Sunday, August 14, 2011

So much happening...

WOW!!  I cannot believe I have been away from blogging for so long.  It has been quite the hectic 7 months.  As you know, dear readers, my Mom died December 1st & I believe I have also mentioned that Sparky's Mother fell the end of December.  From there the year has been a down-hill slide.  Sometimes fast, sometimes we hit a plateau, sometimes we just hung onto a tree or braced ourselves against a rock.  But we would always slide downhill again.  After assisted living, hospital, blood infection, nursing home, readying a room at Sparky's for Miss E to move into, another infection, another hospital stay, back to the nursing home, then with another hospital trip we finally hit the bottom.  Sparky's Mother, my beloved Miss E, quietly crossed over to the Other Side on July 31st.  I was by her side as she made her Journey. 

I was, however, able to take my Reiki Level 1 class & become a Level 1 practioner.  Looks like I will be able to take Reiki Level 2 in September.  Really looking forward to that class.  I met the most amazing people in my first class.  They all blessed me in such different ways. But I walked away enriched for having met each of them.  Amazing conversations.  Wonderful exchange of ideas, beliefs, etc without any negativity.  A total sharing & learning experience. Honest, open, & loving.

Finding time to practice has been difficult.  I do give myself Reiki before I go to bed each night.  I am sleeping so good - soundly & peacefully.  I actually am able to sleep in on the weekends now (so long as no one calls & wakes me up at 10:15 as has happened the last 2 Saturdays). I have been meditating also but not so much as I was a couple of months ago.  I attended my first Healing Circle last month - it was AWESOME.  Healing Circle for August is tomorrow night  (it is held near or on Full Moon) & I am so looking forward to the meditation as well as the communion with like-minded souls. 

So that, dear ones, is the Reader's Digest Condensed Version of the last few months.  Stay tuned for the continuation of my Journey.  I think it is going to be a wonderful ride & I hope you come along with me. 

Note:  Thanks KT for checking on me, for caring, & for missing me here in the blogasphere.  I promise I'm back!!

~~blessed be...


kt said...

Well, it's about time. Welcome back!
I am off now to search the web to find out what
Reiki is...............kt

kt said...

I'm back...and this is some of what I found.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."

So, in a way we practice Reiki in our church because we believe in the laying on of hands and meditation.

kt said...

Well here you go again! kt