Healing with Positive Energy ~ Part I

Every now and then I am blessed with a client that challenges my faith in the Universe and in myself.  Each time this happens it makes my faith stronger and I see more clearly the value of following my heart and taking healthy risks.

It is with my client’s permission that I share her story.  This experience has been one of the most rewarding so far on this journey of healing.  It has made me realize that the Universe is here for me, guiding me every step of the way, and all I have to do is BELIEVE!

I met this client through a colleague who felt that I had the tools to help her through pain associated with back surgery.  As I began to explain Reiki and Gemstone Therapy, I began to see the brightness of Jessica’s heart shining through her eyes.  She had been through so much and her determination to get back to work and live her life was stronger than ever, and getting stronger by the minute as we talked.

During our first session we focused on hip pain that was making everything difficult.  Our goal was to reduce the pain by using the Life-force energy of Quartz and the healing power of Lavendar Quartz to balance the body’s energy through the 7 Chakras while pulling the pain from the hip.  We enhanced the session with Reiki to get maximum energy flow for the first session.  The results were amazing!!  Text the next day reads: “…The pain isn’t gone but was more tolerable last night, even as I played with my little nieces for several hours (ages 1, 3, and 5) and I made it all the way till I got home at 12:30am without any meds!! In general, I felt I had an internal glow of sorts, and I had a smile on my face for hours and hours after I left.  I kept the quartz in my pocket, by my worse hip….”

The key to all of this is that she “does her homework” every day.  I gave her a quartz sphere to keep with her to allow life-force energy to continue to flow after our session.  She has also incorporated manifestation techniques and visualization tools to keep the energy positive and flowing freely.  Each day she takes the time to visualize the positive energy of the universe flowing through her from the crown of her head to the bottom of her feet.

I look forward to continuing this story and sharing the amazing results that come out of our sessions.  I hope that you find this information useful and interesting.  If you are living in pain there are alternatives to medication.

Have a beautiful day and be well!

Sunday Gone Wrong is Really a Gift in Disguise

Sunday has become my new favorite day of the week.  It’s the one day I have dedicated to ME and it’s beginning to feel comfortable.  For the past four years I have worked weekends at the bar: Saturday night shift until 4am and a variety of Sunday shifts from going in at 6pm or 8pm or working a double beginning at 3pm.  This schedule was leaving little or no time for me to enjoy my amazing friends and family so I decided to make a change in 2015 and take back my Sundays!

So far Sundays have been all that I expected.  I have been able to say YES to brunch and lazy girl movie day, and have even enjoyed using that thing called a kitchen for more than just making coffee in the morning or reheating take-out from the day before!

This Sunday began like the past three.  Slept in a little bit and then off to meet one of my girls for brunch and catch up time.  We spent hours chatting and laughing without worrying about what time it was or being anywhere.  We parted ways about 3pm and it was off to the market to get some good things to cook up for the week….and then began the Sunday Gone Wrong!

I decided to go to a different market this week just to change it up and was very disappointed to find the first three items on my list were out of stock 😦  I shrugged it off and decided it was a good day for a drive to visit a market I rarely go to.  Excited rather than disappointed – because it was Lazy Girl Sunday – I left the store and headed to the car: Here’s where it really begins.  My car won’t start.  The radio, Bluetooth, lights, and gauges all work but nothing when you turn the key.  Ok, so it’s not the end of the world, make a couple calls and Little Brother is on his way to rescue me!  Nothing is ever that simple in my world and long story short the car is now on a flatbed – 2 hours later – on it’s way to the shop to be looked at tomorrow.  Dad is now my rescue ride and we are all frozen.

My initial reaction is anger that my two year old JEEP is failing me and that I have now inconvenienced my family on their day off.  I just want to cry at this point especially if another guy looks at me and says “Now did you leave the lights on?”  with that ‘oh little blonde, not so bright girl’ face…Ladies you know what I mean.  But I kind of bite my tongue (those who know me know I had a comment for every one of those guys with the face) and took it in stride.

