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Fall/ Probably my favorite time of the year!

Posted by jlrls517@comcast.net on September 22, 2013 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

 

I love the Fall Season. Even the warmest of days have a different feel about them. The air is crisper; the hours of daylight shorten more with each passing day. We witness nature preparing for another cycle of death and rebirth, and the beauty of that cycle, with the vibrant colors of the leaves as they change before leaving us for the dormant upcoming winter season. The critters are starting to scurry more and begin to bury food for the darker colder days ahead.


It’s a busy season for us too as we prepare to gather the last of our harvests, put away all of our cooler, brighter colors and bring out the warmer, darker ones, whether it be in clothing or the way we decorate our homes. We begin to prepare for the long darker days ahead. We gather firewood to use during these months. We check that our flashlights are working and check our battery supply. Do we have plenty of candles? *This would be a good time to check your smoke detectors and CO detectors as well.*


The preparations continue even in the way we buy our food. We tend to put away those iced beverages and start stocking up on cocoa and other warmer type drinks. We may have canned our favorite vegetables and fruit to enjoy during these times when they are not so readily available to us. We buy meats that are more filling, that will last longer, and prepare things like stews and soups for those cold winter days.

 


Imagine with me for a minute how we are all connected. How we mimic Mother Nature herself. Taking her lead to prepare for the quiet dormant times, which happen without fail, as we live out our lives here on earth. Just as the trees shed their leaves, and the land is hushed with that first snowfall, nature is resting and preparing itself to start over again in the springtime in the cycle of rebirth; we too are offered this amazing opportunity.


The winter season to me is a gift given to us, as a time to rest. A time for reflection of all that we accomplished up to this point and a time to let go of things that no longer serve us. Just as a departed soul rests and reflects before returning to the next lifetime, we too have this opportunity to experience our own “life between lives” right here and now. An opportunity to reward ourselves or plan how we will do things differently as we use this time of reflection and review our lives up to this point and plan for our own cycle of rebirth, come the early days of Spring.


Unfortunately, there is that option of making this time just as busy as the other times. We get caught up in the commercialism of the Holidays, wearing ourselves thin, exhausted, frustrated and pressured to outdo the next person. But to me, wintertime says, STOP! Slow down! The weather is crap anyway so there is no need to be hustling and bustling around and knocking your-self out over anything. Even corporations give up planning conferences or conventions, starting major projects etc.


Try using this time to relax and make plans to visit with family and friends who you might not have otherwise been able to see during the other times of the year. Use this preamble to winter to plan those visits with loved ones. Giving of your time is much more valuable and meaningful than any material thing you can buy at a store. Take this time to tell them how much you love them and appreciate them. Talk about the successes and failures of the past year. Share stories of when you were a kid and the silly things you did (and got away with).


 

Honor your loved ones who have crossed over by setting a place for them at your Holiday table and share stories about them. Light a candle in their honor, either at Mass or in your home. Our friends and family members in spirit seem ever more present around us during the Holidays. We honor them with our thoughts, our memories and conversations about them and it brings them closer.  


Start preparing for the coming longer, dark, colder days now. Gather your firewood, candles and such. But think about what you have done this year. Pat yourself on the back for those projects or goals that you completed. Think about the things that you are holding onto that you haven’t been able to do anything with. Do they still serve you? If not, let them go and allow new things, new ideas and goals to come into your life. Begin to attract those things to you that will serve you and the greater good.


Call that family member or friend and make plans to get together and celebrate Life.


Honor those loved ones who are now in spirit. 


Relax, Reflect and Review. There is no reason to work so hard now. You’ve already put your time in. Celebrate, reap your rewards, and make plans for even better things to come when the gift of springtime, OUR chance for rebirth, is given to us once again.


Make it all about you! You deserve it! You are worth it! You are what matters!


 

In Love & Light,

Rus 

A Blessing from Spirit

Posted by jlrls517@comcast.net on September 2, 2013 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

A sweet story on how Spirit can work in our daily lives.

 

I received a phone call early this morning from a man whose wife passed away several months ago. He is from Tennessee but resides in another state. He was lying on his bed this morning watching reruns of their favorite television show and felt the need to call and touch base with his daughter. He tries her number but no answer so he proceeds to check his phone messages and miss dials the number. He realizes this when a voicemail picks up and the women’s voice is not familiar to him so he hangs up.

