the right arm just below the shoulder and lean-hold-release as follows:
Lean to the left as you exhale, shifting your weight into the left leg, allowing your left hand to lean into your posterolateral right arm.
Release the lean as you inhale, keeping your hand in place and shifting your weight forward again into the right leg.
Move your left hand about one hand’s width down the right arm and repeat the lean-hold-release, working incrementally down your right arm. The last lean is on your right hand, which is still on your thigh at the knee.
Keeping your right hand in place, brush with your left hand from the right shoulder down the right arm and off the fingertips, three times.
Return to standing upright as you step the right leg back to a normal stance.
Switching the left/right use of your arms/hands and legs, repeat everything on the left arm.
Return to standing upright as you step the left leg back to a normal stance.
Bring both hands to the kidneys and brush down the back of the legs to the toes, up the front of the legs to the abdomen and up the midline of the body to overhead, allowing the arms to open laterally and lower down to the sides.
Bring the hands back to the kidneys and repeat the brush two more times.
Stand comfortably with your arms at your sides.
Healing Mushroom Broth
Adapted from Moosewood Cookbook
Mushrooms are supportive for detoxification. You can vary the type of mushroom used based on your current health needs, and on what you can find available fresh and local. Adding molasses makes this soup a good choice for those who need extra iron in the diet.
2 cups sliced mushrooms
2 onions, chopped (about 2 cups)
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium carrots
2 large potatoes
10 oz green beans
1 tbsp fresh dill
1 tbsp fresh marjoram
1 cup vegetable (or chicken) stock
1 1/2 cups water
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp molasses
salt and black pepper to taste
In a heavy pot, sauté the onions and celery in the oil until onions are translucent.
Peel and chop the carrots and parsnips and add to pot.
Cut potatoes into 1-inch cubes, stem and halve the green beans.
Add to the sautéing vegetables with the dill, marjoram, stock and water.
Bring the stew to a low boil.
Slice the mushrooms, stir them into the pot.
Add the mustard and molasses, and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve.
Jon Schreiber, DC, Breema Center Director
I have been practicing Breema clinically for over 40 years, and teaching it around the world for just as long. Since becoming licensed as a chiropractor in 1981, I have treated thousands of people with Breema, and have never encountered another method that can offer as much benefit.
The enormous stresses of the last year and a half have had a tremendously negative impact on our health and well-being. Breema is a phenomenal catalyst for regaining and maintaining health on all levels. It's the most precise, holistic, and effective method I have ever encountered, based on a profound understanding of the universal laws that govern health.
Because my international teaching schedule has been severely limited by the pandemic, I am once again able to accept new patients. From the effects of their very first Breema bodywork treatment, many people recognize that this is exactly what they need. If you would like to feel whole, inside and out, this is something you should check out.
Jon is the director of the Breema Clinic and Breema Center in Oakland, California. Over the past four decades he has helped patients to discover the real meaning of health, using Breema, Self-Breema, and the Nine Principles of Harmony. To schedule an appointment please call 510-455-8008.
Join Jon and Alexis Mulhauser for a weekend of in-person introductory workshops in New York City November 13–14th.
An Excerpt from Freedom Comes from Understanding by Jon Schreiber
We are all children that come from the same Source, and return to the same Source. Sometimes, experiences that our temporary aspect passes through are necessary to help us turn toward the sun instead of looking at our shadow. They are always a blessing. If you don’t recognize the blessings enough, it means you need to have more gratitude for your life.
The best exercise for this is to choose ten things you are grateful for each day. For example, I am grateful I have socks to put on. I have appetite to eat. I have friends to talk to. I am grateful. Ten things each day. You can find many more than ten. But each day, find ten things and announce them to yourself, until the part of you that by nature is grateful becomes alive in you.
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