FIB No. 15: I Wish

That you
Were happy
For a few minutes
Of every day that you live

That joy
Would fill you
With every breath
So you could feel what love feels like.

That you
Could feel me
And how I love you
And know love’s power to heal hearts

By Deborah E. Dayen

Picture by Google Images


I am so happy tonight. I feel like all is right with my world, for the first time in a very, very long time. So I thought I’d make a list.

  • It has finally FINALLY stopped raining every day in Florida. In a matter of a week, it has turned dry, meaning humidity below 50%. Today it was 45% and it was only 73° when I got up. So that means that soon, I’ll be able to leave the windows open at night. I am so excited.
  • I rode the stationary at the gym bike for about 4 ½ miles, and got my time down to under 7 min. per mile. My left leg is getting stronger by the day. I have been walking a lot. Usually somewhere between a mile and a half and two miles per day, though I don’t walk the days I ride the bike. The walking is helping, and I really enjoy it. My only company is egrets and ibis, and a few other Florida water birds. It’s so peaceful. Bright blue sky, lots of green, and lovely birds. Making progress steadily to getting back to normal.
  • Last week Dan and I went to a couple of used boat dealers to see if one would agree to sell our boat. The reception was cool, no one is excited about it. Too many boats for sale, too few people who want them. But there was one guy who claimed he really didn’t have room for our boat, but asked us to send him some pictures of the boat. I did that this morning, expecting nothing back based on the conversation we had last week. But then, he called Dan up as soon as he saw the pics, and I guess he was impressed with the condition of the boat. He asked if we could get it up to him, and he’d put it in the yard and try to sell it. So that was very hopeful. Much better than the reception we got last week. Now we are trying to figure out the logistics. The trailer is really on it’s last legs and the boat is not on the trailer correctly. So while we can get it down to the marina and reset it on the trailer, we will need someone to get it up to the yard. Right now, I’m just happy that we have a lead to a yard that might want it. Progress.
  • In preparation for getting the boat out of my yard, I got up in the boat this afternoon and got everything out of the cabin and put it in the cockpit. I’d already done much of this, but had sheets, and dishes and stuff. Tomorrow I go back with a bag and pack it up and get it off the boat. I hope to get an earlier start, because it was so hot inside the boat I just couldn’t stay as long as I needed to. Even though it’s drier, it is still hot in the afternoon. But I’m happy to be making progress even if it’s just packing stuff up. Once I pack it up, I’ll have a lot of cleaning to do. One thing at a time.
  • I got to sit on the deck and read for an hour or so today. My deck is mostly in the shade, and when the humidity is down, it’s very comfortable to sit out there. I saw a cardinal, and said hi to all the loved ones who have passed. And I was seeing huge butterflies. Some yellow, some orange like monarchs. Lots of squirrels, mockingbirds. Not much human noise out today. It was lovely.
  • My granddaughter called me to thank me for the bracelet I sent her with a charm that says “Big Sister.” It was the longest conversation I’ve had with her. She told me about school, about their kickball game, and about how she has friends close by. And she was just such a happy girl, she’s so sweet, so pretty, and thoughtful. A very special girl. I feel so blessed.
  • My son has been applying for new jobs. He’s very unhappy where he is, and he’s not been there too long. He manages a clothing store at the mall, and the store has been struggling since COVID. So this week after maybe 100 applications he has some really good prospects, all with significant raises. They have all pulled his resume off of LinkedIn, I think. But they contacted him, and set up the interviews, and it’s all really solidly in his wheelhouse. I sent reiki to both interviews he had today, and they both went really well. So….I’ll keep doing that. Whether or not it helps is obviously unprovable, but it cannot hurt. As my granddaughter said, “keep sending those good vibes gramma.”
  • And I’ve lost a very little bit of weight this week, and I’m really happy about that. It’s not a lot, but it’s consistently in the right direction.

So, I’m happy tonight. Positive, forward movement. Progress. As one of my favorite people says, “Onward.” Thank you Liz Gilbert.

