It is a powerful time in our world to claim our freedom and full nature of love, peace, joy, wholeness, and health. Free will is something for us to embrace. When we do, we can begin to realize everything is our choice.
The good news is when we know this fully, we can change everything. If we choose to stay in victimhood, blame, and judgment, we are stuck in an alternate and painful reality that negates our true nature of freedom and the best that can be.
I have walked this life path for sixty-six years and have had tremendous loss and trauma all along the way. Instead of feeling a victim, I was curious and tenacious to discover a better reality. Accepting my life, meant letting go of what I was blaming others for, or bad luck, or karma, or anything.
As I learned to accept that I chose this life and circumstances, free will, I decided to make it work for me. This has made life an adventure, instead of a travesty. A basic law of attraction is to allow the best to come to me and it will despite everything. I have also purified my mind and body of anything negative, or against myself and my best life. This is something I have helped others throughout my life.
To be free, we first let go of what others think or want from us if it does not support our life and health. This seems to be the toughest one for people to be and do. We want acceptance and love in the world as we know it, and yet we are also being called by our soul to be authentic and whole.
Opening up to our soul’s wisdom and unconditional love is a perfect way to discern and learn how to master this life, our relationships, work, and health.
Be free to be and begin by releasing blame, shame, guilt, fear, worry, criticism, victimhood, fear, and anything that negates our freedom to be the whole self we are destined to be when we choose to accept a higher reality.
This is a journey that takes daily practice and self-love that values the choices we have been given by the creator to be the owner and operator of our life.
This is what Be The Medicine, Be Your Own Guru, Soul Shamanism and all of our sessions and programs are about. Being free to be the Medicine, the answer, the owner and operator of our life, health and spiritual awakening and growth.
I am fully committed to getting this body of work out this year and beyond. It is profound, direct, simple, and possible for all who embark on this journey.
Join us in sessions, classes, pieces of training, and retreats. No matter the class you will be brought into a place of personal mastery and manifestation. In love and joy, we look to us, and see where we can adjust, and move quickly and strongly into the best of us.
“Our life is the journey. As we learn to stop the mind from running ahead we discover the gold that is in every step. Patience with the process reaps great rewards, wisdom, peace, and love and is the answer we are looking for. There is no end.” Janet StraightArrowBe The Medicine
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Shamanism is a path of service to the planet, her people, and the community. Shamans have been the original holistic healers in traditions around the world and are known for their ability to heal themselves.
A Shaman is a person who dedicates their lives answering their spiritual calling of service. They have a spiritual focus that is inclusive of mind, body, emotions, and soul.
Connecting with our spirit and the spirit in all things awakens meaning to life and helps us understand more levels of us and all. Today people are practicing Shamanism and are helpful in the community to do their part to support healing and spiritual awareness and growth in these times.
The primary purpose to pursue Shamanism is to learn and heal through a direct connection to our spirit, soul, and spiritual guidance. To do this, we break out of ego limitation to the subtle realms of spirit to awaken higher wisdom and knowledge. Nature, animals, seasonal and life cycles, and all of life on earth and beyond are honored in Shamanic practice.
The Shamanic Journey is a way to accomplish our spiritual awareness and connections and is a discipline to experience and explore. Learning with an experienced teacher allows you to safely travel, learn, discern, heal, and discover the truth of us on many levels. This practice is also a way to determine our path of service and purpose.
Some traditions use drums and rattles and gongs to move into the subtle Shamanic realms. Some others will use breathwork and move into a deep connection. Each tradition offers unique perspectives. Natural products like sage, stones, and feathers are used by some practitioners for cleansing and healing.
There is no need to use drugs for a natural Shamanic experience as when we achieve an authentic spiritual connection; we awaken bliss, happiness, fantastic visions, and higher truth and love.
A natural Shamanic practice is used with an open mind and loving heart focused on being of service to all. Explored with pure intent, we create a sacred space to connect, heal, learn and grow. Shamanism is a precious natural way to awaken, heal and be.
Janet StraightArrow discovered her Shamanic calling in 1992, at the age of forty, as a single mom and top Realtor who had been studying spirituality and healing for twenty-years and living it. She began teaching immediately from memory and continuously awakening higher wisdom and sacred knowledge. She found she carried many lineages from around the world and pursued studies to bring Ancient wisdom together for our modern world today.
She has studied with Native American, Tibetan, Celtic, Toltec, African, Huichol, and Siberian Shamans and Shamanic practitioners Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman, and others at the foundation for Shamanic Studies, and renowned spiritual healing masters from Yoga, Sufism, Zen, Buddhism, and other traditions around the world and found the unity and unique perspectives and gifts that fill in the missing pieces to make us whole again.