 

A few minutes go by and his phone rings. It’s the woman calling back and asks him if he meant to call her. He is very apologetic and says that he miss dialed the number trying to get his phone messages as he was trying to get in touch with his daughter to check on her.

 

She proceeds to tell him that she just buried her Daddy yesterday and was sitting at the table staring at her cell phone thinking that her Daddy will never call her again to check on her. Now she is receiving this phone call from a Dad who is trying to reach her daughter to check on her. Both of them are stunned by this event and she asks if he has a few minutes to talk. They spend the next 15 minutes where she shares with him that she is Native American and this experience is not a coincidence to her.

 

Even more ironic – she is currently living in a different state with her husband and they are moving to a small town in Tennessee – the very town where this man spent much of his younger years and knows the prominent family in that town. He gives her the name to look up when they get there. During the conversation they discover that both have Facebook accounts and promise to “friend” each other and stay in touch.

 

After they hang up, the gentleman looks over at his wife’s ashes and realizes that this was no accident. Spirit had put two people together that needed to feel the loving touch of those they feared they had lost contact with forever. This was a double blessing!

 

I am continually surprised and blessed with the many ways that Spirit shows us that the love we have for those who have lefts us physically, remain with us in spirit, and that the bond of love we share never ends.

 

I greatly appreciate this story being shared with me this morning. I am truly blessed and I trust this experience will help others who may read it, find comfort in knowing that our loved ones are always with us and will guide us and bless us in ways and in times that we least expect it.

 

In Love & Light,

Rus

 

 

 

 

In Memory

Posted by jlrls517@comcast.net on August 24, 2013 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The emotions I’m feeling
words cannot form.
I have loved you dearly
from the day I was born.

Today I am sad,
but I’m not alone.
The day has come
that you have gone home.

You’ve always been there
no matter what.
Handing out blessings
to whomever you touched.

An Angel on Earth
sent from Above.
To teach us kindness,
strength and Love.

You taught us to bake,
to cook and to sew.
There wasn’t much
that you didn’t know.

When we cried
you wiped our tears.
You made us smile
and brought us laughter for years.

You took us places
no one else would.
When no one wanted to play with us,
you always could.

As much as we begged you
you never complained,
“Take us on the trolley”, “let’s go to the park”,
and our favorite of all, “can we ride the Inclined Plane!?”

You spoiled us rotten
and that we will never forget.
And not for one moment
do any of us regret

How you blessed us abundantly
and gave us so much Love.
Our Angel on Earth
sent to us from Above.

Alice M. Wright 11/09/1914 - 08/22/2013

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I love you Aunt Al with every ounce of my being and I want to say Thank You.
Thank you for being in my life for all of these years, and for loving me unconditionally.
For taking the time to exchange letters back and forth because you couldn’t hear.
For remembering Birthdays and Anniversaries and sending cards, still putting money in them after all of these years!
There is much to celebrate when I think of you. I am honored and privileged and blessed that you have been a part of my life.

I will miss “everything” about you – but I will always feel your Love!

I love you,
Rus


Working with Lisa Williams and Tony Stockwell

Posted by jlrls517@comcast.net on July 28, 2013 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Imagine for a moment doing what you love doing. That one thing that you are immensely passionate about and been doing it for years. You're pretty good at it. You're confident in yourself. Then one day you become aware of an expert in your craft, either by reading a book, hearing them on CD, tape, radio or even seeing them on television. This someone who does what you do and has been doing it for many years as well, has perfected the art of living your "passion" and in doing so gained world-wide recognition in the process. How does this make you feel? Excited? Validated? Hopeful that there may be a chance for you yet to live your passion and be as successful as others who are living their passion? What if you had the opportunity to meet that certain someone and actually work along side them? To hear them teach, to learn from them and even be critiqued by them? How do you feel now? Nervous? Intimidated? Over -whelmed? 


