Hello and welcome! I am Megan Westbrook, and my personal journey with debilitating chronic illness and successful achievement of true and lasting Whole Being health via the implementation of holistic, natural healing methods has served as the main catalyst for the realization of my most treasured passions: holistic health, natural medicine, nutrition, and all that is the natural healing arts and sciences.
I am a lover of reading, writing, introspection, philosophy, social science, physical science, study, investigation, evolution, openness, art, music, travel, fresh/healing whole-foods, family, a nice rainy day, holistic health and the incredible principles for which it represents.
I am a seeker of all that awakens and connects us to the sensational nature of ourselves and our world. I am inspired and driven by love, compassion, learning, connection, and the miraculous and incredible ability we hold as awake souls to transcend any and all perceived barriers with conscious effort and dedication. I love people, and exploring the richly diverse beauty that each of us hold and can contribute to the human community. I am deeply committed to spending my life working to facilitate comprehensive healing for others, encouraging each individual to unearth and experience their own unique and powerful personal power to evolve to meet their most sought after goals and visions. I am endlessly and ineffably grateful to have found the most fulfilling, exciting, intriguing, and compelling personal path that I ever could have dreamed possible, and I look forward to continuing to apply my boundless passions in a variety of diverse, vital, and far-reaching ways.
Over the past 4 years I have tenaciously studied a copious array of natural healing methodologies, anatomy & physiology, nutrition science, mineral imbalance science, powerful emotional freedom modalities, and a wide variety of additional topics relating to natural health, the human body, and our psychological, emotional, and spiritual inner workings and well-being. I have simultaneously put every fiber of my being into my own comprehensive healing, and it is throughout this explorative odyssey that my profound, deep-rooted intrinsic passion has grown, and now developed into my true and cherished life’s calling. I have a BA in sociology from The University of North Carolina at Asheville and my professional goals include going to medical school to become a Naturopathic Doctor and subsequently open a private practice and health center. This practice will serve as a comfortable, tranquil, open space for individuals to seek guidance regarding all areas of their health and wellness, as my focus will be geared equally toward mental, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and physical health alike. We are all complex, unique, multifaceted souls, and the nurturing of the Whole person is absolutely called for when providing true healthcare at its core.
I have a wide variety of goals and visions for my career as an ND and holistic health advocate/mentor, which include a plethora of publications, development of research/training facilities, a specific supplement line, the development of intentional support communities/workshops/organizations, and several additional, progressive endeavors. Yet I presently wish to help others through the sharing of my own personal story, the many helpful and effective tools I have developed which feed and uplift our spiritual, emotional, and physical state of being, my continual research & analysis findings and deductions, and a variety of topics which relate to the human experience, personal growth, and overall wellness. I truly hope that this will bring support to those whom may be in a space of confusion regarding their own health status and struggles, and even if you presently find yourself in an optimal state of health, I hope that some of my insights are helpful for you in continuing to maintain a happy and fulfilled life and inner landscape.
At present, I am writing two books, one of which will be published and released by 2019, stay tuned! 🙂
Thank you for visiting, and thank you for being who you are! You are a gift to this world, and are truly meant to live a life of abundance, soaring health, and great personal fulfillment. Joining together is paramount in our journey of self-realization and effective spiritual and emotional growth – we are all in this together.
Realize that every single person in the contemporary world has to work to reprogram themselves out of a chronic stress state. You were not given a manual at birth to know how to do this, you must learn: we all must learn. We all must work to shift our way of thinking as to free ourselves from the often cumbersome and limiting conditioning that we have been exposed to societally. This is an obligatory step to achieving wellness, and it is a step that each and every one of us must take. You did not consciously choose to become hard-wired to exist in a chronic stress state, the world around you conditioned you to be there. However: you CAN CHOOSE to take your power back and free yourself for good. You can choose to feel at peace, free, and centered right now and always with conscious effort and dedication.
We must encourage ourselves and each other to openly move a bit more out of our head and live from our heart and soul. This is our core, this is our fundamental foundation, this is where our true power resides.
An open, freeing, comfortable dialogue regarding our emotions, passions, feelings, and thoughts is called for as to unite us further as a human community and bring the people back to themselves. There is nothing to be afraid of in this arena.
While it may not seem true at the time, illness, adversity, struggle, obstacle, loss, and hardship of any kind can and does serve as an exceptional gift in your life…something that can bring about the most prolific, awakening, and virtuous spiritual and emotional transformation and growth that you have ever accomplished. Your life is unfolding to serve you, and unexpected, tragic, difficult, or presumably unwanted circumstances can provide the needed impetus for the most welcome and extraordinary developments and endowments along your path. Everything is an opportunity (Acceptance vs. Resistance). Everything is a gift.
