Subtle Energy Medicine – Part 1

Like everything in this world, we are surrounded by energy and our own bodies are surrounded by forces of electric, magnetic, subtle, and light energies that keep us connected. The system of Life Alignment and other forms of Energy Medicine is based on this theory, and has been established by scientists such as Einstein, who proved that energy and matter are interchangeable – thus our whole world is made of energy and everything in it too.

Energy Healing is a traditional concept that restores the balance and flow of energy throughout the body, mind, and soul. It addresses the illness caused due to disturbance of the energy flow in the body or environment. More people are turning to Energy Medicine because of its holistic approach that includes not just the physiological, but mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects.

In this month’s interview I speak to the Advanced Practitioner and author of the Life Alignment books, Philippa Lubbock, about both her experience with conventional and subtle, vibrational medicine as mentioned above. The interview was so rich in information that you can look forward to its second part in January’s blog content.

Philippa, please tell us your first encounter with the modality of Life Alignment.

In 1987, my heart was in pieces and with the daunting responsibility of becoming a single parent, I found a wonderful psychotherapist and journeyed into the darkness. Sitting with her one day, I heard myself say, ‘I think I want to sit in yourchair!’  She smiled and gave me names of two training institutes. Five years later, I sat in the therapist’s chair and began this new journey learning more from my clients than they ever could from me.

Each day, as I sat listening to stories of abandonment, addiction, rape, and loss, I knew – I could see with my own eyes – that these memories and unbearable feelings were locked into the warm, physical body sitting opposite me.  However, even in the fields of body-oriented psychotherapy, it’s ‘hands off’. All those years, I wondered… I kept thinking that there must be a method that works with the story and with the body that holds the pain and negative self-beliefs.

My thoughts, though not sent up in the form of prayer, must have been heard in the angelic realm, because one winter’s day, in 2000, a friend told me she’d attended a Jeff Levin workshop and was blown away. She advised me to contact ‘a lovely woman called Cherry Tyfield.’ I left my first balance knowing that not only had I found what I’d been dreaming of, but also that I wanted to learn to practise this powerful healing method.

So basically, conventional psychotherapy/ modern medicine and energy healing complement each other?

Absolutely. We live in a world where there is division, comparison, and judgement, with each side claiming to be right.

Back in the Swinging 60’s – the era of no seat belts – the car I was being driven in at high speed swerved and smashed into a lamppost (thereby avoiding a near fatal collision). Modern medicine provided an ambulance, morphine, a surgeon, a hospital bed, and physiotherapists who daily got me walking again.

X-Ray, MRI, Ultrasound, and other methods for seeing inside the body provide invaluable information and therefore give us choice as to which healing method we wish to follow.

Throughout my life, I’ve turned to different forms of holistic medicine, psychotherapy, and spiritual wisdom from which I’ve learned how to take care of mind, body, and soul. When Life Alignment blew into my life, that wealth was contained in this one healing method. And so, I view modern and energy medicines as two sides of the same coin. Not separate. Just different. And that allows me to respect and remain deeply grateful to both.


   The Enso symbol, the Circle of Life, harmony and balance between things

Makes sense! Why do you think subtle energy medicine gets more popular nowadays?

Medicine is in transition. As in all aspects of life, wellbeing depends upon balance and history shows that life’s pendulum swings in one direction, swings back in the opposite direction until it settles somewhere between the two:

Conventional biomedicine — Energy (biofield) medicine.

For thousands of years, energy, the force that causes things to move and change, was the faithful servant of ‘Medicina’ – the art of healing. When science burst onto the scene, in the 1800s, exciting new scientific disciplines and methods emerged that would radically change the way medicine was practised and the ancient world of energy medicine was pushed aside. Yet life, with its polarities, challenges us to live with them in balance!

Today, due to the valuable fields of modern psychology, conventional medicine concedes that a patient’s mental state (trauma, depression, stress) affects physical body systems and invites disease. Subtle energy medicine is beginning to be looked upon a little more respectfully.

Can you differentiate for us both “energy medicine” and “modern medicine”?

Basically, it’s parts vs. the whole. Modern medicine divides the body into parts within separate departments. Energy medicine embraces the whole – mind, body, and spirit.

Modern medicine works outside in, its focus is on effect rather than root cause (energy). Subtle energy medicine works inside out and is aligned with the universal law of cause and effect: energy precedes form. If you want to change form (your body), first change the vibrational frequencies of the energy (your mind, emotions, your environment).

A major contribution that Life Alignment brings to the field of energy medicine is to include the environment in the healing process: the law of inter-connection means we can’t heal our body-mind separately from our environment.

What does science say about energy medicine? 

Science says: ‘prove it!’ Scientists and doctors are trained to trust only what they can see and prove through creating innovative experiments and running tests. But how can we see presence, love, strength in a test tube? Where is the machine that can calibrate compassion? Which chemical when swallowed transforms rejection into acceptance? Mind cannot be plucked and placed under a microscope.

We know that these energies affect how our organs and body systems function, but we cannot prove it in a laboratory. So, it is understandable that these invaluable fields of knowledge regard energy medicine with some scepticism.

Some years ago, a client sent her 81 year old father, a scientist, to see me. Since his wife’s death, this atomic physicist had felt lonely and sad. As he looked up at the charts on my wall, I could see him wondering what on earth he was doing here. I said, ‘Professor, thank you for coming to try Life Alignment. No need to know anything about it except that we both work with energy – the atoms in your cells, thoughts, feelings, and the environment!’ He stared at me for a moment and then his shoulders relaxed, and he chuckled. At the end of the balance, he got off the table and said, ‘I’m not sure I understand what’s been happening, but I do feel much lighter. It’s rather magical!’

Okay, science aside, what happens energetically when we are out of balance?

Energy becomes blocked. Blood, fluids, communication between organs and body systems lose momentum. We may feel stuck mentally, emotionally, and thus physically.

Painful emotions such as fear, anger, sorrow vibrate at lower frequencies, leaving us feeling heavy. Our energy field and cells contract, our breathing becomes shallow which reduces the flow of energy, oxygen, and nutrients. We often use the word ‘energy’ as a measure for how we are feeling, ‘I’m full of energy today!’, or ‘I don’t have the energy to do this.’

Whereas thoughts and feelings that are pleasant, enjoyable, like love, joy, kindness, vibrate at higher frequencies and we feel a lightness; our energy field expands, and cellular life is revitalised and nourished.

In your words, how does a Life Alignment balance promote healing and transformation? 

As I continue to learn, grow, and change through working with Life Alignment, I come back to the question that many of us ask: what is it that makes this unique model of energy medicine so effective and profound? The word ‘medicine’ is associated with words like symptom, disease, cure. Indeed, Life Alignment attends to physical illness and treatments, but it is, primarily, a spiritual path. It calls us to come home, to unify our two selves: our eternal true Self and our dear temporary ego-self. And through coming into alignment with our true Being, we live more wisely and peacefully.

More than 2,500 years ago, a wise teacher gave the first of many teachings during his lifetime. He said:

‘Suffering exists. It has a cause. If we know the cause of suffering, then we can end it.’  

We know him as the Buddha.

This profound truth has existed from the beginning of time. And thousands of years later, another wise teacher taught me and countless others:

‘To release pain and suffering, find the root cause.’

We know (and love) him as Jeff Levin.


Maybe you’ve just reached a point where you long for more self-determination and clarity that goes hand in hand with inner security and an authentic power? Manifestation is on everyone’s lips but does it work at all? And how do I know that it works?

Manifestation — the idea of bringing something you want into existence through aspirational-thought practices — is nothing new: It has roots in the 19th-century and included the belief that our thoughts can influence the material world and, essentially, that positive thinking is the answer to most of our earthly problems. It almost sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?