I got home after resorting to shopping at what we in Albany refer to as “The Ghetto Chopper” still sad and wanting to ball my eyes out only to realize the gift of today:  I got to spend time with people who truly matter to me and love me as much as I love them!   Brunch with a dear friend, time spent with my brother and his beautiful children, and precious time with my Dad all to myself.  I am so blessed to have these amazing people to share life’s journey with!

Today’s Lesson:  It’s not about location or circumstance, it’s about seeing the beauty in spending time with loved ones and feeling so loved by those around you that your heart is warm and full.

Have a “life lesson” story to share?  Leave it in the comments section…because we are all human 🙂

Be well & happy!

~Pamela

Christmas Spirit…Everyday

The holidays can be a difficult time for many of us who are missing loved ones who have passed.  If you take a moment to just be you can feel their presence. Christmas Day for me isn’t about fancy presents, religion, or decorations.  For me, Christmas Day is about putting aside your everyday routine to spend time with family and friends.  It’s about enjoying the people in your life, both past and present, with honesty and compassion.  

I am filled with such gratitude today for all the amazing people in my life.  There are so many people who encourage and support me in all of my journeys.  These people have been such a blessing to me and I want to take a moment to say thank you.  

On this special day, take a moment to be grateful for all those who have touched your life.  We all need amazing people in our lives because they keep the light bright and make the world a better place to live.

Happy Holiday to you all!  My wish for you is happiness, peace and love for the coming year.  May you recognize the amazing in yourself and those who surround you!

Be happy and well.

~Pam

 

A Spiritual Birthday Gift

 

 

A Spiritual Birthday Gift

Butterflies have always been magical to me because they are so free and beautiful. In 2012 my Mom told me: “Promise me something, that you will go to Costa Rica next year for me. I will not be here but I will send all the butterflies and tell them to visit my beautiful girl so that you know I am with you.” She kept that promise and on my last day of vacation I was greeted by an amazing, deep yellow butterfly. I knew immediately that it was her and she brought such a variety of friends with her. It is a memory I cherish every day that allowed me to truly grieve for her and let go.

This November visit was extra special and reinforced my Mom’s presence is with me all the time. My birthday is in November and my Mom always made it so special. I miss getting a card from her the week before my birthday and her insisting that we have cake and ice cream to celebrate. Two things that I took for granted when she was here and now I would give anything to have. But today, as I sit eating breakfast in Costa Rica, there are many butterflies fluttering about. I am taken by their grace and beauty as my heart fills with love from my Mom. I look down to see a beautiful orange butterfly struggling to fly and realize that it has a broken wing. I reach down to pick her up so she is out of foot traffic and she eagerly climbs onto my hand. What an amazing feeling to be able to hold one of these magical beings! She spent an hour with me while I ate my breakfast and checked my messages – a birthday gift from my Mom. As I was leaving The Bakery I tried to place her safely in the flowers but she clung to my finger. Finally she moved to the flower and I said goodbye, my heart filled with love and joy from the experience.

What an amazing experience to feel the love of a tiny little being. My day was extra beautiful from that moment on and I am so grateful to now have that memory. I am also grateful to have that feeling of my Mom joining me for a part of my day in a way that I could touch and feel.

When we truly believe in the power of positive, beautiful things happen. Always believe in the greater good of the world and you will experience pure, honest love in places you would never expect.

Thank you Mom for being present in spirit and in a form that I could touch. It means more than anyone could ever know.

Have a Beautiful Day!! ~Pamela

A Lesson in Patience

A Lesson in Patience

Patience is a continual teacher and we are her students. We learn patience for many things in our lives and then we are given another lesson to learn. When we think we have passed all the tests that patience has to give us there is yet another chapter added to the lesson book.

A recent experience has shown me that patience is similar to rainstorms in the Summer. One day we may be overflowing with it and the next it is no where to be found. I am grateful for the experiences that allow me to continue to learn and grow. Seeing in others the very things that we don’t like in ourselves is a powerful thing. Tolerance of others in these situations is life changing.

