Thursday, September 18, 2008

Earth Energy and Reality Therapy

Kind of funny...

I've been enjoying short meditations outside in the back yard, connected to the earth by sitting, laying or standing in my bare feet. I wrote a couple days ago about seeing white sparkles afterward, and that has happened again since then. So I'm pretty enthused about this earth healing stuff.

Well, I had a stomach upset and had read some of Warren Grossman's Handbook for Healers, which I had ordered from his website. It advised that lying on one's front on the earth is healing, while lying on one's back is for clearing out negative energy. So I gave it a try - I lay down on my front on the ground in my back yard. The ground was cool, the grass was a little itchy against my face, and the earth was a little uneven but I persisted. Eventually it was relaxing and my stomach pains faded. I got up, because one of my kids needed my attention, and I was walking when I had a cold feeling on my arm. It was a slug.

There's the reality side to Earth healing. I wonder if it's okay to use a blanket...

Monday, September 15, 2008

Mom/Daughter Reiki and Being Starstruck

Yesterday, my almost-9 year-old daughter Rayna came with me to give volunteer Reiki healing at the Reiki center at Ursuline College. Rayna is Reiki level 2, and we channeled Reiki healing together to a person who came in to receive Reiki. It was a strong Reiki experience for our recipient, and all were touched by the presence of a child giving healing energy with her mom. It was good for all of us. Rayna said she wants to do it again next week.

And....some exciting news is that I emailed Warren Grossman, the author of a book that's deeply impressed me lately, To Be Healed by the Earth. He lives here in the Cleveland area. I asked him if he would be willing to come and speak to my teen students in the Seeking Connections course I'm teaching. He said yes!!! We set a date for Nov. 13, and he asked me to invite other classes and staff to come too. It's quite perfect for my class, because not only is his story inspiring, but he's also Jewish, and I'm teaching this as a Jewish course on connecting to a spiritual source other than by formal prayer. I think his visit will be a highlight and I'm very grateful that he accepted so willingly.

I've found lately also that when I try to connect with another person's energy for the purpose of asking a question of the person's guides or higher insight, afterward my third eye chakra tingles for a while. It's good. I like knowing that I'm growing in ways I've been longing for.

And, dear readers, you can now visit me on Facebook with the throngs of our other friends out there in Internetland. So come on over and leave me a message on my wall.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

White Sparkles and Earth Energy

As I mentioned in my last post, I've been reading Warren Grossman's To Be Healed by the Earth. In his book, he describes how the Earth's energy healed him from the brink of death to full health. He includes exercises for connecting with the Earth's energy, and I've been trying them lately.

I've been spending a little time in my back yard, with shoes off, sometimes laying down, and sometimes sitting in quiet meditation connecting with the Earth's energy. It feels like receiving Reiki - gentle and soothing.

Today, I went outside after doing a big chunk of work at my computer, and I decided that I had 20 minutes to do Earth meditation/healing. So I layed down and felt the ground against my spine, imagining my chakras extending down into the Earth, and connecting with the energy there. Then I sat up, connecting from a sitting position, and keeping my thoughts as clear as possible. When I opened my eyes, I saw white sparkles dancing in the air. I thought it was my glasses, so I took them off. I still saw them. I enjoyed watching them for a few minutes, and moved my hand through them. They looked like dust mites, but they were white light. It was fascinating, and I have never seen anything like that with my eyes open before. By the way, when I looked at my watch, 45 minutes had passed.

I asked Cher, my psychic friend, about it, and she said I saw the energy in the air. I've heard that energy looks like white light sparkles, but never seen it for myself until today.

Also, in other news, I started teaching my Seeking Connections class for teens tonight. I had two students, though at least two more will be joining the class next week. I have so much to share with them - this class is about finding alternative connections to a spiritual source outside of formal worship services. Reiki, yoga, chanting, meditation, creative prayer, and connecting with Earth's energy are all part of it. Plus studying Jewish scholars who were seekers, and what they found. I wish I could have taken this class years ago. I also hope that my students can be open minded enough to learn that there are ways to find a connection that they may not have considered before. It's a big undertaking. I wish I had twelve students, but I'll take what comes to me for this first time. Plus the students are interested in finding something and have a healthy skepticism that is challenging, but good too.


