Can you believe we're in October already?
Welcome to new beginnings, a month for turning points, and the opportunity to transform and shift from exhausted to energized. It’s also the last quarter of 2021 - and there’s plenty of time and support for shi(f)t to happen.
Every day is a new beginning. Every moment is a new beginning - that’s why moment-to-moment awareness is so important.
As humans we are influenced by nature and its natural rhythms. Consciously or not, we are affected by the moon cycles. Just ask anyone who works in an Emergency Room. You’ll hear that around a full moon they are the busiest or things are craziest.
New moons are markers for new beginnings - and on today’s New Moon I’m reflecting about relationships.
The most important relationship we have is with ourselves.
This can be reason for ouch or woo-hoo for some. When I took this selfie, I felt at peace with myself. Looking at this picture, it helps me to remember my own personal journey - and acknowledge how far I've come.
How is your relationship with yourself? Work in progress? Gentle? Loving? Stern? Beating yourself up? Run by drill sargents in your head?
Reiki has taught me: Just for today, be compassionate to yourself - and others.
When I first heard this Reiki precept on July 12, 2015, a switched turned in my head. It was like I was finally given permission to be kind to and with myself, instead of pushing / working against myself.
Maybe some of you need to hear this too. Maybe this is the new beginning for a kinder, softer relationship with yourself. One breath. One moment. At a time.
If you can, please join us. I’d love to see you, get to know you or catch up with you. Because of the times we’re now living in, we require RSVP and masks (that’s per CDC regulation since we’re in a healthcare setting). You can register here.
My wish for you this month is to trust yourself, be who you are and own it, and accept what is. So that life can unfold - and you can live life according to you, instead of being lived by others or external forces.
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