In this month I am talking to Francesca Chiarmetta, founder of the Life Alignment Academy, about her understanding of Manifestation and the special procedure of the Manifestation Process offered by the system of Life Alignment.

I know you have a special passion for the Manifestation Process of Life Alignment. Can you tell us more about the general concept of Manifestation?


I love Life Alignment and I especially love the procedure of the Manifestation Process, because it supports people to manifest something real in their lives.

Let me first differentiate what I understand under “Manifestation”. Mastering the Art of Manifestation is different from the Law Of Attraction, which became very popular a number of years ago. The Law Of Attraction certainly helped people to open up to new ways of thinking, but it also induced people to think that if you want something all you need to do is keep thinking about it. This, of course, led to massive disappointments, as things don’t really work this way. We can’t just sit around and wish for things. We have to take responsibility for what we desire.

How can we take responsibility for our reality and what we want to manifest?


All human beings have within themselves this amazing ability to manifest anything. In fact, we are always manifesting, every time we put out a thought, we get some response from the Universe. But most often than not: we are not happy with the results. Why? Because we attract what we are, not what we want! In order to consciously manifest anything in life, we first have to be in alignment with Source.

This means that in order to manifest something in our life, we first need to have within ourselves those qualities, which align us to what we want. So, in order for me to manifest a new house or a new job, I may first need to develop gratitude or trust. And only then, I can manifest my wish.

In other words, I need to take responsibility for my feelings, attitude and the qualities I put out there in the world.

If I simply work with my intent, trying to focus my mind to manifest, I will most probably be disappointed. The ego-mind thinks it knows what it wants and what it needs. And actually, sometimes we do manifest what we ask, only to discover it is not what we needed!

Makes sense, however, it sounds tricky to recognize and live the difference between wanting and being and between soul intention and ego-mind.


Absolutely. This is why I am so passionate about the Manifestation Process of Life Alignment. It helps our clients to align what they want with who they are (or need to become). Based on their intention, we work on what needs to manifest within themselves, clearing layers that help them integrate new positive qualities. As a result, this will open the way to manifest what they asked for. We discern very carefully to find out what is for their highest purpose and with this approach we are able to work beyond the ego mind.

When we try to manifest something in our life, our intent moves through a number of filters into the Universe, filters we generated throughout our life or even in previous lives. They are limiting thoughts and belief systems such as “I’m not worthy”, “I don’t deserve it” or “I’m not good enough”.

There are many stories that we hold that sabotage what we put out to the Universe.

With the Manifestation Process, we open a pathway through the auric field (or subtle bodies), from the outer layers, all the way to the physical body, following the original creation process: from God’s vibrational thought, to our two-dimensional matter. Proceeding this way, we ignite a breakthrough that clears any sabotaging pattern. In other words: As I become a new “me”, the Universe’s response can flow freely bringing abundance my way.

Sounds absolutely fascinating. How exactly does the Manifestation Process open such a pathway through our field?


The Process consists of a number of emotional balances, how many depending on whether it’s an individual or a group process, each aimed at releasing blockages at a specific level of our being. We go from causal bodies all the way to the physical body, across the spiritual, mental and emotional body.  For each body that comes up as a priority, we identify what is blocking the client from manifesting what they want at that specific level, and we help them integrate the qualities they need to “become”.

We also use the Life Alignment’s Vortex technology, specifically a number of small Cards, called Manifestation Essences, each bringing the frequency of an element into the field (air, fire, water, earth, wood, metal and ether). We place one of them on the body during each balance, to anchor that specific frequency and bring the manifestation into the physical reality. Using these Essences actually makes a big difference.

This is a wonderful Priority taught in Module 4, which can be practised both in person and online.

Do you have an example of the Art of Manifestation?


I have many, both of my clients and of myself as I always see concrete results.

My very first experience with Manifestation was in my early days with Life Alignment. Back then, my love life was a total disaster. It was actually the end of a troubled relationship that prompted me to look for something that would get me out of those repetitive patterns; shortly after I found Life Alignment. I started working on my issues with great determination. I absolutely wanted to heal my wounds in this area and attract a healthy, nourishing and fulfilling relationship in my life.

I participated in two different Manifestation Processes (one of them, in group a with Jeff) and understood the meaning of many painful events I had experienced. I chose to free myself from limiting belief patterns and dysfunctional behaviours so that I could become the person I needed to be, to attract the person I wanted.

A few months later, little did I know, I actually manifested exactly THIS man. What initially seemed to be just a casual encounter, turned out to be the relationship I always wanted, a deep love, my safe space and home.

How could have this been possible, exactly? Looking back, I can see things had actually deeply changed within me, my general attitude in a relationship was surprisingly different. Rather than looking for the other to fulfil my own needs and provide me with the sense of security I couldn’t find within me, I was willingly and spontaneously taking charge of my own emotions, courageously allowing him to see me for who I was.

We embarked on a journey of discovery together, making a conscious choice to accept each other the way we are and taking personal responsibility to heal our respective wounds. We decided to get married after 10 years of being together, as a way to celebrate our success and commitment to move to the next level.

There is no magic formula, just a strong desire to nurture what we built, and LOADS of Life Alignment work, of course.

What a beautiful story and so encouraging! Do you have a recommendation on how we can practice our manifestation skills at home?


If I want to manifest something new in my life, I start with an honest “self-enquiry” and ask myself what qualities I need to acquire in order to open up to that specific manifestation. And then: I ask my Practitioner to do the process on me!

As I often say to both my students and clients: if you haven’t got it yet, it means it needs further work! So, never give up and keep peeling the layers, session after session. In my experience, The Universe always rewards our hard (personal and inner) work.

So, if your heart wishes for something new and exciting and you are willing to do your part, the Universe will conspire to give you exactly that and more!

The Manifestation Process is a simple and incredibly effective journey to get the life you want and become the best version of yourself.

Alignment of Grief


The last 2 years, one large and pervasive loss settled over us all like a disorienting fog: the loss of normality, routine, safety, and predictability. This loss was quickly followed by others, including the loss of jobs and financial security; of gatherings and social lives; of important moments like weddings and graduations,and, most heavily, of loved ones. Grief is an intense emotional experience triggered by loss and the intensity of emotional grief is a current global topic – so called cumulative grief.

In this month’s newsletter I am talking to Christine Hardy, Life Alignment Practitioner and Teacher in South Africa, about her professional and personal experience with grief.



Why do we grieve? 


Grief has a purpose — it is how our bodies adapt to a loss and process it enough to move forward. Grieving is important because it allows us to ‘free up energy’ that keeps us bound to the lost person, object, or experience. If we don’t free up the energy, we will remain tied to the past. Our energy will not be reinvested in getting on with our life. Would you want a loved one you left behind to grieve for you for the next 10 years or would you want them to get on with their life?

I remember doing a Home Alignment process for someone living in another country some years back. There was something she needed to take out of the spare bedroom. It turned out to be all her late husband’s clothes that she had kept for 20 years. I was most surprised as she was at the time happily remarried. It took her a Home Alignment balance to finally help her to ‘’let go’’.

Is grief something good or bad?


First of all, it is important to remember grieving is not about forgetting! Grieving is just about our emotions and how we process them. Some are easier than others, it takes courage to process the painful ones, but this doesn’t mean it’s good or bad, it’s just a process.

Grieving helps us value the memories and experiences we’ve had. All experiences shape us. Most people prefer to remember the good memories and learn from the not so good ones. Learning these lessons is what helps us grow and evolve mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

In your opinion, what do we need to know about grief?


It’s helpful to understand that grief has different aspects. If a loved one is sick and being cared for, grieving can start long before the person passes away. This is an aspect of grief called anticipatory grief. Grief becomes more complicated when it’s prolonged or extremely traumatic.