What have I learned in the past week? Oh so much!! I learned that I am so grateful for how my parents raised me. They gave me the space I have always needed to learn and grow, even when some of those lessons were difficult and would hurt me. I learned to value my alone time as it brings me balance and great joy. My alone time is invaluable because it allows me to sit with myself and grow or let go of what is necessary. I learned that sometimes you just have to open your mouth and speak your mind or else others will walk all over you. This is not always easy, but with practice it allows peace within the mind. The most important thing I have learned is to appreciate each quiet moment so that I have a place to go when surrounded by chaos. I am a bright light surrounded by light rather than darkness and these quiet moments allow me to keep the dark and negative out of my space.

Practice patience each day and you will find the calm place within when everything around you is not.

BE POSITIVE and Have a Beautiful Day!!  ~Pamela

The Value of an Act of Kindness

How many times have we walked away from the person on the street asking for change?  How often do we stop to help our neighbors?

I was recently approached by an older man and woman on the street who were asking for bus fare.  The man had just been discharged from the hospital and without money they had to walk home. My initial reaction was “I’m sorry but I have no cash”.  I saw the hurt in the woman’s eyes and knew that I had change in my bag.  After giving them the whole $3 in change that I had in my bag I looked at the woman’s face and saw such gratitude in her eyes.

Later in the week a neighbor stopped me to ask me to notarize some paperwork for her.  I didn’t realize how sick she had been recently and she told me that she had been in the ER the night before.  What she said next not only shocked me but validated my earlier decision to give the couple change.  She had been treated at the ER for extreme pain and was given morphine to make her comfortable while they ran tests and discharged at 1am on Sunday morning…she had no ride home, no money and was told there was nothing the hospital could do for her.  She walked home that night alone, sick, and scared.  Later in the day she stopped and told me her cat had passed away, the second cat to pass in a week.  She was heartbroken, defeated, and so down that it broke my heart.  She went on to explain that she had been on disability and was waiting for social services to help her out but the process is very slow.  This is a woman who went to work every day, tried to help others when she could, and was always kind to people she met.  We sat and talked for a while until she felt a little better about her situation.

Today I received a message from her:  “I just want to try to express my deep gratitude for the love, support, & generosity you have shown me during such a hard and sorrowful time.  The universe is mysterious and I don’t understand it most of the time but I do believe that you were an angel put in my path at just the time I needed you most.  I hope I can do the same for you someday.”

These experiences have made me take a closer look at myself and my initial reaction to pass judgement.  I realized that it’s not my place to judge another human being, especially when they are less fortunate than others.  We don’t know what others are going through until we take the time to walk in their shoes.

Kindness is the greatest gift we have to give…and it’s FREE!  Share some kindness today and make a difference in the life of another human being.

Have a beautiful day! ~ Pamela

Stepping Out of THE COMFORT ZONE

I follow Jeff Moore on Facebook and today he posted a great picture about getting out of “The Comfort Zone”.  It really made me take a look at myself and realize that lately I have been joining the 2% of people who are living outside of their comfort zone.  It’s a rewarding place to step into.

Taking risks isn’t easy and often we stay in familiar territory out of fear.  Fear of failure, rejection, judgement are all things that make us uncomfortable.  Funny thing is when we take the risk the reward greatly outweighs the fear once we get through it.  The hardest part sometimes is thinking that we are taking that risk alone.  Funny thing happens when you get out there…YOU ARE NOT ALONE there is always someone who will take your hand and walk with you.  

Five years ago I stepped out of my comfort zone to pursue a dream.  People didn’t understand why I wanted to become a Massage Therapist when I had a “great” job that paid me extremely well and provided benefits.  I didn’t really have an answer but I knew that I wasn’t happy and needed to make a change.  That risk paid off and allowed me to keep moving further out of that comfort zone.  

I am now seeing that taking the risk to fail or be rejected makes me a stronger person and that most of the time that step becomes a success.  I am beginning to live my life on my own terms more and more.  This is an incredible place to be!

I have a long way to go but am determined to keep STEPPING OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE.  I encourage you to take that journey with me and make that 2% become those who are staying comfortable.  See yourself living the life you always dreamed of rather than the one society boxed you into. 

You ARE amazing…always remember that!


Have a beautiful “out of the zone” day!  ~Pamela