join us for cacao cermeony at dh crystal company - APRIL 12!
join us for cacao cermeony at dh crystal company - APRIL 12!
I love the picture of this little guy. To me it summarizes how I want to feel- playful, happy, and curious. I'm learning it's the seemingly small moments that are often overlooked.
I am going to end with a short story. I recently had an outpatient procedure completed. It was nothing serious but I have incisions that are healing. The recovery turned out to be more than I expected (either the doctor down played it or I have no pain tolerance and a wimp- lol) I planned to take a full week off Reiki clients but I found out I was scheduled unexpectedly for a session a few days after the procedure. I asked for the client's name and number to reschedule but low and behold, the front desk person didn't take a name. I admit, I was kind of annoyed. "You booked a session with NO information?" I asked. The front desk girl is so nice though I couldn't really be angry with her. However, I couldn't call the client to reschedule. I felt a little put out about it at first. But by the time the session rolled around, I had to admit that I did feel up to it. I let go of my irritation and left it in God's hands. If I was meant to have this session, then I was open to whatever happened.
The woman who came in was very anxious. She was scheduled for a medical procedure the following week and wanted to make sure it went well. As she explained what was going on, I felt chills throughout my entire body. I realized the Universe put me exactly where I was supposed to be in that moment. I saw all the ways that I was lead to there and it was awe-inspiring. The session was amazing and the word that rang through my mind as a message for both her (and myself) was TRUST.
THIS is magic at work. Now If I could remember to get out of my own way, I might be as happy as the dog in the picture every day. #goals
Big hug to all of you. - Gina
NO FEAR Friday! Woo hoo!
I will be certified to teach people to access their Akashic Records tomorrow - I finish the class that I am co-facilitating and then I can teach on my own!
For NO FEAR Friday, I worked with The Reiki Center, here in Columbus, to offer my class 3 times, January through March of next year.
I truly want to do this, and I know that I am ready to do it, and actually choosing the dates makes it real, and a little scary!
Just do it!
Today I "explored" doing my day in a different order. I woke up at 5:45am to listen to a live 11/11 Gateway and Higher Consciousness mediation at 6am, so I didn't walk my dog first thing like usual. I finally got to the dog walk around 11:30am, and Bella and I were joined by my "princess" who rarely wants to come along!
I took the opportunity to notice the differences between walking at 7am and walking at 11am. So much more traffic! I didn't see the people I usually see in the morning but I got to say "Hi!" to some new folks. It was delightful to be in the full sunshine instead of having the sun just peaking over the horizon, or walking in the dark. The wind was really blowing the leaves around and it was such a beautiful fall day. We went much slower because Lily was along, so I know Bella got to sniff a lot more!
The differences weren't substantial but they were there because I decided to notice them. It was a beautiful walk on a beautiful fall day with my two canine friends!
You know what I love? NO FEAR FRIDAY. It's by far my favorite day of the Challenge and one I may start to implement weekly.
Do you know what really scares me? Putting myself out there.
I mean really putting myself out there.
Enter this video. I took it one take and posted it before I could overthink, critique or edit. And you know what? It's by far, the most authentically ME video. And I love it for it that.
So what's up next that scares me? Maybe even more than this video- starting back to teaching yoga classes live and in person. Why? Because I don't get the chance to press pause and re-take. But I'm realizing that I can press mute on the perfectionist voice in my head. I may never be perfect but I'm slowly learning there is no FUN in perfection. I'd rather be interesting. I'd rather be me.
I LOVE self care! I have been very stressed lately - a big project at work and my apartment has basically been remodeled over the last two months - new flooring throughout, along with new kitchen and bathroom cabinets, sinks, everything! I am so grateful.
This means that my home has been in upheaval for 2 months. I finally have all the pictures back on the walls and all the boxes unpacked - YAY!
So I let the self-care begin, now that the project is over. Last Friday I had a two hour massage. On Sunday, my sister was in town and we had facials (I tried something new involving cold stones during the facial - highly recommend it!) Tonight I finished the day off with a hydrating mask. I was hoping it would be a color so you could see it in the picture, but it is there!
We need to take care of ourselves so that we have the energy to notice the love and joy and magic! Feeling revitalized makes me appreciate the gift of a "new" apartment that much more!
I've been noticing number sequences lately on the clock like 11:11 or 4:44 quite a bit so I'll be looking those up today in Kyle Gray's Angel Number book (I recommend if you are interested in number sequences and the meaning).
My magic today is something of a routine but no less special. On Tuesdays, my boyfriend and I meet for lunch. It's a standing date that we established a few months ago. It may not sound magical but between work, 4 kids, 2 dogs and 2 cats (between the both of us)- time spent together is invaluable. Today was actually more special because we hadn't seen each other in a few days. We had an extra hour today so we choose to walk downtown and stopped for coffee. It was unusually warm so we were able to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. Being able to sit and catch up with my favorite person was amazing. My coffee had a large foam heart like in the picture. For me, it was a sign of how full my heart felt in that moment.
I had Tuesday off work and it feels like I spent it in the car - not much magic there! I left Sylvania at 9am to drive back to Columbus. I started a bit later than I expected, so I ended up driving straight to Lancaster to keep my appointment to donate blood.
I work for the Red Cross and donate blood six times a year - as often as allowed. Today I spent the 10 minutes that I was on the bed thinking about the reality of what I was doing.
* My blood will be separated into 3 products - red cells, platelets and plasma.
* My blood may save the lives of up to 3 people.
* My blood may give 3 patients extra time with their families.
* My blood will be going into the bodies of 3 people I will never meet or know.
Only 3% of the population donates blood. Many people don't donate life-saving blood products because they just don't think about the need. The patients who need the blood and their families can't stop thinking about the need.
I potentially changed the lives of 3 people and their families today by spending an hour of my life donating blood.
It wasn't the clearing clutter that I expected - and it turned out to be even more! My Magic number today is 3.
I took the day off work and went to Sylvania, in northwest Ohio, to visit my Mom - not on the weekend! We ate, watched movies and she is even making me dinner tonight! She loves my dogs and they love coming to her house because they get a true "kitchen" experience (I do not cook much!) Every day she is in my life is a gift!
I had a few magic moments today. I had an old friend reach out unexpectedly through Messenger. Someone I had not spoken to in decades. Apparently, they found a picture of me in a crate while they were moving boxes. I was a teenager posed in front of a semi-truck. They said the picture always made them laugh because it was so random. I can't explain the picture but it brought back other memories I had long since forgotten and smile.
And a Lady Bug landed on my stomach while I was trying (not quite successfully) to complete a full 10 minutes of chanting. Lady bugs are special to me so I took this a good sign.
Old friends and lady bugs- not bad for a Monday. ;)