Thursday 29 December 2011

Getting attuned to Reiki

Big day today……..I’m soon to receive my reiki attunement.
So,  what does this mean? Well,  to be totally honest,  I’m not really sure I understand it.
What I would like to think is that it will allow me to open myself up to understanding and knowing the universal laws even better than I do now.
Asking the universe this one question creates magic:  “What can I do to allow even more openness?”
You can use these type of questions all the time to open up possibilities. 
How does it get even better than this?
What can I  do in this situation?
Universe,  help to show me what I need to do
And the list goes on…..
Asking Joanne what exactly to expect,  she seems to think this is something that I am worried about.  However,  I can say I’m not worried.  I trust Joanne with my life.  This is the lady who helped me look after my children while I went back to college to retrain.  If I trust her with my children, I trust her with my life.  End of.
Breaking down barriers.  This is something that Joanne has told me to expect.  Barriers I have put up to protect myself may well come down.  This does concern me slightly.  I pride myself on being a strong woman.  What if suddenly I cannot be strong anymore?  Cancel that thought.  Use the art of allowing.  
What is the art of allowing you ask?  Allowing something is just letting something happen.  Stop worrying about it,  let it be and let it just do whatever it’s going to do.  Leave it to fate you might say….  At the end of the day, call it what you will,   yet know that worrying about things,  being afraid of things or unnecessary fretting Is not going to change things.  Being positive,  expecting a good outcome,  thinking everything is for a good reason is the art of allowing.  Let go of the past bad stuff,  know it’s part of the journey that we are all on.
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Last night,  I slept at Joannes house.  This house has such a lovely, homely feel to it.  Cannot explain it.
Joanne and I had a conversation last night about ‘not being able to explain something’ .
“If you cannot explain it,  then it is something that is coming from within.  From a source of what we are made up from. All that we are is working in other ways than our conscious thoughts and conscious feelings.  When we say we cannot explain it to someone else,   this  gives it even more substance.  It’s coming from inside.  We cannot quantify it, yet must not question it either.  Especially if it is a strong feeling that feeling right or wrong.”
Wise words,  clever lady.
The room I slept in was full of crystals.  Now,  I’m not totally sure of crystals and all of their meanings but apparently I may have experienced “A clearing”.  I woke totally soaked with sweat and the good thing was,  I was totally full of direction,  ideas and positivity that I must head in a certain direction.  This was with my writing and my wishes of helping others in life with weight loss goals,  fertility and and and and and……woah I’m sooooo ready to go…….
Looking forward to getting away to my beloved second home, Egypt next week,  I’m feeling very grounded and the future feels so rosy.
So,  I’ll write more after finding out about the history of Reiki.  
Exciting times!
Well, the whole story of Reiki is pretty impressive and just a little bit scary. 
There is definitely more to life than what we can put our hands on,  what we can see and what we can comprehend. 
During my lesson,  I found out that through the power of meditation,  we can create so many answers for ourselves that were previously unanswered.
Attunement took place, whatever that really is……but some sort of magical power that opens me up to the power of Reiki.  Right at the very end of this I could see a really bright white star appear. 
Looking remarkably like a star that you would find on a Christmas card,  directly above a camels head in front of the hills.
After doing my practice Reiki sessions on my 3 family members,  I was shocked to know that my husband spoke right at the end of his session that he saw a bright white star just like the one you see on a Christmas card……..woahhhhhhhhh.
Well for sure, this stuff worked,  my hands got very hot in certain places on the body and there was a feeling within me that there is very much something going on inside of all of us that is more than unexplainable.  I felt a sense of peace and tranquillity.  Knowing that no matter what journey life takes us on this crazy path,  all will always be well.
All is well.
We are loved.  


Wednesday 21 December 2011

Gratitude - Just a word until something is taken away from you?

