Ask and Receive

One of the healing modalities that I enjoy using for myself and clients is Ask and Receive, created by Sandi Radomski and Tom Altaffer.  The technique is simple:  you shine a cold laser light on all parts of the ear (front, side, back) while saying the following:

There’s a part of my being that already knows how to (ex: ‘resolve this conflict with my friend’ or ‘release and heal from this illness’) and that part of my being is willing to inform the rest of me now. It is doing so with grace and ease. My mind, body and spirit are willing to receive this information now. Information transfer is now complete.

When you finish, repeat the phrase and lasering on the other ear. Why laser the ear? Because the nerve endings of the entire body are represented in the ears, hands, and soles of the feet. You could use any of the three; I often use the hands.

If you don’t have a laser, you could just say the statement and have good benefits. Esoterically speaking, the fingertips emit light, so you could use them as your laser! Or, you could lather some lotion on your hands and massage them while you make the statements on both hands.

The lasers that are recommended for Sandi’s method have a 635nm wavelength which promotes healthy cell growth and healing. She cells two types of laser, one is larger than the other but both work perfectly well. These ‘cold lasers’ are sometimes recommended to patients by dentists and plastic surgeons, for a faster recovery from surgery. The only restrictions are: don’t shine it on eyes, thyroid, pregnant belly, or in any case of cancer. I use the laser frequently on my face but I’m careful to avoid my eyes and thyroid. I’ve used it for a decade now with terrific benefits.

I follow Sandi’s work through her Facebook group, Allergy Antidotes Laser Forum. Sandi’s primary work is helping patients with allergies. Put simply, Sandi Radomski is an allergy detective and healer. Her work is complex and results, impressive. She offers training for anyone seeking a profession healing people from allergies.

See photo of the laser with the laser light shining into its cap. This is not the kind of laser used to highlight images or text in presentations! This is for healing.

Sandi’s Facebook group is comprised of enthusiastic folks that have creatively experimented with her technique. Many are energy healing practitioners who understand energy through their practice and for some, through their intuitive or psychic insights.

I recently began weekly sessions with a partner from the FB group. I’m on the east coast and she’s on the west so we use Skype to meet. Our method is for each of us to take half of the session time to focus on a personal goal or issue. For instance if I’m first, I think about a personal issue. I might explain it a little to her as I work to craft my statement. I say the statement aloud and then, she repeats my statement aloud.

We were both kind of shocked to hear our statements said aloud by the other person. It felt as though there was a depth and a promise in the statement. She had the good idea that we should repeat the other person’s statement a few times in-between our sessions. That’s easily done and it feel like a nice offering. We will monitor progress on our issues but we haven’t finished discussing how to do so. I’m enjoying our budding collaboration and friendship. With all that’s bad about Facebook, you have to admit that there’s also good. If you use it, you can’t deny that.

I use the laser and the Ask & Receive statement on clients in my Life Coaching sessions. In those sessions, I also use other techniques such as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping) or the Full Court of Atonement (FCOA)  that I will write about in future posts.

I highly recommend buying the laser light for use in your family. As I mentioned before, I use it daily on myself using a brain health protocol. I also use it on family members for bumps, burns or scrapes – the garden variety of life’s accidents. My daughter, the acupuncturist, gives it a thumb’s up!

Here’s to your best health!

Music as Self-care

When I was a teen, my only self-care routine was to listen to music. From my early teens into my 20s, when my emotions were full of roller coaster highs and lows, I could always depend on music to soothe and set me straight. Music gave me a sense of belonging to a generation that was powerful, creative, and bold. Back then, Joni Mitchell was pure medicine. Laura Nyro was a Goddess, and there were many bands that I loved, like Weather Report, WAR, Blood Sweat & Tears, anything funky or jazzy, and some Broadway soundtracks like West Side Story, HAIR, the Fantastiks, and a slew of other ones. While I was young, I fell in love with an Englishman who shared with me his passion for contemporary and folk music from the British Isles.  I remain grateful to learn about his favorites. I think my favorite English male singers were Richard Thompson and Steve Winwood. Julie Driscoll, Linda Thompson, Sandy Denny.

As an older person, I lived in Guatemala for two years (2016 – 2018), and each night I listened to a playlist of seven Elton John songs. I didn’t have an ipod or even internet service. I only had those seven songs recorded in my cell phone. And for some reason, there was something in his voice that each time, triggered strong memories and emotions of my youth. The songs were from his earliest album and it gave me all the feels of a summer in Santa Barbara – the air, the waves, the love, and the sweetest little cafe that had incredible musical offerings. It reminded me of living with a bunch of TM meditators just before they opened Maharishi International University (MIU) in Fairfield, Iowa. I remember being with Maharishi and his pundits from India as they chanted in the evenings. And I remember the vegetarian food that was the best I ever had. All those memories in those seven Elton John songs. I didn’t even realize that I liked Elton John that much until I got to Guatemala – funny, that. Every night for two years, imagine. His music felt like home for this homesick woman. I also listened (and continue to listen almost daily) to a lot of Juan Gabriel and Jose Jose, my favorite Mexican singers.

Here in NYC I’ve been to several clubs, big and small, to hear music. I need it so much! As an alternative healing practitioner, I have loads of self-care methods but truly there is no medicine as sweet or powerful as music to heal my heart and make me dance.

What music do you enjoy? What music is the tapestry of your youth? What are you listening to right now? Feel free to comment.


I just returned to NYC after serving two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) in Guatemala so now I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV)!!

I kept a blog of my experiences in that beautiful country, primarily for my mom, who encouraged me to “Take more photos! Write!”Because of the whirl of events in my last few months of service, I did not complete the blog while I was in the country and still have a few more entries for it to be completed. They don’t exactly fit into the theme of this website about my healing services, but I am linking them here in case you are curious about Guatemala or the Peace Corps. There is no age limit to joining the Peace Corps. If you have any questions about serving, see:  or search for a recruiter in your city. I highly recommend it!

Here is the portal to my blog:  Guatemalanroses.

As I begin blogging on this site, feel free to send me an email if there’s anything you’d like for me to write about – crystals, homeopathy, energy medicine, Reiki, shamanism, house cleansings, holodynamics, EFT, FCOA….or something you might want to heal in your life. I won’t have definitive answers but I can usually point in the right direction.