I wrote this article before the November election, when there was alot of stress, anger, and fear in the group energy. Now we are into the winter holiday time - another time when people seem to feel stressed and at times angry. This time of year, I often feel others' loneliness, or their sadness about not being able to afford what they want to give others, their stress about wanting to please and take care of loved ones, etc.
A big question I often ask myself and my clients is "Is it yours??". Just because you are feeling off-center, does not mean it is "yours". The group energy is bigger than your personal energy, and you can be affected by the group energy. So, the ... READ MORE
I am still basking in the glow of having spent two lovely weeks in Hawaii with my sister Chris. We stayed in a wonderful ocean-front condo just south of Kona on the Big Island. We relaxed, read fun novels, swam and snorkeled almost every day, visited the volcano, a coffee farm, a chocolate farm, and swam with dolphins! Photos are here
There is something about Hawaii - the soft warm air, the sweet smells, the luscious fruit, the warm water. I adore it. Floating weightlessly in the water with my mask and snorkel is one of my favorite activities - which is much more about being than doing - being supported, allowing the water to carry me, watching and enjoying the ... READ MORE
When you lose touch with your inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. Eckhart Tolle
How many of us grew up in less than happy homes? As children we remembered, for awhile, who we really were, but we thought that (unconsciously, of course) if I just vacuum all this unhappiness up, and deal with it later, then everyone will be happy? And, I remember who I am, so I can handle it.
The problem was that we vacuumed up all the unhappiness, thinking the family would be happier - but they werent! They stayed unhappy! But now you are carrying around their unhappiness in your ... READ MORE
In our Western culture, we are raised to believe that the world is black or white, good or bad, up or down... This is the literal, linear world that we think we live in.
However, the longer I dance in the world of energy and healing and spirit, the more I realize everything is paradox - everything is up and down, black and white, good and bad. We are physical and spiritual. Yin and Yang.
Earlier this year, I wrote about a dear friend of mine, Lisa Saubolle, who was diagnosed with cancer that had spread to multiple places in her spine. What a journey we are on! She recently signed up with Hospice, needs 24-hour care, and desperately wanted ... READ MORE
I have a dear friend who I have known since 1997 when she took her first Reiki class with me. Since then, she has taken all of my classes, helped me to teach some of them, helped me when I coordinated workshops for Rosalyn Bruyere, traveled to Greece with me in 1999.. We have been friends a long time.
In the past few months, her health / mobility became increasingly challenged. She thought she had pulled a muscle in her back - and over time it became too painful for her to get in and out of her car, or go up and down her stairs, lay flat in her bed, or sit up. When I spoke with her about two weeks ago, she was unable to sit or stand, and ... READ MORE
My teacher Rosalyn Bruyere used to say "don't be doing healing on someone you don't like". That is - if you want to continue to dislike them.
There's something about touching another person and channelling healing energy that opens my heart to the recipient. It is always interesting to notice my judgements of someone - and then as soon as I hear their story, and especially once I touch them with Reiki or other forms of energy healing, the judgement melts. I move from judgement to compassion and caring - and love.
Most of us are so quick to judge or anger, and much of it is based on assumptions we make up about the person, or their motivations. We ... READ MORE