Spiritual Self-help Books

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When I got into my big life crisis I was 30 years old. My father just had died in an accident,  my husband chose to go the criminal way by dealing with stolen goods, he psychologically abused me and finally found out how he could take away all my money and went bankrupcy….

I had developped the typical victim behavior since my mother had thrown me out of the house as a teenager, blaming me for her bad marriage: I was passive and I hated life. I wished I could die in a painless way, just falling asleep and never waking up again.

Then I met the man of my life who is now on my side for almost 11 years. I was 34 and knew that I had to change completely to be able to enjoy my relationship and life again. I started reading a lot of so-called “Spiritual Self-Help Books” like “The Sedona Method”, “The Secret”, “You can heal your life” etc. etc.

It all sounded so simple, rational, logical and understandable, but when I tried to put the theory into practice I was stuck. Change wasn’t possible until I decided to do an education with lots of group workshops on Self-Growth and Energy Healing.

Now I’m combining COUNSELLING, NLP, KINESIOLOGY and REIKI for myself and my clients because I know that CHANGE is actually not as easy as all the books say.

“Just simply release” says one of the books. A client tries to speak about a trauma, is overwhelmed and crying and somebody tells him/her just to release…. That is ridiculous. But as soon as it is possible to take the stress away with an energy healing method, also releasing becomes possible.

“Forgive your parents!” says another book. I worked on this topic one year starting with family constellation, energy balances and countless releasing exercises. Everything can be done but not everything can be done without help when it’s burried in the subcounscious and there’s a lot of resistance.

“If you read this book it’s like visiting a workshop” some books say. I wish they wouldn’t lie that much! There has to be an Instructor, there has to be personal feedback, there has to be one-on-one support, there has to be communications and discussions, there has to be a group process that helps the individual to grow inside the safety of a group.

As soon as somebody is overtaxed (s)he will slip back into the old patterns. Of course the books say be gentle with yourself. But how should somebody be gentle with him/herself when (s)he is not even aware of  his/her thoughts, feelings and patterns. Most of the books wouldn’t even start from the basics but demand a certain knowledge already although never mentioning it.

And some books miss speaking about the rewards of change which are of course different for everybody. But without this outlook into a better future with a better life how should a person be motivated to work so hard on changing.

First we have to discover who we are and our purpose in life, then we have to make up a goal that’s rewarding us enough for our efforts we take to reach it. This will motivate us to develop a strategy and do the first steps. If it is the right goal we will be able to overcome any obstacle and stick to the course even if we have to take detours till we reach it and feel the bliss of success and the joy of life.

And the nice thing is that we have our wisdom within ourselves already and all the numerous skills we need to create our own personal unique wonderful life! Let me help you to re-discover them again!

Namaste

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Testimonials

Reiki

My highlight of the year is definitely the learning and attunement to Reiki with my friend, Monika. This has opened a path and widened the way of living for me as it gently erodes old thoughts and habitual thinking. It helps me to stay balanced with a little practice every day. And gosh, it makes me feel good!

G.S., Lake Audy, MB

EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique

Monika M. Lux did this with me and, surprisingly, removed a severe anxiety disorder from my system. When she started this with me I didn’t know what this was about, but the effect was phenomenal. Now I just want to learn more about it.

G.S., Lake Audy, MB

Raindrop Technique – Vitaflex – Emotional Release

I received this treatment today from my talented friend and reiki master Monika – she improved my height by a full inch, calmed my mind and regenerated my muscles and mind gently and effectively. I HIGHLY recommend a Raindrop Technique with Monika. I feel amazing.

Shawna Hrysak, Winnipeg, MB

 Journalist of the South Mountain Press:

It was wonderful to meet you and to experience your healing centre! I have thought about you since then and I look forward to putting together an article and spreading the word.

I just wanted to share something with you.  A dear friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer yesterday. And the way I reacted to it was much more hopeful and positive than it would have been before I met you! Thank-you for sharing your beliefs with me 🙂 You have made my world a better place!

M. H. from Shoal Lake, MB

 

Reiki, Kinesiology, Sytemic Constellations and Cancer:

Reiki was very calming and relaxing. I never felt the need for medication to manage my worries and stress about my disease. It helped me stay focused and well-grounded. I was able to cope with endless appointments, travel and accomodation arrangements, my mother’s death and funeral arrangements – all the while fighting for my life!

While plagued with fatigue, nausea and vomitting throughout Chemotherapy treatments (and long afterwards), these symptoms were kept manageable by Reiki.

As Chemotherapy destroyed my body physically I lost 35 lbs. I was constantly reminded to stay away from public places due to my compromised immune system. In the past 12 months I haven’t so much as had a cough or a sniffle. (I guess, energies are flowing and balanced.)

I have had massage therapy many times throughout my life and have enjoyed the benefits of same. Due to the type of cancer I had, I was str0ngly advised not to persue this type of therapy. So Reiki seemed like an option. In my experience I’ve found Reiki every bit as calming and relaxing as massage therapy WITHOUT the pain that often accompanies deep massage.

As I continued losing body mass from Chemo, physical weakness became a serious problem at times. This was only compounded by a complete loss of appetite. Working on my meridians with Applied Kinesiology went along with restoring proper re-aligned strength and the determiation to eat at all costs.

I have had digestions problems all my life which certainly contributed greatly to my current cancer issues. It was only after THREE sessions of re-aligning and balancing meridians that my whole digestive tract calmed right down. No more bloating, reflux, diarrhea etc. I was wondering “So, this is what it’s like to feel “normal”? Wow!”. I feel great and truly appreciate for the first time in my life having a HAPPY digestive system.

After just a few sessions my physical body became more balanced and my mind became more balanced too – no irrational or fearful thoughts or worries.

I have learned EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) with Monika in a group workshop in 2008. The basic recipe with positive affirmations from the sessions helped me move away from negative thoughts. “Down times” are fewer and less exhaustive. Tapping helps remind me that I can control my thoughts and it’s very affirming. EFT has very much helped me control anxiety and worry especially in this pas year of illness. And there’s still a work in progress…

After a recent re-diagnosis I began to wonder if my illness was “my” illness and has its roots in my my past or if it was passed to me by spending time with my terminally ill mother. Her chronic ailments were very draining for the both of us and certainly  became dramatically more so as I tried to assist with her care and deal with my own illness. It was very easy for the lines to blur.

In working with Monika and Systemic Constellation Therapy I found out that my illness was in fact mine. I learned that I had to own it, take responsibility and not fight it but accept it as a teacher, My responsibilities are to MYSELF and to the dis-ease in MY LIFE. I had to change my way of thinking about the whole business. I had to acknowledge the illness and not “beat it”! My body was not my enemy!

With this new focus and the assistance of my Guardian Angel (my aunt Margaret) and everything else I was able to draw strength and courage to resolve past issues and as well improve as move forward towards unlimited health.

Jeff K. from Erickson, MB 2011/12

Medical Qigong

I suffered insomnia since I was about 20 years old. Since I’m practicing Medical Qigong and Energy Exercises at least once a week I’m SLEEPING LIKE A BABY!

M.N. from Erickson, MB 2011

I have taken Monika’s classes. When I started her class I was so full of tension. I came home from my first class and thought “What is different?” My body and mind where completely stress free. I went to bed and slept so peacefully. I will continue to go to her classes.

C. B. Onanole, MB 2011

Reiki and Systemic Constellation Therapy

I first experienced Reiki following the death of my Granny.  I felt very stressed and was dealing with a lot of grief before my first session.  Initially I wasn’t sure what Reiki could do for me but was pleasantly surprised.  Throughout the session I could feel my whole body relax – I felt much warmth and energy passing from the top of my head to the tips of my toes.  It was almost like all of the negativity and grief was being channelled out of my body.  Reiki helped me to feel more grounded and allowed me to clear my head.  It brought about a real sense of calm that I hadn’t felt in years.  I felt very relaxed and able to deal with my emotions as they came to me.  Reiki is a must if you desire to be healthy in mind, body and spirit.

Constellation work was very useful when my boyfriend and I (now married) were unsure of our future.  By laying out where we were in our life, where we had been and where we wanted to go, it gave us both the confidence and the knowledge to move ahead in our lives.  The constellation also allowed us to see issues from the other person’s point of view.  By having the understanding of an issue from both your own and your partner’s perspective, decisions are made much easier.  We felt much stronger and closer as a couple. It also allowed me to have realistic goals in regards to my future.  Constellation work is a wonderful tool for individuals and family units alike.  A problem is solved much easier when all people involved are exactly where they are supposed to be and contributing their individual strengths to the unit.

