Timeless: Moments in Nature

I hear a tweeting in the trees as I lay in the sun on this sultry July day.

That’s what it sounds like to my untrained ear. I’m sure I’m missing some nuance of tone that would immediately identify the origin of this tweet-tweeting. It is a quick 5 count- “tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet” asking “Hello? Are you here?”

I lay on my back floating in almost too warm water for a day such as this. With my eyes closed it is much easier to hear where the bird speak is emanating from. There is a definitive pattern to this chatter. Five quick tweets, silence than movement. I’m still unsure as to what species of avian this is so methodically searching for something.

My curiosity has gotten the best of me and I must open my eyes to spy yon feathered friend. With my hand shielding my eyes from the glare of the July sun, I scan the mulberry tree for my winged visitor. There! A crimson blur. I follow it as it alights on to a branch of the adjacent maple tree. He is hidden in the shade yet his color, so bright seems to sparkle ruby red as the light dapples through the branches.

“Tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet,” he asks perched on a thin branch. He looks about, clearly waiting for a reply. Receiving none (or at least non that my auditory system could perceive) off he flits to another branch higher in the tree.

And what is this I hear? A new sound. Softer. I glance up and am barely able to perceive through the leaves some small movements next to the first bird. I slowly move closer to shift my perspective. Aloud I ask Sir Cardinal “Is it your mate you were searching for? Have you found her, sir?”

My question is immediately answered as I come to a stop under said branch.

Alas, it is not his mate that he was searching for after all. It’s is his offspring.

Little cardinal sitting on the branch next to her concerned father. He cocks his head to and fro while he issues soft “cheeps” to his young one.

After a moment or two he flys away into a nearby pine tree. I look back to the fledgling holding tight to the branch. Look now, papa has returned with lunch! Once his fledgling is fed, sir cardinal resumes his gentle lecture to his offspring. He ends his remarks, pauses to look around and back to his youngling. He issues one final “tweet” and hops to another branch. He stops and waits for her to follow. He calls out with a barely perceptible “chirp” and his fledgling hops to meet him on the branch. He urges her to follow close, hopping branch by branch. Each time he lands, he turns back to see his offspring hop to him.

I watch them until his vibrant red plumage is no longer visible through the verdant foliage.

It is moments like this that I am reminded of the delicate dance of life. We spend most of our life in self centered folly, to busy to noticed the choreography all around us, connecting us in time and space to the waltz of the Universe.



Happy now beautiful souls! It is a crisp, cold morning here in upstate NY- the perfect kind of day to cozy up with a cup of tea, good book or get started on a new blog post! I do like to hibernate a bit more in the winter. My body and mind crave warmth, comfort and seclusion. I have learned over the years to pay deep attention to my body as the body mirrors the mind. This process of understanding the mind-body-spirit connection has been made clearer with Reiki.

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So first let us take a look at what Reiki is and the science backed benefits it provides. REIKI, (pronounced Ray Key) is a stress reduction and relaxation technique where through the laying of hands, the practitioner channels Universal energy through the body to assist in removing emotional blockages, stress, and anxiety. REIKI energy balances & works on the four levels of existence: Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual. Reiki activates the parasympathetic nervous system allowing for deeper relaxation and renewal.

The parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) regulates functions outside of voluntary control such as the cardiac muscles, digestion and relaxation. When we are able to activate or be in touch with the PNS we can reduce stress levels and in turn reduce heart rate, blood pressure and raise our levels of joy.

Let’s look at an example. We have all been in a situation where our sympathetic nervous system (AKA Flight or Fight response) is activated like when we get cut off in traffic. A flood of adrenaline ups our heart rate and breathing. Unfortunately, this system is in overdrive with our modern way of life. We tend to respond in traffic the way our ancestors would have responded to being chased by a tiger. These constant reactions create unregulated stress in our bodies. Long term, this can have serious health effects.

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It has been scientifically shown that we can reduce the stress reaction by activating our PNS with various techniques such as Reiki. During a Reiki treatment with me, the client lays comfortably, clothed, on a massage table and is guided into a relaxed state with meditation. You will be asked to gently focus on the present using your breath to bring you back to the moment when your mind drifts. While you enjoy healing music such as solfeggio frequencies, I will first access your energy by placing my hands on your shoulders followed by hand placements at specific energetic points on the body. You may feel a subtle shift of consciousness, or release of emotion, warmth or tingling sensation as REIKI energy flows through your body. Once the treatment is complete you may feel relaxed, refreshed, or very tired.  You will be advised to drink plenty of pure water to aid in detoxifying your energetic body.