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StraightArrow’s work and mission Be The Medicine is the “how” to live healing and our true self in service to all simply, easily, and directly with joy. More on Shamanism and Soul Shamanism on this website. See her upcoming pieces of training and a summer Vision Quest retreat on the calendar page. Private sessions weekly.
This work empowers each person to walk their walk and increase their energy and awareness. Holistic practitioners will benefit and so will their clients and students. People from all walks of life will feel more connected to self, others, life, nature, and the earth.
Call to speak with Janet to see how this might assist you on your spiritual, healing, life journey. 973-647-2500 or email Janet@Bethemedicine.com
Join us for an introductory Shamanism training April 6 & 7, or June 1 & 2. The Protected Healer April 13 or May 5, Soul Shamanism April 27-28. Catskill Vision Quest Retreat August 9-11. Sign up ASAP to begin preparation for this transformative weekend.
“To me, the Shamanic path is to live in awareness and honor of all people, nature, and life in all dimensions. It is a sacred journey of awakening our humanity to our divinity. It is a path of enlightenment that includes all lineages around the world and beyond. To know who we are in the most sacred way and live it is the greatest gift I share in Shamanic training and sessions. Be the Love, Light, Peace, Happiness, Health, Truth, Beauty, and Light that we are naturally now. Responsible, respectful spirituality in action. Having studied with Spiritual Masters and Shamans around the world created a beautiful tapestry of wisdom and knowledge to understand, integrate, and share. Blessings.” Janet StraightArrow
THE COURAGE TO BE OUR SELF “It is not ego to discover and explore our self. It is the ego to try to be something else.” Janet StraightArrow
From the time we are born we twist and turn our self to fit into the desires of someone else. For us to stop this pattern is revolutionary, scary, and great fun. It takes courage to be a rebel to what is expected, in innocence, love, and happiness, instead of fear of being accepted.
We are born feeling vulnerable to parents and adults for our care and nurturing. We soon learn to respond to expectations to receive what we want and need. Eventually, we learn to be concerned and change our behaviors to avoid being judged and attacked if we do not please them.
Well, enough of that. As adults, we change our focus consciously to see where we have been turned away from being us. Learn to be reflective and confident enough to listen inside. Inside is where we find our center of truth and love. This adventure is well worth breaking through the resistance and fear of acceptance, to develop awareness of our true self.
Positivity can awaken everything. Positive is always supportive and forward-focused for best results. Negativity is against life and us and breaks us down in doubt and blame and keeps us stuck in boxes of illusion and pain.
We are all unique and share the same humanity, differently. When we wait for someone else to agree with us this defeats our purpose of finding the truth of us.
Looking to fit in is normal, and yet it separates us more and is a delicate balance to explore. I remember studying with a Zen Buddhist monk and congregation leader, in a small group one snowy night. Because of this more intimate group, he took the time with us individually and asked us why we are here?
A young woman, not raised with any spirituality or religion, was looking to “be something” by believing in a tradition. When he asked me, I said, I was here to find my true self through the teachings and practices.
Both are valid looking at our age and experience. When we begin the journey to us, we look for where we fit in as we explore other realities while we are breaking free of our past. Eventually, we find we are not a group or religion and use meditation and other tools and teachings to find our inner truth and love.
Be you. It is a lifelong journey and well worth it. We find groups and traditions along the way that lead us to discover more. Remember to hold true to you no matter what others think or do.
Begin to do your best to be present, open, and curious enough to explore more, and learn to follow your innate wisdom.
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There are abundant teachings and support to assist you on your unique journey here at Be The Medicine in classes and sessions with Janet.
“HUMBLE LIVING OUR PURPOSE. True humility is being yourself. The Dahli Lama is humble because he stepped into his role and purpose and lives it. Whoever you are and whatever you came into this body to live, embrace it fully. This is where the gold is. As we surrender to our true self and mission it is humbling for sure. The greatest purpose is to be love in all bodies. Namaste.” Janet StraightArrowBe The MedicineSoul Shamanism Path to You
According to ancient teachings, the attributes of a human are health, happiness, truth, beauty, peace, love, goodness, and light. For many generations, we have forgotten our true selves as human beings, and this has broken us down in all ways. We can begin to remember by moving away from limited thinking and learning to trust who we are as wise and intelligent beings. Our body is our perfect ally and a great place to begin.
LEARN To learn to listen to your body so you can discover your truth, try these simple exercises for yourself. Someplace in your body is a truth space. To find this, ask your body a question. Close your eyes, take a few full deep breaths. Ask your body something you know to be the truth, like your Mother’s name. The answer of truth response may be an energetic sensation in your abdomen or your heart, or your body may reflect truth by experiencing goosebumps or warmth somewhere on your body. Untruths will be an uncomfortable perception, often in your gut or chest or somewhere else in or on your body.