Dreaming The Night Away, Except When I’m Not

Dreams are normally not my strong suit. I rarely remember them. But when I do, I often have to look them up on to figure them out. It’s been a little weird for me since I had that possible sighting I wrote about in the last post. So here goes.

First dream, on that night. I got home around 10. I put my nightgown on, got the house all set for the evening. I called Dan to tell him of my exciting evening, of meditation, etc, to attract the ET’s. I thought I might have some trouble getting to sleep that night, but truth be told, I was quite tired, and quite relaxed. I turned the light off at about 10:30 and was asleep in about 5 minutes. At about 12:30 I woke with a start. I don’t remember the dream I’d been having, but when I woke I thought my son in particular, and also my sister, were supposed to be in my house, sleeping. I got out of bed, completely lucid, and walked around the house looking for them, especially for my son. I said, a couple of times, while walking around, “Where’s my kid?” Out loud. I walked to the guest room door, looked in and saw no one in there. As I turned around, I stopped myself. I said, again out loud, “Bruce is in Colorado. Your sister is in Virginia. No one is supposed to be here. Go back to bed.”

I took my own advice, and went back to bed and right back to sleep.

It wasn’t like sleepwalking, because I was awake. I remember every minute of it. But obviously I was deep into a dream state. I’ve never done that before, ever. Never walked around the house in that space between dreams and wakefulness. Thought about it a lot when I woke in the morning. Still thinking about it.

2nd dream some days later. Again, I don’t remember any specifics of the dream, but I do remember knowing that I was dreaming. I guess that’s a lucid dream. I remember saying to myself at least 3 times, “You’re just dreaming, but just keep dreaming and see where it goes.” So that was strange, for me. I do kind of wish I remembered the dream.

3rd was last night. I went to Dan’s yesterday so I could watch the football game. Tom Brady and the Bucs against Kansas City. It’s a lot of fun to live where all the local sports teams are Champions. But I digress. I went to bed about 10:30. At about 1:30 I was awakened by someone saying my name loudly. Since I’d been sound asleep, I assumed it was Dan, who usually comes to bed around then. Except that he wasn’t there. He was still in the living room and watching TV.

This was something that’s happened before. I’ve been awakened by a phone ringing, waking me out of a sound sleep, but no one had called. Once my smoke alarm in my bedroom went off with a smoke alarm’s terrifying warning in the middle of the night. It stopped as soon as I opened my eyes and turned on the lamp on my nightstand. A couple weeks ago I was sitting in the kitchen, fairly early like around 7:30, and the smoke alarm in there went off. Twice. That horrible alarm sounded twice and then stopped. And not again, since.

I don’t know what has brought this stuff to the forefront of my sleeping mind. Most nights I go to sleep pretty easily, and go back to sleep pretty easily if I am awakened. After each of these occasions I did go back to sleep quickly and easily, but it surprised me when I woke in the morning, and remembered being awakened from a sound sleep so rudely followed by immediately nodding back off.

I guess I am done with my musing about the weird happenings while I sleep. Hopefully they will give me a break for awhile, and just let me sleep.

Love and light to all.

My Own Close Encounter

This post is a follow-up to my last post about the CE5 Initiative.

There are 3 elements to making contact.

1. A connection to the One Mind Consciousness of the Universe

2. A sincere heart

3. A clear intention to make contact for the purpose of peaceful interaction with these beings.

Also, helpful elements include

  • Good good vibrations. The ET’s vibrate at a much higher rate than us so exist outside our natural range of perception. If we can increase our frequency in an attempt to match theirs, then we have a better chance of making contact.
  • Group Coherence and Cohesion. Coherence involves shared and common values, intents and goals. Cohesion has to do with how well we (our CE5 group) function as a unit.
  • Belief. Believing what you see, not questioning yourself out of believing. And talk to the rest of the group about anything you think you saw, because someone else may have seen it too.

