My Fat Journal

Truth is I am obsessed with my weight.  I don’t look very fat (at least that’s what I thought!) but constantly I am thinking about whether I will put on an extra pound by having those delicious chewy chococolate chip cookies, perhaps just another little piece?  I couldn’t stop myself from snacking expecially when I am under stress.  My work is stressful, so is everybody.  Okay, I can make up 100 excuses to justify that extra piece of cookie.  I have heard that stress will increase cortisol level, and when more cortisol releases our body’s fat receptors will open widely.  This will allow us to absorb 4 times more fat than normal.  That’s totally not helping!   Being stress and tired will make you fat.

Few weeks ago I felt the urgent need to conjure the fairies for help.  My lovely essential oils!  How adorable they are.  Here was what I did and I found the methods effective.  I have become more conscious of what I eat, I feel less obssessed with snacking all the time.  Would you like to have a go?  Of course, if you are not like me then just enjoy the poster images below.  Or you may share with your loved ones.

In the morning I use this blend on diffuser, which I called it the no nonsense determination blend to strengthen my willpower – to eat and live a healthy day.  I use Saturn oil (Veitver) for grounding, the Sun oils Sweet Orange and Sweet Basil to keep myself strong and bright.


Once a week (twice if I am good) I use 10 mil Sweet Almond oil to blend with the following essential oils for abdominal massage.  Dill is particularly good for digestion problem.  To me it has a nice Fillet O Fish smell that fulfills my craving.  Ginger is great for her burning sensation, I love my Ginger using CO2 extraction rather than steam distillation.  Cypress is used for firming.  Rose essential oil can isolate lipids in the blood that turn into enzymes that in turn make us fat.  Lavender is added for skincare really.  The direction of the massage stroke has to be clockwise.


Just to ensure I am very determined to eat well rather than eat junk, I have a little aroma pendent with me.  The blend makes me very awake so I use it only in the day.  It has to be taken off at night time.  I need a good 7 hour sleep as research said that below 7 hour sleep will kick up the cortisol again, which will activate four times as many fat receptors…oh dear.  I found this formula from a research article a few years ago that I now use for my pendant.  Thanks to the aromatherapist who invented this.  


Thank you my fairies, and thank you my lovely essential oils.  I still do my snacking some times, but more sensible.  Every day is getting better and better.  I wish you a healthy and happy day.    


  

Workshop Announcement

This month I will be teaching in a workshop on aromatherapy and astrology.  I am very happy with this opportunity that I am going to meet lots of new friends who share similar interests.  It is going to be an interactive workshop where I will give a presentation on an introduction to astrology with focus on the Sun sign, the signature oil of each sign and the safety use of essential oils.  After that I will comment on individual participant’s birth chart, recommend a blend of essential oil that they can DIY during the workshop and take back to their home.

The workshop will take place on Friday evening, 17th March in JGO Holistic Aromatherapy and Heath School.  Registration can be done here.  If you are living in Hong Kong, I very much look forward to seeing you!

Introduction to Astrology and Aromatherapy

A 3-hour Workshop

“The therapeutic function of the signature oil is to bring a person back to the self.”

Patricia Davis, Author of the best-selling aromatherapy book Aromatherapy An A-Z.

Content:

A basic understanding on astrology

Knowing your Sun Sign

Aromatherapy: the principal methods of use

Your signature oils

Bonus: A quick look at your Ascendant and Moon signs, and their appropriate essential oils

Recommended preparation before class:

1 week before the start of the class please provide your birth data: time, date and place of birth.  If you do not know the exact time please make a sensible estimate.

Teacher’s Profile:

Parkson Kwok

Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Aromatherapist (IFA)

BBA (HKU), MA (HKBU), MCIL, Member of AFA (American Federation of Astrologers), Certified Angel Card Reader

Parkson has a lot of passion in the magical world, he has been studying metaphysical arts for over 15 years.  After his busy day job he enjoys giving spiritual consultation for clients of different walk of life.  His current interest is in blending aromatherapy with other forms of metaphysical arts such as astrology, tarot, reiki and crystal therapy.  More stories about Parkson can be found in his occasional blog: http://www.oraclesenboku.com/.

