Have you heard about RC oil? This is one of my favorite oils to use this time of year and I cannot imagine being without it in my oily collection. It is one of those oils that I always have a back up new bottle on hand to use. Continue reading I can breathe again!!
Have you used frankincense essential oil? This is an oil I have just starting to use. I like to use it to help center myself before a Reiki session, but am learning there is so much more to it also! Continue reading My introduction to Frankincense Essential Oil
As we head into autumn and the weather starts to change, my lungs are the first to feel it. Thanks to my essential oil journey, this year I am trying some new things. I think I am in love with my diffuser! This little baby sits on my office desk and is amazing! I love being able to customize my oil blend depending on what I need that day to support my own personal wellness.
It’s that time of the year again! The kids are back to school and germs are on the rampage! Aren’t we all looking for ways to keep our loved ones healthy during the annual cold/flu season? Would you like to give you and your family a natural and healthy immune booster this year? Perfect for everyday use. This is the perfect time of year to try Thieves Essential Oil. Continue reading Thieves Essential Oil for Wellness & Immune Support
The sun lit up the sky as I opened the sliding glass door, feeling the warm breeze flowing gently around me. Sitting on the deck, I propped my legs up on a stool, closed my eyes and allowed the warmth to penetrate my skin. After a few moments, I opened my eyes to gaze at the lush green trees that surrounded me by the lake. The hedge off the porch had recently been trimmed by the landscapers, offering a more expansive view of nature’s beauty around me.
As I glanced to my right, I noticed a bird nest at eye level that was now exposed following the landscaping. Inside was a defenseless baby blue jay and she was looking at me with wide open eyes. I could feel her fear as she watched and waited for my next move. She tried to move around with little progress as she was still young and had not gained much mobility.
Not wanting to frighten her more, I gently turned to face her. I extended my hands and offered her Reiki and awaited her response. Moments later I could feel the energy flow between my hands and my new feathered friend. She continued to watch me as her body noticeably relaxed. A few minutes later she stretched her head out and closed her eyes, settling into sleep.
I was filled with appreciation for this moment and the deep connection with nature, via the up close and personal encounter with Baby Blue (the name I had affectionately decided to call my new friend.) Moments later, a hummingbird came to the feeder that was just above my head. I sat very still in order to capture some pictures as this bird appeared to be posing for me. It appeared to have no worry or concern that I was in its personal space. I saw a movement to my left and at the end of the porch, and a bunny appeared. He hopped into close view, pausing, watching me while eating a few bites of clover. Then he continued on his way.
After I snapped a few photos, I closed my eyes again to feel the sunshine on my face and allowed my mind to quiet. I heard a hummingbird fly very close to my ear. When I opened my eyes, the bird I had been photographing was hovering inches in front of my face at eye level, looking at me. This was the first time I had viewed one up close. She appeared to just hover, allowing me to view the full spectrum of magnificent colors that adorned her feathers. She then proceeded to do a dance around me, pausing every couple of feet. I was surprised how long she chose to interact with me before flying off to find her next adventure.
I sat watching Baby Blue sleep, feeling a sense of wonder about the amazing animals I was blessed enough to share my space with.
June 2, 2014: Update on Baby Blue
I arrive to check on Baby Blue and was surprised to see how much she had changed. Her feathers had darkened and she displayed some brilliant blue hues. She was alert and did not hold the same fearful look in her eyes that I remembered. It appeared she was now more curious instead. I sat down and talked to her, offering her some Reiki, which she gladly accepted. She then dozed off to sleep.
When I checked on her a few hours later, I noticed she appeared to have grown out of her nest as it was tipped over on its side. She had built and addition to the nest on the backside and she was standing up on the side of it. I knew our time together would be brief and she would soon be ready to leave her makeshift nest. Baby Blue ended up flying away sometime later that day to begin her next adventure. I have to admit, I do look for her when I gaze out the large windows overlooking the small field next to the lake.