Complicated grief results in intense sorrow and pain as one’s focus remains only on the deep-seated pain. Healing becomes more difficult as the person cannot move away and becomes entrenched in the pain body. If the intensity of grief isn’t processed over time it can become chronic, disabling a person from resuming their normal life.

Delayed grief or masked grief is often internalized. I recommend seeking help when grief has been going on for too long. I really like the approach of Life Alignment because the modality has tools to work with this pain body to identify and release it.




How do I know that grief has been going on for too long? Are there different stages of grief we go through?


The typical stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. In 1994 I became a lifeline counsellor, I read as part of my training Elisabeth Kubler- Ross book on death and dying. They are tools to help us frame and identify how we may be feeling. Not everyone will go through the stages in a prescribed order, but they are a good guideline to see where you are in your own grieving. We all grieve differently.

If we get stuck, grieving can cause various effects on the body such as joint pain, digestive issues, headaches, lowered immunity, heart problems, and sleeping difficulties.

On a personal level I have recently suffered immense grief from loss of trust and betrayal, followed by the sudden death of my husband in January 2021, 6 months after my father passed. Anxiety still affects me intermittently. I’m gradually learning to ‘’let go’’ and adjust to envisioning a new life. Grieving comes in waves and it’s a process where you need to be gentle and loving to yourself.


How did you get in touch with Life Alignment?

I became aware of other energy fields when I introduced Indian Head massage into my hair salon in 2000, it was then I realised that I was clairsentient. I could sense my client’s emotions and energy in the form of a vibration or as a wave of emotion that swept through me that I knew wasn’t my own.

My first experience of having a Life Alignment session was mind blowing, especially as prior to understanding energy medicine I was a bit of a skeptic. I experienced my body releasing my parent’s trauma, grief and fear in the way of a primal scream that seemed to come from nowhere with absolutely no control.

At the end of my session the practitioner told me that I needed to see the dentist. At the time it didn’t make any sense but 2 days later my gold inlay came out whilst chewing on a toffee. I knew at this moment I had to learn this healing modality. I haven’t looked back over the past 19 years of practicing Life Alignment. I have witnessed many amazing transformations.



That sounds like a powerful experience indeed. Do you have another example when Life Alignment helped to release grief?


When we learn to trust we move out of fear into love. Our true state of being can only flow when we are back in Alignment with ourselves, it then has a positive healing rippling effect to our loved ones and makes the world a better place to live in.

The story about my young brother’s illness is another fine example of how unbeknown to myself my body was carrying childhood trauma passed on from my parents’ grief. It is a known fact that children are like sponges and take on everything that’s going on in their environment. Children and many adults don’t know how to process these emotions, so they get stored in the body’s nervous system as a memory. When I started teaching Life Alignment, I would often share the following story about my brother:

When I was 6 years old, my 4-year-old brother had been admitted to hospital with severe encephalitis. I knew my brother may not live and if he survived, he would be impaired on a mental level. My brother Paul survived but was taking up to 9 prescribed medications daily for years. As an adult he could read and write with the mental ability of an 8-year-old. When he was visiting me in South Africa in 2004 from the U.K I practiced Life Alignment on him as a case study. He was lying on the coach with his eyes closed. I thought he was asleep, but he got up after I finished and wrote this in 2004. My brother died of a heart attack at age 46 in 2005.

If a friend of mine goes through a grieving process, how can I support?

Here are a few tips on how to support one’s own or a loved one grief:

  • Do the work to understand and come to terms with your loss

  • Cry don’t hold back

  • Don’t worry if you don’t feel the need to cry

  • Accept you may feel lonely, reach out for support and company

  • Get plenty of rest

  • Embrace all your emotions

  • Join a Yoga class and breathe (helped me with anxiety)

  • Don’t judge yourself

  • Eat well and drink lots of water

  • Tackle one thing at the time during overwhelm

  • Don’t make any major decisions

  • Take care of your inner needs

I highly recommend Philippa Lubbock’s book, Life Alignment Heal and discover your soul’s true purpose. It gives in depth understanding of vibrational medicine and how Life Alignment gets to the root cause of any issue like a laser beam. It helps to unveil the purpose of all our life experiences – also the painful ones.

Better still contact a practitioner near you and experience Life Alignment first-hand in person or online with video call. It will connect you to your own wisdom to help you change your thinking, feeling and expand your consciousness. Remember adversity is an opportunity to grow, learn and heal.

Allergy & Sensitivity Alignment

According to statistics, one in three people will develop an allergy in the course of their lives – and the trend is rising. In conventional medicine, an allergy is an excessive reaction of the immune system to a foreign substance. It is assumed that the immune system can no longer differentiate between good and bad substances.

Allergies are conditions that are in the realm of consciousness. But have you ever wondered where your allergies really come from? Did you know that you don’t show any allergies during anaesthesia but can already react when looking at a picture? Allergies therefore have a lot to do with our subconscious.

In this blog article I speak to Arleen Hanks, Life Alignments Advanced Teacher and Practitioner based in Australia, about her vast experience of aligning allergies and sensitivities and her own history of salvation from a multitude of them.

Tell us more about your background with Life Alignment Arleen.


I was always a somewhat sickly child with weak lungs and kidneys, and I had developed a spastic colon and spinal issues into my teenage year – the results of birth defects and severe trauma. I had tried all the various medical treatments I could but was making no progress. Then in my early 20s I discovered chiropractors, homoeopaths, and psychotherapy – which combined, over an 8-year period, got me back on my feet. I then had another emotional event happen in my life and all my symptoms returned – I was desperate as I could not face another 8 years to get back on track. This is when Life Alignment came into my life – it took just 1 session, and I was back on my feet and decided halfway through that session to make this into my life path. That was 26 years ago, and I have never looked back.


In your own words, how would you describe allergies?


I see allergies or sensitivities as the body over-reacting to a normal situation. For example, you smell something and instead of having a normal immune response the body over-reacts and for example instead of the skin producing a small skin reaction, to something like a bee sting, it breaks out in massive hives and breathing difficulties.

There is not just one single cause of allergic reactions, but several factors play a role and not all hypersensitivity is an allergy. On the one hand, there are genetically predisposed people. Most allergies are due to a combination of different causes. There are fewer and fewer natural habitats and this creates environmental pollutants, radiation exposure, changed eating habits, unhealthy living spaces and a weakened immune system as a result can cause allergic reactions. For example children are being born to parents that have absorbed toxins from such environmental pollution in air, food and water. The overflow of toxins has created an immune response – often related to mitochondria. On the other hand, psychological, mental, emotional and spiritual factors are often underestimated and also influence the risk of allergies.


Defence, Fight, Aggression, Fear.


These conditions are often associated with an allergy. From a psychological point of view, an allergic reaction is just as much an exaggerated defence, as from a physical point of view. This means that you create more and more differentiation between you and the world, and the repression has literally slipped out of consciousness and into the body.

Very interesting. That sounds like avoiding the trigger of the allergy doesn’t necessarily sort out the unconscious cause of it. However, we should still take the symptom seriously, right?


If we ignore the reaction of our body to a sensitivity it can result in serious health issues and even death in some cases. Also, in time the body’s response can build into even more drastic responses. In my case for example, as a child I was already plagued by allergies – triggered by so many things from weather to smells and I also had a lot of food issues. There was a time when I could only eat avocado and rice crackers and even then, with a lot of pain. The allergies got worse and worse over time. My body was trying to tell me something and I was not listening – so it had to get louder and louder with its request that I listen and take action.


What is it that we have to listen to when we have issues with allergies?


The cause of an allergy is not the allergen only, but it can be the deeper issue of your soul that wants to be heard. This can be for example:

  • childhood trauma

  • Beliefs like “I’m not good enough.”