Next, ask your body directly about your food and supplement choices. Detach from the answer, so you do not influence the outcome. Ask a question about eating certain foods, “Is this food, nourishing and supportive to my body, mind, spirit?” Asking is enough, yet some people are more precise when they hold the item in their hand. Each body and day require different foods, herbs, and vitamins. Our culture tends to overdo things that are supposed to be good for us. Less is often more for our body in foods and supplements.
Another avenue to explore with our body’s truth center is about personal safety or appropriate action questions illustrated by this story. A friend of mine lives in Manhattan, and he asked me if he should come to stay in New Jersey on the evening the Iraqi war began in 2002. After being stuck in NYC ten blocks from the twin towers the year before, this was a concern. I told him to ask his body. He said, “How can my body tell me if they will bomb New York City?” I responded that his body would address his safety and situation not the broader scope of attention. When he asked his body if he should come to New Jersey his body tensed and was immediately not comfortable. When he asked his body about staying at home in Manhattan, his body was happy and clear about it. No Doubt. No Fear. Truth. He was comforted, and he knew staying home would be best for him, and it was.
Pay attention to your body’s response to a person, place or situation. If it is unsafe or inappropriate, your body will tell you immediately. We are accustomed to ignoring clear signals because we have been trained since childhood not to trust these signals and we have cut ourselves off from our body’s wisdom. We may also deny things when we do not want to believe our messages about people and things. Listen to your body and trust the results. Be curious. Danger or inappropriateness comes in many forms that we may not know at the time.
If you have an illness or a pain, your body is telling you that something is out of balance, misaligned, or something is not correct. Most colds or pains are illustrating our body’s need to decontaminate toxins on one or many levels of us. Decontamination and letting go of what interferes with health, are first steps towards healing. We begin by looking at our food choices, relationships, environment, as well as taking care of our own basic needs. Are we living our truth? Deeper causes of problems begin with listening to us and holding memories of traumas, negative thinking, and engaging in fear are some other reasons your body creates dis-ease and appears to be out of balance.
“Listen, it says, pay attention, make changes now, I want to be healthy, happy and free.” Our body can return to its health with our attention, support, and by taking action. Even when we have a specific disease, we can make it much easier on our body-mind, and sometimes also heal it, by taking exquisite care of us.
TRUST We can trust our perceptions and selves more as we let go of what we are not. We are not fear, anxiety, anger, panic or pain. We are not the voices of ego; I am not good enough, or my perceptions cannot be correct, or it has to be this way, or I know this already. Allowing deeper knowing to come to us is a practice of letting go of past beliefs and fears. From a place of neutrality and silence, we can discover the truth that is the answer. This is a process to explore, have patience, and enjoy the discoveries.
Our body does not care about other people’s rules or opinions. Our body reacts to its truth. We can trust the signals we attribute to our body and experience these truths when all of the above emotions or voices are absent. When we begin listening and taking action with our body, mind, and spirit, symptoms of stress and tension will melt away.
Everyone can access and learn to work with their body’s wisdom as they learn to know their own self and truth. Our bodies are telepathic. We can access more of your own knowledge about yourself and others than you realize just by paying attention to your body’s signals.
BE THE MEDICINE At Be The Medicine, our classes and sessions teach you incredible safe ways to support your healing, get to the truth behind problems and discover solutions, enjoy several methods of healers training, develop your innate gifts, and discover the best you. Our bodies are self-healing organisms, and it is quite an adventure to explore and benefit from self-care. When I am called to assist people, I do it with profound, simple, ancient, and modern teachings and tools, and energy of love, to empower permanent changes and healing. With decades of experience and training, I ask the person I am working with to co-create the session and to intend the best possible results, and that always helps and often makes a big difference.
When we see our life as a healing journey, and a lifestyle, we can continue to build confidence and take action to make healthy changes, this is how you can participate and begin to Be The Medicine for you.
Best in Health,
Janet StraightArrow Be the Medicine, Live the Power of You!
Health begins with our mindset. Health is not about spending money on healthcare and organic foods. It begins with choosing health and following where that wisdom takes us.
Health is our nature. A disease is the breakdown of health and is for the most part, is a byproduct of how we think, act, listen, and live our life. I learned this by living and teaching it for the past 52 years after I was given a dire diagnosis.
To stay healthy, we begin by a focus on thinking positive thoughts aligned with our health and happiness. Yes, happiness is a key component of health.
Especially through dark times, it is important to engage in self-love and self-care and stay positive to maintain wellness. Negativity is against us and life and negates possibilities instead of seeking and living them completely.
We are the ones responsible for our health and life. Somehow that has been missed with belief in modern medicine and too often we do not take that responsibility seriously.