Friday, September 5, 2008

Fuzzy World

When I don't wear my glasses, I can't see very well. I'm quite nearsighted, and facial features 10 or more feet in front of me become a blur if the glasses aren't perched on my nose. But I've noticed something. When my glasses are off, I can see auras much more than when they're on.

Why? A logical explanation might be that I'm seeing their fuzzy outline, not their aura, due to my rather impaired vision. Or, an enlightened person might say, I'm more able to see the things that the glasses keep me from seeing as they bring other details into focus. Which is it? Not sure. Maybe my eyes relax without my glasses on.

The reason I'm writing this is that tonight, we were at services at the new synagogue we joined. (It's actually the one where we grew up, but we had been belonging to a different one because I used to work there. Now that I don't, we were free to switch. But I digress.) We were at synagogue, as I was saying, and the cantorial soloist was singing. I took off my glasses, and noticed that while she sang, her aura really shimmered in green-blue and yellow. The more she sang, the brighter it seemed to get. Bigger too. But with my glasses, I couldn't see much of it at all. The rabbi too - I could see his aura - more yellow-green - without my glasses. With them, it was much harder - I needed to squint. Funny, because I need to squint to see anything if my glasses are off, but with them on I need to squint to see an auric layer.

There may be something to this observation.
Insights from my dear readers are welcome.
Peace and Shalom.

By the way, read Warren Grossman's book To Be Healed by the Earth. It's fascinating.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Doing the Time Warp

Well, as time sometimes will reveal the truth, I realized that some of the "answers" to my questions were not quite correct, at least not for the present time. Things didn't turn out the way the answers I intuited during my meditative questioning had implied. (If you're wondering what I am talking about, see my previous post).

When I asked Connie and Cher why, I found out that Spirits, guides, angels and ascended beings don't live in the same time dimension as we do, and so they don't always give answers that are valid for "right now" but their answers are still right. It may be necessary to wait for things to turn out that way, but their answers mean things will.

So I wait.

Funny though that one could argue that this is a great excuse. It's true, just not yet. But I am making every attempt to avoid cynicism and accept this. The growth of my intuition depends on me letting go of cynical doubts and keeping an open mind. Another challenge.

But I can do it.

I am looking forward to the day I will post and say that all was true as time finally revealed.

There. How's was that?

Monday, September 1, 2008


I've been trying to grow my intuitive abilities, with the help and advice of my Chios teacher, Connie, and my psychic intuitive friend Cher. (Gratitude shout out to you both!) Among the most important advice I've been getting is meditate, and also to ask for details from my guides and angels.

Meditating, as I was instructed, has been interesting. Cher told me to start off by studying the inside of my eyelids, and then focus on my third eye chakra. When doing this, I have felt connected to energy, and "saw" swirling colors and abstract shapes.

The other night when sending Reiki, I had questions in my mind, and I felt that I got answers to the questions. The next night, on Connie's suggestion, I asked for more specific information - asking more specific details, and receiving more specific answers. To be clear, when I am channeling Reiki, I feel connected to the energy and to my intuitive higher self, and the answers seem to come.

But, this being new to me, I also feel confused by doubt. I know that I have a very strong imagination and these answers could be what I am imagining I want to hear. I used my pendulum to see if it confirmed the answers, and it did. (But I'm unable to measure my own subconscious input to the answers). Connie says to ask for proof, or something that will help me emphatically believe in the message I received. I don't know what, though, would do this for me, so I haven't been able to do this yet. Also, things in my life are suggesting that the message I received may not be true, which further confuses me. I'll keep trying.

I would love to develop confidence in my ability to channel advice and messages from guides and angels. It would certainly be a wonderful dimension to my energy awareness, and I would be immensely grateful for being able to develop this. Any additional suggestions are always welcome.

I know I'm a person who has begun from scratch - from zero intuition or awareness to the point at which I am now - a Reiki Master and seeker. I've already come a long way. This is truly a journey and awakening.