  • Unresolved conflicts with people

  • Unspoken needs and feelings

  • Constant violation of one’s own boundaries


Allergies are like little micro-traumas of your soul that want to show themselves. An allergy shows you that you keep ignoring a subject that occupies your soul. Often there are deep childlike desires such as attention, love, security, because as children we are much more needy. People with allergies often come from families where punctuality, performance and discipline are important and therefore from a value system in which their own needs are put second.

In my own example, I was generally hypersensitive. My boundaries had been shattered and my defences breached – and so I became hyper defensive. I built huge walls around myself because I was not feeling safe in my world, and it had become a very dangerous place for me. So safety, security and building healthy boundaries were a huge part of my healing journey.

Today my lungs have become so much stronger and smells and temperature and even house dust no longer are an issue for me. I have worked on a lot of clients over the years with great success too. We have amazing balances for this in the system of Life Alignment.

Yes, you are well known for your “Allergy Alignment” skills. How does Life Alignment tackle the issue?


In Life Alignment we are using the “Allergy and Sensitivity balancing technique” to deal with the root cause of the symptom. We identify the actual product or thing someone is allergic or sensitive to and we place this on the body and connect it to the organs or glands that will help harmonise the body to this substance. The beauty of Life Alignment is that we have balanced approach that looks at all aspects of an allergy – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We can also find the related story that is connected to this substance and then unwind that memory into something that is no longer traumatic. With help of the modality list after a session, we are able to identify if changes in the life style or digestive health for example are of priority.

Like I said, there are subconscious connections to the sensitivity and when we see, smell or taste that particular aspect, it’s actually the memory response that triggers the allergic reaction. In my case, I had been left out in the cold when I was a child, and it was the fear in that story that was being subconsciously triggered – back to being a small child in a frightful situation. My body was responding to the old story – not the current reality. When I went back into the memory and worked with creating safety and security for that child, the cold was no longer a trigger for me.


This makes so much sense. What are typical issues clients come with related to allergies?


When a client comes to see me about allergies, they often have many different ones. So, we would use muscle testing to work out which ones are the priority ones to work with. Very often it is not that they have an issue with each substance but rather that a few are the underlying issues. When you work with harmonising those, you often find you do not need to balance them all. So by working by priority, you get to the heart of the matter and that helps resolve the rest.

So much of what is needed here is creating harmony in the body and mind. We need to come to a place of peace with life rather than being defensive and at war with our environment. When we feel safer, we relax and come out of fight, flight or freeze response. The body cannot digest when it is preparing to fight for its life. So, when we address the emotional issues and can create a safer place for that part of our being – we can then switch out of fight and flight and into rest and digest mode. The reactions lesson or stop and we can pause and respond to life instead.


Do you have some ideas how to prepare for an Allergy Alignment?


Yes, work on things to make yourself feel safer in your life. There are a lot of practices you can do. For example, meditate and breathing exercises to help with relaxation and to calm the body. Imagine creating a bubble of light around your body and then going out into the world.


With food related sensitivities – bless your food! The good old-fashioned prayer actually does work to help create harmony with what we eat. It also makes us pause and get into a quieter space which makes it easier for our body to digest. Don’t eat on the run – remember – the body has 2 modes – fight or flight, or rest and digest. So don’t expect it to digest if you are in fight/flight mode as the digestive system actually shuts down in this mode and all the energy goes to the parts needed to run and fight.

Saying all of this, deep inner work will cause a substantial shift. In Life Alignment we often do Inner Child work, and this is so important as often allergies do relate to childhood experiences.

Love yourself – be kind to yourself. Honor yourself and build some good strong healthy boundaries in your life – these will all make you feel a lot safer and then more relaxed in life.

Home Alignment Part 2/2

Supporting your well-being through the place you live and work in is possible, effective and it is backed up by science. Architectural considerations have the ability to significantly affect the way we interact with one another, increase business productivity, support communities and improve health. Of course, a plant does not yet create an aura. And a fountain does not create a completely new attitude towards life. Here is the link to Part 1.


Maggie: In our interview last month I understood that any time is a good time to do Home Alignment. Please tell us once again why and how it benefits us.


Yes, Home Alignment works efficiently for optimising the home layout, for fostering the selling of a property, for sleeping problems, for miscommunication of the occupants, for work issues, and so much more. 

However, there is a way bigger picture to it.

As per quantum physics: we cannot change anything outside if we don’t change anything inside. Reality reflects our inside.


Wisdom says that the purpose of the Human Being is to express his own essence, his own Human Design.

Imagine yourself as a sculpture that is already completed within the marble block waiting for the artist to remove the superfluous material. In other words in every Human Being there is the potential that is waiting to be revealed.


Every life is a work of art, in which, due to the laws that govern the Universe, beauty, talents and self-expression want to flow together in a harmonious dance. The modality of Home- and Life Alignment is designed to realise the Hermetic axiom: “As above, so below. As below, so above. ” 


Harmonised Space = A place where all the occupants feel safe + welcomed + protected + free to manifest their true essence


Maggie: Jeff Levin says often: “We cannot work with a person separate from their environment”. Is this what you mean with the Hermetic axiom above?


To answer this question, it is important to know that the first house of the soul is the physical body. Human beings have always needed a home, that is a harmonious space to stay in and from where projecting with confidence, trust and enthusiasm towards the world.


Statistics show that by the time you reach Eighty, you will have spent Seventy-Two years of your life indoors. Like it or not, humans have become an indoor species. This data underlines the importance of dwelling in harmonised places. If you are wondering why, you might want to google “Sick Building Syndrome” or look into the growing topic of “Healthy Buildings”.


The indoor environment can be healthy or toxic. A healthy environment fosters and supports vitality, wellbeing and performance. A toxic environment affects the occupant’s psychophysical wellbeing.


The toxicity of a place can come from geopathic stress, electromagnetic radiations, underground black streams, underground tube lines, projections from previous owners, family members and countless other causes.


Maggie: How do I know how restorative or healthy my home or work place is? 


A good place to start working on a home or a land is to measure its “Life Force” by using the Bovis Scale. This scale has been developed by André Bovis to measure the vitality of people, foods and places. Healthy people have a value from 6500 to 8000 on the Bovis scale. Therefore, in order to stay healthy, a human being needs to dwell in places with more than 6,500 Bovis. Many places do not reach this value and therefore diminish the human life force, instead of supporting it.



Maggie: Fascinating. How does Home Alignment tackle and improve the area in case the space is below a healthy value? 


First of all, Home Alignment helps people to shift internally and reflect these changes externally. We work with the floor plan of the client’s space to identify the harmful influences we explained above and negative patterns that are blocking the natural flow of Life Force in someone’s home and life.

In Home Alignment we also make use of the Vortex technology. Vortex Cards are magnetic plates holding a magnetic field and (I will add a link to the website here where the Vortex technology is explained more in detail) are usually placed by the main entrance door but they might be placed on other walls, pipes, corners etc. Any particular card will emit a very specific quantum field of energy that works with specific stressors. Only a few minutes after the cards are placed, the space feels tangible differently and it is possible to measure the improvement of its Life Force on the Bovis Scale. Improving the quality of a place makes its occupants healthier, happier and more creative. Since we are all interconnected this is good for the person, for the community and for the whole planet.


I want to tell you a story. Since 2001 Lucia and her husband Andrea have lived in a building that Lucia’s father built for himself and his 3 children. The property has never been officially divided, as a result, none of the children feel the house as their own. Lucia and Andrea are both architects but leave the house in decay and disorder. This generates frequent quarrels in the couple and constant neurosis, never a moment of peace. The quarrels also multiply between brothers and the building falls in ruin. Chaos creates chaos. After the work with Home Alignment, Lucia and Andrea “rewired” their passion and desire to create a harmonious domestic space together. The dialogue between brothers has reopened and, as a consequence, the father has finally decided to resolve the bureaucracies.

From harmonious domestic relationships, obtained with the awareness and responsibility of the individual subjects, planning, creativity and beauty may finally flourish.