We can prevent and/or can come back to health with action and self-awareness, knowledge, and wisdom. Drugs and surgery are for when it has gone too far and we need this help instead of popping pills for everything,
To live aligned with us and health is key. To learn natural ways that do not poison us and break us down more is important as well. Health is our nature, so the first question is how do we support our nature?
I was very sickly and in constant pain in several areas of my body for years by the age of fifteen. Our family doctor told me that I will not live long and will continue to suffer and break down quickly. When I tell this story people say that was terrible for the doctor to say to a teen or anyone. I am grateful every day as it is what inspired me to research and change.
I had a choice, to feel a victim and live out the path I was on and this diagnosis, or to wake up and choose again and be my own medicine and figure out how to change everything. I woke up and consciously chose life and health.
My father was chronically critically ill and dying at 43, and our family was doctor and drug dependent even though my mom read about and was raised with natural remedies. The focus was not healing, meaning becoming whole, it was more about feeling a little better and living another day or year.
That did not work for me. Already I did not like pharmaceuticals, both over the counter and prescription. I felt most of them made me feel worse and did not help the healing process.
When the doctor told me, I was following in my father’s footsteps health-wise, I decided to change that and forge my own path to health. I had no doubt this was possible because inside I knew that we did not have to be sick and in pain and I was willing to make any changes and learn what it would take to heal all the way.
It began with the mindset. I claimed perfect health and chose to live a long healthy life. Rejecting the doctor and his diagnosis was the first step.
Rejecting the lifestyle pattern of disease was next, and also releasing the belief that I was stuck in my family’s genetic patterns of sickness. I felt like I was living in an alternate reality of continuous deteriorating health and the mindset that reinforced that and I did not believe that was necessary.
Breaking family patterns was most important and began while living at home in the world of constant sickness and abundant drugs to keep people alive.
Drugs may be a way to keep people alive, but I felt they were also what killed people, and broke down the body and did not support regaining health.
I began researching nutrition and eating healthy whole food and stopped eating food with preservatives, canned veggies, and frozen entrees, and all of what is fake food to me.
I dressed for the weather unlike most teens, and also stayed away from people who were sick. I also stayed home when I was beginning to get sick to rest and build immunity and health, instead of waiting until I was so sick I was out for weeks, as I had been. I quickly began to rebuild my mind and body and spirit too.
Self-care did not cost me anything, it saved me stress and loss on all levels. It was a reclaiming of me and a daily choice to be my own advocate and caregiver.
When we tap into our innate intelligence aligned with health and our true nature of what supports us, we find great ways to live and be healthy.
Letting go of negativity is also key. Seeing life with a cup half full or overflowing is also important to help us reach the level of health that makes us whole and happy.
Hearing about how Jesus healed people inspired me and gave me hope and direction. I listened to the nuances of what was being taught in the readings in church and decided to learn how to discover and live these in my life too.
I have a calling to live and teach Be The Medicine. The information here is a result of reading thousands of books and study with over 100 teachers, healers, masters of spiritual traditions, and medical doctors and formal degrees in nutrition and psychology.
These many years of living it, and growing through my journey and offering healing support to others, and teaching it to people of all ages and walks of life have offered tremendous experience and great results in these many years.
PREVENTION AND SELF-CARE ARE EASIER.
When someone says that it is hard to make healthy changes in their life, I wonder how easy it is to be sick, in hospitals, in pain, and lose everything to medical costs, or loss of freedom because of living broken down in institutions, or even dying young? Our body tolerates a lot as it breaks down. Pay attention at earlier signs of problems. It’s good to nourish and nurture us and enjoy a healthier life.Janet StraightArrowBe The Medicine
TODAY. Fast forward fifty-two years from that dire diagnosis, I am still healthy and happy and employing wisdom and self-care. I did not have health insurance for over two decades during the years that many adults break down and are on a lot of drugs and getting tests and surgeries.
I took responsibility and watched and learned how to heal anything that seemed to be breaking down with nutrition and energy medicine and self-care and learned more and developed many ways we can Be The Medicine for ourselves.
I studied what breaks us down on every level so I can help myself and all people stop what hurts and live what helps us.
At 65, my Medicare physical revealed perfect levels in all areas of bloodwork including sugar and immunity, and my blood pressure was 120/80 too. I took no drugs or flu or pneumonia shots. The only thing that came up was that I was overweight and working on losing it.
A year later I am eating less, exercising more, and have abundant energy and health. Whole foods, some supplements a few times a week, and continued support for my mind and emotions to stay aware, loving and positive.
For generations, we have accepted that we all have to break down and get sick. That is not true. We are the owners and operators of this body which was designed for health. There is no need to accept breakdown. It takes awareness and effort to choose what supports us and let go of what tears us down on all levels.
