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the thing that Aisling said to almost everyone was to pay attention…

I’ve been noticing some things since the drumming/journey session, mostly that I’ve been very irritable and impatient.

not that that is a remarkable thing

I *feel* the energy in my body moving, most notably when I give myself reiki at bedtime or when meditating or in shavasana. But, all I have to do is *think* of energy and I feel a tingling sensation inside and outside. At night, when I place my hands on my heart chakra and hara, I immediately move into deep space…almost stuporous. I find I do not want to interact with anyone at the moment, and when I do, it is less than satisfying.

i want to sleep outside


so, thinking abt all the stuff that i’m investigating. getting into herbalism. start is slow. wanting to learn but not finding it easy to hook up with a reputable school that i can afford. i want to get involved with susun weed, but not finding the time/money/courage to hike on up to woodstock and offer myself up.
but i will. i just need to clear away all the cobwebs.

do i also want to enroll in a correspondence school for herbalism? cheapest place i found was 5k for a full course in master of herbalism. haven’t been able to find out any independent info on how reputable they are. if anyone out there knows anything abt the clayton college of natural health, give me a clue.

i am taking a weed course in spirit and practice of healing. lots of interesting stuff to build intuitiveness which for me is scary business. but wholly necessary for me to break out of my too linear scientific cause/effect frame of reference. need to build those magical muscles.

so, i bought a couple books on tarot and a couple decks…one to practice and one for beauty.

practicing reiki on myself everyday, but would love to practice on others more. guess i need to go looking for those others.

work is bad. missing boss is found. his very presence has made the atmosphere in the library most oppressive. i actually was brought to tears today. spent half the day trying to loosen my tightened chest. my life in that library is definitely limited. but that means way less money to live on. what to do? what is responsible? what is healthy? will eliminating the negative energy of my job be worth the loss of income?
odear. fear of poverty. but ogoddess…the thought of freedom is so fuckin appealing.


about a week or so ago, i was attuned for reiki level 1. i had no idea what to expect. when liz put her hands on my shoulders at the beginning of the attunement, i was not surprised to feel a sense of warmth and relaxation, but as she continued, i was enveloped in a strong energy field. i sensed a gentle electrical current…more a blanket…surrounding me. it was especially strong around my head, arms, hands and upper body. as the attunement progressed, i was aware of swirling colors. mostly greens, oranges and yellows with some lavender hues in the center.

after the attunement, liz gave me a hands on lesson demonstrating the sequence of hand positions of a full reiki treatment. then we switched and she guided me through as i gave her reiki. i didn’t feel a whole lot when i placed my hands on her, but she exclaimed that my hands were very warm and said i seemed like a “natural.” for the next 3 months, i’m to give myself reiki everyday, and to give reiki to others as often as i can. the energy will become stronger the more i use it. after 3 months, i can take reiki level 2.

so, i informed brni and jesse that they are now my official, reiki guinea pigs. brni was my first session. it went pretty well. he fell asleep 10 minutes into it, snoring to beat the band. apparently, this is a good sign (ha! at last, he can safely fall asleep on me w/out having to apologize). a few days later, jesse was complaining of a toothache. he didn’t have time for a full treatment, so i just concentrated on his head and torso. he didn’t fall asleep, but he said he felt very relaxed and mellow. he still had tooth pain, but it was not making him as tense as before. his girlfriend kate asked for a little taste of reiki. i gave her about 15 minutes, concentrating just on her head and shoulders. she really enjoyed it. i’m hoping to give them both full reiki sessions later in the week.

with each session, i’ve noticed an increase in intensity. i was barely able to feel anything happening with liz and brni, but with jesse and kate i felt a lot more energy passing through my hands. fourth of july eve, i gave myself a full reiki session and felt the most awesome energy surges!

ok! practice practice! when i get good, i’ll put out a shingle.

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