A Deeper Understanding

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I had a private energy transmission with a wise woman who brings clean water to the people of Peru. Over the years I have attended workshops Nancy Santullo has led primarily in Connecticut. Her training and life experiences resinate with me and I consider it a privilege to call her a friend. The hour session spent was so  quiet and calm that she commented on the serenity when we were finished. I had felt a deep sense of peace and believed I was able to reach a level of meditation I had never gone into before. Generally it is difficult for me to sit still. Over the years, my aging has slowed me down considerably. Very rarely are self pampering appointments done with little talking on my part. With Nancy, I was at ease while maintaining a place of awareness I would consider transcendental.

My new understanding of meditation achieved from last Friday still has me reflecting on that hour’s magical shifts. The art form of being still has finally sunk into my soul which I deem a spiritual awakening. Looking up Transcendental Meditation, it’s a practice founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and only correctly learned from trained certified personal. Of course there are books and many research programs from the 70’s to the present validating the benefits of Transcendental Meditation (TM).

From the Mayo Clinic as appears on the TM website:

“Transcendental meditation is a simple, natural technique… This form of meditation allows your body to settle into a state of profound rest and relaxation and your mind to achieve a state of inner peace, without needing to use concentration or effort.”

February is Love Month!

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For the calendar’s L-O-V-E month, I thought I would offer up a caring deal for those of you seeking energy work.

There are a few choices you have for taking me up on a reduced session this month. Being local to CT makes holding a face to face meeting something we can plan for. I wrote about what to expect from spending an hour with me on WordPress several years back. Every experience is different as is every time we work together. I have changed my craft but the base, the main components are still the same. What you may find different with me verses other practitioners you have encountered is my willingness to listen to my intuition, guides, and guest speakers.

If travel around Connecticut U.S.A is not in your future, please know there are other ways we can communicate sending healing energies your way. Everyone, no matter where they live or what extra time their calendar allows can benefit from remote work. Energy is free flowing. We know it works well through power lines being noticeable throughout our landscape with large power stations and transformers. Like radio waves, broadcasting or beaming healing energy shares a similar movement though the air. I wrote a short piece on this blog recently about the Reiki practice of formulating a grid. Another way to transmit messages and helpful inspirations is though shaman journeying.

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Either way you choose energy work, I am sure you will find it fun and helpful on many levels. If interested, I can go into more detail in the comments area. Please know we can chat privately by Email too.

Our Favorite Books and Why We Love Them

The magic of reading is the reason I am compelled to add this writing to my blog.

Also, for selfish purposes allowing an “easy to find” list when I move onto the next book!

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At Automattic, we have a plethora of book lovers. We love to read and we love to share. And today, we’re going to share books we’ve loved with you, in the hopes that you’ll return the favor and share your favorite books with us in the comments.

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The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Joan Didion allows us into her year after her husband, Gregory Dunne, died. I read this book once or twice a year, and it always brings tears, though I know the outcome. It’s not a romanticized love story, it’s a real love story, and it’s about those incredible, raw, numbing, forgetful moments you find yourself emerged in as grief washes over you.

My favorite passage:

Was it about faith or was it about grief?

Were faith and grief the same thing?

Were we unusually dependent on one another the summer we swam and…

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Benefits of a Reiki Grid

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I have set up two recently and marvel at the power generated from placing quartz crystals in a pattern and drawing Reiki symbols over them (usually done with a wand). Because of my relationship with the mineral kingdom, I typically add other gems to the grid. Each set up is uniquely different. I always have a fun time communicating with the crystals and learning who wants to go where and how the energy should flow by adjusting points and positions. The Antahkarana Symbol (above) is the base for the crystals with other mineral friends joining in and placed here and there.

When I feel the personalized grid is at it’s peak, I take a picture to share with the individual who requested the remote Reiki treatment. For respect of privacy, I do not share any of these photos on social media. Therefore, you probably have not seen this aspect of my energy work I adore. I would be happy to set one up on your behalf! The grid is great for energy balancing, wiggling out stagnancy within our systems, shifting inner focus, healing wounds known and unrealized, giving extra pep to our bodies, and of course many other pieces not fully recognized to assist us to become greater.

Edit adding in February 2018 to share more information on my grid development and set up, please know change is very important with energy work. Nature does not stay the same, life does not stay the same, methods alter and switch. Over the years, I’ve used different designs other than the Antahkarana which I originally learned with. Other metaphysical tools have come in and out of grid set-ups with sound (vibration) being a notable addition to this remote work. A detailed write up and pictures are sent to you daily for as long as the grid is active (minimum of 3 days).

Disney’s Elementals

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This is the second trip into Florida’s Walt Disney World that has me pondering the types of fairies and other elementals hanging out in Walt’s woods. During the bus ride from the resort to park, I was gazing out the window relaxed, excited for our day at the happiest place in the world. Typically I can see (in my minds eye) the spirits in the wooded patches. Not too many elementals come close to the roadside, not many are eager to participate in human activities or looking for attention. Like us, they peer from behind cover to see what is going on and sometimes venturing out the front door to have a better look.  I have found over the years, there are specific pockets of woodland inhabitance throughout a patch of woods. Why elementals do not mimic urban sprawl, my guess is the area chosen is ideal for life and the group enjoys a particular spot to suit their needs. Sometimes, as a passenger driving by, I get a clear picture of what lurks in the woods but I could not categorize the fae groups noticed in Disney. What registered with me did not fit into a specific category or match up with the features I have seen before. They were not Fairies like I am used to seeing, nor were they Dwarves or Elves as typically associated from my mental vaults. What came to me as I questioned who I was observing, these beings are specific to Disney. The most magical place on earth has developed their own style and form of woodland beings!