Maggie: That’s a great example, I can only confirm the magic of Home Alignment. Small changes can trigger big sifts! What can I do at home to make my space more balanced?

Sure, there are wonderful ways how your home can become a more balanced place, designed for relaxation, comfort and enjoyment.

Here are three simple yet effective tips:



  1. Decluttering A cluttered home makes rest and relaxation difficult.

“Decluttering gives people a renewed sense of control over their environment,” explains Catherine Roster, PhD, who has studied the effect clutter has on our psychological well-being. A bright environment lifts your mood and gives a sense of renewal, cleanliness and serenity. 


After the clutter is gone:

  • reorganise your storage; 
  • get handsome baskets and boxes to store what you want to keep;
  • substitute old blinds, shades and curtains with sheers so that natural light comes in.



2. Living Plants and Fresh Flowers are powerful injector of wellness into your life while simultaneously improving the beauty of your living space. They have a wide range of well documented physical and mental health benefits going from purifying the air quality of your indoor spaces to improving mood while reducing stress. With little effort, you can create pockets of greenery that contribute in making your home a calmer and more graceful environment. 



3. Natural Elements such as wood, stone, metal, water, and fire are ways to bring calm to any space. Start small and get creative. A jar of river stones is an attractive addition. An indoor fountain, candles, works of art. Find items made with natural materials that speak to you and fit with the way you want to feel in your home.

Energy Healing with Life Alignment

Spa-style bliss


When many people think of energy healing, they imagine lying quietly with closed eyes, while an energy healer gently passes their hands over the receiver’s body. Perhaps there is background music. Perhaps there are some crystals on the chakras. The sound of some beautiful Tibetan singing bowls. If you have experienced this kind of energy healing, you know how soothing and uplifting it is. Deeply relaxing. And very healing.

The practitioner is doing all the work. Going deep into meditation. Connecting with the cosmos. Clearing blockages from your energy field and bringing in beautiful healing light. This is all wonderful! And it is incredibly helpful to just lie back and receive. 


But it does not change your life. Not really. 


As energy healing goes, this is like having your house cleaned, or maybe having your car serviced. It does help! But it does not fix the problem that is causing the dirty house, or the car that runs badly.


Life Alignment Energy Healing


So how is a Life Alignment balance different exactly? And what is it like to experience?

In a Life Alignment balance, we guide you through your own personal healing journey. The practitioner works minimally with your energy field – entering the information that you need to focus on, and connecting it with the part of the energy field that it correlates with. For example, the theme of feeling disgruntled may be held in the energy of the liver and the solar plexus. 

And the practitioner gently guides you through the process of connecting with your internal feelings and thoughts around the issue.

Your role is to feel deeply, and to uncover the issues that may have been lying dormant, half-forgotten, embedded into your life so deeply that they may be invisible, or feel like they are really part of you.  There are often tears. Truths that can hardly be thought, let alone spoken out loud. Energy healing with Life Alignment is gentle but work with and on yourself.



Healing into Spiritual Alignment


And then, typically, you integrate with your true self, and the true reality. Beyond the suffering and into the beauty of transcendence. You connect with something that is greater. That is good, loving and compassionate. Deeply subjective and deeply true to your heart, and then from this place of spiritual alignment, everything changes.

You are set free. Your relationship with yourself and the world changes.

And because you realign who you are, you realign your own energy field. You become whole. This is almost a kind of rebirth. It is energy healing at a profound level. This is what energy healing with Life Alignment is all about. Obviously every session is not this profound, but they are all transformative on some level.

Author: Alex Edgar (Life Alignment teacher and practitioner at All Aligned Healing

Restorative Environment & Home Alignment 1/2


What if the space you live and work could switch your “ease” button ON allowing your body and mind to calm down and your own restorative systems to be activated?

Architecture and Interior is not only fulfilling practical but also emotional and sensual requirements and thus serves both useful and aesthetic purposes. It is vital that the buildings and the spaces we are in, including neighbourhoods and cities, represent the best possible energetic environment for us. This belief lies at the core of Home Alignment, the branch of Life Alignment that provides a comprehensive system focusing on solutions for clearing and harmonising the space around us. 


In this and next month’s newsletter I talk to Silvia Martinetti, Life Alignment’s Head Coordinator, practitioner and teacher, and Giuliana Salmaso, Architect and Designer of Restorative Spaces from Italy, about the philosophy, science and art of restorative environments and how Home Alignment plays a vital role in this.



Giuliana, you are an architect, tell us more about your relation to Life Alignment?


Yes, I am a qualified architect expert in designing restorative environments. Since I can remember I have been passionate about designing and about personal wellbeing. A decade ago, I felt the need to join these 2 passions and started a transformative journey of studying and researching around the impact that a place has on behaviour and happiness of people. This quest got me in contact with Home Alignment and the teachings of Dr. Jeff Levin. I fell in love with the effectiveness and the simplicity of this methodology. 

Today I integrate the art of designing with the science of Restorativeness, Biophilia, Architectural Psychology and Home Alignment in each of my projects in order to create environments where my clients feel safe, recharged and open to the wonderful possibilities of life.


Amazing, tell us more about Restorative Environments please!


Let me expand a bit further before I answer your question.

Life follows a rhythm of Upstates and Downstates. Upstate requires energy, focus, action and mobilisation of mental and physical resources. It is when most of your stress happens.


Downstate rejuvenates your body and mind at a cellular level, giving your heart, brain, and metabolism a rest, repairing over-trained or inflamed tissues; and processing memories, emotions, and creative decisions.


Fig 1: Upstate and Downstate by Professor Sara Mednick


There is tons of research from many scientists, among them the renowned Professor Sara Mednick, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of California, showing that well-being happens when a healthy rhythm of Upstates and Downstates is in place. In other words, Downstate activates the natural capacity of your body to restore itself and promotes better performance in the Upstate.


If you are living in a go-go-go mode, chances are high that you are feeling stressed and suffering from anxiety and chronic fatigue, unable to rest and to sleep well. To have a more balanced state of living it is a good idea to introduce to your lifestyle opportunities to recharge your batteries and this might start by transforming your home into a Restorative Environment.


Now, “Restorative Environments” are natural or built environments fostering the parasympathetic nourishment required to support your capacity for physical, psychological, emotional and social regeneration.

In Home Alignment we want to activate the restorative capacity of your home. It is a process that brings harmony into your place and into the persons who are living with you. Its effectiveness comes from working simultaneously at a physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and energetic level to activate your restore mode and relieving stress.


“To rebuild each human being needs to find their own personal oasis. A place to be surrounded by beautiful things. A place to grow, transform and become strong”

Vanessa Montfort author of the book “Mujeres que compran flores”



Silvia, you are one of our Home Alignment specialists. What made you so passionate about it?


I have been a holistic practitioner for many years. My experience and research about one’s well-being led me to realise that it is not possible to work on people without taking into account their environment. Home Alignment is for me the perfect key to unlock the interconnected flow of energy between the Soul and the Cosmos. 

As a Life Alignment practitioner, teacher and coordinator for Italy and Switzerland, my mission is to bring harmony in all aspects of life and what makes me so passionate about Home Alignment is that by balancing the home’s space, results are tangible not only for a single client but for the whole family and community.


I want to share a video with Jeff from nearly 10 years ago. It demonstrates beautifully the process and purpose of Home Alignment and we also get to see some familiar faces 🙂


Can you give us examples of typical Home Alignment requests?


Clients contact me mostly when they are in a time of change. For example when they change their job, home or move to a new country. Or they simply do not feel well in the place they are in, for several reasons.


A very useful moment to experience Home Alignment is also when couples decide to live together and need to define their own and common space. And even the other way around. Uncoupling, with the intention that the union continues to be a union of heart, even if in new ways for both adults and any children are involved.


