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February Inspiration - Getting Through Winter - Reiki newmarket, energy Healing with Karen Armstrong

February Inspiration

Here we are in our 7th week of 2019, still in the thick of winter here in Southern Ontario. And I am noticing that many around are having a tough time feeling happy.

Some are fortunate to head on a southern holiday in the sun and take time away with friends or loved ones. Some find a distraction in events like Valentine’s Day or the numerous shows taking place like the GTA Home Show, The Spring Camping & RV Show, The International Auto Show, The Woodworking Show, etc. Some just wonder how they are going to make it until Spring when our days are longer, the weather is warming up and the colours of nature come back to life.

The Search for Purpose & Meaning

My sense is that many are looking for purpose and meaning in their lives. When we can tap into that energy, it fuels us forward. How do we do that?  Of course, it is a different path for each of us.  A path that requires time, curiosity and patience.

Gregg Braden shares an idea in his book, The Divine Matrix, that when thought, feeling and emotion become one then miracles happen. When we can come from our heart, we are not in fear or anxiousness. This is huge because fear is everywhere around us. It takes consistent daily practice to disconnect from the cultural consciousness of fear and listen to the wise still voice within.

My consistent daily practice happens to be reiki.  It did not begin that way but has grown to become my spiritual practice.  It is the way I can tune into myself and the creative energy that unites all entities within our universe. It is the way I can have a touchpoint to my purpose. I remember that my life and all life are sacred.  I remember that I am here to share my love and light in all that I do.  There are many positive support tools available for us to infuse into our daily practice to instill a sense of peace and inner strength.  A couple are listed at the end of this article.

Making the Best of Winter

Winter provides us with time to hunker down in our own cozy place and read, listen and expand our own beingness past where we have been.  We can then bring this new awareness into the spring and into more of our doing activities.

Let’s take this time to seek our own inspiration so that we become the uplifter of our life. That will automatically ripple out to everything around us.

Here are a couple of resources to check out:

  1. Insight Timer App, a free app for your smart device. One of my favourites for meditation is Sarah Blondin.
  2. Mind Valley  another great site to explore for transformational global education programs.
  3. Finally, a link to a beautiful 11-minute uplifting video that was shared with me by Dean Noblett of Heartlight in Schomberg.


Please feel free to share your inspirational resources here for other readers to see. Remember to spoil yourself with some love this Valentine’s Day.  If we fill our tank, we always have lots to share.

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Until next time,

Karen

Creating Balance for New Beginnings

“The beginning is always today.” ~Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley~

I recently flew out to Calgary to get our youngest son set up at University.  He was required to arrive early for pre-season training with the varsity men’s soccer team and I jumped at the opportunity to spend a few days together and move him into residence.  We had a great time and I was able to appreciate the commitment he had made to his soccer that gained him a spot on the team and he was able to appreciate the support that he always received at home that enabled him to focus on his training.

Now was the new beginning for both of us because our children’s growth is also our growth!  He will take over from here – the responsibility for his living arrangements, his training and his academics.  I on the other hand, have been released from my usual support duties and take over the role of cheer leader and advisor IF I get asked!

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Reiki – Healing for Everyone

19508052_sAs I prepare to teach my Reiki Level 1 class this week, I have taken quiet time each morning before jumping into the business of my day.  I have been wandering around our property each morning with my bouvier, Tess.  As she strolls along checking out the smells of who visited the property overnight, I am listening to the birds, watching for the deer in the freshly cut hay field beside us and taking in the glorious summer smells before the heat of the day really hits. I find when I come back into the house that I am more centered and have given myself time to peacefully think about my intentions for the day. And though life can certainly throw curve balls, I find that somehow my highest intentions do get looked after throughout the course of the day.

Today – my intention was to write my next blog post and I was given the perfect tip on what to share from a colleague at the Chamber breakfast meeting.  She simply said, “Tell us more about Reiki.”

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