Guilty as charged m’lord!
How about you? Are you guilty too? 
For sure I am, despite my best efforts to try and appreciate everything. That said, yesterday from my sick bed I watched a hilarious episode of “Friends” where Phoebe had a boyfriend who was so upbeat about everything in sight. It was nauseating! Different from him, I can see the bad in some things but choose not to let it into my space to make me feel blue.
So, what exactly is gratitude? Let’s talk about health for a minute; we walk around in our happy bubble appreciating nature or something else beautiful that we can write about in our gratitude journal, not always realising the comfort our bodies are in. Have you ever suffered at the hands of a basic need like going to the loo? Or being able to chew? Let’s think of a water infection – ouchie – now doesn’t that make you realise how comfortable you were prior to the water infection?
Have you ever sat there suffering and thinking this exact same thing? Uh hummm sister me too, I feel your pain!
Being well and healthy is something that we all very much take for granted which is a good thing. Were we to spend time worrying all the time about which illness we might get next, well, frankly that’s another whole illness in itself isn’t it!
When that health is taken away, however temporarily, it sure does make us realise that we were so lucky previously to this. Can you see my point? Where am I heading? Well maybe you already keep a gratitude journal. They can be so powerful. Every single day you realise that even if it might be one of those days  you put down to being a ‘bad day’ there will be at least 3 things you can list in your gratitude journal. As you do this, you will in simple terms, realise there is a reason to be cheerful – (wasn’t that a song?) – in complex terms you will raise your vibrational frequency which will in turn take you higher and higher up the emotional scale. This is excellent news!
What is the emotional scale? Now that’s a long answer and a whole other blog……let me tell you a secret (one we want everyone to know about) you want to be as close to the top as possible. What emotion is at the top?
And that, my friends, is the meaning of life…………

Manifesting the perfect new boots

My ankle was sprained.

Well, that was the good could have been broken of course......but thank goodness it was no break, "just" a sprain. Now this was 6 weeks ago and I was still really struggling to walk on the glamourous high heels I loved so much. Like the desert loves the rain! So, accepting that I either walk semi-normally on flatties or walk like a really badly injured person on heels, I opted - without question or agenda  - for flatties.

Last years "ugg" boots (which were definitely not ugg boots but this is the easiest way for you to 'get the jist') were starting to do that little 'off to the side' walk all of their own accord! So this was not my smartest look, although definitely comfortable and for sure the warmest. The other flat boots I had let in the rain and left me walking, with shoes, in a puddle!

Cut to the chase, I needed new boots. I loved the 'riding boots' that were all the rage this year and I wouldn't have minded some of those but it wasn't the look I wanted. After looking in many different shops I was almost resigned to the fact that my only choice seemed to be the riding boots for this winter.

Visiting the gorgeous London lights took me into River Island on Regent Street.

 There they were!!  The perfect boots,  I loved them so much.  "Yee haa" screamed out to me,  so a little cowboy type of thing, you know.  Although they were out of my budget that I'd set myself for the boots,  considering it was coming up to Christmas too.  Damn.....

Giving up on the boots idea totally while accepting the fact I'll be walking in puddles, I shopped  few days later for a Christmas gift that is still a pre Christmas secret (so I won't tell you here what it was!).  Thinking I had finished shopping for the day,  I headed back to the car when on the way a shoe shop "called" to me!!!


Ohhh,  this could be interesting.  So in I went,  with this magnetic force pulling me in!!  Finding the size 6's was easy.  Straight to the back of the shops..........YEE HAA boots in there!!

I picked them up to look for the price tag.  All the other boots in the sale had a red price tag.  No Red price tag here.  Not these boots.........I looked,  there was another pair,  identical! FAB.

No price.


Lady with a badge was there so I asked,  "If there is no red tag does that mean these aren't in the sale?"
She replied,  "I'll go and find a price for you." Without further delay she was gone,  one YeeHaa boot in hand...........have a little guess what I did?

I put a request in to the Universe, whispering: "Make it £15 please."

Then I waited.........

The lady came back............ "They are 15."
"Fifteen pounds?" I asked, astounded to the point of almost falling over.
"Yes."  She replied in an 'of course' voice.
"Ok,  I'll take those!" I exclaimed before I realised I should try them on.  Of course, they were a perfect fit!

Till exchange taken care of,  perfect boots in possession........

YEE HAAA!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you Universe!
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