In general the demand and understanding of Home Alignment is increasing lately.

In last month’s newsletter, Jeff was speaking about the Earth moving into the 4th dimension. In this historical moment of energy changes, more and more Human Beings feel the need to find harmony. Cosmic energy is more accessible and Home Alignment is an effective and quick tool to facilitate connection with the whole.


“As above, so below

As below, so above.”

Old Hermetic axiom


“Interconnection with the whole”, that’s such a big quest in life and for many people it’s more theoretically understandable than really tangible.


Yes, and that’s where we feel Home Alignment fits in perfectly. We both put together the below metaphor to explain this as simply as possible.

Ideal Situation: Representation of the interconnection with the whole. When love and communication flow into the house, the Soul finds a fertile ground to grow and evolve to its maximum potential, in joyous interconnection with the Cosmos.


Distorted Situation: Representation of disconnection with the whole. When we live in spaces where frequent tensions occur, we do not feel protected and we constantly keep the Upstate mode active. In fight or flight mode, the Human Being lives in constant conflict and in a condition of great stress and moves away from the flow of life. As a result your observation point is polluted and you struggle to see the connection with the whole.


“We are addicted to our thoughts. 

We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking”

Albert Einstein


Silvia: I want to tell you a story. Since 2001 Lucia and her husband Andrea have lived in a building that Lucia’s father built for himself and his 3 children. The property has never been officially divided. As a result, none of the children feel the house as their own. Lucia and Andrea are both architects but leave the house in decay and disorder. This generates frequent quarrels in the couple and never a moment of peace. The quarrels also multiply between the brothers and the building falls in ruin. Chaos creates chaos. After the work with Home Alignment, Lucia and Andrea “rewired” their passion and desire to create a harmonious domestic space together. The dialogue between the brothers has reopened and, as a consequence, the father has finally decided to resolve the bureaucracies.



In one of our next Blog-articles, Giuliana and Silvia will tell us more about the interconnectedness of home, roots and the feeling of being safe and we will receive some tips and tricks on how to start to balance our homes.

What you didn’t know about Jeff Levin

We hold in our hands the power to create a new reality.We hold in our hands the power to create a new reality.

We have what it takes to create unity out of separation. Success happens way beyond the mind. 

I talked with Jeff Levin, founder of the Life Alignment organisation,  about this and the power to create a new reality.


Jeff, How do you create balance in life? How do you deal with a bad day?


Now that I am back in creative expression, I am finding that I use that to balance my stress or mood level. I don’t get stressed very often, but I’ve been a bit overwhelmed, for example at the moment, preparing for the unusual and complicated logistics of my journey through Europe.

I recently rediscovered my passion for creative photography. This has tightened so deeply my appreciation for nature and that is always so uplifting! I just grab my camera or even my phone and walk around to focus on nature.

Alternatively I go sculpting in our garage. When I was sculpting in Canada I could have come back from a big flight, completely exhausted. However, I could easily go and work on a stone and would get into a hyperspace and sculpt for hours just after my arrival. Suddenly, I wouldn’t be tired anymore. I don’t do it for any purpose then, I do it just for fun – even throwing away the end result would not be a big deal.

I love immersing myself into an activity. The creative process of doing something actively with my hands or body is what harmonises my state of being and is really getting my mind out of the way. An overwhelming or “bad” day happens mainly in our mind. Stress makes stress and it’s just a perception of reality. Immersing into a creative activity guides me into the calm of myself, and I suddenly realise that it’s not my body or my emotions that are overwhelmed, but my mind mainly.

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?


Welcome old buddy! Good to have you back 🙂
When I arrive at the gates to “heaven,” I want to arrive into the whole of ascension.

Do you want to incarnate back to Earth after that or would you like to complete everything in this life?


At the moment, I think I want to complete everything in this life. I might choose to come back as a guide or sort of teacher. Like I did this life. I organically got moving very early in my life, when I was a child, with fulfilling my purpose. So choosing to come back, yes, but I don’t want to work out any karmic stuff anymore.


How do you measure success?


I selected a beautiful and profound poem that encourages the reader to explore one’s attitude towards success.

“Leave the Familiar for a While”
by Hafiz (Sufi Poet 1315 – 1390)
Leave the familiar for a while, let your senses and bodies stretch out, like a welcomed season on to the meadows and shores and hills.
Open up to the roof, make a new water mark on your excitement, and love.
Like a blooming night flower, bestow your vital fragrance of happiness and giving upon our intimate assembly.
Change rooms in your mind for a day. All the hemispheres in existence lie beside an equator in your heart.
Greet yourself in your thousand other forms as you mount the hidden tide and travel back home.
All the hemispheres in heaven are sitting around a fire chatting while stitching themselves together into the great circle inside of you.


We have recently been through a Hero’s Journey with a group of people. In this archetypal journey, we discovered that the Hero has to leave the familiar world in order to face the challenge of what he/she is being called to do. This is the first step to success in any venture.

We have to ask ourselves “What is success?” For some people, success is simply accepting the challenge. For others, like top seed tennis players, it is to win the game. Success is an individual measurement. For me just saying “Yes” to a challenge is success. The outcome is not as important as the motive. For me, it is about what I learn about myself in the endeavour. This is why I chose the poem by the mystic poet Hafiz. I love his invitation to leave the familiar and venture out of my comfort zone, and he does so with such gentle insight into how scary this is. I like to keep things simple! “Leave the familiar”, “Open up to the roof of your mind”, “Change rooms in your mind for a day – not for ever, just for a day.” This to me is success.


Jeff, what’s an “insult” you’ve received that you’re proud of?

Here is one situation, but there were many more.

My son Dan was young and playing hockey, and I naturally became part of the group of parents. There were some very prominent parents in this group, particularly one top top lawyer. One day he was taking Dan to hockey in his car, and we drove in the car behind. He said to Dan, “Tell me, what is your dad doing”? Dan responded excitedly, “My dad radiates energy through his hands”!

So we all arrived at the hockey stadium and came together while the kids were on the field and the lawyer said to me laughing, “Do you wanna know what your son thinks you do? He thinks you radiate energy through your hands”, now bursting out into laughter. I looked at him and laughed as well and said, “Well that is exactly what I do”.

If you had to write a book tomorrow, what would you write about?

When I was in hospital, I was very inspired to write a memoir about the magical stories of my past. Suddenly, it was flooding my consciousness: All these incredible stories that lead up to that experience of being hospitalised with Covid. They all prepared me for this, and nothing just happens by coincidence.

I have had some very profound experiences in my life, and like I mentioned earlier, that started very early. So far it has been very difficult for me to pursue this idea, as I don’t want to make anyone think that my experiences are more magical than others’, yet there have been extraordinary happenings in my life – including a lot of suffering and real pain.

What do you think the world will look like in ten years?

In reality, I can’t tell of course. To be honest, I expect separation, destruction and a battle, but I believe there will be a critical mass that is strong and will survive that battle.

We are in the middle of a great extension. What I desire the world to look like in 10 years from now as a result of that extension, is to see a critical mass of people that are of higher consciousness that can bring and facilitate change.

On the one hand, I think of the new generation and the new frequencies that they bring to earth, Crystal children or in the past what were called Indigo children. I think they particularly will uplift the consciousness and will have an effect on the planet. Look at the young Swedish girl Greta Thunberg and how she is helping to change the consciousness for the environment globally.

Despite the new generation, my wish is to see that everyone recognises that we have impact and bring about change. It’s happening already organically. If you watch the news and look at the people that represent the Baltic States for example, it’s mainly young women. So a matriarchal frequency of leadership comes in and replaces the old patriarchal, stuck power. Yet the old order, like in Russia, is wanting to get rid of this. This is a great representation of the battle between the higher and lower frequencies. However, the feminine presence that’s happening is already phenomenal.

