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I love doing an oracle card reading for myself when I am facing a particular issue, or even when I just want to know the energy trends surrounding me. This morning after a peaceful meditation, I pulled cards from the Angel Answers deck by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.

IMG_0485The cards I got were: Big, happy Changes, It’s Up to You, Success, Helpful People, Yes, and Ask for Help from Others. When I pull cards for myself, I also believe that they are world energies. The cards in my reading also apply to anyone who might be reading this blog post.

Basically, have hope, you will be successful, ask for and accept the help that comes to you because nothing big is accomplished in isolation. And remember, it’s up to you! You have free will on this journey through life. What do you want most? What is your soul calling for you to do, be, or become? You can do it!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

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I have often written about journaling on this blog. However, I have recently transitioned to automatic writing for about 20 minutes every morning. This has allowed me to tap into a higher guidance system. Rather than writing about problems or fears I am having, I pose a question, connect with my higher self, and allow myself to write down the wisdom that comes to me. I have found this to be both empowering and healing, as it allows me to step out of my day-to-day story and into a higher perspective.

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This morning I sat in my meditation corner, listening to healing music, wrapped in a cozy blanket. I had trouble sleeping last night because a lot was on my mind. A project I am involved in is taking longer than I had hoped to get off the ground, and there is a lot up in the air. Instead of harping on this story, I wrote this:

What is the potential for you, if you were able to see the future as something that could be known–that there are many probable future destinations. You have the power to choose which outcome you would most like to see. The outcome you would like should be focused on solely for it to come into physical manifestation. You can draw pictures, create a vision board, and ask to see this for the highest good. When you think of how to serve others, your power increases significantly. It you were to focus on numbers and money, people would sense your fear and stay far away. But, when you focus on service and affirm that you will receive more than enough to meet your needs, all will be done in Divine Timing.

Much more empowering than a whiny journal entry about money!

If you happen to be in the area, I’m giving a workshop on Intuitive Journaling at Terraloka Wellness in Kent, CT on October 11th. Comment below if you’d like to join!

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While my students are on spring break, I am taking this week to rejuvenate and connect with myself. I scheduled my own mini-retreat for three days to rest and only do things that make my heart sing. I decided to take an hour today to go down to my local beach. I love being near water. With the beach only five minutes away, I don’t take advantage of it nearly as much as I should. I bundled up, since it was only 55 degrees out today!

I wrote in my journal and read a bit. I’m currently reading The Grace in Dying: How We Are Transformed Spiritually as We Die by Kathleen D. Singh. I had my hospice volunteer orientation a couple of days ago and got a couple of books out of the library on the process of dying. This is tough stuff to face! It’s not everyday that we sit around and contemplate death for hours at a time. However, I think our lives would actually be more fulfilling were we to be honest with ourselves about the end, before we’re face to face with it.

For now, I am thankful that I am able to sit on the beach, enjoy the view, and feel grounded in nature. What a blessing!

 

 

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I recently received my attunement as a Reiki 1 practitioner! I found it to be an extremely relaxing, peaceful, and sacred ceremony. I grew up Catholic and never felt connected to that religion. The Reiki attunement felt more special to me than any sacrament I received in church. This felt for me, personally, like a great transformation.

I feel so thankful to be able to access Reiki energy whenever I need it. The hand positions are simple and most of them are quite discreet, so I can use them even while I am at work. I have noticed that I am quite fatigued. If anyone has had Reiki attunement, is this a common side effect? I imagine my body is detoxifying and is going through a deep, energetic change.

I’m looking forward to using it on myself and on friends and family, as well as in my hospice volunteer position (my orientation is next week)!

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With such busy schedules it is often hard to find time in our lives to give back. I love to volunteer but in the past couple of years I have not organized my schedule in a way that would allow time for it. However, I have recently felt called to volunteer again, and in a surprising place: hospice. At one point in my life I volunteered in a nursing home and found it to be difficult to see the elderly so lonely a lot of the time or suffering physically. So why do I feel called to volunteer with my local hospice? Perhaps because I have been coming to terms with loss myself and understanding more deeply that death is a transition, not an ending. I have been resisting this call for about three weeks, not sharing it with anyone and barely dwelling on it. It seems that everywhere I turn, though, hospice is being mentioned. So I have finally come face to face with this calling. I am absolutely terrified of it, but I also feel like it’s exactly what I want to do. These conflicting feelings are, ironically, my cue that something is right for me. The biggest steps are usually the scariest, and also the most healing. I have decided to give my local hospice residence a call tomorrow morning to inquire about volunteer positions!

Have you ever volunteered with a hospice residence? If so, what was your experience like?

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