Consciously and intentionally embarking on your own personal healing journey often takes a great deal of personal accountability, courage, and continued dedication, yet will undeniably bring you to a wonderful place of awareness, light-heartedness, and comprehensive physical/emotional/spiritual well-being. The beauty of the mind-body-spirit connection is that in order to heal one you must heal the other. Therefore, the tremendous gifts are born out of the obligatory necessity in examining oneself honestly, thoroughly, and lovingly and developing a complete lifestyle for oneself that is conducive to achieving and maintaining optimal health. This is why illness can serve such a brilliant purpose for so many – as it essentially forces one to reevaluate their lifestyle and inner world, resulting in exceptionally valuable improvements that will serve their well-being for the rest of their life.
The name “Flow Surge Healing” was born through my personal experiences with spiritual, True Self awakening and postliminary achievement of physiological balance and health. As I have studied many derivatives and schools of thought regarding energy, enlightenment, meditation, universal laws, etc., I coined the term “Flow Surge” to refer to that sweet point in your journey when all has come to a blissful peak: the pinnacle of true awareness – a place where your path to The Now makes perfect sense and you are truly and ultimately freed from the needless suffering catalyzed by the illusion of fear that you were once accustomed. All limiting misconceptions, societal conditioning, and false subconscious core beliefs developed from past pain dissipate, leaving the absolute and palpable energy of love, joy, acceptance, peace, autonomy, and warmth in their wake. “Flow Surge” is a space when all is in line with your unique and powerful personal energy and frequency, and you are living effortlessly in the Flow, seeing with great clarity, the abundant magic that is within and around you with ease, and enjoying every moment in peaceful awe. Your individual and abundant power to create is realized and implemented, producing lived experience “miracles” that fulfill your every hope, wish, dream, and desire. Unwavering and permeating self-love, worth, and respect become self-evident and fully engrained, and exercising one’s Voice fully, openly, easily, and enjoyably becomes innately lived. One’s inherent personal power is completely taken back and harnessed. The notion and inherent truth that everything comes down to choice truly solidifies into one’s comprehension – shattering glass ceilings and granting complete and total freedom on every level. For me, this is the true definition of synchronicity and freedom, where my comprehensive being and connection to myself and the world around me exists in an inherent state of harmony, intrigue, and joyful fulfillment.
For my entire conscious existence I had been in search of inherent freedom, and I found that in myself. This is a space that I strive to occupy always, yet it is indeed an ongoing journey of learning, exploration, active personal evolution, conscious awareness, continual True Self-discovery, and embracing of our humanness. This “Surge” of personal liberation played an integral role in catalyzing overall health for me, which allowed me to experience the tremendously powerful connection between mind, body, heart, and spirit firsthand. Without a doubt, equal attention to the Whole Person must be given as to grant the most optimal healing, as we are each an interconnected, multifactorial masterpiece.
We are all on a journey of healing in some way, regardless of our circumstances, pasts, and stories. This is a commonality amongst all human beings.
Once this is recognized and we are able to face all truths within and around ourselves openly and honestly, it is key to embrace the healing and personal growth process as a warm, rewarding, freeing, and exhilarating quest that will enrich you as a human being and soul, and provide you with the abounding happiness and fulfillment that you were put on this earth to manifest. We must step away from all that holds us back from True Self exploration and discovery such as the illusions of our perceived fears and limiting attachments to past pain (5 Steps To Dismantle and Release Pain from the Past). We must boldly revisit our early lives as children, identifying false and limiting subconscious core beliefs developed during our most formative years that could be holding us back today. We must identify how we are sculpting our attraction mechanism as to bring into our life only those things, people, energies, and experiences that we truly, consciously wish for and deserve TODAY. We all must identify and eliminate all superfluous stressors, freely and unabashedly.
We must shed our masks, leave apprehension and judgment behind, and open ourselves to the dawn of an unarmed, new day. This new day entails living from our authentic True Self center (Unleash Your TRUE SELF!), and viewing ourselves and the world around us as the truly magical entities that they are, in every regard. Once your intrinsic awareness is strengthened, and you are able to get to know yourself for who you truly are – vulnerably and courageously, solidifying a sincere trust, love, and respect for yourself, all facets of your life will grow in magnificence and you will be astounded at the rejuvenating, refreshing nature that comprises your inner and outer world. The incredible connectivity of all things will show itself to you clearly, as your consciousness will be renewed to a whole new reality – one that comprises organic truth, authentic love, trust, compassion, sincere and continual gratitude (GRATITUDE.) and an effervescent desire and ability to discover and celebrate the unique and wonderful YOU throughout your rich and meaningful path. Now is the time to begin the journey.
As a people, we must not marginalize the “sick” and glorify the “well”nor continue to live in a world that is characterized by the strict adherence to suffocating dichotomies, binaries, compartmentalization and stifling judgements such as “us” versus “them” and “wrong” versus “right”…we must embrace all souls and ways of life and focus on learning, exploration, liberation from hindering attachments, and our connectivity as a united front. In the same breath, we must celebrate our differences as enriching entities all their own, and realize that our differences are not what set us apart, they are what bring us together. One can not truly understand or judge a single soul other than themselves, as the only journey we are authentically living is our own. Spending energy doing so is counterproductive to the achievement of true unity as a community, a human social world, and a society. Focus shall be put on empathy and acceptance versus judgement and aggregation. We must bravely, honestly, and overtly break free and come together, in turn strengthening our organic, inner powers to heal and bring love and support to one another in a profound, liberating, cleansing way.