My vision is as well that we in our “small” Life Alignment family harmonise and cooperate with other spiritual groups. I would love to see more interaction between us and other spiritual leaders that are more dominant out there. We are not there yet, but I am hoping that we are getting to that point where we are playing a key role in the world’s cooperation between spiritual and political leadership and also galactic. For years there have been attempts to become conscious of life around the universe so that we get away from the thought that it’s just us.

The new frequency you are mentioning: How does this happen despite the new generation?

First of all, as the earth moves in space through the photon belt it is evolving and is coming into higher frequencies. Looking at sun spot activities, there is even a great risk with the climate change of depleting the ozone protection. All this massive radiation such as 5G is having major impacts.

The universal law works more and more in favour of bringing consciousness with the speed up of frequencies. Tangible change is already there: Manifestation is working very quickly. And so is Karma. The evil people and the Putins of the world will hopefully pay their price during their lifetime. Up to now all these dictators would live until they get to 100 and the majority of good people die early.

We are moving into the 4th dimension, naturally, as we are ascending to a new dimension. There are those that will resist that, and that will be the battle I mentioned – the resistance to ascension.

We will create a whole bubble of a new reality that is of a higher consciousness, and my wish is that those that are willing to move into that will be welcomed. That shall be the new world order.
Intergalactic cooperations, that’s it in a nutshell :). Listening to myself, I might want to change the answer of the previous question. This would be a world I would definitely choose to come back to.


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SoulCollage® and Life Alignment – Images of your Soul

Finding inspiration in difficult times, in a fun and playful way. Is this possible? Let’s talk to Orit Inbar, Advanced Practitioner and Teacher of Life Alignment in Israel, about her experience with art and the human soul. Orit believes that there is creativity in every single person.

Well let’s hope so, because art and creativity play an essential role in the intellectual, emotional, cognitive and aesthetic development and perception of one’s own reality. Art is a form of communication that often works better than the spoken word. A form of communication that is suitable for presenting complex relationships in a simple but clear way. Creating art is a model for a flexible appropriation of reality that does not cling to rules and norms, but seeks the essential with intuition and imagination.

Orit, tell us more about your relation to Artwork and Life Alignment?


All my life I knew the joy and power of creativity. Therefore I decided to study Psychology and Art Therapy. With this background I was able to facilitate personal and organisational Change Management with dynamic and powerful processes.

At some point I entered a personal crisis. I was physically and emotionally very hurt and didn’t come further with the tools I knew back then. A friend of mine gifted me a Life Alignment session – up to that time I wasn’t even aware of that kind of work. The first session felt so strange to me as it was way too accurate and powerful. How could this be? You need to know I have a very rational mind and back then was very committed to conventional therapy. Only 2 months later I went again, mainly to prove myself that Life Alignment can’t be that miraculous. It was too powerful again. I understood this is much more than a healing modality. It’s a life changer and a lífe philosophy. From that day I was hooked :).


Oh I love such stories, when the mind experiences that not only the conscious but also the unconscious and the heart are a centre of excellence.


Yes, today I like it as well! Exactly this is the reason why I love to bridge the power of Life Alignment with artwork. There are a lot of people out there which need energy work to be more tangible in order to understand and work with it. Not only creative people like to use art, it’s actually the opposite. For rationally minded clients, art can become a way to express themselves beyond the mind. It’s a way to assimilate energy into matter – and that is all about living here on earth in this life circle – isn’t it? When we come to this world, we come to a world of matter. We have a body, we have houses, we have cars etc.


I was already a Body Spin teacher and with Life Alignment for over 7 years when I happened upon the modality SoulCollage® at a conference. The workshop I actually signed up for was closed even though I had a ticket and the only lecture hall still open was on SoulCollage®. Definitely a beautiful example of universal coincidence. Because after this workshop it was clear to me that this artistic method would help me a lot with some of my clients in my Life Alignment practice.

Tell us more, what is SoulCollage® and how does it help your practice?


SoulCollage® is a way for me to get greater access to the soul of people. No judging, but for example for people with a conservative background or government institutions committing easier to Art Therapy than to Energy Therapy. It’s sometimes easier to break the ice with art work than with energetic work.

Everybody has imagination, even if they think they don’t. SoulCollage® is an inspiring and creative process with the aim of making the many facets of a life story visible. It’s a creative way into the inner realm, in a very simple process so that everyone can do it. I like the modality of SoulCollage® as you don’t have to be a big artist. You only need to cut out images and glue them together in the shape of a card, using your intuition and what you found in magazines or wherever. People that are having difficulties connecting to something that is abstract can create in this way something they can touch and feel.

SoulCollage®, so to speak, are creative images of your soul with amazing impact and depth. However, there is a limit to where you can get by working with the cards and this is why I facilitate it with the system of Life Alignment. It enables much deeper work, using inner guidance which appears through our artwork.

Interesting, do you have examples?


There are so many examples. Intuitive art processes help us to recognize what needs to be balanced within us and which energy comes up asking for self-development.

Just recently I had a client which needed help finding more information about his collage. “The card refused to speak to him”. With a Life Alignment balance we have the tools to create familiarity to the artwork. We can deepen our connection to it and how it can guide us in a meaningful way.


“In the Shadow is the gold.”


The quote above from Carl Jung refers to those elements of the shadow that are actually quite precious elements, relegated to the shadows due to painful associations, societal judgments, and cultural disapproval, etc.

In Life Alignment we enter the realm of the Higher Self and with it’s magical options we can open up some doors or shadows to the subconscious matter that needs to be brought into light. Our subconscious is getting the opportunity to say what/how does “it” feel and be handled carefully.

The fun and not threatening key to this realm may be using creative processes which also bypass the defensive mechanism of the ego-mind. When we created intuitive art, we can continue with the Life Alignment process to connect to the expressed inner guide, belief or program and shift it to something that serves us better. If you don’t work with SoulCollage® you can bring other intuitive artwork to your Life Alignment practitioner or you can ask to do it together. This works online and offline, no limitations!

Maybe you can relate to the feeling when talking to someone directly, it sometimes can be intimidating. But if you’re talking about a collage or image it is then referring to something that is out of you which makes it less intimidating. It’s because working with art lowers defences of the mind and ego and enables people to reach some repressed emotions.

I am getting inspired! I really like the idea of unlocking creative soulwork. I can see that there is no limit to it. What other examples can you share with us?


Archetypes! Identifying which archetypes are influential in our lives can thus lead us to self-discovery, self-awareness, growth. In SoulCollage® we have the so-called council suit in a deck of cards which are directly related to archetypes. Archetypes also come up in a Life Alignment session as part of the system. Creating a collage for a specific archetype may help us have a very concrete and perceptible image of the archetype which might be easier to connect to. And vice versa. After working with an archetype in a balance, one can create a card for it, using the energy and emotions that were manifested during the balance and the card will “keep” the memory of the work and project its energy each time it’s needed.


I have found over the years that the cards help the client both during and after balance. A card can come up when it comes to connection, for example inner child. But it can also be incredibly useful to intuitively create a collage after a balance to manifest and capture the energy shift. Whenever I lose the feeling of the session but need it I can use the card to feel and sustain the frequency.

Ok Orit, I wouldn’t call myself being creative but you’ve got me. What can we do at home if we don’t have access to SoulCollage®?


Sure! Just start to create a deck of cards. You don’t need a facilitator for that, it’s simple, it’s cheap! Sit down and find magazines, use rubbish – I call it upcycling – or search on the internet for keywords which come up for you intuitively. Print out pictures which resonate with you and create collages like in the example images above (there will be some of your examples). You just have to agree to trust your intuition.

It is important to understand that it is not about analysing the cards. It is a concentration of a certain energy that is created from your soul. Nothing needs to be understood mentally, nothing needs to be done. You can only be with the vibration of the card.