And here is where I will jump back in. A friend and I went to an area which some call the Vortex in my small town. It’s a spot on the water, along a walking path. First, we played a recording that was made in the middle of a crop circle. The tones are apparently attractive to the ET’s. There are others on the CE5 app as well, but I kind of stuck to those. Then I played the meditation which is in the protocol (or you can do your own). We followed that with our best effort to follow the Coherent Thought Sequencing which is also one of the protocols. This is how they are vectored into our precise location from wherever in the universe they are. And in between, we repeatedly invited them using only our thoughts. My friend left after a couple hours, around 9 PM. But I chose to stay. I continued to try to vector them in, as well as watch the sky, and play the tones as directed, and meditate. There was a star in the western sky, quite faint and so, I assumed, far away. It was stationary. I kept going back to this star which would come and go in my vision, I assumed because it was quite hazy out as it usually is in FL in the evening in summer. I didn’t really have any expectations, and sincerely just thought it was a star. In the meantime, I watched a couple of planes flying over, red lights flashing because they were headed east. Another just had white lights but was obviously a plane, a smaller one. I could hear them both.

I went back to the faint star again, as I’d been doing for about a half-hour, and it had remained stationary all that time. Then quite suddenly it began to silently move, toward the east mostly, but not as if it was following a course. It was overall traveling east, but kind of up and down. Then it flashed. The CE5 crowd calls it a flashbulb. It’s a flash, not a rhythmic on and off, just a singular flash, like a flashbulb. This happened 3 times, that it flashed. And then… vanished. All this happened in a span of maybe 15 or 20 seconds.

It is common for an ET vehicle to be stationary, and to then move without sound. The flash is very common and is why I began to think it was actually contact. They often flash like that to communicate with those watching them, kind of like confirmation that yes, they know we’re here and appreciate the invitation. And they often vanish like that. It’s commonly believed they are trans-dimensional and so can just bow out when they need to.

I waited there another 15 or 20 minutes. Then since it was really about my bedtime, lol, I decided to go. I kept thinking about this phenomenon over and over. Not believing it was real, but then it was actually the same as so many other eyewitness accounts of contact. I actually think that I was being drawn back to that spot in the sky by them, they wanted me to see them move, and flash. I was just looking for my phone, for the camera, when it vanished. I was quite calm, relaxed, and pretty thoughtful as I walked back to my car. The more I thought about it, I began to believe that what I’d seen was simple contact. Why deny that what I hoped would happen, did? I’d followed the protocols for a couple of days prior, practicing the coherent thought sequencing and listening to the meditations. I’d believed that they might answer, why not believe that they did?

I read the next morning that a bunch of people in Ohio, in different towns, had made contact and they had a lot of videos. Now I’m a long way from Ohio, but still, contact happens all over the planet on a daily basis. Perhaps they were there as a response to my invitation, and maybe not.

I’m thinking of going back out this evening, to a place that might be a bit darker (there were a lot of lights at our location the other night, to light the walking path.) I really would like to go down to one of the barrier beaches, St. Pete beaches, where it’s very dark, and the sky is vast. But I’ll have to see how the sky is tonight before I decided. There is often lots of cloud cover in the summer over the water.

If you want to see the videos, they are on the FB page for CE5 Initiative: Make contact with ET’s Using Dr. Steven Greer’s Protocols, or on the CE5 Global page.

I’m just following it all to see where it leads. So far so good. I love that the elements for making contact are spiritual in nature. So much about the one cosmic consciousness, and how we are all one thing, about love, and about joining with a peaceful heart and intent.

Love and light to all.

Close Encounters of the 5th Kind

The other day there was a meme on FB saying, “You‘ve been kidnapped, and will be rescued by characters from the last thing you watched on TV. Who is going to rescue you?” My answer was Emery Smith and David Wilcock from the Gaia series Cosmic Disclosure.

I’ve been immersed in this world since I saw Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind (on Amazon Prime) about 2 weeks ago. Then I watched Unacknowledged and Sirius, both on Gaia. It’s not radical information, or shouldn’t be. Or, maybe the definition of radical needs to be revisited. Because…the ideas presented by Dr. Steven Greer are, by current standards, radical. But also amazing. Beautiful. Loving, compassionate.

