4 Helpful Tips for Looking for a New Doctor

Hello readers!

In today’s post I will share a bit about why I just did the search for a new doctor, and then I will share a few tips I gleaned in the process.

For the last five years (of 23 years) of living in Ashland, Oregon, I worked in a wonderful medical office, Morningstar Healing Arts, and I saw Howard Woodwind Morningstar MD, and his wife Sue Morningstar WHCNP (Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner), as my doctors. They were very caring people, and I got used to a high standard in terms of quality medical care.

So, last Fall, when I visited my new doctor here for the first time, I was pretty shocked by her demeanor. I will just call her “Dr. B” here because she has so many terrible reviews online that I don’t feel the need to do that. When Dr. B walked into the room, after curtly introducing herself, she asked me point-blank “Why are you here?” I replied that I was there for an annual exam, and I started sending her loving energies, hoping she would soften and be friendly to me. Well, that did not happen, and many months later, when I was reflecting on that visit, I thought that when she asked me that question, a good response would have been, “Actually, Dr. B, the question is, Why are YOU here, when you clearly are not good at this work!”

At the end of the appointment I scheduled my follow-up exam with her for one year later, and I was actually planning to give her another chance, but then I read the scathing reviews about her online, and several people said that they gave her a second chance and she still wasn’t nice!

So, when I started having lots of uncomfortable health issues again in the late Winter and early Spring, I did not have a doctor that I felt comfortable with, and I felt too sick and tired to look for a new doctor… Fast-forward to this month of July, and here is the background story on why I got motivated to look for a new doctor now…

In my ideal world, I would like to regularly sleep well, and have a normal, healthy body, and be able to do satisfying, financially successful work, and live in Sedona, Arizona. Well, none of that is happening in my current reality, and while I am doing my best to make the best of the situation I’m in, some days it is just really hard to accept that I am not living in my ideal world. Those days usually coincide with “bad” days, which typically come after “bad” nights.

It is possible that I am experiencing a relapse of Fibromyalgia (after I had been symptom-free for almost 3.5 years), but it is confusing because the symptoms are always changing and the aches keep moving around. At the moment I am feeling completely fed up with this frustrating body situation, thus I am motivated to go to a doctor. Hopefully the doctor can help me figure out why I feel so bad. If a diagnosis can be made, then hopefully I will learn whether or not it can be treated, and whether or not I’ll ever be able to work again. (I have been unemployed for 3 years and have been living as a boomeranger with my parents for the past 1.5 years.) Currently I cannot imagine being able to go to a job.

So! Here are a few tips if you find yourself also looking for a new doctor:

1. Read online reviews and/or talk to people who know the doctor.

2. Look at their photo if possible. You can really tell a lot about a person by gazing at their photo.

3. When you call their office and speak to the receptionist, ask questions about things that are important to you. If they don’t know the answers, ask them to go ask the doctor!

4. Consider typing up a list of your health issues and health goals to bring with you to the first appointment. Before writing the list, spend some time getting really clear about your health goals. While typing the list, be aware that you are sending a positive message to your body that you really care about it and you are going to do everything you can to help it be healthy.

Do you have any other tips to add to this list?
Do you love your current doctor, or are you looking for a new doctor now?

 

Photo* of sunset on the trail in Sedona, Arizona, taken by Teja in November 2018.

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My Dream Vacay in Sedona, Arizona

Do you have a dream vacation spot? If so, is it someplace new, or have you visited it before?

Some say that the art of manifesting intentions works best when we are very specific, so a few days ago I made a detailed list of everything I want in life. I filled an entire page!

Later that evening I realized that I had “forgotten” to include travel on my list. The only place I put was Sedona! I wrote that I would like to go on my dream vacay trip to Sedona, Arizona for at least one week, but ideally for three weeks, and then I would like to visit there often and perhaps move there sometime.

So that list helped me to understand that traveling the world is not a priority for me in this phase of my life. Rather, I feel inspired to lead healing circles locally.

Have you ever visited Sedona, Arizona? The theme of that city is “the most beautiful place on Earth” and that is exactly what I have believed each of the three brief times I got to visit that amazing place. I hope to go on my dream vacay trip to Sedona someday! Below I will share the details for my fantasy trip, because when you readers witness this, it will give it more power and help this vacay to become a reality, sooner rather than later.

Please share about your dream vacay down below where it says “Leave a Reply.”

 

StarFire Teja’s Dream Vacay in Sedona ~

~ Fly into Flagstaff, rent a car (Wow, they’re giving me a bright orange Volkswagen Bug!)… make the beautiful 45-minute drive down to Sedona, while chanting along with my favorite Krishna Das CDs.

~ Stay in a beautiful, quiet place.

~ Eat most (or all) meals at ChocolaTree. They have lots of wonderful, delicious options for my plant-based, gluten-free, peanut-free diet. Every time I visit ChocolaTree, I feel super high on the elevated love vibrations there. ChocolaTree is almost like one of the vortexes!

~ Daily barefoot hikes at the vortexes. My favorite is Boynton Canyon. I also love Red Rock Crossing (Cathedral Rock), Mesa Airport, and Bell Rock. While hiking: enjoying prayers, meditations on the Holy Red Rocks, chanting (singing) mantras to God, and eating dark chocolate as necessary!

~ Drive to Clarkdale and take the train trip with the Verde Canyon Railroad.

~ Attend the Sedona Star Gazing Tour.

~ Attend the UFO Vortex Tour.

~ Enjoy a Soundwave Journey Session with Valerie Sanjali Irons.

~ Enjoy a session (bodywork along with emotional and shamanic healing) with Amalia Camateros of Earth Spirit Wisdom.

~ Visit the crystal shops.

~ Attend any kirtans happening. (Ask Valerie Sanjali Irons of Bhakti Tribe Sedona for the schedule.)

 

Just thinking about this dream vacay raises me up to the Highest Love Vibrations!!!

So now, tell me about your dream vacay…

 

Photo credit: Darryl Brian on Unsplash

 

 

Only Light Can Drive Out Darkness

Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” He also said, “If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through love.”

I express those same ideas in my new book:
The Tejaswini Ramayana: The Way of Rama in the Shakahara StarFire Universes.
The Ramayana is a very old story from India in which the Light ultimately wins over the darkness. My version is a fusion of ancient sacred scripture with elevated futuristic vision, in which the highest good is found through love. The Super Hero Avatars elevate wounded beings rather than killing wicked beings.

Jesus also taught his followers to love their enemies. Worldwide, the saints ever work for Goodness and they see the light shining even in the worst of sinners. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, only light can drive out darkness. So this means that we each have to cultivate the light within ourselves.

One of my daily mantras that helps me to raise my vibration into light and love is “Om Namah Shivaya” which means I bow to Shiva, who is Pure Consciousness and Bliss. I bow to my innermost Self, which is Pure Consciousness and Bliss. When spoken as a greeting it means essentially “Namaste,” I bow to the Divine Consciousness in you, that is also in me. In this video I am singing this mantra on the Holy Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona:

 

 

Sending Shiva’s Love and Light to All Beings!
Om Namah Shivaya.

 

 

image Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech