As always, I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy, and feeling loved.
Before I begin, I just need to get this off my chest....
Aaaaaaaaaauuugggghhhhhhhhhh!!!! Boy, that felt good. Perhaps I'll do that again. But for your sake, I'll wait until after I'm done typing (you're welcome).
Have you ever just had one of those days? Weeks? Months? Times when you just felt like things started off bad and just kept getting worse...with no relief in sight? Of course you have. We all have. I like to consider myself a pretty positive person...a glass half full kind of gal (remember last month's newsletter?). But even I experience times where I feel like I just can't get a break. Take this past month, for example. First I pull a muscle in my foot and have to bust out the crutches. Next I pull a muscle in my back that leads to another muscle strain in my back ...which leads to more muscle pains in my back and abdomen. And if that wasn't enough, my car needed some pricey repairs....which led to us having to purchase another vehicle. In the same week (still on crutches and unable to stand upright), I was attempting to drive my niece home and the 'new' vehicle broke down on a 96 degree day and had to be towed back to the dealership. Three weeks later and several chiropractor appointments under my belt, I find myself sitting here....still in pain, but feeling a little hopeful. At least I now know why my back hurts.
Or do I?
You see, I've done enough connecting for others to know how this all works. Spirit often comes through during readings, with messages about what it means to be uncomfortable. Especially discomfort that doesn't seem to want to go away. When this happens, Spirit shows me the old Fisher Price work bench. Some of you might remember it? The one with the different shapes and colors and the mallet to "hammer" the shaped pegs into the corresponding shaped holes? Sort of looked something like this...
When this symbol comes up during a reading, I know that we're going to be talking about making changes. Because this symbol isn't about the pieces fitting nicely into the bench. Oh no. This symbol is about how sometimes we are trying fit the round peg into the square hole. And how the more we hammer that round peg into the square hole, the more uncomfortable we become. And it never really ever fits....no matter how hard we try. We can keep hammering away but ultimately we end up exhausted...with splinters and a sore arm. So, no this symbol isn't about reconnecting with our inner child...
...this is my symbol for making life CHANGES.
Because when we are experiencing discomfort and it doesn't seem to go away, it is usually a signal that we need to try something different. Time to take stock and figure out what isn't working anymore...and take a different approach.
Maybe it's time to move into a new career or to leave an unhealthy relationship or friendship or to work on eliminating stress in your life. For me, it was taking time for myself and getting much needed rest.
As a card carrying member of the Taurus family, I can say with unwavering confidence that CHANGE isn't my strong suit. In fact, I try to avoid it at all cost. I find what I like and I set up camp and dig my roots in real, real deep. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), it was not in the cards for me to be an actual tree in this lifetime. And not likely for you either. I was meant to experience life as a human, moving through many chapters in this book of me ...to develop as a Soul here on Earth. But since I like to get comfy and am a bit stubborn, I don't tend to take the cues to move on or move forward when they're delivered in a subtle fashion. Nope, I try and hold on to what my brain wants instead (work, work, work! go, go, go!) But holding on tight comes with a price. And so here I am, bent over in pain....forced to take days off because I chose not to "listen" when my body was telling me to slow down and focus on my health. <sigh>
And the crazy part is, I knew that I wasn't listening. And I knew that if I didn't stop, it wasn't likely to get better. In fact, I swore I heard Spirit say (in the most loving way), "Keep it up and we're going for the knees next - xoxo."
With any luck, you aren't as stubborn as I am.
But if you do find yourself banging your head against the wall and wondering when you're going to get a break...take a step back and see if you can figure out what needs to change. It could be something simple, like needing a new pair of shoes. Or it could be a huge change...like finally leaving your job of 20 years to pursue your life purpose!
Know that the discomfort comes in many forms, too. Sometimes people are put in our paths to shake things up and to get us to move one way or another. Sometimes, like for me, it's a physical symptom that presents itself to get our attention. And other times, it's just one thing after another that seems to be breaking down. It may just seem like bad luck at first glance. But when you begin to look at it from a different angle, you begin to see that these are simply cues for us to move in a different direction. And when we do, even though it might be challenging, things begin to improve.
New chapters can begin, doors of opportunity open up, healing starts to take place.
So now I sit here, waving my white flag, finding comfort in my herbal anti inflammatories and cozy blanket as I prepare for the upcoming month. Looking forward to being back on my feet soon, hitting the trails with my dog and getting back to work serving Spirit. In the meantime, I'm going to try and relax, heal, do a few phone readings....and wait for my next mini chapter to present itself. Hopefully, it will come in the form of great posture :)
So here's what's happening at Light Works this month...
To kick things off, we'll be getting together on August 10th for Movie Night!, to watch.... "Kindness is Contagious". This feel good documentary is all about being nice and the benefits of being nice! Learn how a little generosity can help you live a happier, healthier, wealthier, longer and more fulfilling life. Come hang out with me and other like minded folks for a chill night at the movies ...popcorn provided :)
Have you been thinking about learning Reiki? We've got Usui Ryoho Reiki Level I Certification class coming up on August 12th/20th . Whether you're interested in learning how to give Reiki to yourself, wish to share Reiki with friends & family, or want to begin a Reiki practice....this is the perfect opportunity to jump right in! Looking for a class that offers CE credit hours that you can apply towards your massage therapy license requirements? Receive 10 CE hours when you take this class!
Next, I'll be teaching Meditation with Intention...to Connect with Spirit! on August 13th. Want to learn how to connect with Spirit? In this class, you'll learn my method of connecting with the angels, spirit guides, and loved ones...and, yes, anyone can do it :) You can also catch this class over at the Intuitive Wellness Center in Burke on August 27th. See "Announcements" below for details!
On August 19th, I'll be joining fellow medium, Stacey Fields, for an evening of channeled messages at "Voices of Spirit - Mediumship Gallery". Come out and witness the amazing connections and loving messages from Angels, guides, and loved ones on the other side! Those in the Spirit world are always around and want to help us to heal, to feel loved & supported as we navigate our way through life in the physical world. A mediumship gallery is a wonderful way to experience this beautiful connection...hope you'll join us!
Lolita returns with the next two classes in her series of spiritual workshops for "Meet Your Guardian Angel Meditation with Lolita!" on August 20th and "Animal Guides and Totems with Lolita!" on August 27th.
Having trouble focusing? Experiencing brain fog? Then you might be interested in attending this month's essential oils class! Joyce will be teaching all about "Essential Oils and the BRAIN!" on August 24th. This interactive workshop is a fun way to learn about how oils can help with memory, attention, focus, and mental stresses. Sign me up!
If you're looking for some extra guidance from your Spirit team, be sure to take advantage of this month's special - $10 off a Life Path Reading. These readings address topics such as relationship, career, family, health, and more! Your team of Spirit Guides & Angels are always on call for advice and support. Be sure to mention the discount when scheduling your session :)
And finally....have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to animals? Well, here's your chance to learn how. On August 30th, we'll be getting together for "Let's Play" - Animal Communication! Our pets are tuning into our energy all the time and would love for us to understand what they have to say. It's easier than you may think! You can also catch this class over at the Intuitive Wellness Center in Burke on August 6th. See "Announcements" below for details!
So, these are just a few of the things happening this month at Light Works.
As always, new things are popping up on the Light Works Meetup page . Be sure to join the group to receive announcements. Stay tuned, stay connected, and stay in touch!
Sending lots of healing energy and LOVE to you all...hope to see you soon!
In love & light,
Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Psychic Medium, & Animal Communicator