They say we teach that which we most need to learn and I believe that’s true. So many healers and teachers set out to heal themselves then find themselves teaching others. That’s just how it seems to work.

I have always been my own guinea pig, my own experiment. Before I recommend any therapy or teacher you can rest assured I’ve tried it myself.

The other day I had an interesting lesson. Something I’d overlooked and not used my own process or teachings on – my fingers!

When I get cold, my fingers turn numb and white. It can be quite painful when they warm up and the feeling comes back. It also freaks people out when they see it. I first remember it happening when I was 16 and although people have given me all kinds of dire warnings, I am still around to tell the tale.

At one point when I moved from a centrally heated house to one where the only heating was an open fire and I had to get coal and wood in no matter what the weather, my fingers were really bad and I took Ginko biloba and Ginger to great effect.

Over the years I kind of forgot about it but the weather was bitingly cold. My gloves were wet from throwing the ball for Finn and my fingers were frozen.

It suddenly dawned on me – talk to them! Not rocket science considering my work and very surprising that I hadn’t thought of it before, because I truly do live what I teach – usually :).

I apologised to my fingers for forgetting about them and leaving them out in the cold, literally!

I reminded myself that my fingers are part of me and thanked them. I reminded myself that my body knows how to send blood to my fingers. I asked my body to send more blood to warm my fingers up. I envisaged warm, healthy, loving blood being pumped to my fingers. I welcomed my fingers back in to the fold, apologised and thanked them. I can’t say how long it took, but it wasn’t long before they started to warm up. When I took the wet gloves off my fingers were perfectly pink.

Almost immediately my toes felt cold. I have never had a problem with them before, but they seemed to want to get in on the act and have loving thoughts and warm blood directed to them. I simply repeated the process and warmed them up too.

Is there a part of you that you are leaving out in the cold?

Might it benefit from some love, kind thoughts and words?







4 thoughts on “FINGERS & TOES

  • January 29, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Thank you for this great reminder, Barbara. It’s particularly timely for me. As you know, I live in the northern Rocky Mountains of Wyoming. It can get bitterly cold here, especially now in the middle of our winter.

    For many years, I too have had occasional problems with cold fingers. Especially in the winter. I’ve also used ginger, and found it helpful. But now you’ve given me a powerful new tool to use.

    So thank you very much for that–and for all the wonderful healing work you do for so many!


    • January 30, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Thank you so much for your kind comments, John. I can’t believe I hadn’t thought to do that before. Here’s to cosy fingers! 🙂

  • December 15, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Thank you Barbara. My toes had some problem, after reading your approach, followed similar one – realising them to be part of me, thanked and asked to recover. Immediately I could feel energy going to them and felt lot better instantly.

    • December 16, 2017 at 10:41 am

      Hi Thrinadh,
      Thank you so much for you comment. I am delighted my article helped you and your toes. 🙂 It really is incredible how this works and as you said, it works instantly. I just wish more people knew how to talk to their bodies. Ahh well, I guess it’s our mission to teach them. 🙂
      Blessings and love to you and your toes,


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