Sunday, May 25, 2014

Memorial Day

It's Memorial Day.  It's a day set aside to remember our men and women in uniform.  It's a day to show our appreciation for the service and sacrifice that our past and present military have made on our behalf.

It's nice that a day has been set aside for this purpose, but they put their lives on the line every day.  We really should recognize and appreciate their service and sacrifice EVERY SINGLE DAY.  Even if you object to wars they're fighting or places they're deployed, remember that they're there for YOU.

So while you're enjoying your freedom... while you're enjoying a day off work or school, picnics, family and friends, take some time out to remember our men and women in uniform.

Happy Memorial Day!

Love,  Paula

Monday, May 12, 2014

No Regrets

Some relatives of mine recently got together for a visit.  They practically live on opposite sides of the country.  They had a really nice visit and when it was time to say goodbye, they got choked up... they cried.  The realization hit them that they might never see each other again.

After the story was relayed to me, it made me stop and think.  When people live a great distance apart, it's obvious that you may never see them again.  But what about the people that live close by?  What about the people that live with you?

People get in automobile accidents.  People have heart attacks and strokes.  There are random shootings.  There are fires.  There are all kinds of natural disasters.  My point is, you never know when it's going to be the last time you are going to see or talk to a friend or a loved one.  It seems we take so much for granted.  There's never any guarantee.

Let's try to stop taking so much for granted.  Let's savour our time with friends and loved ones.  Let's appreciate the time we have together.  Let's let them know - I mean REALLY KNOW - how much we care about them.  Let's not be afraid to tell the people we love that we love them.  Let's try to live with no regrets.

Love, Paula

Monday, May 5, 2014

Highest and Best Good

I am often asked - as I'm sure all of you are - to pray, send light, send good energy, or send Reiki to people or situations for a specific purpose.  I always feel privileged, honored and humbled by these requests and am more than happy to help out.

Most people have very specific requests:
 "I have a job interview.  Please send some good energy."  "We put in a bid on a house.  Pray that we get it."  You get the idea, people are asking for VERY specific things.  But I think there's a reason for the adage "Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it."  We don't always know what is in our best interest.  That house for example might have all kinds of problems that you wouldn't know about until you've purchased it and are living in it.  Then it's too late.  Or maybe that house would be okay, but there's an even better one out there for you.  The same with the job.  You may think this is THE job, but maybe there is one more suited to you.  You may never know about the other job if you get this one.

When I was taking Reiki, one of the things my Reiki Master said that really stuck with me is that we should ask that the Reiki session be for the clients "highest and best good."  Of course I always do that for my Reiki clients.  But eventually it occurred to me that I should do that for all of it; prayers, Reiki, sending light and/or sending good energy.  It's so effective.  It makes so much sense.  Now when I receive any of these requests, I always ask that this prayer, energy, light, or Reiki be for the highest and best good for all involved... and I know it is.

  Love, Paula