I haven’t sorted it out yet. Talking about it, without you, the reader, having seen any of these movies, or read any of the info, could make me look a little kooky. I assure you I’m not.

The gist of these films is that we on Earth have been visited by extra-terrestrials for 1000’s of years. Dr. Greer has created a set of protocols that anyone can follow, and invite and attract ET visitors to interact with us. He founded CSETI in the early 90’s, the Center for the Study of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Then, with so much resistance from the military-industrial complex, he founded CE-5 Initiative among regular citizens of the world. CE5 is short for Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind. This is a new category for human-initiated contact. (You can look up CE1-4 on the internet.) Anyone can form a CE5 group, and thousands of people have. I am trying to put one together here.

The thing that really blew my mind is that people who are in government, in the military, have known about this since at least 1947, and have kept it the most closely guarded secret ever. Dr. Greer has advised every president since Bill Clinton about the ET phenomenon. He has document after document showing definitive proof that they have known, and have kept it secret. It seems that Area 51 in Nevada is a real thing, confirmed not by my wee little brain, but by the military. That’s just the beginning.

No one involved in the CE5 Initiative has had an experience that is frightful. There is no ill intent on the part of these beings. They communicate through telepathy, and everyone who has been lucky enough to have a close encounter has said they only felt unbelievable unconditional love from them. Their objective is to help us, to assist us in raising our collective consciousness. They are afraid we are going to destroy ourselves and our planet. They would also like us to be able to join the other interplanetary civilizations. Consciousness-raising is key. It’s a pre-requisite for Earth to partake in this greater one consciousness.

The thing that really is upsetting about the cover-up of this is that they have given us the technology to FIX climate change. To CURE diseases. Think about that for a second, follow the money. Because the money is why it’s been kept from us. These ET’s are, from all accounts, about a billion years ahead of us in evolution. This is how they can travel across millions of light-years. And communicate with us.

But honestly, the whole thing sounds like someone’s fantastic story. We don’t want to believe that there are people so intent on power and greed that they would allow our planet to go dark. And I’m not going to try to convince you to do anything except to check it out. There is so much information out about this, because almost every country, including the US has declassified all the documentation. However, our government is trying to spin it as something to fear. (I think Trump’s Space Force idea came from his briefing on the ET’s., but that’s just my intuition. I have no idea, really. Google Dr. Steven Greer, Emery Smith, David Wilcock, David Adair. Astronauts Ed Mitchell and Gordon Cooper are involved in this. And a myriad of other people. The more people who are unafraid, and try to make contact with the ET’s the better off we will be. If the governments and the military and the 1% don’t want us to be doing this, we will do it ourselves. And that’s what is happening. All over the world.

Give Us This Day Our Daily Thunderstorm

I sat outside for a short while today. I spent the morning doing housework, you know, unloading and reloading the dishwasher, folding laundry, scrubbing out the slow cooker from the pot roast I made for Dan yesterday. I took my kindle outside, cleaned off my deck chair after yesterday’s ridiculously violent, albeit short, thunderstorm, and sat down. As soon as my rear end hit the chair, I heard a roll of thunder from the west, which is the Gulf of Mexico. It didn’t scare me though, as it’s a daily occurrence here, and so often doesn’t produce a drop of rain. I listened as it approached.

It was kind of surreal. There was no other sound besides the thunder, no birds, very few cars on the street, no one talking in their yards, no lawnmowers running. Not a sound. Not even a breeze at least not until I’d been out there a good half hour. But as it’s wont to do this time of year, the thunder roll kept up, crashing a couple of times. I kept alternately reading, then dozing off, my kindle repeatedly falling in my lap. I checked the radar on the Weather Channel, and it showed a line of thunderstorms moving up the west coast of Florida, skimming my town on the west side, and then dissipating. I went back to reading, and listening, and dozing, every once in a while to be startled from my reverie by a louder, closer clap of thunder. It was a warning. A few raindrops teased my arms and face, and one or two fell on the fact of my kindle, and my phone. The thunder was still approaching.

