Thursday, November 20, 2008

Reiki and my girlies.


It is so fun to me to see the effects of Reiki! I need to incorporate it more into my daily life because I truly think it has the potential to wonderful things! My scattered mind just doesn't always remember to do it.

The other day, Sunshine came running down the hallway right before bed time and accidentally plowed into Clover, knocking her flat on the floor. Now Sunshine had been asked a couple times to calm down and stop running around so she was disciplined for this action. Clover was very upset about being plowed down and seemed to have some whiplash. Her neck was hurting and she was crying. By this time, my sensitive Sunshine was distraught over having hurt her little sis. I did a little massage on Clover's neck and decided to try some Reiki too. As soon as I started it, she stopped and looked at me with a slightly surprised look, got very still and just relaxed. After a short while I stopped. She looked happy and said it felt better.

So I tried to get them into bed but Sunshine was still upset for hurting her sister even tho it all was fine. So I cuddled up with her. She seemed to be inconsolable. So I tried Reiki on her too. To my amazement, she settled right down. After a little while she did start crying again so I had to repeat it but after the second time she felt much better and went to sleep. Her compassion for those that are hurt is such a beautiful thing!

Sunshine and Clover have seen me doing Reiki on J. Now if I am rubbing his back, they will come put their hands on him and say "I'm healing daddy's back!" What little sweeties!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

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I love to take positive quotes and turn them into tiny pieces of art. What better place to share some than right here. :)





Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Lots of green ideas


Going green. I have heard a lot about this lately. I feel it is very important to take care of our Earth that we all live on! We try to do our part. (Ok except for the whole disposable diaper thing- I don't handle poop well!) It is fun to see what other people do. I recently ran across a forum post full of great ideas, I run across things on blogs, on random sites, around the town I live in, etc. Check out this list and see if anything speaks to you~

Sites with more info:
The Story of Stuff is a very interesting site about our consumption of... stuff
The daily green
Green mom finds
Yahoo- green

Things you can do:
*recycle anything possible
*reusable cloth bags for carrying groceries
*purchase in bulk to cut down on extra packageing
*purchase items from recycled materials
*carpool, combine trips, or use public transportation to minimize fuel consumption
*energy efficient light bulbs
*programmable thermostat for heating and cooling (low in winter, high in summer)
*home organic gardening
*be a localvore
*purchase organic produce, dairy, meat
*purchase Fair Trade coffee, cocoa, fruit, handicrafts, sugar, cotton, tea, etc
*compost food scraps, yard waste, etc
*collect rainwater to water plants and garden
*home canning/freezing/dehydrating your own produce
*while cooking, make double and freeze for another meal saving energy and time
*use homemade lunches on-the-go/school/work in washable containers
*breastfeeding and homemade babyfood
*cloth diapers
*dispose of pet waste in an eco-friendly way
*natural/biodegradable cleaners- baking soda, vinegar
*make or purchase natural soaps, beauty products, personal care items, candles, etc
*washable cloth for cleaning, dusting, napkins, wipes, etc
*conserve water while brushing teeth
*conserve water with low flow shower heads, toilets and clothes washers
*hang clothes to dry
*use Smart Power strips or unplug unused appliances
*use renewable power- solar, wind
*online banking, paperless, and auto-pay for bills etc as possible
*cancel magazine and newspaper subscriptions and read online or share with neighbors and borrow from library
*Sign the petition for the "Do Not Mail" registry to decrease junk mail
*Donate unwanted/unused items to thrift stores
*Purchase from thrift stores
*Support foundations, artists, musicians, etc that are green focused

Personal care products to consider:
Burt's Bees
Kiss My Face
The Body Shop
Aveda
BeeCeuticals
Tom's of Maine
Paul Mitchell

Household product companies to consider:
Seventh Generation
Clorox Green Works Cleaners
Method
Simple Green
Baking Soda
Vinegar

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The power of thought and action

I found this while I was surfing around MySpace and thought it was quite interesting. Something to keep in mind as we go through out days. The power of the mind!


"As I have mentioned so many times before your words, thoughts, emotions have such an impact in your life which is why you must be conscious of what you are saying, thinking and feeling. Your emotions have a strong vibratory effect in life. If you are a singer or actor you must always find a balance. Have you ever heard of any artist or actor that is living out in their personal lives what they sing about or a role from their films? Well I have, some examples are Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Christian Bale, Will Smith, Heather O'Rourke, Heath Ledger, Kane West, Steve Irwin, Gloria Trevi, Amy Poehler, Jennifer Lopez.


Let me explain, Tupac and Biggie sang about violence and they both died violently. Christian Bale was in trouble with the authorities in his film and then it happened in his personal life. Heather O'Rourke acted in films about being taken to the other side, she passed away at a very tender age. Heath Ledger played a very dark role in his last film, he ended in a very dark place at the end of his life. Steve Irwin according to his wife in an interview with Larry King would state after every new experience in the wild something to the fact of "I can die and go to heaven I have experienced it all now". Steven Irwin died doing what he loved best, exploring the wild. Gloria Trevi had a popular Cd called "What am I doing here" with a hit single called Dr. Psiquiatra. Years later she mirrored some of what she sang in this particular album in her life. Will Smith and Kane West sing songs about money, fame and success, they have attained it. Amy Poeler played a woman who pretended to be pregnant and then was surprised to become pregnant in the film "Baby Mama". By the time the film was released Amy was pregnant (last spring) and recently gave birth to a baby boy. Jennifer Lopez played a role of a singer and shortly after the film "Selena" she crossed over from actress to singer. And the example goes on and on.


It is amazing how our surroundings have an impact in our lives as well.

This past summer I visited a friend one afternoon. We were chatting and she mentioned how she has been alone without a partner for many years and could not understand why. As I looked up at all the beautiful frames and figurines in her living room I noticed they were all of women by themselves. There was not one picture of a couple or of a man. I suggested to her that she needed to have a balance in her home and more pics and figurines of men and couples together. She was shocked because she never noticed that or realized how there would be a connection between what she was going through and her d├ęcor. Once she made some minor changes in her home she told me that a couple of men flirted with her which is something that she had never experienced in her life.

You must always have a balance because if you do not it will have an impact in your life. There are certain life events you must go through and there are others that you can create for yourself. Whether you realize it or not everyday you are creating an experience in your life so try to make it a good and harmonious one.

Remember to Reset your Mindset and Believe!" -http://www.myspace.com/claritybringsserenity

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Representation of me

I belong to a small alternative healing community. The owner posted a "getting to know you" thread. She posted 15-18 unique photos and asked "Which of the photos posted shows you to yourself and why."

This is what I picked and why:

He is in the process of transformation. He is in a dark, dirty room but he is barefoot which tells me he is comfortable here. He is looking out the window to bright new possibilities waiting for him and finally has taken that first step to go beyond the familiar and find what his heart is really desiring. He is wearing a cross necklace, showing he has ties to Christianity but he is progressing beyond that into life full of freedom (like the butterfly) and light energy! I would love to look out that window and see where he (I) is headed... I suspect it is beautiful!

**This photo, "Butterfly Effect" by Owel, can be found here.**