I was afforded the gift of meeting a remarkable woman on Saturday.
I’d say she found me by chance, but there are no chance meetings — life planned this I’m sure, just as life has moved me about like a chess piece making sure I’m in the right place at the right time. Even on those occasions when I manipulated the direction thinking, of course, that life didn’t know what it was doing, I find myself exactly where and with whom I need to be — most of this recognized in hindsight. My intuition however is being honed.
It’s actually pretty magical. No, I don’t just sit around waiting for life to tell me what I need to do — I am in action, I’m doing AND being. I remember oh so well my next door neighbor where I grew up coming home from school and announcing “I am a noun verbing.” That was what…50 years ago?…but it stuck with me because she’s right. I am a noun verbing. And I’m rarely disappointed.
So this meeting with a remarkable woman…I’m still not quite sure how she found me but she scheduled a Reiki appointment with me. We had only spoken on the phone and then via a text message so I had no idea what she looked like. I had evidently left the front of the office for a moment and when I returned, she was standing at the cash register paying for her Reiki session. The moment she looked up from the cash register I sensed that she and I were connected at some level beyond time and space. I find it curiously exuberant when I recognize spirit incarnate.
The Reiki session alone was extraordinary. Afterwards we chatted as I do with all my Reiki clients — about the session, about life and work…yet underneath, around, above and through it all was this intense sensation of familiarity, of connection. We both acknowledged it without much ado. And I think we both left with the certainty that we would meet again.
I’ve thought about this connection all weekend. It is a gift that keeps on giving.
One sword is for action and the other for introspection. Which to choose?
When I was younger, I was a “play by the rules; don’t rock the boat” kind of person. Since the age of 40 though I’m pretty much a “fly by the seat of my pants” kind of gal. Decision needs to be made? No problem. Do it. Now that I’m in my 60’s, I’m kind of liking the “wait and see” what needs to happen version of me; more introspection.
So today, my decision is to pay attention to my blog. It’s been a month since my last post. My intention was to post once a week…scratch that. Maybe once a month is the answer right now.
Queen of Swords — I love this card so much on many different levels for moving into 2017: I’m drawn to the energy and vibration of this card — the strong character of the woman; the glint of light on the sword and her crown indicating a relationship between spirit and form; the doves indicating peaceful interactions; the cat indicating intelligent, self-reliance; the purple and indigo colors indicating connection to intuition and the Divine. The Queen of Swords offers a mature expression; she doesn’t mince words AND communicates clearly without being devoid of emotion.
I couldn’t have picked a more appropriate card for moving into 2017.
I’m so excited about my tarot business expanding as well as expanding my vision for my Sacred Space Studio classes: Nia, Chakradance™ and Tarot Tuesdays.
Every year I receive a few words that become my guideposts for the year. In 2015, I received the words through a tarot reading from http://www.thetarotlady.com. In 2016, there were two words: “Gratitude” and “Forgiveness”. Those two words have been immense blessings this past year and will be forever in the forefront of my daily living; however, I also received seven (7) words through my own tarot reading on New Year’s Eve. My gift of words for 2017:
HEALING, INTUTION, LEADERSHIP, MYSTIQUE, POWER, STABILITY AND STRUCTURE
As I move into 2017, it is my honor to continue to teach Nia, Chakradance™, and my own creation “Tarot Tuesday”. I’d like to thank a few special folks who will continue to teach Nia at Sacred Space Studio in 2017 — to these three women I offer my heartfelt gratitude: Kate Mann, Mary Carol Rick and Kathy Rink.
This blog started out as a way to share my love for Nia — that love has expanded into a few other directions. I’ll be offering blog posts about my Chakradance™ classes and my Tarot Tuesday classes, as well as tarot card interpretations and mini tarot readings.
I’m so excited for the direction of my intention(s) for 2017!
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Gratitude and Forgiveness are my two pillars of strength — not only gratitude and forgiveness for others but for one’s self as well.
They are, however, just words until they are represented through action(s).
I end all of my Nia classes with “Gratitude in all things, no picking and choosing and Let Love Radiate.”
The “no picking and choosing” is the hard part. Sure we can be grateful when things are going our way. Not so easy when we’re caught by surprise with no time to fully encompass the rapidly changing scenery. But through it all we can Let Love Radiate.
Love is the answer. Love is not all there is, but Love is the answer. In my experience, when I hold gratitude in one hand and forgiveness in the other — there is a balancing of the scales and in the middle weaving it all together is Love.
May we continue — and begin in some cases — to embody the peace that we say we want.
My latest accomplishment has been to receive my certification as a Chakradance™ Facilitator. I cannot express fully enough in words how grateful I am to have had this movement practice for the soul come into my life. It was quite synchronistic that I found it actually. I had noticed it several times on my Facebook newsfeed. I’ve been facilitating meditation classes for quite some time and on most occasions go through the chakras. When I taught Yoga back along the way, chakras were very much a part of my teaching. I’ve been teaching Nia for 15 years and movement of the 3 body weights in Nia (the pelvis, chest and head) activate and open the 7 chakras.
I’ve been wanting to expand the offerings at Sacred Space Studio so when I logged on to my email one morning back in April, there was a message from “Jenny” of Chakradance™ letting me know that this day was the last day to register for the Facilitator training at a reduced cost. All sorts of thoughts when through my head about not having the time or not being sure if this was exactly what I was looking for, yadda yadda yadda. You know the drill. But my intuition was much more open and willing than my mind, so I went for it. And W.O.W. am I ever delighted that I followed my intuition.
The feedback I’ve received from the several one hour and 15 minutes classes I’ve taught has been encouraging and enlightening. I finished my first of seven Workshops this past Sunday — starting with the Base Chakra — and the feedback from this workshop confirmed even further that I had made the right choice.
Spontaneous dance, specific music, creative visualizations and imagery, along with the wonderful Mandala-creating exercise contained in the classes and the workshops invites the participants to go way down deep. It’s transformational. It’s healing. It’s truly a movement practice for the soul.
It is my pleasure to be offering Nia classes, Reiki classes and therapy sessions, Chakradance™ classes and workshops, Tarot readings and meditation classes at Sacred Space Studio. If you find yourself compelled toward any of these offerings, please feel free to contact me. You can find my contact information on the “About” page.