Each and every one of us has the birthright to be, feel, and do anything that we wish. We are all powerful, creative beings whom have the magnificent capacity to grow, change, and transcend in endless ways throughout our journey. Understand that the way you and your life are characterized and defined is up to you – as it is our basic human right to identify ourselves, call ourselves, and define ourselves as whatever we wish, whenever we wish. Each and every one of us has the incredible POWER OF CHOICE which must be honored as we move throughout our respective paths.
As a people, we must wake up the the dehumanizing and unnecessary obsession with labeling, categorizing, and stereotyping one another.
No one fits into a box.
We must come to see that this practice limits us as the powerfully creative and transformative beings that we are and has no place in a progressive, aware society. What you were yesterday may not be what you are today – AND THAT IS OK!! In some ways, labeling oneself or others can unnecessarily tie us to the past and hinder our true capacity to grow. Some take this action for granted, stamping definitions onto other people or oneself, as that is how most of our societies are formulated. However, I highly encourage each and every one of us to consciously remain aware of this behavior and its real consequences. We all deserve to be free – and this includes defining our life according to our word and no one else’s.
You write your story, my friend.
Furthermore, exercising freedom of thought is our birthright as well, and we are each free to conceptualize and formulate our own ideas of “success”, “perfection”, “truth”, and any other concept regarding our life and its development. Social conditioning indeed teaches us that these are not our own ideals to construct and it is often assumed that certain models and standards exist that must be adhered to by all. This also stifles our endless creative capacity and inherent freedom to choose (It Essentially Comes Down to Choices…). Those elements that fulfill and inspire some may not others, and this is perfectly OK. Give yourself the freedom to look within – defining for yourself those elements that bring you true joy, love, and meaning…these elements need not adhere to a standard or the status quo, for this is your life to live and your joy to seek.
One of your main purposes in this life is to create…to create what you love, what brings you the most joy, fulfillment, and meaning. This purpose involves following your joy, the joy that is born within you. It is a commonly held societal construct that these elements are outside of you, and that you must acquire them to be complete, happy, and fulfilled. Or that you must be approved by others in order to have succeeded and reach satisfaction and well-being. All of the assumptions held by the masses equate to happiness and fulfillment existing outside of oneself – which results in a futile search for the acquisition of joy and meaning. What others think or have to say about you is theirs, not yours. This is your life to develop and delineate and your organic, raw, true happiness and essence lies within you…you are abundantly whole right this second and the tools and resources that you need to live your most brilliant life are all within you right now…waiting for you to tap into them. Your own personal creative power is more incredible than you have ever imagined, and everything you need, you already possess.
You are the best thing to ever happen to yourself: you are complete right at this moment – all that you have ever needed to achieve true, loving happiness, joy, meaning, and fulfillment in your life is within you.
Remember that just as social constructs can be created and adopted by groups of people, so too can they be DEconstructed and redefined. It is entirely up to you as to what you wish to create…
It is entirely up to you and anything you may be searching for to fulfill yourself is already within you right at this moment.
So often we are taught what to think and not how to think. Start to give yourself the gift and the freedom to think for yourself – as there are many social constructs, learned behaviors and thought processes that are taken for granted, and they do not have to be.
And believe it or not, all you have to do is shift the way you are thinking and your whole world will change. Your whole world will illuminate to grant you any and everything you have ever wished for…all from your choosing to think in a different way. You have the power.
Let go of what you have been conditioned to believe and allow yourself to write a new story for yourself. You are enough. You are brilliant. You are full of gifts to give to this world. There is no one that is more important than you and you are free and capable of doing, having, or being anything and everything that you have ever fathomed or wished for, ever. If it can be imagined, then it is not unrealistic – so do not limit yourself. DREAM AND BE BIG, or rather, DREAM AND BE WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU WISH! This is your birthright – your freedom and your seeking the very best for yourself is your birthright!
Let go of the illusions that leave you feeling incomplete, less than, or not where you wish to be, and wake up to the fact that everything can change once you decide that you want change. Could it be? That YOU have so much power to transform your life in so many magical ways? Yes…IT IS, and it has always been…you just have to realize your own power, my friend. It is infinite and it is all within you right now.
So many people exist in a passive state – allowing society at large or those around them to make their decisions, following along in an unconscious, malleable manner. You are allowed to make your own decisions – not only about what to have for dinner or how to brush your hair – but about those things in life that you take as givens, or “just the way things are”. You are allowed to choose how you are going to think…how you are going to define yourself and the world around you…what makes you happy, fulfilled, and joyful…how to sculpt your life to suit YOUR needs and wants…who to spend your time with…any and everything. As long as you are not hurting yourself or others: YOU HAVE INFINITE POWER AND FREEDOM. All you have to do is realize this.
