As always, I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy, ...and feeling loved :)
What's up, ya'll?? I'm guessing that most of you are feeling some sort of way right now with everything that is going on. Even though I am sitting here at my laptop, comfortably in my home ...with the sun trickling in through the window, and feeling at peace (for now), I am still very well aware that others are not faring so well at the moment. Perhaps that's you. Maybe that's someone that you know. It may be that you have concerns about your job, your health, the safety of your family members and friends. Or perhaps cabin fever has set in and you're fantasizing about role playing some variation of the Hunger Games in your household. (yikes!) Where did THAT come from? Okay, maybe it was me who looked at my husband the other morning and thought "may the odds be ever in your favor". Maybe.
Let's face it. Everyone's energy is a bit off right now. We're feeling the heavy, wet blanket of uncertainty, fear, worry, and judgment coming at us from every angle. Even the most grounded, most connected, most intuitive, and most forgiving of us are having to fight daily to stay in a place of hope and of truth. To stay grounded and centered, I meditate, listen to my music, connect with nature, practice gratitude....and make ample time to chat with the people in my life that are also working hard to stay on the positivity train. I avoid the news, listen to my intuitive guidance, and I accept what I can change and what I cannot. Then I feel good. Then I am at peace. At least for the moment.
Yesterday, I got out for a long overdue hike on my favorite trail and the bluebells were POPPIN! There were a bunch of kids playing along the water's edge, bikers rolling past, and lots of people walking the path and enjoying the day. People smiled and waved and made room for each other to pass. Even my turtle friends were basking in the sun. It was a breath of fresh air on many levels.
And thennnnnn..... I came home and began scrolling through my Facebook news feed. And it was feeding alright! Feeding fear. Feeding judgment. Feeding negative energy. Ugh....it's heavy. People sporting their homemade masks and videos of nurses who are losing their s#!t (understandably) and some guy licking toilets and the hundreds of Stay Home! posts. I'm not suggesting that any of the posts are 'right' or 'wrong'. I get it and I understand where it's all stemming from. But there is a lot of fearful energy that's spilling out from of our various medias. And it's hard not to get caught up in it. I begin to question my own decisions. Am I being irresponsible when I sit with my client who feels more comfortable meeting me in person (even when I am feeling called to show up and I maintain the 6 foot space between us)? Am I being too hard on my husband when he chooses to go to the store rather than order delivery? Do I need to wear a mask & gloves to check the mail? Should I be spraying my packages with something? I find myself second guessing my intuitive guidance, wondering if I need to be more fearful (or less fearful), and then judging myself and others for doing the 'right' or 'wrong' things. It doesn't feel right to me. Especially when I normally operate from a place of trust. Trust in my inner compass. Trust in Spirit. Trust in my Soul's plan and purpose. Not always, but normally.
Because I do believe in Divine timing. I believe that our Souls chose to be here during this chaotic time. I also believe our Souls chose an expiration date before we embarked on this human journey and that if I am meant to die this way, I will....no matter how many times I wash my hands. If I am not meant to die this way, I won't. And I believe the same is true for everyone else, too....even those who are leaving us now. Yes, loss is heartbreaking. Death is devastating for those of us left here to grieve. But death is a certain part of life. And I trust that when it is time, it is time.
But before that time comes, I have a choice. I get to choose the energy I'm going to reside in.
I can operate from a place of fear. I can try and control the people, the environment, and the world around me in an effort to secure my safety and the safety of others. But does worry guarantee a favorable outcome? No. Does the energy of worry and fear have a profound negative impact on our mental and physical health. Yep. Does negative thinking attract more of what we don't want in our lives. Absolutely.
So what's the other choice?
I can operate from a place of love. I can be hopeful. I can find something to be grateful for each moment of each day. I can make a point to scroll past the negativity and judgment to find the posts that uplift, speak to my heart and demonstrate beautiful acts of kindness. Those are the stories that restore my faith in humanity...over and over again. And it makes my heart happy to know that there is a great healing taking place, even though it took a great tragedy to get us here.
So what do we do? How do we rise up when fear keeps trying to pull us down? How do we move through chaos and stay on our path? We learn to trust in our intuition rather than to be guided by fear. We look inward for guidance and reflect on our own choices....trusting that we will be guided by Spirit. We take deep breaths and remember that everyone is playing an important role right now, no matter how difficult it may be to watch, so that we may learn patience and compassion. We look at what is happening, as a loving observer....rather than sitting in judgment of others. We focus on being of service in whatever way we can, when we feel called to do so.
And let me be clear......I'm not suggesting that we should all be running around kissing strangers, licking handrails, and laughing in the face of a very serious health issue right now. What I am saying is that I have decided that it's not my job to judge others for the decisions that they are making. My job is to remind those who need to hear....that everything is going to be okay and that we will get through this. It's my job to share love and compassion with those who need it during these challenging times. It's my job to stay grounded and centered so that I can make intuitive decisions. It's my job to keep my energy high by infusing my day with gratitude, love, and humor...and then sharing those vibes with others. It's my job to rise above the madness and to see the human experience through my Soul's lens...and then ask, "What am I supposed to be learning from this?" and "How can be of service?"
Many of us are being asked (ok, maybe forced) to slow down so why not use this time to do a little reflective work? This is a great time to check in with yourself, to meditate, to tune in to your loving and supportive Spirit 'team' that wants you to feel calm, joyful, and loved. I can think of worse ways to pass the time :) Before we know it, we'll be back to our crazy schedules and everyone will be complaining that they don't have enough time to meditate. I'm sure I will be.
In the meantime.... Be smart. Be safe. Be kind. Vibe high.
And to all those who are working hard to help mend the sick, feed our families, and keep the world running in spite of your fears - thank you so very much.
Oh, I almost forgot!! For those who celebrate, I wish you all a very Happy Easter!
Sending love out to all those who need/want it and prayers to those who may be hurting today. May you find peace in your heart and a smile on your face no matter what is happening in your world. And if you need a place to go to lift your spirits, I hope you'll stop by sometime (virtually for now, of course) :)
(I am still honoring my private session appointments on a case by case basis. If you have an in-person appointment with me this month and wish to change it to a phone or video conference session, please let me know. However, due to the health risks involved with group gatherings, all April events and classes will be held online using the virtual/online meeting tool, Zoom!)
So what's happening at Light Works this month?
We'll be kicking things off on April 16th with "Let's Play" - Animal Communication! (online). Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to animals? Well, here's your chance to learn how. 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!
Next we'll be getting together for an exciting day of learning Reiki for animals. Join us on April 19th for Animal Reiki Certification class. This special day will combine virtual classroom learning with hands on experience at a nearby farm. Whether you're interested in learning how to deliver Reiki to your beloved pets, wish to share Reiki with sheltered animals, or want to begin an Animal Reiki practice....this is a great opportunity to jump right in!
Need a quick message from your angels? Then check out month's special - 30% Off Mini Angel Card Readings, as well as a few other offers. See below for more info!
Enjoy pulling cards for yourself? Interested in learning more about using card decks for guidance or validation in your daily life? Well then you might want to check out Fun with Angel & Oracle Cards! (online) April 22nd. We'll talk a little while about the different ways you can use card decks and then we'll practice pulling cards for ourselves and for each other. No experience needed - all are welcome!
And lastly, on April 26th I'll be teaching Meditation with Intention...to Connect with Spirit! (online). Want to learn how to connect with Spirit for? In this class, you'll learn my method of connecting with the angels, spirit guides, and loved ones to receive messages for yourself...and, yes, anyone can do it :)
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