I routinely perform self-treatments to assist in healing my own health issues or dis-ease. I have found that my state of mind greatly influences the levels of pain I experience, for our body is a reflection of mind. Our thoughts precede our actions and our physicality. Reiki has helped me to slow down, to find presence, to be instead of do(ing). Now when I experience pain, I know it is due to imbalance in my overall mind-body-spirit system. I am able to actively participate in my treatment and healing. Migraines and stomach upset frequently have less to do with physical dis-ease as they do mental dis-ease. Stress and trauma can cause flareups in my IBS, fibromyalgia and endometriosis. Being aware of my mental state gives me opportunity to see the patterns of cause and effect. This awareness take time to cultivate but offers one a chance to begin healing from within.

When we learn to cultivate practice for our mental well-being our physical body follows suit. Healing modalities such as Reiki, breath work, meditation, Qi Gong all can help us become in touch with our mind-body-spirit connection. We need to heal wholly, at each level of existence in order to live a balanced life. If you would like to know more or would like to begin on a path of healing, please contact me for a free 15-minute consultation.



Magical meditation tools!

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Being consistent with my practice is essential during times of dis-ease. As I navigate my way through this healing process I am mindful of my mental and physical needs. Now is a time of rest and replenishment.

I am slowly approaching a time of recovery. My active illness has depleted my energy and strength. Most days are exhausting mentally and physically.

Patience. Patience. Patience.

Quieting my mind and body is essential on the long road of recovery.
Remember to be gentle with yourself. By taking on too much and spreading ourselves too thin we invite dis-ease.
Lesson learned!

Pause. Breathe. Resume.

𝖯𝖺𝗎𝗌𝖾. 𝖡𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗁𝖾. 𝖱𝖾𝗌𝗎𝗆𝖾.

༄ 𝖨 𝗐𝗂𝗅𝗅 𝖻𝖾 𝗍ak𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖺 𝗅𝗈𝗇𝗀𝖾𝗋 𝗉𝖺𝗎𝗌𝖾 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗇 𝖨 𝗁𝖺𝖽 𝖾𝗑𝗉𝖾𝖼𝗍𝖾𝖽. 𝖨 𝗐𝗂𝗅𝗅 𝖻𝖾 𝖼𝗅𝗈𝗌𝖾𝖽 𝗎𝗇𝗍𝗂𝗅 𝖺𝗍 𝗅𝖾𝖺𝗌𝗍 𝖩𝗎𝗅𝗒 𝟣, 𝟤𝟢𝟤𝟥 𝖿𝗈𝗋 𝖺𝗅𝗅 𝖱𝖾𝗂𝗄𝗂 𝗌𝖾𝗌𝗌𝗂𝗈𝗇𝗌 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖼𝗅𝖺𝗌𝗌𝖾𝗌 𝖺𝗌 𝗐𝖾𝗅𝗅 𝖺𝗌 𝖺𝗅𝗅 𝗈𝗍𝗁𝖾𝗋 𝗌𝖾𝗋𝗏𝗂𝖼𝖾𝗌.

𝖯𝖺𝗎𝗌𝖾. 𝖡𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗁𝖾. 𝖱𝖾𝗌𝗎𝗆𝖾.

༄ 𝖨 𝖺𝗆 𝗂𝗇 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗆𝗂𝖽𝗌𝗍 𝗈𝖿 𝗌𝗈𝗆𝖾 𝗁𝖾𝖺𝗅𝗍𝗁 𝗂𝗌𝗌𝗎𝖾𝗌 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖼𝖺𝗇 𝗇𝗈 𝗅𝗈𝗇𝗀𝖾𝗋 𝗉𝗁𝗒𝗌𝗂𝖼𝖺𝗅𝗅𝗒 𝗈𝗋 𝗆𝖾𝗇𝗍𝖺𝗅𝗅𝗒 𝖼𝗈𝗉𝖾 𝗐𝗂𝗍𝗁 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗋𝖾𝗌𝗉𝗈𝗇𝗌𝗂𝖻𝗅𝗂𝖾𝗌 𝗈𝖿 𝖺 𝗌𝖾𝗋𝗏𝗂𝖼𝖾 𝖻𝗎𝗌𝗂𝗇𝖾𝗌𝗌 𝖺𝗍 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝗍𝗂𝗆𝖾.

𝖯𝖺𝗎𝗌𝖾. 𝖡𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗁𝖾. 𝖱𝖾𝗌𝗎𝗆𝖾.

༄𝖨𝗍 𝗁𝖺𝗌 𝗍𝖺𝗄𝖾𝗇 𝗆𝖾 𝗌𝗈𝗆𝖾 𝗍𝗂𝗆𝖾 𝗍𝗈 𝗌𝖾𝗍𝗍𝗅𝖾 𝗂𝗇 𝗍𝗈 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝗇𝖾𝗐 𝖾𝗑𝗉𝖾𝗋𝗂𝖾𝗇𝖼𝖾, 𝖿𝗂𝗇𝖽𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖺 𝖽𝗂𝖿𝖿𝖾𝗋𝖾𝗇𝗍 𝗉𝖾𝗋𝗌𝗉𝖾𝖼𝗍𝗂𝗏𝖾. 𝖨 𝖺𝗆 𝖾𝖺𝗌𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗂𝗇𝗍𝗈 𝖺 𝗋𝗈𝗎𝗍𝗂𝗇𝖾 𝗈𝖿 𝗋𝖾𝗌𝗍 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖾𝖺𝗌𝖾.