Shawna and Dale from Winnipeg, MB 2009

Life Cycle Counselling:

Hallo Monika, mir geht es fantastisch. Die session tat mir sehr gut. Ich moechte umbedingt weitermachen weil ich habe das Gefuehl habe, als ob noch viel mehr raus will. Und, jetzt arbeite ich an den “Affirmationen”. Danke nochmals, es war so powerful.

(Hello Monika, I’m feeling fantastic. The session was very healing for me. I would like to continue working with you because I have the feeling as if there are still some things left I have to deal with. Now I’m working on my affirmations. Thanks again, it was very powerful!)

G.S. Clear Lake, MB 2013

When you’re in your eighties you might be thinking that you had enough time to cope with your past, but it always gets back to you. I lost my husband and two of my children, was psychologically abused during my marriage. I was looking for help and didn’t know where to start. “The body will tell us” Monika said and went back in years to the event in my life that obviously bothered me most because my muscle became weak during muscle testing. I told the story around this traumatic incident and found out that I felt the same emotions I had when it happened more than 40 years ago. I started to cry and we tapped on the extreme stress with EFT. The session took two hours as we both, Monika and me agreed on working through the issues without break. It really was hard work but it was worth it. I’ve NEVER felt as peaceful in my life before. When I left her yard I suddenly felt energized, joyful and light-hearted like a child. Thanks so much!

B.M. Lethbridge, Alberta 2008

I had a migraine for a long time already and all the drugs I’ve been taking are helping me only for a certain time before the terrible pains come back. My friend told me about Monika and EFT and I decided to try it out. I mean what do you have to lose? It was a sunny day and the beauty of that place already wipes away your sorrows. Monika suggested to sit outside and offered me something to drink. First we were talking about the present situation, the days when I get my migraine and how long I suffered already. Then she asked me about events around the time my migraines started. I told her about my mother’s death but that I don’t see a connection. However Monika insisted to dive deeper into this issue as she immediately sensed how it still affected me emotionally. After tapping on different aspects with EFT and doing a trance exercise in which I could say to my Mom whatever I couldn’t say to her when she was alive because of her sudden death, I felt a strong relief and inner silence. Thanks so much for the insights and the surprising aha-effect.

G. J. Erickson, Manitoba 2008

A sunset represents the colours of the Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakra…

Reiki:

My neighbour suggested to contact Monika. I had lost my wife two months ago and was mourning day and night. People around me had told me that I would not behave normal as men wouldn’t cry that much and would get over it quicker and easier than women and I should try to behave myself. Monika ensured me that everything I felt would be very common in the grieving process and that beliefs about how men or women should behave are learned in our childhood. Now I was allowed to cry and release and I felt welcome with all my fears and sadness in a safe place for the first time. After talking about my emotions Monika suggested to do some Reiki. She said Reiki would be the “comforter” for all those who are grieving. First my thoughts seemed not to stop and the restlessness continued but suddenly I felt this incredible calmness. My muscles relaxed, my breath went deeper and I felt warmth and peacefulness. Then I felt asleep. When I woke up I felt -like Monika calls it- “grounded” again and I knew that my wife was well wherever she was. For the first time since my loss I felt back to life. What an unforgettable experience. Thank you so much and good luck for your business here Manitoba. You are an Angel, God bless you.

R. L. Sandy Lake, Manitoba 2009

First I just was curious about this kind of energy healing. Monika and me were co-workers at that time and the more she told me about it the more I longed to experience a session. I had problems with my ankle for a long time already and sometimes I could not kneel down to get the whip cream out of the fridge. It was summer and I had the pleasure to receive my treatment outside under a georgeous tree on Monika’s lawn. During the treatment I felt tingling in my legs and I could see rainbow-like colours. I felt asleep couple of times during Reiki and after the session I was relaxed and energized at the same time. I love sitting in the grass and so we enjoyed a cup of tea and were talking about my first experiences with this healing method. Suddenly I felt tears of surprise and happiness in my eyes and I said to Monika “Look how I’m sitting. I have my ankle bent and it doesn’t hurt at all.” We hugged and I couldn’t wait for the next session. Now I can understand how Reiki lets energy blockades disappear and helps strengthening the own inner healing properties again. Thanks so much. XOXO

S. H. Winnipeg, Manitoba 2008

Qigong & Energy Healing Presentation at “Generations” (Teahouse and Gift Shop)

Jean is cute. After your presentation we were walking to the car. She made a little sound. I looked at her, we got into the car, and she said, “I feel good …………………for no reason”. I laughed and said, “Monika will like that”. When I dropped her off she said she’ll be calling you to have a session with you.