Health saves us money and offers us an abundantly happy life. We begin with the choice, education, staying awake, paying attention, taking action, and learn and live to maintain a healthy body and life. We are worth it.
Natural healing is not weird, it is blessedly normal when we walk this walk of reality. Medicine can also be a gift to us, it is important to know how to choose and make choices all along the way.
Call today for coaching, healing, and assisting you to discover the many ways you can live your best life today! Janet works with clients around the world. Join us for classes on healing, medical intuition, and living as whole beings, body and souls. Be ready for fun in the process as we elevate us to so many possibilities and new realities in health and life.
The truth is we are sitting on a gold mine of wisdom, intelligence and love. Its within us and has been all along. We are in physical and emotional pain and dis-ease because we have been separated from us and one another expecting the impossible and a poor substitution.
We are the medicine for ourselves and the world. Each person has enough energy, intelligence and clarity to be a fulfilled, purposeful, citizen. So many are lost and confused all of their lives looking for fulfillment and truth outside in a crazy sick world.
Walking this walk for fifty-one years, since a teen, has been exciting and never boring. Overcoming the illusions of the world, family, and nuances in everything, has been enlightening. I researched and experienced traditions from around the world, not to find a new religion or way but to find one that feels true and fits all.
I always felt we are one human race, and that religion and culture separate us with beliefs that one is better than another. I love the diversity and I also love the beauty of learning and living and loving as one humanity.
The more I looked and traveled and explored the more I saw the similarity in all traditions that were helpful and hurtful for us to be happy, healthy and whole. There is big business in keeping us down and out rather than together and whole.
The wisdom of oneness captured me as a child, and I wanted to find the truth of the scriptures instead of confused with conflicting lies. I explored beliefs and fears whose purpose seemed to be to keep us in line with something else, hoping and guessing, and not finding satisfying answers, instead of safe and secure knowing loving and being happy and healthy inside.
Learning to trust us, and have valid authority, made sense to me, instead of focusing on some men or women in the sky, who are supposed to save us. There is a higher power, but it Is not separate, its within us all of the time. Separation is the illusion that keeps us insecure and in fear. All one, is a pulling us together individually and collectively, instead of us falling apart living in pieces instead of wholeness.
In all of these years, I discovered the truth, that we are whole beings of infinite possibility. We read and hear the higher truths, and question them, as the way they are interpreted do not build our strong foundation of being, and do not really access true reality. As amazing humans, we continually give our authority, awareness and focus to something else that does not love or support us.
Living to love and support us is everything. Waiting for someone else to give us what we have inside all the time, and where it truly resides, keeps us wanting and waiting and very unhappy. No one can give us the best and the most aligned truth and unconditional acceptance and love, except us. If they can, it’s to match us not fill in the blanks or missing pieces.
I have learned that the reason we can come back to us and heal is that the soul is always whole, this solid connection to us, signals us in many ways each day to bring us home to our wholeness. At the core, we are strong and healthy and wise. We have been trained to feel weak and subject to other than us, which keep us on shaking ground all the time.
When we learn to access our greatest gifts and love we find a true passion and connection to self, divine, life and everyone.
Learning to awaken our greatest intelligence and love inside, and rebel to what separates and does not support us, is key. To be of service, we need to live that strong core of what we want to offer to others easily. It has only been in the last century and half century that humans were seen as more than just bodies. Our mind, emotions, spirt and souls have been explored and studied as valued and valid in the scheme of our lives.
All one makes sense. To separate us into parts keeps us disempowered and scared to be. As we come to wholeness we can bring all of us together and feel happy, healthy and free.
Awakening is possible only for those who seek it and want it, for those who are ready to struggle with themselves and work on themselves for a very long time and very persistently in order to attain it. ~ G.I. Gurdjieff
Yes, our journey is our lifetime. There is no pill or quick fix. A direct path is easier than one of avoidance and disbelief. Be The Medicine in your life. Look for solutions and follow your best opportunities. Enjoy the growth and limitless possibilities. Always in Love, Janet StraightArrow
Janet StraightArrow is Healing, Wisdom, Joy, Love, and Grace.
Practical Mystic, Healer, Teacher, Shaman, Sage, Astrologer, Integrative Healer, Medical Intuitive, Energy Healer, Spiritual Counselor, Reiki Master, Life & Health Coach, Yogi, Writer, and Entrepreneur. Janet StraightArrow is a grounded loving being who shares a lifetime of practical wisdom and encouragement with all she meets in person, online, or in the media.
When you work with Janet in sessions or classes you find her loving presence allows you to be yourself. You may think you know what you will work on and are always surprised that it goes much deeper. You may expect her to “do” something and are surprised that as you sit with her in any type of session or class, you immediately feel lighter, happier, pain-free, and more open. When you leave, your process continues, and your life is forever changed in a positive way.
