Saturday, April 12, 2008

Living for love, health and learning.

We first learned about “possibilities” in some Landmark courses we took eight years ago. Steve and I still benefit from the learning we did over about a year and a half. It truly changed our lives and our marriage, both for the better.
My possibilities have been a constant in my life, even before I experienced Landmark and new what a possibility was. Even if I wasn’t experiencing them, they were what I wanted. I feel very blessed to be able to know that everything in my life has prepared me for and led me to this perfect place of growth.

I am a massage practitioner but had to stop my business for a couple of years while I dealt with some physical issues. I have been slowly working toward building my business up again and it is now beginning to happen. An opportunity to retake a Reiki class came up and I jumped at it for many reasons. I took a level I class about three years ago and felt like it was a bud that was very slow to open. I had learned about energy work in massage school and was working with a chiropractor for about six months learning more and practicing energy work. I even used energy work on my family and friends. I know that it helped Robin’s wrist and thumb heal faster and my Mom’s ankle and knee heal faster. I loved sharing and I was ready for another level.

I took the class, level I & II, with my daughter, Sydnee, and her roommate, Michon. Our Master Teacher, Janet, was fabulous. She brought many of my own thoughts into our weekend of learning and relaxation. It felt like all eight of us were on similar quests for growth and development. Janet spoke of Eckhart Tolle’s book, A New Earth; Byron Katie’s, The Work and Loving What Is; Stanley H. Block’s, Bridging the I System and Come To Your Senses. Although I have only completed Tolle’s book, I feel these other books open up my possibilities even more. I’m excited about learning new things. I feel more focused and amazed at how Reiki feels to me now. I found this in a massage magazine article this morning:

In her recent book, Reiki: A Comprehensive Guide, Pamela Miles summarizes the research evidence to date, and her analysis suggests that reiki is associated with:
• overall enhanced well-being and vitality.
• decreased levels of stress hormones.
• improvement in immune indicators.
• improved blood pressure.
• decreased heart rate.
• subjective improvements in anxiety and pain.
• improvement in mood and functioning of depressed patients.

I am in the process of redoing Sydnee’s room to make it my massage office. She says it seems weird, but she understands my need for growth. I told her if she ever needs to move home, she is more than welcome to. But her stuff can’t. (hehe)

This post started out because I’ve been tagged. I also had seen a few bloggers who had been tagged and thought how hard a six word memoir would be, but what an awesome opportunity to look into your life. Well, be careful what you wish for. Thank you, Michelle, I am honored.

Here are the rules:
1) Write your own six word memoir
2) Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want
3) Link to the person that tagged you in your post, and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere
4) Tag at least five more blogs with links
5) Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

I followed the trail back to a few different blogs. The trail ends at these three Araby62

I tag Craig, Darcy, Ricky, Eric, and Emily.

Living for love, health and learning.


Backofpack said...

I like the first three words best - the other two are like frosting - just making life yummier!

I'm thinking you'll be the Reiki Master soon - you are a great teacher and I can totally see you teaching this!

Next time I run (in Big Sur) I'm going to have you send Reiki to me during the run. To my knees, feet and hips. Okay?

See you soon. (Oh, and I'm so excited about DC that I just about can't stand it!)

Jenny, Maniac #401 said...

Thanks for the tag- I just posted after a couple of days of thinking. Yours fits just swell!

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Steve Stenzel said...

That's a good 6 word memoir...