The UrSkeks

In the 1982 fantasy film, The Dark Crystal, there are two races of species dominantly portrayed. There are the Skeksis; a hybrid reptile, vulture, and dragon, who are cruel and selfish. The aging and ailing breed anxiously survive by draining and consuming the life force of other living beings. The urRu, or Mystics, are theContinue reading “The UrSkeks”

Looking For Helpers

There is a place near my house where I like to run. It’s a 5-mile wooded trail surrounding and overlapping a reservoir, little of which I travel having a love-hate relationship with running. Even when the dirt path and small bridges are crowded with people, there is still so much untouched nature that you can’tContinue reading “Looking For Helpers”

Resistance & Resilience

One of my favorite fables is about a farmer whose only horse runs away. Once lost, the farmer’s neighbors express pity and remorse, but the farmer only utters “We shall see”. When found with several other horses, the neighbors are congratulatory and celebratory. The farmer expresses the same acceptance. Then the farmer’s son is injuredContinue reading “Resistance & Resilience”

Detachment

Like Reiki and all things spirit, I also cannot get enough of psychology and relationship research! Among my favorites is attachment theory. This is a psychological theory stating that the connections that we form as children, beginning in infancy, will shape our future relationships with others, ourselves, and even our perception of the world. ItContinue reading “Detachment”

Steady Your Jar

On a recent call with an amazing and insightful woman she was talking about all of the tasks on her list and declared “Multitasking is really a lie that we tell ourselves. I mean, I am one person who can do one thing at a time.” Obviously, she wasn’t just talking about patting her headContinue reading “Steady Your Jar”

Finding Value

A few months ago I read an excerpt from a book that I find myself quoting several times a week. In Think Like a Monk, Jay Shetty recounts a time that he was walking with one of his teachers from his ashram. When they passed a fellow monk reciting scripture by heart, an admiring JayContinue reading “Finding Value”

Savor the Small Stuff

Recently I heard an interview with poet Ross Gay. In 2019, Ross published a book of essays containing daily moments of delight that he recorded over the course of a year. Regardless of the days’ challenges, he made a commitment to finding something that brought him even a small moment of happiness. During the interviewContinue reading “Savor the Small Stuff”

Put The Gloves Down

In my cozy world of energy and growth, there’s often a lot of talk about manifesting and counter manifesting.  The whole subject is kind of fascinating and eye-opening.  If you haven’t already, you may want to research it.  In very short summary it’s basically the law of attraction.  Well, it really just is the law of attraction.  ButContinue reading “Put The Gloves Down”

For The Love Of Reiki

Recently someone close to me told me that he does not believe in Reiki.  I was not at all surprised by the opinion or the need to share it.  It’s a confession I hear from time to time, so I answered in some form of my automatic typical response; “Okay, thanks for letting me know.” Continue reading “For The Love Of Reiki”