The animals I encounter always teach me valuable lessons. Baby Blue taught me how to find meaning and joy while participating in activities that might seem mundane or uninspiring. The day I discovered her, it reaffirmed how easy it is to make a difference in someone’s life, no matter where we are. It also taught me to look for everyday miracles and gifts from Source, as they are all around us. I am happy I was able to be of service and help Baby Blue calm her fears on that landscaping day. I also believe the compassion and kindness I showed to her is what allowed the memorable hummingbird experience to occur in my life moments later. Was it a direct chain reaction that occurred from extending my heart energy outward? My reward for attempting to help a scared baby bird? An example of how our actions affect those around us? I will let you decide.
As I sit in the hotel lounge chair gazing at the mesmerizing flames in the fireplace flickering blue, red, orange and purple; it becomes real to me just how important this soul journey of mine really is. I am currently struggling….no, let’s change that, being provided the opportunity to feel some contrast in regards to something occurring in my life right now. I have been desperately seeking answers to many questions. I try to shake it, but there is this impatient part of me that so anxiously awaits those answers.
Last weekend I was guided to this very moment when my wonderful fiancé informed me she felt I really needed to take a day away by myself and go to the ocean. She makes me take care of myself when I am not always prone to doing it and she is one of my human guardian angels. As hard as it was to leave my family for the night, I knew this was something my soul so desperately needed.
I choose an ocean view room with a fireplace and await the flow of inspiration. Windows wide open… I am able to feel, hear, and see that magnificent gift that is our immense pacific ocean. I feel the tension and pressure start to fade away. A little restless at first, I quickly make myself at home and view the glowing sunset from my couch.
Here I am, relaxing in my room and gazing out the window at the vast and expansive ocean that lies in front of me. I feel the peacefulness of spirit surround my soul’s adventure tonight.
As I meditate and ask for clear guidance and signs from God, Spirit, my Angels, and my Guides; I hear the comforting sounds of a flock of seagulls approach my open window. I look outside and they are circling around me and then stop to rest a few short feet from where I am, on the roof below. I know they are here for a reason. I feel inspired to fetch my camera. With camera in hand, I begin taking pictures and several additional seagulls decide to land and begin talking. I wonder if they are talking amongst themselves, or is it for me? I wish I knew what they were saying. I turn away from the window, they continue to converse and one seagull flies very close to the open window. I actually wonder if he is going to fly in and briefly ponder whether I should close the window. I decide I am enjoying the fresh ocean air too much so if one flies in, I will just hope he is friendly.
The seagull calls out as he flies by again. I decide I must look up the Seagull meaning because my soul knows that they are sent to me in this moment, for a purpose. This is the message I receive from the Animal Spirit Totems Dictionary: Seagulls are spiritual messengers that demonstrate that a higher communication with guides is taking place. He shows how to see above situations with a higher clarity and teaches that there are many perspectives to consider. Seagull shows a sense of friendship and community and the cooperation that is needed for the whole to operate successfully. He teaches how to ride the currents of the mental, emotional, and physical worlds. Are you going with the flow or fighting it? Are you cooperating with others? Are you open to your guides? Seagull can teach you many lessons of looking, living and being. It is time to listen and watch for the nuances and timing of action. “
Interestingly enough, as I am reading the meaning and writing this entry all becomes peaceful again and the flock of seagulls leaves as quickly as they arrived. It appears they were only here long enough for me to recognize the message they were delivering. I return to the window and notice that not all have left. One lone seagull remains on the roof and is looking at me. As I talk to him, he moves a few feet closer. He stays by the window for quite a while keeping me company and then eventually flies off to rejoin his friends. My heart lightens and I say thank you to Spirit. Your message is received.
It is hard to understand the reason behind tragedies such as 9/11. I remember this day and the horror I felt as if it were yesterday. Looking back, I am now aware of the seemingly odd opportunities that also arose from this challenging period of our nation’s history. Continue reading Remembering September 11, 2001