𝖯𝖺𝗎𝗌𝖾. 𝖡𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗁𝖾. 𝖱𝖾𝗌𝗎𝗆𝖾.

༄ 𝖮𝗇 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝖽𝖺𝗒𝗌 𝖨 𝖺𝗆 𝖿𝖾𝖾𝗅𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗐𝖾𝗅𝗅 𝖾𝗇𝗈𝗎𝗀𝗁, 𝖨 𝗁𝖺𝗏𝖾 𝖿𝗈𝗎𝗇𝖽 𝖺 𝗐𝖺𝗒 𝗍𝗈 𝗀𝗂𝗏𝖾 𝗆𝗒 𝖺𝗋𝗍 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗉𝗁𝗈𝗍𝗈𝗀𝗋ap𝗁𝗌 𝗇𝖾𝗐 𝗅𝗂𝖿𝖾.

𝖯𝖺𝗎𝗌𝖾. 𝖡𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗁𝖾. 𝖱𝖾𝗌𝗎𝗆𝖾.

༄𝖯𝗅𝖾𝖺𝗌𝖾 𝗏𝗂𝗌𝗂𝗍 𝗆𝗒 𝖱𝖾𝖽𝖻𝗎𝖻𝖻𝗅𝖾 𝗌𝗁𝗈𝗉 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖼𝗁𝖾c𝗄 𝗈𝗎𝗍 𝗆𝗒 𝖺𝗋𝗍 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗉𝗁𝗈𝗍𝗈𝗀𝗋𝖺𝗉𝗁𝗒 𝗈𝗇 𝗉𝗋𝗈𝖽𝗎𝖼𝗍𝗌 𝗌𝗎𝖼𝗁 𝖺𝗌 𝗌𝗍𝗂𝖼𝗄𝖾𝗋𝗌, 𝗌𝖼𝖺𝗋𝗏𝖾𝗌, 𝗍𝗈𝗍𝖾𝗌, 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗆𝗈𝗋𝖾.

𝖯𝖺𝗎𝗌𝖾. 𝖡𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗁𝖾. 𝖱𝖾𝗌𝗎𝗆𝖾.

༄𝖳𝗁𝖺𝗇𝗄 𝗒𝗈𝗎 𝖿𝗈𝗋 𝗒𝗈𝗎 𝖼𝗈𝗇𝗍𝗂𝗇𝗎𝖾𝖽 𝗌𝗎𝗉𝗉𝗈𝗋𝗍. 𝖨𝗍 𝗂𝗌 𝗆𝗈𝗌𝗍 𝖺𝗉𝗉𝗋𝖾𝖼𝗂𝖺𝗍𝖾𝖽. 𝖧𝖺𝗏𝖾 𝖺 𝖻𝗅𝗂𝗌𝗌𝖿𝗎𝗅 𝗌𝗎𝗆𝗆𝖾𝗋.

Inner Space

My inner space is almost constantly pondering. I can’t help it. The phrase would be “I can’t turn off my brain.” But is it my brain that won’t turn off?

Hence my last trip down the rabbit hole of my inner space.

We have been taught that consciousness resides in the brain along with memory and personality. But what if that is a shortsighted notion?

Consciousness may in fact be something we “tap into.” A pervasive field of information that flows through all of existence. We and with all other life are receptors for this field. Our DNA designates us as human therefore our DNA is the receptor for human consciousness. A tree taps into the field of “tree” etc…
We can think of it like a guidance system. Humans (and perhaps other life) has the ability to change their DNA in order to tap into higher planes of consciousness.

Our DNA exists in every cell of our body. Our entire body is then capable of holding memories and gives rise to our personality.

Evidence of this can be seen in people who have received organ transplants. Many transplant recipients have reported having new skills, memories that are not theirs, and personality traits never before displayed. They display the traits of the donors.

Our connection to all life is written in our DNA. The Higgs Boson or God Particle is what gives everything mass (gravity) or physical form. It allows the field (energy) to collapse into matter (form). Because of form we can then tap into the field of consciousness (or ether or Akasha).

We literally are the Universe experiencing itself. It is a self referring loop. Everything from super novas to grasshoppers are intrinsically connected through the field of consciousness.

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Patty’s GoFundMe

Hello friends and fellow wordsmiths. Below is an excerpt from my dear friend’s GoFundMe page. I know these are difficult times financially for everyone but I kindly ask for you help. Can you spare $5? The cost of an average specialty coffee to help a fellow human through a very difficult time? Patty isn’t asking for much. She has simple needs at this time- medical bills, mortgage, electricity, gas… Things most of us take for granted. So can you spare $5 to help my friend as she graciously navigates stage 4 ovarian cancer?

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. Also, if you are in able to give could you please share the link to the GoFundMe?