I gathered my kindle, my phone, and my glass of water and retreated back to the safety of my small house here. I sat on my couch and idly wondered if it would be like yesterday when Dan and I were watching TV, the pot roast cooking, an L3 d suddenly the wind went from 10 mph to about 25, blowing an incredible downpour horizontally past my windows. The tempest lasted only about 15 minutes and left plenty of downed palm fronds in its wake. But today, I am still waiting for the storm to boil and roil, though I have my doubts that it is anything but bravado since the thunder is getting farther away now.

Florida. So much of the year the weather is incomparable. Sunny, not so humid (today it’s 85° and 74% humidity) and a breeze blowing in from the water. There are days that I spend the whole day out on the deck, but not today. And most likely not for a few weeks. The weather will just begin letting up when I am in CT next month and revert back to its benign beautiful self.

I am alone today. Dan had to take his brother for a Covid test, for a procedure he’s having tomorrow to try to solve his AFIB. He had a simpler one a few weeks ago but it didn’t work. He’s nervous about tomorrow. He has to stay in the hospital overnight, and he has so many other health issues he’s worried that he will be one of the less than 1% of patients in whom this procedure is not successful. I’m sure he’ll be fine, but he’s had a lot of problems this year, so I get his fear. I almost called/texted a couple friends I have not seen in so long, to invite them over, but honestly, I am tired today. I had one of those nights where you think you were awake and not sleeping but it turns out you probably didn’t lay there for 2 ½ hours not sleeping, so you must have. Still, I am tired, as if I didn’t sleep those 2 ½ hours.

The thunder just silenced, in the last 10 minutes, though now it’s raining. So, it’s almost over, and has mostly missed us.

Time to finish this meditative rambling on the thunderstorm, and time to start my new book club book.

Love and light.

Quiet Saturday

It’s been a quiet day today. I awakened early, at 6 AM on the dot, in the dark. You know, I didn’t realize when I moved here that days are shorter, significantly. I don’t think the sun ever comes up before 6, (or maybe I slept through it?) and the latest it’s up in the evening is 8:30, around the summer solstice. In CT, it comes up sometimes as early as 4:30 AM, and didn’t set until after 9, at least around the solstice, up to maybe the 4th of July. I do miss the long days of summer, but, as usual, I don’t miss the bad parts of living up north, like really short days, and frigid temps and piles of snow….

I made a good trade. Even though for the entire months of July and August it storms every day. Somewhere at least. Not always here, but we can hear it and see it, though often without a drop of rain. Crazy wild electrical thunderstorms, one a couple days ago that brought a brief hail shower. So weird that frozen water came out of the sky when it was over 90°.

Today I got a text from son’s gf, telling me that Baby L is the size of an avocado. I think this week coming up is when they’ll find out if it’s Baby Luna or Baby Lucian. I told her when she told me about the avocado, that I love avocados and please send me a picture. She did, and she glows. She is a beautiful mother. This child will be half Polish, one quarter each Mexican and Okinawan. A true American. I love the avocado to bits.

I have set up my spare bedroom to hold my reiki table. I love having a dedicated space. I’ve been working on business cards for my practice. The problem now is Covid. What else? Of course. Florida is beyond the pale with our infections, almost 50,000 yesterday. Our governor has issued an order that school districts canNOT have mask mandates, and is threatening the salaries of superintendents if they issue them anyway. Which quite a few have. Imagine, no mask mandate for kids who cannot get a vaccine yet, when this state has more than 25% of all the cases in the country. It’s so upsetting. Governor’s name is DeSantis. A lot of folks call him DeathSantis. Only 40% have been vaccinated in this state. And almost every day we see a story about a family who refused a vaccine and most of the family is dead a week later. Heartbreaking. Avoidable.

I’ve gone back to keeping multiple masks in my car, and not going anywhere. Got my groceries delivered today. But back to reiki…I am afraid to bring people I don’t know into my home, and even those that I know and are vaccinated is iffy. So I’m just trying to plan classes for Reiki levels 1 and 2 to start whenever Covid gives us a break. Whoever would have believed that almost 18 months later this pandemic rages on.

