Being an Empath -- the gifts and woes.

What is an Empath? According to the American Empath Association: “An Empath is someone who understands the mental or emotional states of others in a way that defies conventional science and psychology. Empaths have the ability to sense the feelings, thoughts, and energies of people, plants, animals, places, or objects. In addition to sensing, Empaths absorb the energy of those around them. Empaths often experience stress or illness if they are bombarded by too many negative emotions. Empaths can also use their abilities to help others by imagining themselves in someone else’s situation and connecting with them on a deep level.”

There are benefits to being an empath. They can be great friends to have, because they are great listeners! They have big hearts and love to help those in need. Empaths are emotionally attuned and very intuitive. They can read the energy of a room, they can detect dishonesty a mile away, and are very connected to nature. We have an innate ability to know what other people need and want.

There are also some down sides to being an empath. An empath can often feel drained after spending time with people, and it can be difficult to say no or to create boundaries with others. Because empaths have a tendency to feel what their family or friends are going through, they can often be overwhelmed by painful emotions, such as fear or negative emotions.

Empaths are usually introverted, so they require a lot more alone time that most people. It is important for them to recharge their energy on a daily basis to prevent exhaustion or a healing crisis. Recharging could be a relaxing bath, a walk in nature, meditating, reading, and just alone time.

Empaths and sensitive people can be triggered by numerous things like: Crowds, loud noises, constant chatter, scary movies, seeing a traumatic event, strong smells, chemicals, artificial lighting, certain tones, and repetitive noises.

Does this sound like you? Would you like to attract like minded people who understand your unique way of life? It is refreshing to connect to others who understand what you need, and who are not offended by your knowing, or boundaries that you have created. Your unique gift and skills are needed in this world. You are here to heal others and to be a role model for the increased number of empaths and intuitives!

I love empowering other empaths to step into their power! Schedule an Intuitive Healing session to clear any blocks you may have around your divine path!

Chessa Winter, Intuitive, ThetaHealer, Theta Instructor, Holistic Living Guide

The Hidden Root-Dental Health & Trauma

My health journey began in 2015, when I was told I had a cracked root in my upper molar. My local conventional dentist referred me to another dentist to have it pulled, so that it wouldn’t cause further problems. I followed his advise, trusting that he knew what was best, since he did have the degree in Dentistry and all. This was my first mistake—I was a busy mom of two, an Entrepreneur, and didn’t do any prior research about having teeth pulled and what could go wrong.

I had the upper molar removed, and it seemed to heal just fine. There was one problem though….I felt this weird ENERGY in the area that the tooth was. I had never felt this sensation before, it was a strange pressure sensation, and it wouldn’t leave. I went back to my dentist and had him look. I went to an Endodontist and nothing was found. No one believed me, and it made me wonder if it was all in my head.

This wasn’t my first experience with dental trauma. Before the age of 18, I had amalgam fillings in every molar, and a couple root canals before I was 30. I don’t believe that I had cavities in every molar as a child. I do believe that it was all about money for my childhood dentist. My mouth was basically the root to most of my issues, and I had no idea! I slowly had to have my amalgams removed CONVENTIONALLY by the same dentist who told me to get my molar removed. I was exposed to mercury each and every time.

It wasn’t before I experienced ThetaHealing, that I found out that I had many lifetimes of dental trauma, and that on the historical level, a lot of my family experienced the same. I was holding trauma in my jaw and body from all of these experiences, and processing my Ancestor’s trauma, as EMPATHS do……

I had developed a NICO or Cavitation in my jaw bone where the tooth had been extracted. I also developed weird facial, neck, and shoulder pain that I had never experienced before. I was extremely tired, and I had even more symptoms that were unexplained. It was confirmed by a few Holistic Dentists with a cone beam scan. I didn’t have just one cavitation—-I had 5!! WHAT?! That’s right, this one issue turned out to be many. As a teenager I had my wisdom teeth extracted, like most do. So, what went wrong? The surgeon didn’t scrape the bone, pull all of the ligament, and left behind actual TOOTH pieces in the socket. So, those materials were rotting for like 20 years, and destroying my jaw bone.