So enjoy the creative process and start using them as information parts and bring them to your Life Alignment balance. The energy of the balance will be “poured” into the cards and can stay with you after the balance is finished.


Stress has been on everyone’s lips for a long time. The subject itself is even stressful. In every magazine, whether lifestyle or management, there is at least one article that aims to help us deal with stress better. The fact that the topic is not diminishing shows that the discourse is not over yet and that no one has yet found the formula that is valid for all people.

Makes sense! Not every situation is equally stressful for everyone and everyone needs different resources to build resilience.

“Stress is the subjective feeling that one’s own resources are not sufficient to cope with a situation.”

A change of perspective can help. If we don’t look at stress as something external to us, but as something that arises within us and through us, we may be one step closer to the whole topic. In this month’s newsletter I am talking to David Pasikov from the US about his profound experience with Stress Management.

David, a lot of people know you without knowing the background of your connection to Life Alignment. Enlighten us please! 🙂


Thanks, Maggie. My connection with Jeff Levin, the founder of Life Alignment, began with a chance meeting in Canada. I began my career as a science teacher in the inner city of Detroit, Michigan. That led me in the early 70’s to help found a residential school for troubled teens in Southern Ontario, Canada, where I was originally from. In the late 70’s, Jeff and his wife, Merle, along with their children, were in the U.S. where the two of them were taking an advanced spiritual leadership course. Having heard of our school, they came for a three-day visit. That turned into three years, as we needed an architect and Jeff and Merle immediately caught the vision of what we were doing to help these struggling young people.  As a result, Jeff and I worked closely together and a very deep friendship formed.

Several years later, when he began what is now known as Life Alignment, I was one of Jeff’s very first students and was in the first teachers’ class. At the time, I was a psychotherapist in Boulder, Colorado, and when I added Life Alignment to my practice, my practice doubled within two months. People were seeking tools beyond talk therapy, and Life Alignment fit the bill then, as it most certainly does now. My career has branched into corporate training work as well as coaching and I’m often asked how I can help people with stress.

Thanks David, why is Stress Management so important for our health?


From a physiological perspective, when we are under stress, our systems flood with biochemicals that in the short term support our survival, but a prolonged exposure to them can negatively affect our health.

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Chronic stress can wreak havoc on your mind and body” through the release of adrenaline and cortisol. They say that long-term activation of the stress response system can lead to “anxiety, depression, digestive problems, headaches, muscle tension, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, sleep problems, weight gain, memory and concentration impairment.” The good news is that we are not stuck with only these outcomes. Life Alignment is a remarkable tool to help lift and shift stuck patterns and open a door for a new outlook on life.

Regarding Stress Management, there are a whole host of priorities and procedures in the system of Life Alignment to support our clients, such as: Stress, Trauma, Shock, Adrenal Glands, Autonomic Nervous System (including Sympathetic Nervous System and Parasympathetic Nervous System), Respiratory System (to help regulate breathing), Cardiovascular System (to help regulate the heart) to name just a few, and in the advanced levels of this work there are more tools available to us, such as the Amygdala point, etc.

For me this wide array of tools underscores how important Stress Management is in terms of our health, and as a therapist and as a coach, I am so very thankful to have them in my toolbox.

“The moment you change your perception is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body” 
Dr. Bruce Lipton


That sounds very promising, indeed! Can you explain this more in detail, how Life Alignment helps to rewrite our internal chemistry and accelerates Stress Management?


When Philippa Lubbock was writing her first book on Life Alignment, The Healing Power of Life Alignment, she invited me to share my perspective and experience with her, and she added my explanation of how Life Alignment can be used as a transformational tool (page 95). Here is her explanation of this model which I call the “Revolving Door:”

“Our problems are the result of wiring that has become faulty. Life Alignment techniques rewire the mind’s circuit board so that we break the patterns that have formed and created a limited picture of reality. The small picture looks something like this:

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In a [Life Alignment] balance, we return to an EXPERIENCE. An experience teaches us certain things about life, about other people, about relationships, and so we gather INSIGHTS based on our experience. Over time, and with additional experiences, those insights become part of our BELIEFS. Because we see life through the filters of our beliefs, we make ASSUMPTIONS about how things will work out. Our assumptions tend to set us up for particular experiences… which reinforce our beliefs, and so we pass through the same revolving door of repeating patterns. We break the pattern by discharging suppressed feelings associated with our beliefs.”

Philippa followed this with an explanation on how Life Alignment helps people exit the revolving door or repeating patterns. I find that more often than not, those suppressed feelings associated with our beliefs fall into the category of stress, and, in the extreme, trauma.

Do you have any suggestions as to how people can shift out of these stress symptoms on their own?


I frequently find myself mentioning to my clients that we are in the process of transforming stress into strength through our work together.

In addition to the Revolving Door model, I have developed a model for stress which has proven to be valuable to my clients over the years. It is what I employ to manage my stress, and, in the process, to regulate my biochemistry from depleting my resiliency to as Dr. Lipton said, “rewriting the chemistry” of my body with: melatonin, serotonin, GABA, DHEA, endorphins, klotho, etc.

Many years ago, my family was living in a 100-year-old farmhouse in a spiritual community in New England, in the United States. Winters can be frigid there and the heating system depended on wood for heat. We harvested our own wood from the property which took considerable effort and time.

The main dwellings, including ours, each had a furnace which was comprised of a boiler. We fed wood into it, which subsequently heated water, which built pressure in the boiler. When the thermostat in the house called for heat, the hot water would circulate through radiators in the house, keeping it comfortable.

On a mild day, if we put too much wood on the fire, the house wasn’t calling for heat and the pressure would continue to build up in the boiler. To prevent the boiler from exploding, a valve would open to what was literally called the “dump zone,” and the excess heat was dumped into the room next to the furnace room. The house was safe, but all the effort to harvest the wood was wasted.

At times, the dump zone was insufficient to regulate the pressure and a “safety valve” would open at the top of the boiler flooding the furnace room with steam, and the boiler made a racket like a two-ton tea kettle. This pressure regulator kept us all safe. I quickly saw this old-fashioned technology as a metaphor for stress management, and I am happy to share it with you.

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A)  Heat Source In real life, we have several sources of stress, such as work demands, financial issues, family matters, etc. This can include particular people and the stresses they bring.

B)  Pressure The sources of stress impact us, and we experience the pressures as feelings like anger, frustration, despair, etc. This pressure, in a sense, is energy that can be used either constructively (C) or destructively (D).

C) Creative Channel for Release Just as Valve #1 would open and allow heat to circulate through the house, we can use the pressure of stress constructively to empower us to move forward with our lives.  If the boiler was on a locomotive, the energy would be used to move the train down the track. For instance, if in B) a person had lots of financial worries, in C) he or she could harness that pressure through activities like budgeting, trimming expenses, changing jobs, etc.

D) The Dump Zone is one of the safety mechanisms whereby the excess heat energy was dumped into the room next door. We too have the option of wasting the energy, although in our case it would be wasted in dysfunction.  Note: For me, the ABC’s of Ineffective Communication are: Accusation, Blame and Criticism (dumping on others). Dumping on self would be self-accusation, self-blame, and self-criticism. The Dump Zone is often taken as a shortcut to releasing pressure, but more often than not, it adds more pressure to the boiler through fractured relationships with others and ultimately with oneself.

E) The Safety Valve in this metaphor represents things we can do creatively to “take the edge off”. I like to look at this as “feeding one’s soul.” This list could include things like talking to a friend, meditation, prayer, exercise, being in nature, reading an inspirational book, self-care such as body work, Life Alignment balances of course etc. I encourage frequent use of the safety valve in order to manage overload. It does not have to be a last resort like it is in the mechanical boiler.

These are very practical tips. You give Stress Management and Life Alignment not only mental and emotional, but also biological and physical meaning and thus logical connections. Thank you so much David!!