Furthermore, your experience is extremely valuable – but it is just that: your experience. There are endless perspectives, tokens of knowledge, methodologies, opinions, experiences, viewpoints, values, languages, communications, and constructs all derived by the collective human community. This is a vast world with endless possibility. Your perspective is brilliantly worthy, however it does not reign superior over anyone else’s as we are each living our own unique story and our own unique truth. We are all equal within this human community, and we are each of synonymous importance and significance: each and every one of us.
Within healthcare overall, we must embrace the most efficacious healing methodologies and modalities with openness and compassion, leaving ego-driven motives and misguided, rigid, and antiquated paradigms behind. We must essentially come full circle: characterizing our contemporary world with a more simplistic, peaceful, of-the-earth mentality that gives a rebirth to the sacred and true notion that healing begins within, and is supported gently and effectively through natural healing agents which have been provided for us in great abundance. The lifestyles and healing modalities of our early ancestors provide endlessly brilliant base guidelines as to how to achieve and maintain health.
Today, it is time to come together authentically – and give our focus to the raw goal of health, healing, and achievement of satiating fulfillment on every single level. These intensely real notions are not hokey, “hippie”, or any kind of fleeting fad, they are the essence behind our human social world and humanity in general…elements of which we all must embrace in order to actualize the collective, deeply incredible existence that we all intrinsically desire.
Each individual is deserving and worthy of close attention, energy, and consideration throughout the healing process. Unique, bio-individual approaches must be given to each and every patient/client as to ensure that the most appropriate and comprehensive healthcare is granted. There are an endless array of elements to consider when analyzing the possible causal chains of one’s presenting health struggles, and this much be recognized and honored by practitioners. There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach, nor a panacea pill that can be given to “fix” an illness. Healing is an all-hands-on-deck endeavor, and requires that each and every individual be given the utmost attention, energy, and consideration…
Healers and practitioners must commit to a thorough and considerate investigation as to unveil the CORE UNDERLYING CAUSE of one’s imbalances – remaining aware that all may not be as it appears on the surface, and there are often layers to surpass before the root – the core – the true and ultimate underlying cause is discovered and subsequently treated appropriately.
Approaches to healing must be persistent, thoughtful, and all-inclusive, leaving toxic mediums of any kind out of the equation. Each important facet of the human condition in mind, body, and spirit must be acknowledged and addressed as to grant the most plenary resolution of one’s imbalances. And at the end of the day, the well-being of the individual must always be kept at the forefront, undoubtedly.
As with any true shift that is housed within a broad realm of society such as healthcare, these changes and paradigm transformations will take some time. However, the evolution has already begun, and is growing exponentially. Human evolution is a process, and I truly believe that coming full circle, as mentioned above, is where we as a people are meant to be at this point in time.
With this blog, I aim to share my personal journey of spiritual, emotional, and physical healing as a means of providing insight, community, and support to others, as well as bringing further awareness to several exceptionally salient physiological imbalances that have greatly effected me throughout my odyssey of achieving optimal balance and vitality – one of the most predominant being a condition I was born with called Copper Toxicity, a less well-known and misunderstood malady that has greatly effected many and is currently on the rise. This condition has a profoundly pernicious impact on all facets of the human condition in mind, body, and spirit. The night and day transformations that I was able to make physically, mentally, and emotionally as a direct result of balancing my copper levels left zero doubt for me in recognizing these exceptional correlations, which has and will always fuel my boundless passion as a zealot of this cause.
Copper Toxicity is a serious illness that is one of a number of possible mineral imbalances, which largely contribute to the vast majority of the many chronic illnesses and dis-eases that are so pervasive today. Maintaining the delicate balance of our body’s mineral levels is one of the most important foundational aspects of ensuring optimal health. Our body’s mineral levels and ratios exist as the fundamental backbone behind the adequate functioning of our most imperative physiological components and processes including our adrenal and thyroid gland function, neurotransmitter metabolism, immune function, gut health/digestive function, overall metabolic rate & function, mental & emotional health, and more.
One of the main and most significant paradigms that holistic health/naturopathic medicine is based upon is that the key to healing rests in identifying the root cause of one’s imbalances and working from there, as opposed to simply treating symptoms as if the surface symptoms are the illness in and of themselves. Identifying the core underlying cause, which in many cases is an underlying mineral imbalance, provides a multifaceted avenue by which to achieve true, deep healing and grant the individual a level of comprehensive wellness and pellucidity that they will be able to cherish and maintain for the entirety of their life. Click here for my expansive analysis on the most significant and overlying components of Copper Toxicity and its myriad of implications.
Mineral imbalance is appropriately tested for via Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA), mainly, which is a science based, viable method of testing that entails taking a sample of one’s hair and analyzing its mineral and heavy metal content via a technique called mass spectrometry. This method allows the practitioner to gauge mineral patterns as they appear over approximately a 3 month period of time, which is a tremendously valuable tool to accurately and insightfully acquire a clear scope into one’s physiological composition and functioning. While I have indeed had a myriad of tests performed to complete the total biochemical picture throughout the duration of my healing odyssey, my regular HTMA tests have served as my primary gauge for the vital monitoring of my mineral and heavy metal levels. Seeing as I have now reached levels of wellness that are nothing short of spectacular (as have millions of others since the birth of HTMA testing in the 1970s), this method of testing is an exquisite means by which to guide our healing and I intend on being part of the process (along with many others) of bringing further awareness to HTMA and its exponential and direly needed acceptance within the macro field of healthcare.