C. W. Sandy Lake, Manitoba 2008

EFT Workshop:

Most workshops are inside a building with artificial light and in a big city. So I appreciated it a lot to be able to sit outside for the whole day and enjoy the beauty of this unique place and the summer weather while learning about the Emotional Freedom Technique. The workshop was well organized and thanks to Monika’s husband we had snacks in the morning, an awesome lunch and coffee in the afternoon. Everything was explained in a good understandable way even for people who had no idea about Meridians or Energy healing. Monika is a very humorous instructor and intuitively creates a lot of metaphors which really made this workshop a very unique and vivid experience. In the afternoon we worked on our personal issues on a one-to-one basis while the others could watch and learn how to dig deeper and discover the important aspects. I first thought it would be boring just to watch, but the way Monika was counselling the workshop members was such an exciting experience I would not have wanted to miss. Thanks to Monika and her husband for that great day.

T. W. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 2009

Reiki Level I Workshop:

Reiki Level I was a two-day workshop at Double M Ranch. As the weather was gourgeous we had all our attunements in the middle of Monika’s medicine wheel under the blue sky. For me it was important that I’m in a small group and I was glad that there were only the three of us. We all agreed on staying a little bit longer on Saturday and could leave earlier on Sunday. Everything was provided. Monika’s husband cooked for us and Monika had prepared a detailed booklet. The workshop was well organized and after lunch there was time enough to talk to Monika about some personal issues. I enjoyed her humorous and easy way of teaching and the grounding and meditation exercises we did during the lessons. At the end of the workshop we all received a beautiful certificate. Thanks a lot and I wish you a lot of customers for your professional future in Manitoba.

J. P. Onanole, Manitoba 2010

After the last attunement I knew “I will never be the same”. This workshop changed my life. I enjoyed our one-on-one teaching and our conversations about the life principles and spiritual philosophies. I’m still looking forward to every Reiki exchange we’re doing! It’s an adventure of spiritual and personal growth! Thanks so much!

H. V. Erickson, Manitoba 2014

Reiki Master Workshop:

This workshop was very good! I can tell that you put a lot of thought, time and effort into the sessions and handouts! You should feel very proud! All my questions were answered.

T. C. Onanole, Manitoba 2014

Meditation Workshop:

What I really liked about this workshop: 1. it was OUTSIDE 2. nice SMALL group 3. Exchange of thoughts and FEEDBACK following each activity 4. multi-sensory experience                 I would definitely be  interested in a Chakra workshop!

R. E. Brandon, Manitoba 2014

The workshop was very informative showing the different methods for learning meditation and self-evaluation. The Area was perfect for this experience, very open and scenic, but also quiet and far removed from any distractions. As for the activities and exercises, I found the segment involving the conjuring of positive thoughts while observing oneself  in a mirror to be very confronting and eye-opening. Definitely something I will try again!

T. E. Brandon, Manitoba 2014

A very good workshop. This was my second 3-hour workshop after the Qigong introduction workshop last year and very time I learn new ways of self-care. Monika always spends time with each group member and explains and shows techniques and exercises in a way that everybody can understand by using various examples and metaphors.

M. W. Erickson, Manitoba 2014

Monika was very empathetic and provided not only useful information but practical exercises to reinforce this information. She provided tools that will help me deal with my cancer-related issues. I enjoyed this great mix of information and practical exercises very much! I would be interested in a Reiki session and the Fairytale workshop!

J. A. Minnedosa, Manitoba 2014

 

Chakra-Balancing Workshop:

I really enjoyed the mixed media presentation and interaction of materials, instructor and participant – drawing, music, dance, sound and moving through the Chakra constellation… makes sure the experience and knowledge stays longer than the day! Thank you very much and good luck for your business!

S. S. Clear Lake, Manitoba 2011

Sound Bowl Massage:

First of all I love music. Therfore I immediately liked the tunes of soundbowls being played with a mallet. Then I don’t like to be touched like in a classical massage, but I like the idea of vibration through my body. And it really was a unique experience. The bowls echo for such a long time. The tunes of all the bowls fit together and the vibration feels so pleasant. I really could relax and enjoyed the treatment very much. I would like to recommend soundbowl massage to everybody.

C. W. Sandy Lake, Manitoba 2011

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