I’m supposed to go to CT in September, 5 weeks. I am keeping an eye on the numbers and if they don’t get better, I may cancel. I want to go, haven’t seen my son since Feb 2020, or his girl, or daughter… and I miss them so much. I need the numbers to go down. I mean, we had 50,000 cases yesterday, and CT had 540. Not sure who will want me to stay with them, coming from the worst spot on earth. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see. And pray, imploring the Universe to turn the tides for us.

Speaking of tides, we had such a terrible red tide this year. Beaches full of smelly dead fish, and the air of the tide causing respiratory issues with many people. Last year I didn’t go to the beach at all, because I couldn’t walk. This year I didn’t go because of the red tide. And the red tide was avoidable this year, because it was caused mostly from the release of millions of gallons of polluted water from a now defunct, closed phosphate plant. The storage method of all this polluted water failed, and dumped into Tampa Bay. Some people who know about this stuff are saying that Tampa Bay may become a dead zone. Heartbreaking. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world…..

So now you know what’s been on my mind on this quiet Saturday. Wonderful things, and some terrible things, some things that are a work in progress. Life, in all it’s Just many facets. I am very grateful my life and the people in it this evening.

Love and light to all.

Following Passions

It’s been a while, again. I’ve been reading, for my book club. I’ve been finishing up a couple of courses, one on Quantum Touch, and I’ve been dabbling in Quantum Healing Codes, and The Emotion Code. All of those are healing modalities, which will work with Reiki. Besides that I have been rearranging my guest room so I can fit my massage table in there, so I have a dedicated space for reiki, instead of putting it up in the living room and having to take it down when I’ve finished performing on someone. It is coming out pretty well. I hope to start advertising for clients next week sometime.

I bought a Reiki Oracle Deck from Amazon. It’s kind of like Tarot, except it references reiki in everything. Reiki, higher consciousness, meditation, love. The readings involve setting an intention, and a short prayer to the universe for guidance regarding the particular intention I set. I give myself a reading daily, and almost every day the guidance is to get started on my Reiki practice, that it’s what I’m meant to do, etc., etc., etc.

So I’m about to do it. I’m ready, I’m trained, I’ve studied, I’ve practiced. I’m excited.

I watched the documentary “Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind” last week. Actually watched it twice, the second time with Dan. It’s about all the thousands of pages of government documents on UFO’s that have been released in the last few years. It’s mind-blowing. The movie is headed up by Dr. Steven Greer, who was an emergency room doctor, and now heads up the Disclosure Project, which he created to get through all these documents, and release the info to the public. He’s a brilliant man, and also heads up CE5 groups (CE5 standing for Close Encounters of 5th kind). He’s advised every president since Bill Clinton about the actual threat or lack of it from these encounters. The videos and interviews are breathtaking. All stuff kept secret from all of us since at least 1947.

Like I said, it’s mind-blowing. There’s another documentary, related, but more about the military response to this info, called “Unacknowledged.”It too is almost incredible, if there weren’t so many absolutely unimpeachable sources.

It’s been so hot here for so long that I have been inside a lot. But now, with the return of Covid protocols, I’m trying to go outdoors more. I need fresh air, and I love sitting on my deck watching the birds, butterflies, and what seem to be a newly hatched crop of geckos. They are so tiny.

I got my first cataract removed, my worst one almost 3 weeks ago. The surgery was quick and easy and by the end of the day, I could see much more clearly with that eye. I had to pop the lens out of my glasses though, on the right eye, because my glasses were way too strong with my eye being so much better. So now I’m walking around with one lens in my glasses. I’m going next week to the opticians where I got them to get a clear lens put in til I get the left eye done, probably not until October.