Using blood as the main medium for testing one’s overall health picture can be helpful in a number of different regards, however it is emerging as a less-than-optimal vessel for the true and accurate testing of mineral imbalance/toxicities that I explain further on my above linked Copper Toxicity page. The use of properly interpreted HTMA as a screening tool is imperative to unearthing potential core underlying causes of illness, and is a necessary step to sculpting the most comprehensive, appropriate, considerate, and bio-individual healing protocols, undoubtedly.
Of considerably important mention regarding HTMA is the existence of a series of misinformed, inaccurate studies that have been performed and published which have essentially influenced the entire medical community to disregard HTMA and render it unreliable. Blood remains the gold standard for testing mineral levels, which simply does not allow the practitioner to gauge tissue stores most accurately. As to continue to focus on shifting the tide to illuminate the core underlying cause of illness and imbalance, it is imperative that HTMA testing begins to emerge as a standard screening tool utilized by many practitioners. A key point here is that before Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis is accepted as a viable means of diagnostic testing, a major effort to streamline the testing procedure, protocol, ideal ranges, interpretation criteria, and results reports is called for.
There are currently only two labs in the USA that do not wash the hair specimen upon receipt: Analytical Research Labs, Inc. and Trace Elements, Inc. To allow for the most accurate results possible, it is imperative that the specimen remain unwashed. All other labs do wash the sample upon receipt which manipulates the results considerably. All other labs also do not adhere to the standards of ideal ranges and interpretation either, leaving it very easy to see why HTMA is not taken as seriously as it should be. This is of huge concern and is in great need of an overhaul, undoubtedly. It is my and other’s hope that more progressive practitioners are willing to look past the several studies that completely discount HTMA and give it a chance in researching the mineral balancing science and testing techniques as developed by the only two viable labs mentioned above. This science has been developed and solidified over the course of the past 40+ years, with millions of HTMA tests being performed with concrete accuracy, clarity, and precision, and millions of people experiencing true healing as a result of utilizing its findings.
While it can be difficult, consciously exercising an open mind throughout our work and our life is imperative to allowing true evolution to occur.
As a people, we often form our perspectives, opinions, and standpoints on any and all topics solely on our own personal experiences. While your firsthand experience of course holds viable virtue, we must also all work to loosen our rigid hold and exercise maintaining an open mind. Just because you have never experienced something firsthand or if you do not hold a full understanding of something, does not render it untrue or faulty. Sometimes, if a topic or concept does not fit into a person or group of people’s firm definitions, personal experiences, and constructs, than it is rendered essentially nonexistent, fake, false, or baseless. This is a tremendous travesty and does not serve our society and its continual growth and evolution.
Every single breakthrough, revolution, movement, or positive change in human history has required that we as a people accept a new idea. If we never accepted new ideas, than we would never move forward. While these concepts may seem fairly obvious, they are not currently being exercised in our society at large, especially within the broad realm of healthcare.
Granted, most people have a difficult time accepting new ideas because these ideas can feel unsafe. Holding a firm position and thorough understanding of something allows one to feel secure and protected. This encourages people to remain in that space, resisting anything that threatens this cozy, written-in-stone stance. However, while it can initially feel uncomfortable…
WE MUST EMBRACE THE NEW AND THE DIVERSE!
In the words of Arthur Schopenhauer, “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” At present, this is absolutely the case, however stages one and two as described here can be completely bypassed if we exercise an open mind. New ideas are not a threat, they are a welcome invite to grow as individuals and as a society. This is not unsafe, this is a celebratory gift that we hold as free and aware human beings.
Ironically, many of the fundamental notions that are braided within the framework of natural and holistic health methodologies are not new at all, they are simply in need of being re-infiltrated into the status quo…being understood as self-evident once again.
Throughout this site, you will find resources and analysis including: a general “Copper Toxicity” page (where I outline all of the most significant elements regarding this malady that I have experienced, tenaciously & extensively researched, and have gathered via the ample communications and observations I have made from many other people whom have suffered or are currently suffering from CT around the world), a “Copper Toxicity Eating Plan” page (where I outline a great deal of the necessary nutritional and healing protocol elements associated with an effective, bio-individual healing protocol), a “Journal” page (where I add journal entries including anything from helpful tools like affirmation writing to techniques that I have developed to achieve emotional freedom), my “Kaleidoscope Designs” page (which is the jewelry design business that I founded many years ago and am the sole proprietor of), a “Natural Personal Hygiene & Beauty” page (where I outline the many alterations I have made in this area to also be more conducive to overall health and healing), a “Recipes” page (where I include some original low-copper/gut friendly recipes that I have developed), a “Tools, Exercises, Affirmations and Quotes” page (where I include a plethora of some of my favorite and most powerful tools, shifts in perspective, exercises, affirmations, and quotes that aid in our path of personal growth, evolution, and transformation and inspiration) and finally the “Home” page which houses my monthly blog posts that vary and include inspirational quotes, additional healing tools, personally written essays to assess many significant components of addressing your emotional/spiritual/intellectual well-being (such as practicing Gratitude, letting go of the past, etc.), and various other relevant content (which will soon include some new and exciting projects that I have been working and collaborating on). Below are a collection of photos as well that tell the story of some of the most significant people and experiences that I have had thus far in my journey :).