Janet carries a high level of loving energy that supports your healing of body, mind, spirit, and emotions, and awakens you to your wholeness and soul. Her ability to see through all of the levels and get to the point of it all and unravel and help you heal and become more whole is a gift of mastery.
Healing, change, and awakening is easy when you have a direct path. StraightArrow works on all levels and gets to the root causes, fears, beliefs, wounds, and behaviors that have kept you stuck, and helps you to live free. You learn tools and practices and how to let go of beliefs and fears and open to oneness and love.
You may come for energy work, healing, a way to recover from disease more fully, support on all levels, causes and solutions, discover who you are, relationship or career issues to resolve and grow from, to awaken your gifts, private healing studies for professional and personal healing, Astrology, Shamanic learning and healing, wisdom, self-mastery, self-confidence, understand your personal spiritual, healing and life journey, to heal on one or many issues or levels, medical intuition, intuitive guidance session, connect to guides and teachers, soul awareness, healing and becoming whole, heal through grief, develop healing and shamanic skills, advanced studies and more.
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The focus of you being the medicine for you offers you new levels of awareness and responsibility to own your life and transformation. You learn to gently yet strongly refocus on all of the innate gifts, abilities, and wisdom you already have to continue to discover and live the answers. It begins with helping you reclaim the power of you, in ways you did not know you gave it up. As you progress, you experience the wholeness of you, and all you can be and do.
No matter what we work with, or on, or whatever form it takes in the clearing, healing, and learning, it is organic and is easy. You cannot know what you do not know until you know it. That’s the fun, as we work from the perspective of unconditional love.
A lifetime of study, practice, healing, teaching, and becoming has brought Janet to a place of actualizing the path on a grander scale. Janet is an Avatar walking the walk and talk of her purpose and sharing it with others naturally wherever she is, in person, online, teaching, healing, coaching and in everyday life.
To live universal truth, and love and translate it in ways that will help people today, is her purpose and mission, and has been quite the journey.
To Be The Medicine as a professional, practitioner, parent, and leader, you embody the highest truth and love in your life, work, and community. When you live it, you know it and can pass it on. Women and men who are ready to live their highest self and bring it to their family and community find great results. This is a true success that allows the law of attraction to work powerfully for you and no longer against you.
StraightArrow has studied with Masters in traditions from around the world and took the best and developed simple, clear, Universal, profound ways to assist people from all traditions and cultures to find their inner truth and deepest love and live their purpose in all aspects of their life, health, relationships, and career.
Come for a session and discover how much better your life and health can be. Be ready to laugh, and maybe cry, and feel more alive, hopeful, and happy. Call Janet today for a free mini consultation and make an appointment. 973-647-2500 Janet@Bethemedicine.com The testimonial below and on other pages will offer some good ideas of possibilities and experiences with Janet.
“TRIFECTA. Years ago, I found myself in a truly intense “dark night of the soul”. Everything in my life had fallen apart, I was experiencing profound trauma and I needed healing on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. In my search for help, I came across Janet StraightArrow’s ad in a local publication. When I saw her photo, I knew she was the one I needed to see. I knew she could help me to heal and to navigate my way out of my current crisis. I’m happy to say my intuition was right on. The healing Janet facilitates is profound. She addresses all levels—which was truly what I wanted and needed. For me, psychological counseling is not enough. There are always many factors and influences contributing to our struggles. She does counsel and does so with equal parts frankness, compassion, and humor—all of which I appreciate! But her counseling incorporates wisdom and information from many areas: shamanism, astrology, health and nutrition, and other healing systems and traditions. Janet also does some of the most intense energy work I’ve experienced. I now live in California and we do sessions over the phone and I will tell you, the energy healing I receive from her long-distance is as powerful as it is in person. One of the greatest things about sessions with Janet, however, is how she teaches you tools and techniques that you can use to continue your healing. So often, when I’m going through a rough time, I think, “What would Janet do?” Usually, I need to lighten up, do some clearing or shift my energy—all of which I can address with tools learned from her. I am grateful for all she has taught me and all she has given to me over the years. She is powerful, compassionate and playful—which is quite a trifecta if you ask me! And no matter how black my mood is she can ALWAYS get me to laugh! Janet also doesn’t just talk the talk but she truly walks the walk. She leads by example, sharing much of herself and her experiences when she works with you. There’s always a feeling or an atmosphere that we’re all in this together. I think that is one of her greatest gifts—and again, I am grateful.” PATT NESS, Artist, Professor, Lover of life.