I’m going to CT in September for a couple weeks. My son and his family are going too, from CO, for a wedding, and I’ve been recruited to stay with Ellena while they go to the wedding. I’m very excited about this. Maybe I can take her apple picking, or down to the shore to Mystic. Or something else, maybe my son will come up with an idea. They will only be around for 5 days, but I’m staying longer so I can catch up with all my friends. I haven’t been back for 3 years, mostly due to Covid and my spinal problem of last year. Which, by the way, is pretty good, as long as I get on the stationary bike every other day. It’s so awesome to be able to walk normally, without pain.

Now if Covid would just find its way out of town. Florida is once again heading up cases and hospitalizations. I have two friends who have breakthrough cases after being fully vaccinated in March. I am pretty scared to fly while these numbers are so out of control. It’s been back to wearing masks and staying home for the time being.

Life is full, and a little crazy, but I’m following my passions, and that feels good.

Love and light to all.

Rain, Reiki, and The Stanley Cup

Boy, I sure miss sitting outside on my deck. It’s been hot and stormy and rainy now for days, maybe weeks. But, that’s Florida in the summer. Monsoon season. My sis was saying a few weeks ago, before the season was upon us, how guilty she felt for not wanting any rain. Our weather had been amazing for a long while, like low 80’s with humidity under 40%, but extremely dry, or as they say in the Northeast, wicked dry. I told her don’t feel guilty, monsoon season will soon be upon us, and it was. Soon. And will now be that way into September. Then we’ll have a short window before tourist season starts.

There’s a lot to like about monsoon season though. I don’t have to water the plants, like, at all. I do have to dump the water out of one pot I have that has no overflow vent, but that’s it. The temps stay in the 80’s mostly because it’s pretty cloudy. And, it can be interesting. This morning I said to Dan, what a beautiful morning. And it was really nice out, sunny some high puffy clouds. And he and I got up at the same time, which is really unusual. I had visions of us making breakfast for ourselves, sitting chatting since we both got a good night’s sleep. Momentarily though, a cloudburst descended on us and it began pouring and blowing, and his mother called and needed something…..and there went my beautiful morning. It’s been raining on and off all day now (it’s dinnertime) and the sun has peeked out a few times between raindrops but I haven’t seen a rainbow yet.

I completed my Karuna Ki Reiki course, got my attunement and my certificate showing me as a Karuna Reiki Master. It’s a very intense arm of reiki, and works on healing and/or understanding things like the shadow self, and the inner child. I really enjoyed it, though the attunement gave me a headache and a bit of an upset stomach that night, and also felt very emotional for a few days, but most powerful attunements do affect one physically and emotionally. It’s done as part of the regular reiki session, and I had a friend come over so I could practice on her. She said she could feel the energy move through her more. Since neither of us knew what to expect, that seems like a good start! Now I’m studying another modality, not related to reiki, called Quantum Touch. Even though it’s not related to reiki, it can be incorporated into that practice, but it will be awhile before I feel confident enough to practice it, even after taking the course.

When my friend was here for the practice session she showed me how I could rearrange my guest room so that I could move my massage table in it, and leave it up. I started on it already, shouldn’t be a lot of work. I’m pretty excited about it, as the table is a pain to put up and take down and try to move. Especially for someone whose back is not yet fully functional. She also convinced me I need to purge a lot of stuff out of my house, stuff to which I’m very attached. I know I need to let some of it go. So that’s in the back of my mind too. The things I brought with me are all things that give me good memories, and I had so few from most of my life. So that will all be a struggle for me, but I do live in a tiny house (which is not that tiny for Florida!) but for me…I downsized from 2700 sq ft to 900… I’ll get there. Mostly I just want to have a dedicated space, my sacred space, to practice the healing arts I’m learning.

We have been watching the NHL playoffs intently, because the Tampa Bay Lightning are in the finals and look like they might sweep it. They need 4 wins to win the Stanley cup again, for the 2nd year in a row, and are up 3 games to none. Next game we will hear those famous words, “The Stanley Cup is in the house.” since it’s possible that they will game 4 and thus the Cup. How fun is that for Tampa Bay? Such a winning streak we’ve been on with our sports teams.

Love and light to all, from hot, wet, muggy, cloudy, winning Florida.