Monday, June 22, 2015


We have been having the most incredible sunsets lately.  Our sunsets are always beautiful, but the last couple of nights... well, there are just no words to describe them.  The other night at dusk, I was getting ready to close the curtains in my living room.  When I looked outside, the view took my breath away.  The whole northern sky - not just tthe north west - was lit up with different shades of orange.  It was a deep red-orange right where the sun was setting.  The rest of the northern sky was bright orange.  I couldn't take my eyes off of it.  I went outside and just sat there, drinking it all in.  There was such a peace and serenity.  It was a meditation without meditating.  What a moving experience.

When most of the color went away, I went back in the house.  My husband was out, but when he came home he asked if I had seen the moon and planets.  I hadn't so I went back outside.  There was a crescent moon and - I'm told - the planets Jupiter and Venus.  Again, I just sat there to drink in their beauty and absorb their energy.

The day time is equally beautiful.  My flower gardens are thriving.  There are different shades of pinks, purples, yellows, greens, whites, and oranges surrounding my home.  The sights and the scents just fill my being with awe and wonder.  Now add the singing birds, the buzzing bees, and the lightening bugs and it's magical.

Mother Nature is benevolent.  She freely gives us these sights and sounds and magic.  I'm ready to explode with gratitude.  I hope you all take the time to see, feel, enjoy and appreciate all that has been given to us.

Love,  Paula

Monday, June 15, 2015


Have you ever had that experience of talking with or being with someone and when you part, you are exhausted?  I think we all have at one time or another.  When that happens, we've unknowingly allowed someone to "take" our energy.

As I've mentioned many times before, I am a Reiki Master Teacher.  While working with a student a couple of weeks ago, the subject of protection came up.  As healers we open ourselves up, so we have to protect ourselves.  This is an energy protection.  We don't want to give our energy to our clients.  We also don't want to take on any of our clients' energies.  My student was having a problem with taking on her client's energy of sadness.  With each therapy session, my student was feeling more and more sadness.  She forgot to protect herself.

It occurred to me that maybe we should ALL protect ourselves every day.  We never know where or with whom we'll find ourselves.  We could easily be giving away our energy or taking on someone else's energy without even knowing it.

I would suggest starting each day by visualizing yourself inside a white or translucent bubble.  It's over you, under you, in front of you,  in back of you, and on both sides of you.  You're totally enveloped by this bubble.  Nothing discordant can get inside your bubble and your energy stays in there with you.  Please feel free to try this visualization.  At the end of the day, see if you feel better and have more energy.  It doesn't cost anything and may just help.

Love,  Paula

Monday, June 1, 2015

"Lean On Me"

People these days seem to be fixated on independence.  Our society has put such value on being independent from as early in life as possible to as late in life as possible.  My questions are, "What's wrong with being inter dependant?  What EXACTLY is independence?

Webster's Dictionary defines independence as:
a) Freedom from outside control OR support
b) The time when a country or region gains political freedom from outside control

Can anyone REALLY live independently?  Can anyone REALLY live without outside support?  If you think you can, you're kidding yourself.  We depend on the gas company to provide our homes with gas.  We depend on the electric company to provide our homes with electricity.  We depend on our stores to have groceries, clothes, toiletries, or whatever when ever we want them.  Even if we decide to live as a hermit in the woods somewhere, we depend on nature to provide for us - fish, animals, seeds, fruits from trees and bushes, trees for shelter - you get the idea.  There really is no such thing as total independence.

We are all inter dependent.  What's wrong with that?  What's wrong with me helping you, and you helping me?  Who decided that needing help and support wasn't a good thing?

Now I'm not talking about always receiving without ever giving.  I've talked about that in previous blogs.  If you don't give AND receive, the energy gets stuck and that promotes unbalance and possibly illness.  We should give and receive equally.  That's what keeps the energy moving.

The other day while driving to work, the song "Lean On Me" was on the radio.  It was perfect.  It put into words what I was feeling:

"Lean on me when you're not strong.  And I'll be your friend.  I'll help you carry on.  For, it won't be long 'til I'm gonna need somebody to lean on."  ...and there's nothing wrong with that!

Love,  Paula