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The energy, feel of the friends’ in the woods was liking to a second cousin. I recognized all of them but had to pause because the features were different. I am honored a few stepped forward to say “hello” to me as I went by. Even now as I write this, love is being sent their way for the consideration shown to me, a human. To help build your communications with the unseen world, do a deed to benefit wellbeing. Many humans lack compassion for the earth and it’s water systems. Be the person who is thoughtful and caring to nature. Pick up garbage even though it is not yours. Become mindful with what fertilizers or weed prevention you are putting on your lawn. Think more about the soap used to wash your car with. Know, like your lawn, it will adventurually get into the water system. Communication is held in all sorts of ways. Actions are one of the best examples to insure better relationships with neighbors. Love your neighbors. Treat them with equal respect by appreciating nature and all it does for us without asking much in return. Enjoy a healthy communication with the benefit of life in balance.

Experiencing the Joy from Dreams

Taking the time to stop and see the joy!

Walt Disney World, one of the happiest places in the world! My husband and I are fresh back from a 5 day vacation. We jetted over to see the holiday lights and absorb some sunshine. I knew the time spent would be spectacular but I was not expecting the overwhelming joy, overflowing into tears, so often.

Mr. and Mrs. took time out of their schedule to spend time with us!

Music fills the air, smiles are plentiful, weather showing off, smells circling noses, eyes registering splendor…

Magic happens at Disney every second!

Countries all over celebrate during the winter months.

There is something that place brings about sheer happiness within and without. The feeling of specialness the park, resorts, and employees share with those of us visiting would make the grumpiest person warm inside.

We visited happy and left even happier!

Rock Shows: The Heavy Kind

A good flow of people and not so packed it's uncomfortable. Local rock shows are a great place to mingle with like minded people and pick up some choice possessions to add (or start) a rock collection!
A good flow of people and not so packed it’s uncomfortable. Local rock shows are a great place to mingle with like minded people and pick up some choice possessions to add to (or start) a rock collection!

October is the month for my local rock show. I have been a member of the club coming close to a decade now. Last year I stepped down from the role of Vice President of Special Events, a title I held for 6 years. It is always good to change things up and give someone else a chance to make a difference. I am still very active in the goings on and will be volunteering for the up coming show, as I have done for past events. My parents told me we went as a family to the rock club’s show in it’s beginning days, which I have vague memories of. None of us were ever members and it wasn’t until my adult years I joined. Not sure if either of my parents thought I would turn into the crystal believer I am today? A big take away from the years involved with the club is a better understanding of nature. Some things us humans and nature (I’m looking at you mineral kingdom) have in common is noticing, being around to witness change. The ability to see life unfold, develop and then choosing to contribute or be passive with the states of maturity. I believe both life forces offer opportunities, the choice to either release energy or remain quiet.

I have attended a few different shows around New England and still rank my club’s as one of the top 3. The mecca of all rock shows is held during the month of February in Arizona. Everyone tells me I have to go, “There is nothing like it, yards and yards, football fields upon football fields of rocks!” they say. To me rock shows are basically all the same. It’s a coming together, celebrating the majestic-ness found within the earth, under one roof. Some show’s house hundreds of dealers while others have a handful. The conclusion I have come to in regards to a show, size doesn’t matter. Square footage is not the issue, is not the success meter of a show. A good focus for a rock show with heart is who collects the minerals, how they are displayed, traveling conditions, health of the dealers, reasons for selling, location of venue, staff running the show… theses are the things that keep me coming back.

Many shows have spectacular displays featuring larger scaled beauties. Sometimes the displays are to showcase a theme throughout the show. Other reasons simply need no other excuse but to show off the mineral and share the spender which took years to create!
Many shows have spectacular displays featuring larger scaled beauties. Sometimes the displays are to showcase a theme carried throughout the show. Other reasons simply need no other excuse but to show off the mineral and share the spender with which took years to create!

I’m drawn to those who care about their goods quicker than those who don’t have the right things invested working with mother earth. I believe nature looks up to us, fingers always crossed we do better tomorrow. The rocks are her children, the oldest children with the most wisdom and assistance to give to others. People don’t have to buy into the metaphysical aspects of the crystals. Dealers should be respectful and honor the mineral helping with their livelihood. Buyers should be aware of what they are purchasing, especially marveling over the age of the specimen in hand. Love what you have and look forward to sharing with others to bring about more joy and knowledge. Give your local rock show a try. Stop by and visit the information booth about the club hosting the show, you never know what you might unearth!

Quick Share on Rocks: Past display cases

 

Getting the magic in there with my puppet genie!
Getting the magic in there with my puppet genie!

I’m a member of the local rock club. What we call our annual fundraiser is in the form of the annual rock and mineral show, which I am an active participant. One of the attractions is the stage’s display cases. All club members are encouraged to come up with a display of their choosing. The stage will hold about 15 cases, sized roughly 3 x 2ft.  Our club does not have many rules or regulations in regards to these displays.  Geological location, different forms of a specimen, how to make cabochons, rough verses tumbled, are the common themes running throughout.

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This is the first display case showing the minerals and beads threaded into bracelets.

About 4 years ago, I was asked to create a display featuring the metaphysical angle of rock collecting. Open talk about collecting crystals for the soul purpose of using them in energy work or other crafts was not commonly heard at meetings. Because of my beliefs and needing offer other possible modalities to help one another, I agreed. My display case was the first to have metaphysical properties listed and I have been putting one together every year since then. Unfortunately, I don’t always remember to take a picture, so I just have two.