My experiences with Holistic Dentists was extremely different than the Conventional dentist. I soon found out that all the amalgams that I removed over the years was UNSAFE, and that the body holds onto the mercury when no protection was used. I also learned the dangers of root canals and how they harbor nasty bacteria inside— and I basically had another TOXIC tooth or root canal that needed to be pulled. I ended up having all the metal removed from my mouth, a root canal pulled, an immediate zirconia implant placed, and all my metal infused crowns changed to zirconia crowns. My new bridge was removed, and replaced with another zirconia implant and 3 crowns. I had the cavitation surgery done, along with the list above in 2 days in Europe in May of 2017! I only recommend this scenario if you are in good health, and under a doctor’s care. ( I had been building up to this procedure months prior).

I could go on and on about my dental experiences. What I have learned is that I gave up my power many times, I experienced trauma, and I was holding onto those experiences in my body. I educated myself on the mouth, and what materials are the best, and how to clean up the damage that had been done.

The best thing that happened from all of this is that I WOKE UP! My intuition and psychic awareness exploded after all of my experiences. I gained so much knowledge on the mouth, natural medicine, and energetic healing during this time of healing. I found ThetaHealing, and this healing modality showed me who I really was. It uncovered my gifts, and motivated me to help others. I was so unaware of my powerful empathic qualities, and how much space I was holding for other people, and not myself.

I encourage you to know what is being put in your mouth, ask questions, and do your research. I would be happy to help you along the way!

—Chessa Winter, Intuitive Healer, ThetaHealer, Instructor

Allergies. Respiratory Issues. Rashes.

There are so many options today when it comes to cleaning products. Why do we need chemical based products that we see on TV —and what are IN these products? I know life gets busy, but knowing what you are putting on your floors, in your bathtub, and in your washing machines is a BIG DEAL.

How many people do you know in your life with a chronic cough, allergies, rashes, thyroid issues, or hormonal imbalances?? If you knew what was in your everyday products, you may start to wonder why so many people have these health challenges.

Let’s look at a few products: Windex, Tide, and Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning products. Where do you look to learn about what is in these products— is the place!

When you do a search on Windex window cleaner you will see that it received the rating of D. Ammonium Hydroxide, Ethanolamine, Hexoxyethanol??? What in the world are these chemicals that are being inhaled, and absorbed by the skin? According The Environmental Working Group, these products can cause respiratory issues, damage to vision, organ issues, skin irritation, and allergies.

TIDE is my worst nightmare. I can smell it a mile away, it is so offensive to me. When we look at Tide on EWG there are many choices. Even the “Free and Clear” received a big fat ‘F’ rating! Asthma, reproductive + developmental toxicity! Do you want your children exposed to these toxins all day and night?!

Lastly Mrs. Meyer’s gets a lot of hype with being “more natural.” It is hardly natural—I chose the Lavender Laundry Detergent. It received a ‘C’ rating! But the word “lavender” is in it, so it HAS to be more natural, right??? Wrong. Methylisothiazolinone, FRAGRANCE (NO, you don’t want this!!), Sodium Methyl 2 Sulfolaurate—can cause skin irritation, allergies, nervous system effects, respiratory effects.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body—-and these chemicals are touching them all day long!

Here are some options that are clean, affordable, and won’t cause all the above medical issues.

  • Vinegar

  • Baking Soda

  • Essential oils like Thieves or Lemon mixed in a glass bottle with water and witch hazel

  • Biokleen -free & clear laundry detergent, dish soap, and all purpose cleaner

  • Hydrogen peroxide

  • Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Bleach

  • Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Soap

I know that it feels daunting and expensive to ditch the toxic products all at once. Start with one or two items, and slowly make the transition towards cleaner and a more natural home! EWG has a lot of information on cooking supplies, cosmetics, water quality, and food choices. Know before you buy!

Chessa Winter, ThetaHealer®, Holistic Living Guide

Basic DNA ThetaHealing® Instructor