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My personal dedication to the profound process of holistic and natural healing has bestowed a level of wellness within and around me that I had only dreamed of before actively beginning this journey – for I am ineffably GRATEFUL for the incredible achievements that I have made in my healing.
Our bodies are just like us: unique and multifaceted. One must address a myriad of varying, interconnected systems in order to truly identify and amend the core underlying causes of one’s illness – however severe or mild the conditions may be – remaining fully cognizant of the extreme significance of bio-individuality throughout this process. Each person will have a different set of causes and effects that have led to the maturation of their symptoms that is often referred to as a causal chain.
My personal, bio-individual healing path has been exceptionally complex and protracted and has required a tremendous degree of tenacity, dedication, and fortitude on my part. I have worked on and continuously experienced success in balancing and repairing my gut (an area of paramount importance when working to heal any imbalance), optimizing liver/gallbladder function, balancing my comprehensive endocrine (hormone) system (including my thyroid, adrenals, and sex hormones), correcting various additional mineral imbalances, balancing amino acid and neurotransmitter metabolism, and working to comprehensively balance my body’s biochemistry as to alleviate my life-long copper imbalance (click here for more info, as linked above ). I have also worked to ultimately heal a long-standing Epstein-Barr Virus infection, which was possible in large part due to my attainment of ideal copper levels. Copper Toxicity has an immensely powerful impact on the immune system, leaving one far more susceptible to the contraction of various other illnesses which are difficult if not impossible to amend unless the underlying copper imbalance is appropriately identified and subsequently treated. When I was in my mid-teens, I was told by a doctor that there was “nothing that could be done” to treat Epstein-Barr and sent on my way. This was not the case at all, as a tremendously wide variety of natural anti-viral treatments are available, and I have employed them with great success. (Please see my full Copper Toxicity page for more on my story)
Along my journey, I also had the mercury amalgam dental fillings that I had in place since childhood removed by a holistic dentist trained in the safe removal procedure. Mercury is one of the most toxic substances known to man, and surly has no place being used in a healthcare medium of any kind. In addition, they can be comprised of up to 30% copper, which further increases one’s likelihood of developing Copper Toxicity.
Furthermore, I have directed focus to the extremely important realm of epigenetics, nutrigenomics, and methylation optimization and developed a custom-tailored healing regimen to address various clinically significant polymorphisms/SNPs that I exhibit such as the CBS, BHMT, MTHFR, MTRR, VDR, and several others. These abnormalities in gene expression are currently an active area of focus and research within the natural health arena, and a profoundly expansive area to explore in discovering root-cause focused healing protocols. Each individual houses a unique genetic blueprint known as a genotype, with coinciding, malleable physical expressions known as your phenotype. While we can not change our genotype per se, ever-evolving research is revealing that our gene expression is contingent upon various nutritional and lifestyle factors, and therefore if specific, bio-individual attention is given, we are able to support various genetic imbalances (and their phenotypic expression) and decrease their potential adverse impact on our overall health. As can be presumed, treatments are highly individualized, varying from person to person. Theory is often very different than applied, lived experience, so experimentation and patience are required in the sculpting of bio-individual healing protocols. Again, this is an expansive area of current study of which I intend on making a part of my research and analysis focus throughout my career.
And finally, I have worked to heal an extremely severe gut pathogen/parasitic infection via the use of many techniques, some of the most effective and permanent being coffee enemas and oxygen/oxidation therapy. I would be nowhere close to as far as I am on my healing journey if I had not began implementing these healing procedures into my regimen. Like basically all facets of healthcare, coffee enemas are controversial and many discount their legitimacy. This is unfortunate, however once again, the true efficacy and powerful impact on TRUE HEALING that this procedure is able to impart can not be left out of the equation. Oxygen therapy and other oxidations therapies are also exceptionally fascinating and truly effective means of healing, especially for the eradication of pathogenic organisms in the gut. Most of these organisms are anaerobic, and can not survive in an oxygenated environment, rendering this therapy truly wonderful for the healing of these infections. I studied natural healing protocols and methodologies for years before coming across this information, as it is often excluded from analysis where it would be of help to include (when explaining effective means to heal parasitic infection, for example).
My journey of discovery has been exceptionally intriguing, multifaceted, and ever-evolving. My own intuition, visceral awareness, and “inner compass” as I like to call it, has truly served me well, as I have worked adamantly at building a trust within myself that is now indestructible and holds amaranthine strength. I am very much enjoying the journey, in all of its forms, and enjoy The Now, while looking forward to the future, as it is bright and salubrious indeed!
