Archive for the ‘Reiki’ Category
Here’s another experiment with painting using Gimp tools. There are two hidden faces and a little moon in this one….I swear, I can get immersed for hours with this stuff! I don’t know exactly what the meanings are for these faces. The girl seems to be connecting with lunar energy and the high/low tides of emotion. Maybe she has issues with the people represented by the faces and is working on energetically releasing them although the faces don’t necessarily look like enemies, just observers.
I’m not done yet, I see a few more faces in there that need to be pulled out. Hmmm “pulled out“. I wonder if that’s like pulling out a tooth? Bringing to the surface to be healed? I don’t know, all I know is that this is some fascinating stuff and hopefully it will all make sense at some point.
I did a distance Reiki session with the sweetest girl the other day named Anya. She’s a new Etsy seller and just started a blog. Her shop is called ShopDionne and her blog is Start With Style . Anyway, the session was way cool, and I realize once again that I’m clairsentient. I “feel” what the other person is feeling, including physical sensations, although for some reason, many times I’ll feel things on the opposite side of my body from where the person is feeling them. I always think I should be clairvoyant where I “see” things because it’s so easy for me to visualize, but I don’t seem to do that during a session. Sometimes I’ll “hear” things, so I might have a little clairaudience going on, but I don’t really trust that yet….I have a vivid imagination that might be filling my head with thoughts or at least that’s my suspicion.!
Anya is into Reiki and seems to be very clairvoyant. She connected with me also during the session and told me of the visuals she received during it. She saw me climbing a mountain, the higher and steeper the better, sometimes I’d lose my footing and slip, but I didn’t feel fear, I just kept going. I was also wearing a cape which she interpreted as me not taking myself too seriously. lol I’d say that was about right! When I reached the top, I was being chased by wolves, but I hid in a tree that had spy holes in it. I threw the wolves off by leaving my false self out where they could attack it. She had some nice encouraging things to say about me.
I thought this was a very accurate reading from someone who didn’t know of my journey at all! I have to really think about that part where I leave my false self outside as a decoy and let the wolves go after it. That visual keeps coming into my mind, so I’m thinking there’s some profound wisdom in it that I need to wrap my brain around. Anyway, it was super cool and I’m really glad to have met her.
Well today is a studio day. The sun is out, the rain has stopped for a few hours and my grass has grown about 10″ in the last week!! We missed the tornadoes that hit Joplin and Oklahoma. Joplin is about 1 1/2 hours away, 30% of the city was leveled (Joplin is a fairly large city) and 123 people are dead so far. The scenes from there are heart wrenching.
I couldn’t believe my eyes this morning. It had to have been a mistake, but if it wasn’t, I hope someone gets their ass fired. On tv, there were some previews for the 8 a.m. news. They were showing scenes from Joplin and one was of the rubble of a house There was a closeup of the dead face of a kid buried underneath. I almost puked. Of all the insensitive shit I’ve ever seen, my Gawd that was some of the worst.
Sorry for that visual. Put it out of your head, but send love and light to that poor community and the traumatized family of that little kid.
I just started listing energy art necklaces on Etsy and Artfire in the past few days. I know I need to work on the focus (my eyes are getting blurry, darn it!) but I was wondering if I could get some opinions on the presentation.
For the first one I added in the blue gradation for the background. I think I might need to make it lighter, though.
The second one shows the size and how it looks as a necklace. It’s 1 1/2″ in diameter but I’m wondering if that’s too large for the average person.
The last photo just has a white background without the cord on it, but maybe that gives the impression that it’s just the pendant without the cord.
Right now, I have them listed at $25, but I thought that may be too high. Maybe $20 would be better. I don’t want to go much lower than that because of the time involved in creating the print, and the work that goes into making the pendant, not to mention the cost of the cord, listing, the print, the selling fee, the paypal fee…. I also offered a free 30 minute distance reiki session to go along with them. Not a bad deal I thought, but don’t know how other people would see it.