“…Making a choice to work with Janet is giving yourself the most beautiful gift in the world.” Beth Mund, Writer, Mom, Coach
EARTH HEALING. The earth, like our body, is an organic self-healing being of nature. How can we support the earth instead of use her and take her for granted so she does not need to react in violence? It is time to wake up humans. Our body and the medical system run amuck because we do not take care of our life and health. Our earth has the same problem. Let us find balance and alignment in our being and in the earth and respect the precious nature of all. What action steps can we take today to begin this process? As each one of us changes the earth changes too. Namaste and Blessings. Janet StraightArrow
WELCOME FALL. “Nature reminds us that in letting go of each season, and its glories, a new one awakens, unfolds, and gives us new gifts. We are nature and have our own cycles. Let go of anything in your life, that is ready to transform, and allow the awakening potential of you to find its new expression. Surprises await.” Janet StraightArrowBe The Medicine
Enjoy our latest newsletter on How to Be Peaceful in Crazy Times found on this link below with 2 new classes for 2019. So far its been quite the journey. Enjoy the exploration or ego and soul included.
As we move into the depth of fall and the new moon in Scorpio this week there is much inner and outer change. Be gentle, loving and have fun with it as you can.
Blessings and Grace, Janet StraightArrow
Be The Medicine, Live the Power of You!
Quote of the week. “The ego says I know with emotion and defense. The soul says I know with gentle confidence.” Janet StraightArrow
Free to Be. What does Being a Responsible Person and Healer Mean?
In our co-dependent society and world, we live off balance by being responsible for others and by following the expectations of family, culture, and misaligned beliefs. This has made the word responsible, a word to be avoided, as we know that we cannot and should not take on what is for others to do and be for themselves.
Each person is responsible for themselves and that truly makes life infinitely easier on all of us, because it actually works. Instead of blaming someone else or expecting others to do or be for us we learn to make our own choices and look inside to see what we can change to create the life, health, and the relationships we want.
Once we stop looking outside of us for everything, we begin to learn to see the patterns and purpose within. It is exhausting for everyone when we use our energy and awareness to try to “fix” others. A focus of responsible solutions allows us to find causes and change the effects.
I was well trained in my healing studies to do it for, or heal others, and then was later told that the client-patient was the healer of themselves. Well, that was all well and good, but no one was trained in this personally or professionally.
Since my focus for myself was to Be The Medicine and learn how to live and heal and be free to be my best self I was on board with that. I took the time and focus for several years to discover all the ways to assist others to be the healer of themselves. I then developed the most refined ways to accomplish this with many tools and teachings that empower each person to heal themselves.
I also studied all the ways on many levels of being that we co-create disease and pain, and avoid the things that help us so we do not receive the fullness of health and healing. Be The Medicine and my individual work and pieces of training are all focused on realigning you with your best life and perfect health.
Being a pioneer for decades, it was helpful that I was comfortable not following the rules of others that did not seem to lead to solutions and healing. As I studied and practiced with others and myself, I sorted out what worked and what did not and also cleaned out the pieces that interfered or blocked us. There are so many beliefs, fears, and limits to healing, it is ridiculous when we are each a natural healer of us.
I also discovered that when I was the one who took full responsibility as “the healer” for others, I took on some of the problems and had to heal myself from what I was helping others with. I almost burned out by doing healing the way it was “expected” to be done. One day I just quit that way altogether and found a balance that worked.
All of my focus is on sharing energy, time, and teachings to help people help and heal themselves as a major focus of our work together. Being co-creative and giving people their responsibility made all the difference for everyone.
It is a very different paradigm and it makes sense and works which makes it very rewarding for everyone. Healing and being us is co-creative. We can assist others as long as we allow them to choose and manifest on their own. Receiving support of a trained healer allows them to share their gifts and work together with you for your goals. It is always exciting for me to watch people grow and change within themselves, their life, relationships, work, and health immediately through our private work together. Are you ready to learn how to be responsible for you in ways that make your life and health work infinitely better? Call today for an appointment or email and let’s move through whatever you are ready to move beyond and through. 973-647-2500 Janet@Bethemedicine.com
I am on retreat 9/24-28. leave a message and I will get back to you ASAP.
There are still spaces available in all of the classes so do sign up. I also have openings for private sessions in October. Blessings to all. Janet
“I am okay, only if you are okay, is a fallacy, and it’s not okay.” Janet StraightArrow
In this world of people pleasing, we hurt everyone. No one is happy when they are living lies and trying to figure out how to contort themselves to fit into beliefs and expectations that might not even exist.
Being independent, then interdependent, allow us to find perspective and truth and a better way to live. First, know who you are and feel safe and true to you. We never find peace and safety in trying to fit something outside of us first.
Breaking the roles and rules of challenging childhoods we discover short breaths and bursts of freedom to be us. We explore our authenticity and even begin the know what that is.
We cannot be authentic when we try to fit in. When we are who we are we discover matching people and energy and also discover healthy boundaries.