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Bunch of fresh thyme on violet wooden table

 

Free Online Tarot and Oracle Card Reading

For a limited period of time, I am offering free tarot, oracle and angel card reading online.  My request to you is for every reading done, please donate to your local charity in any amount that you feel the advice you received worthwhile.  You will be doing this for your own good karma and indirectly for mine too.  Just follow your heart.  Give something back to the universe who has been guiding you lovingly with or without your knowing.  If you cannot afford any money, then a good deed to any charitable organisations or strangers will suffice.  I will be most pleased to hear what you did on the charity front afterwards, but this is optional.


If you are interested in an online reading, please private message me on Facebook for appointment.  You can find and like my Facebook page by searching ‘Oracle Senboku’ and the Facebook page will take you to Facebook Messenger for private messaging.  You may also email me at parksonkwok@oraclesenboku.com.  Your reading will be done via facetime in the Facebook Messenger app.  The reading can be conducted in English, Cantonese or broken Mandarin.


I look forward to greeting you in the cyber space.  May the full deck of possibilities be with you.

The Spiritual Significance of Fire Rooster

Time flies.  I am lucky enough to be living in the part of the World where we celebrate both Western and Chinese new year.  Since Christmas last year my mind and body has been flying, enjoying the bliss of dissonance away from my day job.  Just like I am there and I am not really there.  It has been a good 2 months of trance state.  Chinese New Year to me marks the practical start of the year.  At this time all business is at rest.  Interestingly when Chinese factories cease production the rest of the world seem to just have to wait – like it or not. Let’s all have a short break, it is nutritious for our soul.

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Rooster is a very popular spiritual symbol in Chinese culture.  The Rooster Spirit chases away evil spirits.  We assign the Rooster as a sign of the five important social and relationship virtues –  courage, kindness, responsibility, loyalty and confidence.

Roosters are the timekeepers of our world.  The dependability of Rooster at dawn gives the additional meaning of punctuality and constancy.  It is said that self-empowerment begins with the first brave step into the dawning of a new day.  At dawn, the awakening Rooster gives us hope, alertness and freshness for the day.

 

Goodbye 2016.  The past is the past.  It doesn’t matter anymore.  May the year of the Fire Rooster bring you the radiant presence of the Divine.   Wish you a prosperous, peaceful and happy 2017!

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Your Blessed Oracle of the Week

Hello lovely reader!  This week’s oracle is ‘clear yourself’ from the Angel Therapy Oracle Cards.  This is a wonderful card to draw.  I called upon my guardian angels and supercharged myself with reiki to draw this card, so that this oracle is specifically given to you who is now reading the post.

This week is time for pre-Christmas detox, getting your body ready for the parties and drinks; your mind to receive spiritual guidance from God during the religious or pagan time.  Either way the key story will be to clear and release any toxic energy that you may have absorbed.  This card comes to you because the angels see that you are carrying some low energy.  This is because your high sensitivity and compassion absorbed the unwanted debris like fear, worries or even anger from others.    These toxic energies might also have come from your past fear.

Ready to clear?  Here is a remedy for you.

Sit down comfortably, sit straight without your back touching the back panel of the chair.  Take a deep breathe, and then a long exhale.  Repeat 3-5 times then say the following prayer:

Archangel Michael, I call upon you now.  Please use your Divine healing magnet to lift any energies of fear, anger, or jealousy from my back, neck and shoulders.  Please help me feel compassion for those who may have sent lower energies my way so that they may be healed by Divine love.  Thank you for clearing away toxic, fear-based energies from within and around me.

Your intention is clear to the universe and your wish is now manifested.  Observe the week as it moves on you will find yourself lighter and happier.  Wishing you a toxic free week!

Blessed it be.