“What unites us as human beings is an urge for happiness which at heart is a yearning for union.”– Sharon Salzberg

I hope you are feeling yourself surrounded by love and filled with love. Love from our earth and sky, love from our animals, love from others… love from special places that speak to you.

As many of you know, I happen to love Disneyland. It is always a spiritual and heart-opening experience for me. I am blessed to have an Annual Pass, so I can visit 5 – 6 times a year. When I am at Disneyland I feel full of love and fun and happiness and magic and hope. I don’t look at news. I just let myself be in joy – and enjoy.

I believe this is what is REAL – this is what life is about. Going with the flow, being kind and friendly, laughing, having fun, helping one another. Being happy! Celebrating beauty and fun and creativity – and imagination!

I remember when I taught Reiki and energy healing classes, sometimes students would ask “how do I know this is real?” Good question! Most of us can’t see it. Many of us can feel it. I loved to share that many years ago an engineer in one of my classes shared that science does not WHY electricity works – they just know HOW it works. I used this when I talked about Reiki and energy healing. We don’t know how love works, or peace, or compassion – but we feel them and can share them.

“What’s real?” Is the news real? These days it feels like a steady assault. It can trigger fear and anger and grief and depression. Is Disneyland real? Well, being happy and having fun and playing is real. Connecting with other people, believing in magic and laughing is real. Love is real.

What about right here, right now? How am I? Well, the truth is that right here, right now, all is well in my world, hopefully in yours also. I have a body that works, a home, a car, food in the fridge… Coming back to being present in our bodies can really help us come back to what is real. This moment is real. We can be aware of news and what is happening with others, notice how it makes us feel (fear, upset, sadness…), and come back to what is real – here and now.

In my world, healing and connecting with spirit are real. Intuition and guidance are real. Love is real, peace is real, beauty is real.