Category: How To

  • To Be Filled With Joy!

    How do you become filled with joy when you feel like the bottom has dropped out of your life?  The answer is simple and complicated at the same time.  It is about finding a place to start… a place to take a simple step.  For me, that simple step is usually to go through the…

  • Dowsing to Detect Water

    The Canadian Society of Questers shares knowledge.  One of the key teachings is how to dowse – for water, for health, and for harmony in living.  Check out the article below. -Judith In defence of dowsing to detect water -an article from The Guardian Newspaper, November 27, 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/27/in-defence-of-dowsing-to-detect-water The passage below is an excerpt…

  • Laughing

    Have you noticed that you do not laugh as much as you used to?  Is it because you have forgotten how? Or, is it because nothing is funny? I think that when we do not laugh, we age more quickly and we pick up viruses more easily.  If you think that I am wrong, ask…

  • Why You Should Have Blackstrap Molasses Everyday

    At the 2018 Fall Conference in 100 Mile House British Columbia, one of the speakers was Joe Amaral  Joe is a full time Healing Facilitator at Body Connection in Williams Lake, B.C. https://www.facebook.com/bodyconnectionbyjoe/    Joe talked about the benefits of Blackstrap molasses and why we should eat a tablespoonful everyday.  I tried his recommendation, and, I…

  • No Limitations

    It’s coming closer – The 2019 Quester Spring Conference – The Canadian Society of Questers Spring Conference Drawing the Future Towards Us May 3, 4, and 5th 2019 Red Deer Baymont Hotel – Conference Center 4311 49th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada T4N 5Y7 Hotel 1-800-661-1657 ************* No Limitations Sometimes, one needs inspiration, just to…

  • Using Juniper As A Herb

    A good read is Whispers From the Woods by Sandra Kynes (Lewellyn Worldwide, Woodbury, MN www.llewellyn.com). The description of one of the trees really struck a me with a moment of AHA! All over Canada, it seems that juniper bushes get planted in front of the house or behind the house or in the yard.…

  • A Line In The Sand or Co-creation?

    Hello Questers!  If you have a story to share or an idea for a blog or a series of blog posts, I would love to hear it.  Please send your ideas to me at Judith-hirst@questers.ca.  Or, send your idea to info@questers.ca.  A Line In The Sand or Co-creation? This picture is from an email that…

  • Working on Who You Are

    We often have a preconceived idea of who we are.  It comes from how our family treats us and how the world outside the family treats us.  Soon, it becomes our identity.  Many times, it is a false identity.  When people tell us who we are, or tell us what we think and what we…

  • Thoughts on Being

    There are many ways of being.  We can be, here and now, and that means we are in the present.  Or, we can be upset, angry or discouraged.  We also can be happy, excited, and focused. We can choose to ‘be’ many things. It is difficult, though, to be what we want to be and…

  • A 10-Minute Meditation to Work with Difficult Emotions

    The following article comes from the Mindful website at https://www.mindful.org/a-10-minute-meditation-to-work-with-difficult-emotions/?mc_cid=a90e05e723&mc_eid=7d9c1418f4.  The article has been presented in its entirety. A 10-Minute Meditation to Work with Difficult Emotions When we deny what’s difficult by putting our heads in the sand, we create more suffering. Here’s a 10-minute meditation to reverse the tendency to start digging. BY CARLEY…

  • Golden Goddess Tea Recipe

    Lots of information has been written about the healing properties of turmeric.  Turmeric contains at least 20 antibiotic compounds, 14 known anti-cancer compounds, 10 antioxidants and 12 anti-inflammatory agents.  Try this tea now and use it through the winter months to keep flus and colds away. Golden Goddess Tea Recipe Ingredients: 3 cups water1 fresh…

  • 20 Ways to Get Good Karma Instructions for Life

    –by The Dalai Lama 1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. 3. Follow the three R’s: – Respect for self, – Respect for others and – Responsibility for all your actions. 4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes…

  • A Simple Healing Breathing Exercise

    Find a place to be quiet in. Sit down, or stand, and bow your head. Straighten up and breathe in deeply. Breathe in the joy of a child’s laugh. Breathe out the anger you hold in your body. Repeat 6 times. – Many blessings! From the Editor – This is a simple exercise that I…

  • Invocation That May be Used at Equinox

    The fall equinox arrives on Saturday, September 22, 2018.  This day is special because it is the second day of the year when day and night are almost equal.  Different cultures refer to the Autumn Equinox as “Mabon” –  a time to express gratitude, complete projects and honor a moment of balance. The following invocation…

  • Letting Go–It is Hard to Do!

    Several weeks ago, my mother, who is in a nursing home, had a bad fall.  The first question is always, “How did that happen?”.  And the second question is, “How could that have been prevented?”  And then, you start to figure out what happened and worry the “why and how” over and over in your…

  • The Five Tibetans–The Fountain of Youth

    From the Editor:  Many years ago, a friend gifted me a book called, “Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth” by Peter Kelder (Harper Press, 1985), and I learned the five movements to create more energy and to have better memory.  The movements that I learned are repeated twenty-one times each day, and may be…

  • A Happier You by Eckhart Tolle

    The greatest goal you can set this year is to make peace with your life, no matter your circumstances. These 10 powerful insights from Eckhart Tolle will get you started. • Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom…

  • The Strong Minded Snake (Determination gains Respect) from Buddha Teachings

    Once upon a time there was a doctor who was an expert at treating snakebites. One day he was called for by the relatives of a man who had been bitten by a deadly poisonous snake. The doctor told them, “There are two ways of treating this snake bite. One is by giving medicine. The…

  • STOP! A Meditation by OSHO

    Editor’s Note:  This meditation by Osho comes from his famous,”Book of Secrets”, and was a wonderful tool to help me become more mindful.  I hope that you try this meditation and practice it for the next several weeks.  –  Judith STOP! A Meditation by OSHO Just as you have the impulse to do something, stop.…

  • Bach Flower Remedy System

    Picture of Bach Rescue Remedy in all its forms I first heard of Bach Rescue Remedy from a friend and neighbour.  I came back from the Philippines with an illness that turned out to be a form of malaria, and I was sick!  With sickness comes feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and reclusiveness.   Sally promised me…