Don’t wait to celebrate anything! Wear the party panties today! Someone once told me a story about the party panties and it gave me a really good giggle because it was so silly so I’m going to share that with you today. Hearing it was a very big aha moment because I was guilty as charged. It’s essentially a story about buying a specific thing and having waited for that perfect occasion to use said thing, only to find it’s still in your drawer or closet many months later because that very special occasion didn’t happen as expected. Party panties was the example I was given, but insert anything in its place and it’s all the same. I think we’ve all at some point bought something fabulous and waited to use it for that very special day. Whether it's a New Years Eve outfit, the good china, a fabulous new pair of boots, it’s all the same.
Saving things for special occasions is essentially telling yourself that you and your everyday life are not special enough to warrant the use of wonderful things. When in actuality, today is the only day that matters. Remember that yesterday is in the past, gone forever. And tomorrow hasn’t happened yet, but more importantly, is never promised. Today is all you have! That sounds like such a simple thing, but, if you really think about it, those statements are very powerful! These are things that we sometimes forget.
How differently would it make your day or current situation feel if you used that something special today? It feels good to wear new pretty things, use the fine china, or even open a bottle of lovely wine! You may have a completely different outlook on this basic normal day, and every day if you allowed yourself the pleasure of using the finer things you’ve purchased now! With the sense of treating ourselves, somehow it makes us more mindful of what’s really important in life.
One of the things that strikes me often is when my husband reminds me that it's a great day because, in his words, “I woke up on this side of the dirt.” That may seem very rude and insensitive, but ask someone like him who has been a juvenile diabetic over twenty years, or someone has a debilitating disease, or is dealing with end stage cancer what their thoughts are on the subject. They’ll tell you that they don’t have the luxury of taking today for granted as most do. So wear the party panties! Use the crystal glasses! Open that bottle of wine you’ve been saving for a special occasion! Because that special occasion is today!!
Love and light to you! Be well!
Calling all Reiki Recipients!
For those of you who have had a Reiki Healing Session with me, I invite you to get your name put in a drawing for a Free Distant Reiki Session!
From now until February 15th, if you've had a Reiki experience with me, please email a description of your experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make this description as detailed as you like! The more details, the better!! I'll be posting these on my website's testimonial page so that people can get a better idea of how Reiki can help them.
IMPORTANT: Please insert with your description whether it was a distant or in- person session, why you had the session, how it helped you and if you would like me to change your name on the testimonial. I will honor all name change requests.
As a special thank you for sharing your experiences, I will randomly pick from all of the testimonials on February 15th!
Hopefully it's you that gets chosen! I will post the winner that night!! So make sure to watch my emails to see if you've won so you can call or email me for an appointment time for your distant session!
Thank you so much! And good luck to you!!
Happy Valentine's Month!!
Why not treat each other to a special pampering of healing and relaxation! Healing & Relaxation is the greatest gift you can give.
Treat yourself and a loved one today, you both deserve it!
Purchase 1 Healing Session the entire month of February, and get the second one 25% OFF! Or share your Healing Session with a loved one!
*30 Minutes for each of you!*
This special starts today and is good for the entire month of February! Sessions must be scheduled to be completed in the month of February
- Distantly or In-person.
Call today to reserve your spot! 484-390-0525
Please pass this along to someone you love today!
Most people seem to think it’s so important to start a new year with resolutions. The connotation of resolution is that we didn’t quite get things right last year, so we need to do things better in this new year. While this may seem like a great idea because bigger and better is what we sometimes strive for, what if we just dropped the resolutions and vow to be better to ourselves, be positive, and look at our many blessings all around us? If your being true to yourself, the rest will surely fall into place.
Many people reflect on the past year and sometimes define their life by their accomplishments or non accomplishments in that year. It’s always a good thing to take note of your personal accomplishments and be proud of what you were able to achieve. Sit back and revel in it because you worked hard for it and you deserve to. It’s also a good idea to take notice of the things you wanted to achieve, but maybe didn’t quite yet achieve, and look at those things in a different perspective. Know that you are not your accomplishments and you are not what you may see as your failures. This was a hard lesson, but I’ve learned to look at the non accomplishments not as failures, but as something that just hasn’t happened yet and a learning experience.
If we live life every day in each moment taking the lessons we’ve learned in the past to do our very best, be kind and loving to ourselves, we would see that we’re living our life’s purpose fully and completely. You don’t need to hold yourself to an idea of what you think success looks like because of a resolution you’ve made. So maybe we just release ourselves from that pressure and promise ourselves to do our very best in each moment. Even through the lessons of the difficult moments, put it into proper perspective, everything in your life will begin to feel like a blessing. Be true to you and sit with gratitude that you are being the very best you can be in following your heart. Remember that law of attraction? Like attracts like, so gratitude and kindness for oneself brings more of the same. Then you’ll see nothing but blessings!
Some people say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. If you are finding that things are working smoothly in your life, like a well oiled machine, keep doing what you're doing. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it! Instead, wash, rinse and repeat. And at that point, find yourself sitting in a space of gratitude for the blessings you’ve been gifted. But if you are beginning to see negative patterns in your life, and you feel like your continuously hitting a brick wall, you may need to change the dance. Change things up a bit and look within for your own personal growth.
We all develop defense mechanisms to cope with challenges and painful feelings or times in our lives to simply push us through the most difficult of times. Sometimes we develop these mechanisms without even knowing it. And it’s those defense mechanisms that have helped us get through the most pain in the quickest time period, that we usually hang onto subconsciously. This is in its simplest form, muscle memory and a very natural thing to do. But there comes a point in time where these defense mechanisms no longer work in serving your highest good, so it’s time to change the dance.
Remember that with our life experiences, we are constantly changing throughout the course our lives so why would we expect these same defense mechanisms to always work? Most defense mechanisms were developed as a child and in some cases in a very negative manner. A child who was ignored, for example, may have thrown themselves into their schoolwork to gain some sort of recognition. But what that child really did was, they moved away from dealing with the negative feelings within. And dealing with deep inner feelings is the only way to truly release the pain and get past the need to be on the defensive to get what we want out of life in a healthy manner.
We have the ability to heal our pain by diffusing the patterns that no longer serve us. Sitting with our pain or discomfort and really feeling it is the only way to release it. Painful as it is, only then can can you look within to find your truth and use that truth to deal with a situation or feeling to change the outcome of what seems like the brick wall. You can then seek from within that which you do want by adjusting and modifying yourself and your actions so that you can get it.
So, essentially, if things are not currently working out in the manner in which you hoped for, change the dance. In this new upcoming year, try to put down your defenses and begin using your mind, heart and spirit to find your own sense of peacefulness and joy within. You may then find your inner power to put new processes in place to get exactly what you are looking for in life. Remember, your peace and happiness all starts and ends with you and your mind! This, my dear friends was my lesson, once again throughout the course of this year. Life is a work in progress always!
Here's to a new year and a new you!!
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