Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Healing Your Soul of Heart with Bach Flower Remedy

Healing Your Soul of Heart with Bach Flower Remedy  Workshop at Seed Kitchen
One of my important healing practices has been healing for my mind - heart, soul and spirit. Practicing macrobiotics has been a phenomena experience, but the same time I need more than focusing much to what I eat and how I eat and physical matters. I was first introduced to Rescue Remedies of Dr. Bach’s Bach Flower Remedies in 1993 after I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer from an acupuncture doctor. I did not know anything about Dr. Bach or Flower Remedies at that time. When the acupuncture doctor recommended for me to take Rescue Remedies every day whenever I felt stressed, I did not know that I was under the strenuous effects of stress at that time, but now I think back and realize that the anxiety and stress of finding out that I had ovarian cancer was perhaps more deadly than the disease.  I started to seek a path of self-healing in a holistic way. A few days after I started to take Rescue Remedies I noticed that I was able to drive more calmly even in the heaviest of traffic. I came home from my work feeling more peaceful and was able to sleep better. 
I thought to myself, could this little bottle of drops be helping? I wanted to know what was inside the bottle, so I went back to the natural food store where I bought Rescue Remedies.  I bought my first Bach Flower Remedies book “Bach Flower Essences for the Family.” It was so fascinating for me to find out for the first time how flowers’ healing powers help our emotions and mental issues. I could not stop reading it and I felt like trying all the remedies!  I made the decision to study Bach Flower Remedies some day when I recover from ovarian cancer in 1999. In 2001 I became a practitioner.
It has been one of my goals to teach Bach Flower Remedy and I was able to teach at Macrobiotics French Meadow Camp this summer. I added the remedy as a part of cooking class remedy class and I called Bach Flower Remedy as
Remedy Making class at Macrobiotics French Meadow Camp
Last week, I introduced Healing Your  Soul of Heart with Bach Flower Remedy Workshop at Seed Kitchen for Japanese people. I feel it is very challenging for us to connect our soul of hearts and recognized emotional issues especially for Japanese people. It has been my goal to teach for Japanese people to heal their soul of heart so this workshop was very important project. I am happy that we had 9 people come and some people opened up and shared their challenges and made efforts to connect to their emotional department.
Sanae Suzuki at Healing Your Soul of Heart with Bach Flower Remedy Workshop

Students asking questions at Healing Your Soul of Heart with Bach Flower Remedy
Making and tasting remedy
Bach Flower Remedy with Rescue Remedy and Mixing Bottle

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Macrobiotic Summer Traveling

It's been a long, active summer here at Studio Mugen. We traveled to many places including the East Coast for the Kushi Institute Macrobiotic Summer Camp which was a full of new friends, delicious food and beautiful weather!

I also attended the French Meadows Summer Camp where I taught three classes: Eat Healthy, Live Happy, Make New Moon Wishes (including what and how to eat at new moon time), Beautify Yourself Inside for Your body and Soul and a cooking class to learn how to recognize your skin color condition to beautify yourself with remedy drinks.    

Eric had the chance to travel to the Big Island for work and I joined him.
I became very careful and making a plan a head of time before I do anything after I had to had a serious car accident in 2001. It is good to make plans, but I feel that I lost adventure of doing spontaneous. This summer I had a sudden invitation to go to Big Island of Hawaii and my first answer was “No” because I did not make a plan to go and there is nobody to take care of office and nobody to take care of our dogs and cats family at home since my regular pet sitters were not available.

I have had PTSD from the serious car accident in 2001 - I was scared to do many things and sometimes not even able to go out side house. I come a long way to heal myself since the car accident after I healed myself from the cancer that I had in 1993. Because of PTSD and my physical limitation I still do not drive a car so some people have asked me how I live in Los Angeles without car, but my life is very active and I have learned to live more sustainable life for my true health and happiness without driving. Of curse sometimes I know that I need to challenge for me to do something different and move forward. I felt that this sudden invitation to go Hawaii was one of my challenges to try out.

Once a I diced to take this invitation I moved quickly and looked for a new pet sitter so  I found new pet sitter. My friends and neighbors also offered to take turn to take care of my dogs & cats family and water my vegetables garden etc. I was concerned to take a flight my own since I had a horrible experience and missed flight because I could not walk fast enough to get to a connection gate, but everything went smooth this time and I made to Kona, Hawaii. Eric came to pick me up with a beautiful lei and took me to beach right a way. The warm Hawaiian wind helped to relax me right a way. I felt so grateful that I took this spontaneous opportunity.


In the morning I took shower outside with blue sky with my favorite Hawaiian flower of white plumeria and ate delicious Hawaiian breakfast (vegetables white miso soup, oatmeal with  papaya and white plumeria )with a guest of electric green color, Gekko. Then went to farmers market and found Hawaiian Kabocha and Daikon radishes… got taking a photo with beautiful flowers. In the afternoon we played Ping-Pong at beach and I surprised Eric because I beat him and we laughed so hard when every time when I got a point. Since the car accident I lost mobility of my legs and have chronic nerve pain always I have not been able to play sport much.


He said after 23 years he did not know that I could play Ping pong I am a full of surprised to him so what else I am hiding from him. It made me so happy to see that he was laughing and happy to do something with me. Before I injured my legs we did so many things together, water ski, scuba diving, ski and traveling many different places. I hope that we play sports and start to traveling again.
Eric was working a lot as his client’s private chef so I decided to take Hawaiian culture classes everyday while he was working: Ti leaf lei making, shell craft, Hula dance, and of course ukulele - I met Aunt Dizzy who was 84 years olds and teaching how to play Hawaiian ukulele.


I enjoyed so much learning Hawaiian history this time more than ever and I felt that I was Hawaiian girl previous lifetime. Now I am very happy to be return to home in Santa Monica and how much I appreciate what this short trip gave me for. My life with Eric, dogs and cats family and friends and neighbors who love and support us so much. Also Seed Kitchen’s staff work very hard to keep our business strong, even when we are traveling.

With gratitude and love,