Friday, March 20, 2009

Reiki Precepts

I'm reading Reiki by Pamela Mines and she has a really nice version of the Reiki precepts:

Just for today do not be angry and do not worry.

Value your life and make the effort necessary to actualize your life's purpose.

Be kind.

I've been doing Reiki for many years now. I was attuned to level one in nursing school 13 years ago and then the level two (where you can send distant Reiki) before I went to India in 2001. (I wanted to be able send it to Rob while I was away for a few months.) Just lately I've been getting brave enough to do it a bit at work at the hospital (where they have a program to train and support nurses doing Reiki). I've also been giving treatments to my friend who has cancer and another friend who is trading off Mayan Uterine Massage for me (to help with fertility so I am ready for the financial family-expanding windfall!)

The Reiki has been really subtle for me, mostly done on the faith that something was happening, but lately it is feeling more tangible and more powerful.

Today I gave my friend an hour long treatment and hours later I still feel a pervasive feeling of peace mixed with a deep desire to close my eyes and sleep.

Happy Spring!

We started the holiday with carrot cake cream cheese frosted cupcakes from 2nd Street Bakery. I'm feeling a bit sick as the noon hour approaches.

Glad spring is here, but must admit I feel some trepidation about the year just singing along like it is.
Lily is loving first grade, I can still easily carry my Georgia in my arms, and I was supposed to get pregnant this year. If warm weather and summer keeps coming it means Lily will soon be a SECOND grader. Yikes! Georgia will get too big to carry. Sadness! and I might notice the baby supporting financial windfall has yet to arrive. Oh NO!

I'm thinking this might be the first year I've wanted to put out my heels and stop the sled of time.
I'm sure the antidote is trying to drink up each moment, but for now I'm tired and cupcake frosting is buzzing through my bloodstream in an unpleasant way. So, instead of trying to turn it around, I am going to continue to feel conflicted about inevitable passage of time.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Signs of Hope

Well there you have it. Instead of wondering if I am a fool for being ever-hopeful; I'm just going to decide that hopeful is my default and go from there. Enough wondering if the muggle world will think I'm a weirdo. I'm going to carry on and do great things. like sing more, write more and hang out on the couch with my marvelous family.
Here is a lecture by Jill Bolte Taylor that I watched twice while I was working my overnight last weekend. I want to watch it again. Talk about hope!

Friday, March 13, 2009


Ok, I still try to ignore it because it is so subjective, so goofy, so embarrassing, but I cannot get away from the number 654. Time of birth, clocks, mailboxes, license plates, everywhere, so I looked it up.

"654 The changes you're considering regarding your behavior, habits or patterns are supported by the angels."

That's good, but I'm not sure what changes.

I was going to sign up for another Reiki class. I am trying to lose the last 10 pounds and be done with paying weight watchers (But not get weird and neurotic). I was struck by this suggestion by Martha Beck "It never works to inflict on yourself anything you wouldn't force on someone you love."

I'll keep wondering and see if anything clearer comes.