The human body is a self-righting vessel and is profoundly capable of reaching pristine levels of health and exuberance when given the correct support, of which our natural earth has already provided in a richly copious quantity! Yes, conventional medicine is relevant and needed depending on the case, yet we must not lose sight of the generous, efficacious, and incredibly healing natural agents that are ever-present within our earth and the world around us. My own physical, emotional, and spiritual health has reached levels of brilliance that I have never previously conceived to be possible, all as a direct result of utilizing these aforementioned natural healing agents and techniques, and dedicating myself fully, tenaciously, stoutheartedly, and persistently to this multifarious process, which continues to infiltrate benedictions into my daily life that are nothing short of magical on every level.
If we honor the truly fascinating, complex, and intentional design of the human body, supporting its self-healing systems and ceasing to congest it with toxic mediums and crippling, invasive procedures, in most cases, true healing can commence. Symptoms are a form of communication from the body – they are not a signal of its betrayal. If we get out of our own way emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually – and simultaneously reduce the toxic load of our bodies, embrace a conscious and nurturing lifestyle, identify our own unique causal chains and core underlying causes (both medically and psychologically/emotionally), and adopt an eating plan that is richly, bio-individually nutritious, health is ours for the taking.
Overall, I aim to work toward a future human social world that is characterized by unity and working toward the common goal of helping and healing others (as well as ourselves). I will always work toward and support the societal transcendence of labels, achievement of social equality, and alleviation of adverse, useless marginalization. We must celebrate and encourage the fluid and brilliant nature of human evolution and highlight and empower each other with the unwavering and intensely powerful freedom of CHOICE. Each and every one of us are equal within this human community. I hope to see the day when both “allopathic” and “alternative” medicine are utilized in synchronicity as a means of treating each subjective case comprehensively, thoughtfully, and with full consideration for the Whole person in mind, body, and spirit – leaving the overall well-being and nurturing of the individual in the forefront of the treatment process – as this is clearly and axiomatically the most significant notion to adhere to when providing true healthcare at it’s core.
Let us see and honor all of the rich and bountiful reasons that we are here: to discover our True Selves and celebrate ourselves, to create with one another, to wake up to the innate joy within us, to contribute our unique gifts to the human community and the natural world, to experience and dance in the palpable and ultimately powerful force that is Love, and to wake up to the beauty and magic that is this life, living each day in ineffable gratitude, always.
I extend a sincere THANK YOU for visiting my blog and I am so very grateful to share this journey with you.
You are fully and infinitely loved, feel and know this always!
All the best to you and with love,
(The photo above was taken when Dad and I decided to go out on one of the best piers on the Crystal Coast Beaches of the east coast, following a powerful tropical storm…it was absolutely incredible!)
*DISCLAIMER: I am not, and do not claim to be, a medical professional. None of the information included in this blog is intended to serve as medical advice. All content is for informational purposes only. Consult with your qualified healthcare professional for all medical advice and treatment protocols*
Copyright © 2015-2017 Megan Westbrook – Flow Surge Healing
Here are some photos that portray a bit of my story…from most recent to many years ago ❤
With my nephew, Jaxon ❤
My sisters (on the left) and I at Folly Island, South Carolina.
With my nephew, Walker, at 1 year old!
My nephew, Walker, was born on June 3, 2016! What a delightful addition he is to the family! ❤
The ladies of my family at my sister, Claire’s baby shower in March 2016 🙂
Here are several photos from a fun family gathering that we had in January of 2016! Myself, Dad, my sister Claire and her husband, Traxler (they will be welcoming baby Walker in May of this year!), my fraternal twin sister, Michele, and her two boys Jaxon, 7, and Sawyer, 3 ❤
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Our family is best at the blooper moments 🙂
This is myself with my wonderful mother, Jackie. She is an inspiration to me in an endless amount of ways and I am profoundly grateful for her! Thank you, Mom, from the bottom of my heart, for simply being who you are. You light up my heart and soul on a daily basis with your incredible strength, exquisite sense of humor, and warm, unconditional love. It is a sweet life, indeed! ❤
An absolutely wonderful time spent on the coast of South Carolina ringing in the New Year with my beautiful sisters and family!
My Aunt Beverly is an AMAZING florist…this was taken of me at my sister Claire’s wedding 🙂
My sister Claire and Dad at her wonderfully amazing reception!
Dad and I enjoying the boat!
This is myself with my father, Don, my older sister, Claire, and my brother-in-law, Traxler. Thank you for the incredibly warm love that you give! I am so very grateful for these people in my life!! ❤
This is my breathtaking mother with my older sister, Claire ❤ Love you both endlessly!!
And this is my oldest nephew, Jaxon!! I simply adore him, as he has taught me so much. He is so inquisitive, has an excellent sense of humor, and has never met a stranger. I believe we can learn so much from children. I love this little man with all of my heart and am honored to be his Aunt Meggie 🙂 ❤
Sawyer!!! The cuteness!
This is my brother-in-law, Matt (my twin sister, Michele’s husband) shortly after my youngest nephew, Sawyer was born. As Matt’s shirt says, it was the “Best Day Ever”!