I will admit I sometimes want to follow what pleases others. Then I feel the inner pull to reflect and listen to me, and stop before I fall into the abyss of co-dependence.
Co-dependence is a way to improperly take responsibility for someone else or expect others to do for us what we do not wish to do for ourselves. We make excuses and list reasons for their or our inability to be and do what is correct and then try to fill in.
People who think I am nice and easy will be fooled when they try seducing me to take care of them, at my or others, and especially their, expense. I care enough not to relent. Standing strong takes wisdom and practice and understanding how it helps all.
Heart and Soul
JUST SAY NO, OR YES, WHEN APPROPRIATE.
We do not speak our truth when we are afraid someone will leave us physically or emotionally after they know how we feel and what is important for us. We keep our truth inside and deepen the doubt and fear and lose ourselves in this.
People who feel abandoned can begin to notice that who is abandoning us, is us. when we do not live our true self and hide it from us and everyone else.
The world is such a mess of illusion and lies and it all begins with each one of us not allowing what is true to be known to us first in our lives.
Take space and time to learn to quiet your mind to discover what your inner self who is infinitely wise, has to say about you, and your relationships and life. This voice is never critical or mean, there is no fear, doubt, shame, or blame coming from here. Supportive, knowing and wise is what comes from inside when we develop listening to that true vibration and words.
The loud and fearful thoughts are the lies, they are the ones that drowned out the true wisdom we always have. Its a habit and ongoing practice to release these and find the higher truth that is here always.
As we begin to listen to us we are safer than we have ever been. Relationships will change or leave or return depending on where we all are. Our life becomes infinitely easier with clarity and purpose.
Being real allows true love and care for all and us that we can enjoy and count on. If we are only loved for what we can do for another then we are lost.
Find you, find true, allow that process of being true to you. When we are true to ourselves only then can we be true to another or offer valuable service that uplifts all.
Releasing co-dependence allows everyone their own power to be and do who they are. No pulling or pushing, just flow. Discover where you participate and let go to allow a new way to live and love with joy and freedom.
Get to know the truly wise and wonderful you, and learn how to let go of what is holding you back in your life. This is one of the many things we work on together in sessions and classes. How to get real and heal and be of service in healthy ways for all. Let’s have fun breaking the rules that hurt and discover the truth that helps and heals and manifests great relationships and our best life. Skype, phone and in-person too.
“Peace and progress come easily when we let go of control and allow co-creative flow.”Janet StraightArrow
This is a summer of change. Two major eclipses, several retrograde planets, with transformative Pluto, and lightning bolt change Uranus, connecting to more planets, makes is a holy mess of change. If you are not affected, you are not paying attention. The world and her people are moving and grooving and its’ not always fun.
Instead of saying I don’t like change and trying to avoid, deny, or resist it in any way, know that change is continual. We cannot hold onto the earth in an earthquake, or to water in a raging river, or to the air in a storm, or stop a fire when things are incinerated. These are natural extremes of the elements and relate to changes in our life.
Being caught in the drama of trying to control everything we are lost in the disaster. As we release expectations and control there is a clear space to process what happened and choose a new life that works.
What causes continued suffering is how we deal with change. Change is constant and how we grow and how we live every day. What we can be responsible for is how we live with it, how we see opportunities instead of just problems, and how we decide to move forward.
When something is over, like in natural extremes above, it’s over. It is what do we make of the rubble, or what is left, that determines how we can begin again.
After death, there is always rebirth, and new life unfolds. Holding onto dying pieces does not build a new life. Allowing new elements to be revealed opens up new options and life to grow again.
We may want to control everything and make the world conform to our wishes. We are not the only ones involved. It is a co-creative universe and many other people and situations are a part of the co-creation. Doing our part and figuring it out is where the answers lie.
We are only stuck when our thinking is stuck, and we do not want to change, or when we cannot see beyond the change and are afraid. Stuck is being paralyzed in some ways and the need to stay in fear until we figure it out causes great suffering for and to us.
Be free to know that change is normal and when the fear clears there is a new path opened to explore and live that just may be where we were heading all along.
Change helps us with needed course corrections. Be curious instead of mad and see where life can be better than you imagined.
Call Janet today and learn how to make the most of this summers changes in your life.
TESTIMONIAL.“Janet is the rainbow of love! With the skilled hands of a surgeon, Janet is able to help you reach inside to the deepest, most hidden places of yourself and give you tools to shine the brightest, most powerful light for personal & professional healing! Janet is a wonderful tour guide, providing direction and possibilities for healing as you walk your path! She is very personable, creative, and nurturing to all she meets. It is an honor and a pleasure to have her walking alongside me! Namaste'” Elisa Maggio, Healer, Teacher, Artist
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