The questions I have are this:
1) For a first impression, which photo would look best? I have a tendency to go with the first one because I’m into color, but sometimes my taste is way off from other people’s taste.
2) Is it too big? I can make them smaller. I blurred out the skin texture (sun damage lol), does that look weird? I also added in the black “shirt”. Does it look fake and weird? I see there’s a blurry part on the shirt, I could fix that.
3) Does having the pendant without the cord on it give the impression that it’s not a necklace? It clearly says it comes with an adjustable length leather or cotton cord in the description, but how many people read the description?
4) Does the description make sense? Is it too long? Too much information? You can see the description HERE.
I’ve been fragging over these questions for days, and finally it got through my thick skull that I have some bloggy friends whose opinions I greatly value and could give me some insights! Takes me awhile sometimes……….
It’s beautiful, warm, and sunny here today, yay! I’m torn between laying out in the sun and soaking up some rays and feel good light, cleaning up the yard, and working in the studio on my heart chakra painting. Gee, could it be possible to do all of the above?
I dunno, the basking in the sun sounds pretty good after the 18″ of rain we’ve gotten over the past week! And I can do that for HOURS (hence the sun damage). I’ve always been a sun worshipper and never been into the whole sun block thing. I guess there’s a price to pay for such reckless self-indulgence! Maybe I’ll amaze myself and try to do it ALL! Or not, we’ll see.
Have an awesome day!
“To discover the truth of our own vision, we must take action by remembering our tools and putting them to work”.
I was cleaning up the debris littering my computer area and ran across this quote that I’d written at the bottom of a piece of paper. Unfortunately, I didn’t write down whose quote it is. I wish I could claim ownership of it, but surely I didn’t come up with something so profound!! Finding this particular quote at this particular time is one of those synchronistic “the universe will show you the way if you stop being so freakin’ dense” moments.
The thing that struck me about this quote was the use of the word “tool”. Several years ago, I had gotten my Reiki II Degree which means I can practice distance reiki in addition to hands on healing. (I don’t claim to be a healer, but I can channel healing energy from the Source to the recipient or attune an object or place so that it emits healing energy.) One of the phrases that was used frequently in my classes was toolbox… “put this in your healing toolbox”.
I became fascinated with energy work, no, maybe obsessed is a more accurate word. I learned all kinds of alternative healing practices like EFT, chakra work, Therapeutic Touch, cutting cords, biofeedback, tons of stuff. I have a very impressive library of alternative healing books. After about two years of fun, learning, and healing, I got distracted with some really hard-core bumps in the road that led to a “black night of the soul” that lasted for four years. Dark times, dark times.
I started to emerge into the light again about five months ago.
When I look at my Etsy shop and see the category of the things that have sold there, the writing’s on the wall. I mean, come ON! How much of a sign do I need? I’ve only sold seven things there, but get this….five, FIVE of those seven things have been chakra and healing wall sculptures and paintings. Below is the latest one that sold.
I’m ready to buckle down and really solidify my focus and intention on the creation of art that can be used as a tool for healing and transformation. I’ve been doing that to an extent, but it’s been in and out, wax and wane, mexican jumping bean brain, just a cutting, no roots.
I believe I just sprouted roots. Live every moment with intention and awareness, no more mexican jumping bean brain.
Wake up, Laurie, be who you really are. And who would that be? A Lightworker.
Wow. Where did that come from? I had to look up the definition of lightworker to verify what it means. The following comes from a really awesome article by Doreen Virtue. To read the whole thing (it probably applies to many many people) click here:
“Lightworkers are those who volunteered, before birth, to help the planet and its population heal from the effects of fear. Each lightworker is here for a sacred purpose. Very often, however, life on earth with its material focus creates a form of amnesia in lightworkers. They then forget their divine and perfect identities, and also their abilities to miraculously help the earth and all living creatures. When lightworkers forget their true identity and purpose, they feel lost and afraid.”
I got some serious goosebumps when I read this article after writing this post. That usually means truth.
Fascinating place, this universe we live in.
Have a fantastic Sunday!