I just LOVE this photo! I took it of my father while living on the Crystal Coast beaches of North Carolina, where he and I lived a number of years ago. What a wonderful time that was, Dad! During that time, I was able to truly enjoy the serene solace that mother nature instills in us, and have always found a great deal of peace and “lightness” when next to large bodies of water. I’d say my introspective, spiritual journey really took hold during this time, which was exactly when my Saturn Return began…for those whom are aware of the astrological significance of your Saturn Return, it was quite pertinent and relevant that this is the time when my most prolific, indelible lessons were born and solidified within me. I will forever remain grateful for the opportunity to call this exquisitely beautiful place home for a bit.
This is my two sisters and I, shortly before my twin sister, Michele’s wedding (Michele is pregnant with my youngest nephew, Sawyer in this picture 🙂 ). She was a beautiful bride indeed! We were fortunate enough to have the event on top of Hotel Indigo in Asheville, NC, and what a beautiful location that was! Love you both dearly!!
Traxler and I 🙂
I’ve played the classical flute for about 18 years…admittedly I need to get back into it, as it is a very enjoyable, healing practice indeed.
This is a drawing that I did a while back…along with writing, most all forms of visual art have served as a wonderful vessel for expression and healing throughout my journey.
A mixed media piece – FEEL FREE!!
This is myself, my older sister Claire, twin sister Michele, my mother, Jackie, and our dear family friend, Rob. We always have such a great time when we are all together and I am truly grateful for those opportunities when then arise! Rob is an INCREDIBLE hula-hoop master and fabricator of one-of-a-kind hoops! Check out his work at cosmichooper.com!
Matt, Jaxon, and I at my graduation from UNC – Asheville 🙂
This is Dad and I when we visited Shackleford Island, NC. We were fortunate enough to find the wild ponies that inhabit the island! It was really a magical experience!
I took this in Ireland…simply breathtaking.
Here’s another of Mom and I. I think you can really see our resemblance in this photo. I love you, Mom!
This is myself with my dear friend, Sara Michelle Wing back in 2003. Sara departed the physical world 11 years ago this past September, yet is very much with me in spirit! Sara taught me the most incredible tokens of which I still live by, and is the best friend I have ever had. Her exquisite soul and magical energy will forever enliven my heart and I am profoundly grateful and honored to be able to call her my dear friend. ❤
This was taken on the western coast of Ireland when I had the privilege of living there for a summer. A dear friend and I had a ball traveling throughout this amazing country, where a great deal of my ancestry originated on my Mom’s side of the family. I very much look forward to returning for a visit, and staying in the city of Galway where Erin and I called home for a bit. Simply breathtaking!!
This is the whole gang the day of my older sister, Claire’s wedding. She was an exquisitely beautiful bride as well!! She put on an absolutely amazing wedding and I was so very honored to be a part of it!
This is Mom’s little dachshund, Ally. While I am typically not a “little dog person” I simply adore this little critter! She makes up for her small size with her huge personality and she has been such a delight to be around throughout my healing process. I had a friend whom said once that the best therapy is “dog therapy” and I believe I agree with him 🙂
This is another of Dad and I, when visiting Hot Springs, NC. They have a natural mineral spring spa which is absolutely incredible!! We’ve been twice, once in the winter when it was 14 degrees outside and here in the Spring when it was a little warmer :). It rained that day as well, which made soaking in the hot springs tub all the more enjoyable. If you ever get the opportunity to travel here, the Hot Springs Resort & Spa is a must!! Can’t wait to return sometime soon.
This is Michele, myself, and Claire the winter we visited Hot Springs in 14 degree weather! To say it was “invigorating” would be a dramatic understatement! The entire experience made for wonderful and lasting memories, as it’s hard not to have fun with this group!
This is in Charleston, South Carolina at Claire and Traxler’s beautiful home one Christmas. Wonderful, warm memories as well :)!
I took this at the Arboretum in Pinehurst, NC. I have always been drawn to Weeping Willow trees since I was young, I just love them.
I think this one speaks for itself! I really can’t get over how beautiful the beaches of North Carolina are! I’ve found it so wonderful to originate from a state that really has the best of both worlds – incredible mountains and amazing beaches. I’ve spent many hours behind the wheel traveling from or to each one, and have truly enjoyed calling NC home!
Here’s Sawyer and I a couple days after he was born ❤
This is my Granny Josephine, Mom’s mom, simply stunning! Her lovely spirit is with us always, love you Granny! ❤
This is my Grandma Lavinia, Dad’s mother. She was such a warm, loving soul and I feel her with me all the time, love you Grandma! ❤
Here’s another from Claire’s wedding…so many awesome memories!
This is on September 6, 2008, when I met my nephew Jaxon for the first time…as you can tell, I am absolutely in love at first sight!! 🙂 ❤
This is me while visiting the Aran Islands in Ireland many years ago. That was sincerely a magical experience! P.S. That cliff is much much higher up than it appears in this photo! 🙂
Mom <3…and this was taken when she was visiting Ireland as well! Love.