Monday, August 27, 2012


In last week's blog I talked about getting together with a friend who was going through the same things I'm going through. It occurred to me that it might be helpful to you if I shared those things with you.

In January, I had bunion surgery on my left foot. Two years ago I had the same surgery on my right foot and had no problems. This time the foot wouldn't heal. I'm still using a bone stimulating machine on it to help it heal... over six months later.

While camping, I fell over the gate on a trailer that I KNEW was down. I "flapped" the palm on my left hand and I injured the index finger of my left hand. The palm has healed but left a scar. The index finger hasn't healed and is weak. I'm left handed.

Then while playing with my grandchildren, something snapped in my left buttocks. It's healing but is still sore.

Finally, I lost a filling in a tooth on the left side of my mouth. I went to the dentist. He worked on me for over an hour. When it came time to scrap and shape the filling, it fell out. I have to go back and he's going to put pins in it to hold it in. I never heard of such a thing.

All of these things happened on my left side and, except for the bunion surgery, everything happened within a month and a half. My friend is having left side issues also. It FINALLY occurred to me that maybe the universe was trying to get my attention.

I started asking friends if they "got" anything on this. My first friend told me that the left side is the receiving side. She said that there is something there for me but I don't "see" it so I keep tripping over it.

Other friends mentioned that the left side is also the feminine side. They feel that I need to do things that feed the feminine... massages, readings, dancing, window shopping, meditating, spending time alone in nature, spending time with female friends, things like that. Both of those suggestions seem to apply.

My point in telling you all this is that it is so important to live consciously. Pay attention to your body, your life, and all that is going on around you. Sometimes random things just happen. But if a couple of things happen, pay attention to that. MAYBE there's a lesson there. MAYBE the universe is trying to get your attention. Listen, learn the lesson, and grow.

Love, Paula

Monday, August 20, 2012


In my blog "Support," I was looking to form a little group for anyone needing support to accomplish their goals and dreams. The other day, I got together with a friend I haven't seen for about a year. While talking we discovered we were going through the exact same thing. I'm not talking similar, I'm talking EXACT! It was unbelievable. It was like we were the same person. We decided that we were going to get together more frequently to talk, give each other Reiki and generally support each other. It was an unexpected surprise and a wonderful gift for me.

As I've mentioned before, we need to let go of expectations and preconceived ideas. We need to remain flexible. I was looking for support through the Internet. And if that happens, I'm still open to it and will enjoy and appreciate it. But apparently the Universe had a different idea and felt I needed something more personal. So I was reconnected with a friend going through the same thing I'm going through. These kind of serendipitous things happen for me all the time and I AM so grateful.

Believe me though, I'm not any more special than anyone else. If you take the time to look around you and really SEE, the things you need and are looking for are there for you. They may not come the way you expected, but they're there.

Love, Paula

Monday, August 13, 2012


On my way to work every day I pass by a business that puts sayings on a sign outside. Their latest one is, "A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline." This seemed to fit with last week's blog. It's like the Universe is trying to get through to me.

Last week I talked about a couple of my passions. I ended the blog with a call of support for our goals and dreams. Reading this quote made me realize at least one of the things I'm not doing. I had no real plan and I definitely don't have a deadline. So this quote has given me a place to start.

In order to manifest a hospice house, I should probably know a little more about the inner workings of hospice. So I've decided to volunteer at one of our local hospices. That's HUGE for me. It's the start of a plan. It's forward movement. It's a small step in the right direction.

I'm excited to have at least made that resolve. Now I have to decide which hospice to volunteer at. There are so many and I'm sure they all do good work. My hope is that I can find a hospice that will allow me to utilize my Reiki skills with their clients.

Now I have a dream and the start of a plan. I ALMOST have a goal according to the above definition.

Love, Paula

Monday, August 6, 2012


"To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did." I have absolutely LOVED that saying since the very first time I read it over a year and a half ago. So much so that I printed it out on an index card and have it displayed on my desk at work so I can read it every day. It just makes so much sense.

Yet my life hasn't changed. Do you know why? I keep doing the same things I've always done. It's easy. It's safe. It's comfortable. It's familiar. It's habit. But it doesn't help to change things. I have a couple of passions I'd like to see manifest, e.g. Transition Rooms in nursing homes which I wrote about in my blog, and a community hospice house. Writing about them and talking about them is at least something I guess. But like the saying says I need to "DO something I never did." I'm not sure exactly what that is yet, but I think I'm FINALLY ready to move forward with it.

How about you? Is there something in your life that you'd like to accomplish? If so, let's move forward together. Let's do something we never did. You'll probably be hearing about my progress (or lack of progress) through my blogs. But I'd love to hear about your progress. You can leave a comment at the end of this blog or contact me at Let's start our own little support group while we're accomplishing our goals and dreams.

Love, Paula