I am excited to tell you that I had the honor and pleasure of living that very opportunity for myself  earlier this week. I am just returning from Richmond, B.C. where I attended a 3 day intermediate/advanced mediumship workshop with two of the most respected and world renowned mediums in the field of mediumship and spiritual development. Lisa Williams and Tony Stockwell, both from the UK, are two of the top 5 teachers in the world on mediumship as well as two of the nicest, most down to earth, amazing individuals you could ever meet. I understand that Lisa and Tony have only been working "together" for a short time. You wouldn't know it. They may have different styles and techniques but it works! It's like they have been working together for years.


I attended the workshop with some 30 plus other mediums, psychics, numerologists and tarot readers from the USA, Canada and Europe. I am confident that the group would agree, that with Lisa and Tony's words of wisdom, teaching with integrity and encouragement and overall love and passion for what we do, each and every one of us were blessed beyond anyone's expectations. 


Lisa Williams and Tony Stockwell (IMO) truly are and "Inspiration" indeed!


Oh and yes I "was" nervous, somewhat intimidated and overwhelmed at first. I left confident in my abilities, ready to put what I learned into practice and finding and developing a style of mediumship to call my own. So yes, there is hope for me to "live" my passion. It is now up to me to make it happen! 


Namaste~

Rus



In Memory

Posted by jlrls517@comcast.net on July 28, 2013 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

When you lose someone you take time to reflect

On the good times and the bad

But there should be no regret


Life is about choice and that’s what makes us who we are

Could things have been done differently?

Of course, but that can only be taken so far


Our souls meet here with a pre-destined plan

The lessons are not easy 

But we do the best that we can


To accept those things that we cannot control

With joy and enthusiasm 

Is a difficult goal


It’s our souls desire to complete the plan

No matter our differences 

Even those we may never understand


So love yourself no matter the cost

Your path hasn’t ended 

Because this person has crossed


I will miss you Mom

I accept our experiences as meant to be

In my heart I thank you

For your influence on me


With Love - Your Son


Judy Steakley 

1945 - 2013


What Is Reiki?

Posted by jlrls517@comcast.net on July 28, 2013 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Besides communicating with those that have crossed - I am a Reiki Master/Practitioner. Reiki is an old Japanese form of hands on healing. I like to call it "ancient healing in modern times." So what is Reiki? I have added a description here. Consider unwrapping this spiritual gift for yourself or for a friend or family member. It's a beautiful experience.


WHAT IS REIKI?  The knowledge that an unseen energy flows through all living things and is connected directly to the quality of health has been part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient times. The existence of this "life force energy" has been verified by recent scientific experiments, and medical doctors are considering the role it plays in the functioning of the immune system and the healing process. 


Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that allows everyone to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve health and enhance the quality of life. 

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through you and surrounds you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit and creates many beneficial effects including relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and well-being. Many have reported miraculous results. Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. 


HOW DOES REIKI WORK? We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body. 


The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body. 


Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.


WHERE DOES REIKI COME FROM? Reiki energy is a subtle energy. It is different than electricity or chemical energy or other kinds of physical energy. Reiki energy comes from the Higher Power, which exists on a higher dimension than the physical world we are familiar with. When viewed clairvoyantly, Reiki energy appears to come down from above and to enter the top of the practitioners head after which if flows through the body and out the hands.

 
It appears to flow this way because of our perspective. However, the true source of Reiki energy is within ourselves. This does not mean that we use our personal energy when we do Reiki, but that the energy is coming from a transindental part of ourselves that is connected to an infinite supply of healing energy. 


HOW IS A REIKI TREATMENT GIVEN? In standard treatment Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands into the client. The client is usually lying on a massage table but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed.


WHAT DOES A REIKI TREATMENT FEEL LIKE? What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.

The practitioner places her/his hands on or near the client’s body in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach, and feet. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the clients needs. 

Each position is held for three to ten minutes depending on how much Reiki the client needs at each position. The whole treatment usually lasts between 45 and 90 minutes. 

source: reiki.org


Give the Gift of Reiki. 


Reiki is the perfect gift to give that special someone who never takes time for themselves and is always on the go and doing for others. Give them the opportunity to unwind, relax and get re-focused.


(Gift Certificates are available upon request)


Experience the healing power of Reiki. 


Welcome to the Journey within!



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