Monday, June 25, 2018

Passion

Have you ever had a passion, but kind of lost sight of it because of life getting in the way?  You get so busy with the business of living, that you kind of forget all about that passion.  Days, weeks, months, and maybe even years can go by.

My Reiki gets like that sometimes.  I occasionally go for long periods of time without using Reiki.  Then something happens that brings me back to it.  I remember how much I LOVE it.

I hadn't been practicing my Reiki for quite awhile when my two youngest grandchildren stayed over night.  My grandson asked if I could do Reiki on him.  He said we hadn't done it in a long time...and he was right.  Of course, my granddaughter wanted Reiki too.  Working with my grandchildren reminded me how much i love helping people with Reiki.  That opened the floodgates.

The next day the family was over to celebrate Father's Day.  My oldest grandson's girlfriend came over with her sister who was visiting from out of town.  Her sister is a Reiki II practitioner.  We enjoyed talking about our experiences with Reiki.  A family member wasn't feeling well.  She was having sinus issues.  The sister and I enjoyed working together on this family member and helped her to feel better.

The next thing that happened was that I got an unexpected email asking me to give mini Reiki treatments at a local senior center for their members.  I have done this in the past, but it's been quite awhile since they've asked me to do it.  I was pleasantly surprised by the email.

Finally, I happened to run into an old friend this past weekend.  We got to talking and of course Reiki came up.  She knew about Reiki and was very interested in it.  We're going to set up an appointment.

I love the synchronicity of it all.  I love how the Universe puts opportunities in your path to help you remember your passions.  Once you remember, the Universe helps to feed and expand that passion.

The same holds true for everyone.  Whatever you focus on will be multiplied....positive or negative.    If you complain about everything, you'll get more things to complain about.  If you're grateful for the good things in your life, you'll receive more for which to be grateful.  Pay attention and observe how this works, then pull into your life what you wish to experience.  The choice is yours.

Love,  Paula

Sunday, June 10, 2018

A Sunset's Promise

Many times this spring, we've had overcast days.  Sometimes they would be accompanied by rain, sometimes it was just overcast.  But what these days had in common was that just before sunset, it would clear up over the lake and there would be this incredibly beautiful sunset.  It was such a gift after what most would call a dismal day.

Today was one of those days.  It was cold for this time of year and it was overcast.  It even rained quite a bit during the day.  But around 8:30 PM, it cleared up over the lake.  There was the most gorgeous sunset!  I couldn't take my eyes off of it until the last shred of color was overtaken by nightfall.

As I was watching this amazing show, a thought occurred to me.  Maybe these wonderful sunsets after an overcast, dismal day are nature's way of giving us hope.  Maybe it's nature's way of saying, "Listen, I know that things aren't always the way you want them to be.  I know that sometimes things can seem dark, hopeless.  But if you can just have patience, if you can just hang in there, I promise that the sun will shine again." 

My wish is that we could all see and internalize nature's message.  Hang in there.  Things  will get better. Think of that every time you see a sunset.  It's a sunset's promise.

Love,  Paula

Monday, June 4, 2018

Your Journey

In last week's blog I talked about the Labyrinth.  I was told that my journey was mine and mine alone.  It occurs to me that that is true for everyone.

I happen to be very fortunate.  I have so many people in my life - family and friends - that love and support me.  They don't always understand me, but they love and support me.  Even with all that love and support, I'm on my own journey.  No one can do it for me or with me.  It's mine.

The same holds true for everyone.  It doesn't matter if you have tons of love and support like me, or if you're pretty much alone.  Our journeys are our own.  We may have similar journeys.  Our journey's may even intersect with each others.  But no two people have the exact same journey.

My advice to you is to not worry about what other people do or say.  Follow your heart.  Follow your passion.  Follow your dreams.  Be brave, be bold and follow your journey.

Love,  Paula

Monday, May 28, 2018

Labyrinth

While I was visiting my son and daughter-in-law recently, they took me to a nature center where I had the opportunity to walk a labyrinth.  I hadn't done that in many years, so I was excited to have that opportunity.


For those of you that have never walked a labyrinth, you start at a specific point on the outside of a circular pattern and follow the path to the center.  Usually you pause in the center before you start your journey back out.  It's meant to be a meditative experience.  For me it's usually spiritual.


To me, starting from the outside and moving toward the center symbolizes a journey of going within yourself.  The center is where and when you tap into your inner wisdom.  I usually get some kind of message there.  The walk out allows you to reflect on and be grateful for any message you might have received.


