Just For Today, Do Not Worry

Just For Today, Do Not Worry

When you are attuned to Reiki, one of the first things you learn is the Five Principles of Reiki. The first principle is: Just for today, do not worry. Not the easiest thing to do for someone who jokingly says her middle name is Worry. Worry is everywhere, from the well-meaning advice from your parents designed to keep you alive to the news warning you about chemicals and bad guys everywhere to internal dialogues and concerns about raising kids and taking care of yourself to… well – EVERYWHERE! Today is a day when I am trying to avoid worry, too. I am going to the doctor to have a tumor I discovered on my shoulder evaluated and schedule surgery. It’s hard NOT to worry about it. There are so many unknowns and I have to wait for more information. I’m trying not to worry about it, though. There isn’t anything I can do about it now. Worrying won’t help. I am taking proper steps in having the tumor evaluated and removed ASAP, and I will do what I need to do to resolve it, ultimately. But this brings up a lot of other thoughts: Should I do more to avoid issues in the future? Should I change my diet? Should I do more yoga or alter my lifestyle? Is Paleo better or should I follow a vegan diet? Low carb or low-fat? Or maybe a juice fast? Will that affect my metabolism? What if it’s cancer? U.G.H. And this tumor is the tip of the “worry iceberg” for me. I have 3 children to worry about, a husband who is a...

Imbolc Celebration – My First Time

  I don’t know if it is the fact that I am older or the fact that I am really working on grounding and becoming more connected to the Earth, but I FEEL the changes and intuit the meanings behind the holidays that are celebrated in the Pagan community. For example, this year I allowed myself to somewhat hibernate during the winter. I didn’t have the same expectations for myself to always be doing and creating and moving forward. I took the time to just rest (mostly, if an entrepreneur anyone with 3 kids and a dog can really rest). It helped, too – at least it seemed to! I actually enjoyed going out with my boys in the cold. I dragged them around on their sleds and had a blast with them, watching them WHOOSH down the little hill at the edge of our village. And I don’t know if it was my plans for a trip to Florida that made this winter somewhat tolerable for me. I have some sunshine to look forward to – warm days and beaches. That might have helped to buoy my mood. Either way, I’ve felt a stirring in the last few days – a sense that I wanted to start DOing again. That I was done with BEing and with the rest. It was like I was ready to wake up after my winter slumber. Then I read about Imbolc, which is today! Imbolc is a Gaelic/Celtic holiday dedicated to the Goddess Brigid and the return of the Sun. It’s midpoint in the Winter, which means that warm weather is on...
My New Year’s Day Tarot Card – Four of Air

My New Year’s Day Tarot Card – Four of Air

What does the Four of Air mean to me in the year 2017? It is easy for us all to put a LOT of energy and excitement into New Year’s Day! It’s good to bring that excitement into each and every day of our lives, no matter what the date! Right now, I am marching into the New Year with some big goals – one being to blog daily about cards and work more to share my journey with others. I want to share that with you! When I work with the cards, it’s hard for me to deny the connection that I have with them – the way exact notions that I was just pondering come up when I pull a card of the day for myself.  Today was no different. One of the concepts I was thinking about this morning (well, over the past few weeks, actually) was organization of time, of energy, of my physical space. Making room, simplifying routines for the best outcomes, etc. And the card that I pulled from the Dreams of Gaia Tarot Deck, the Four of Air, fit EXACTLY with this theme! Now, generally speaking, the Four of Air/Swords tarot card means that you should take the time to rest and relax. It indicates that a hiatus is necessary or in store for you. The Dreams of Gaia deck often offers expanded thoughts on the meanings of the cards. The Four of Air in the Dreams of Gaia Tarot Deck asks a person to look at his or her habits and home to see how he or she can maximize time and space...
Fulfillment – My Theme Word for 2017

Fulfillment – My Theme Word for 2017

Did you choose a word or phrase for the year 2017?   For the last few years, it has become common for people to choose a word of the year to describe a theme or feeling they want to achieve. For me, my word of the year or theme is FULFILLMENT fulfilment noun noun: fulfillment 1. the achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted. “winning the championship was the fulfillment of a childhood dream” satisfaction or happiness as a result of fully developing one’s potential. “she did not believe that marriage was the key to happiness and fulfillment” 2. the meeting of a requirement, condition, or need. “the fulfillment of statutory requirements” the performance of a duty or role as required, pledged, or expected. “the need to eliminate excess by the security forces in fulfillment of their duties”   I love the word fulfillment because it gives me a goal to strive for – doing what I set out to do. It also describes a feeling of satisfaction. You know, I work hard, and there are many times that I feel busy, but not fulfilled. When I set my sights on accomplishing goals that make me feel fulfilled – that make my life more pleasurable and give me more of a feeling of satisfaction – it puts a different spin on my work. It makes me focus more on figuring out how to spend more time doing the things that I love, that make me feel fulfilled. My focus is also on working smarter and not harder.  And for me, this means that I should evaluate HOW I spend my time...
When Is The Best Time To Start Working On Your Goals?

When Is The Best Time To Start Working On Your Goals?

Is New Year’s Day the best time to start working on your goals? As the New Year approaches, many of us are busy making plans, resolutions, and vision boards in hopes that we will achieve all that we desire in the coming year. The best thing to remember, though, is that the best day to start working on your goals is TODAY and the best time is NOW! When you think about it, what you do now – in each and every moment – influences what your future will be like. If you want to see big changes in your life, you have to start making small changes in the moment. But don’t overwhelm yourself with a bunch of big changes all at once, though. Remember that change happens over time and that better is better than the same old same old! And remember, too, that you don’t have to wait for a specific date, day, or time to start making changes that lead you to your dreams. What can you do to start making positive changes today? Figure out your top 3 priorities. Make sure that you keep the most important things in your mind as you plan out changes that you will make. Break it down. If better health is a priority for you, brainstorm about real, meaningful changes you can make in your daily life. Make these changes trackable. Start tracking them daily! Find a buddy. It is important to have support from people who are working toward the same goals as you are. If you want to grow your business, seek out people who are...
2016 Overview – It Was Better Than I Thought

2016 Overview – It Was Better Than I Thought

Hello My Dears! The year 2016 was super busy for me, and I ended up manifesting a LOT of the desires I had set in place. I didn’t even realize how much I achieved until I started writing this blog post! This year I: started working for PsychicWorld.com as a Psychic Liaison, recruiter, and as their primary social media manager (I also do chat based readings there). This project took a LOT of my time and energy at the beginning and now that I have that under control, I’m going to work on building myself again. traveled almost quarterly for work. This is one of the goals that I wanted to work toward. Like a lot. I want to get out into the community – to talk to people, to help them grow as individuals and in their businesses (if that’s how they choose to work with me), to teach Reiki and Tarot, to speak, to meet other fabulous people on my journey. TarotCon in Florida opened up something that I knew was there – some calling to live and work there. I saw Florida as divinely magical. We’ll see how that progresses… And I was also in Amsterdam to meet up with the PsychicWorld.com team! manifested a LOT of both good and bad things! LOL! I really learned to be careful about what I wished for after I manifested a beagle who was a handful and a half and really not a good fit for my family as she was much too aggressive toward my boys! I set the intention of getting a BEAGLE without doing the research....