My experience this day was interesting, informative, and kind of humorous.  I was so excited about walking the labyrinth that I think I got my son and husband excited about it too.  I don't know for sure, but I don't believe either of them had done this before.  I started my journey and I could hear that I was being "followed" by two sets of footsteps.  Pretty soon there was only one set of footsteps.  Shortly thereafter, it was only me. 


When I got to the center I paused, hoping to receive a message.  I was "told" that although I have support from my loved ones, this journey is mine and mine alone.  I almost laughed out loud because what had just happened in the physical world was reflective of my message.  It was perfect!


Love,  Paula



Monday, May 21, 2018

L-O-V-E

Whether you're aware of it or not, we had a wonderful surge of "love" energy this past weekend...The Royal Wedding. 


If you're not a fan of such things, you're probably screaming, "ENOUGH ALREADY!"  But if you are a fan, you can't get enough.  It's not a problem for you that the whole thing was televised, recapped for hours, then rebroadcast for those who missed it earlier.  It's been all over TV and social media for days...and we still can't get enough.  To see two people from two such different backgrounds fall in love and profess that love so openly on the world stage...well it was the stuff of fairy tales. 


There is another thing going on here though.  It's something that most people aren't aware of.  You see; words, actions, thoughts, and focus are powerful tools of creation.  Over one billion people from all over the world were focused on LOVE for that one incredible day. 


Normally the media focusses on anger, hatred, bullying, murder, war - all kinds of fear.  If we watch the news, we also start focusing on those things.  By doing so, we give our energy to the things that we say we do not want in our lives and in our world.  We unwittingly help them grow. 


On this special day and weekend, those over ONE BILLION people from around the world were focusing on LOVE and therefore putting their energy on LOVE and helping LOVE grow. 


Wouldn't it be wonderful to have more and more days like that?  Wouldn't it be wonderful to help love grow world-wide?  Well...what's stopping us?  If each individual would take responsibility for their own focus on love, their world would change.  And as more and more people do that individually, the whole world would change.  Let's do it!  Let's change our world.


Love,  Paula

Monday, February 19, 2018

Clean Your Closet

I think most of us, if not all of us, have that place - or places - that just aren't as neat and tidy as they should be.  You know what I'm talking about:  junk drawer, table, end table, corner of the room...you get the idea.

For me, it's a closet.  When there is something I don't know what to do with or where it should go...if I don't want to deal with it right now...it goes in my closet.  You wouldn't believe the junk that fits in that small space!

While meditating I was "told" to clean my closet.  I found this odd.  What kind of spiritual message was this?  I was meditating after all.

It was revealed to me that what is going on in my outer world was a reflection of what is going on inside.  The act of stuffing things in my closet was an outward expression of how I stuff things I don't want to deal with or don't know what to do with deep inside myself.  Doing this doesn't mean that these things don't exist, it just means that I'm ignoring them or hiding them.  They're still there and still need to be addressed.

Spring is just around the corner.  Maybe this year we should all consider doing some internal "Spring Cleaning" along with our normal spring cleaning.  What do you think?

Love,  Paula





Monday, February 12, 2018

Valentine's Day 2018

In the United States we celebrate a holiday called Valentine's Day.  Every February 14th, everyone's attention is turned to thoughts of love.  We buy presents, make special meals, and do nice things for those we love.  We not only do these things for our romantic partners, but also for our children, grandchildren, parents, favorite aunts and uncles... anyone you love.  We spend time, energy and money proving our love.

There's nothing wrong with this, but if you love someone - or many "someones" - I'm sure you show it all the time by the loving things you do with and for them daily.  You don't need a special day on the calendar to tell you to show your love.

If you're like me, however, I'm betting there is one person you forget to treat lovingly...YOURSELF.  We're always ready to jump in and help anyone and everyone when they want or need something from us.  We put ourselves on the back burner.  We allow ourselves to get worn out physically, mentally and emotionally as long as our loved ones are happy and taken care of.

How about doing something different this year?  How about on this Valentine's Day, besides doing for everyone else, do something for yourself.  It can be anything - big or small.  Take a nap.  Relax in a hot bath.  Schedule a massage.  Take a walk.  Read a book.  Do some writing.  Take yourself to lunch.  Do ANYTHING that is just for you.  Take an hour or so for yourself so you can have more energy to take care of others.  It's not selfish.  It's probably the best thing you can do for your loved ones

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day!

Love,  Paula
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