A Remarkable Woman

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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.




Wow.  I just read Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook post that today (February 4, 2014) is Facebook’s 10th Anniversary.  I’m thinking I must’ve joined around 6 or 7 years ago.  Facebook literally changed my life.  I’ve made wondrously magical the worldwide connections through Nia (www.nianow.com) and through Tarot (www.thetarotlady.com) — my two passions (beyond my husband and two cats) are teaching Nia and reading Tarot; finding friends I lost track of or haven’t connected with in…oh, say 25 years…wow.  Really WOW.  I have friends on Facebook with whom I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting and yet I feel as if we’ve been close friends for years.  I have friends on Facebook with whom I’ve had the distinct pleasure of meeting, of dancing with, of having lunches and dinners.  Most connections I have on Facebook are very special.  I’ve learned about conscious living, love, passion, compassion, giving, receiving, fitness programs and practices of all kinds, lifestyles, clothing, travel, food, nature, empowerment, sisterhood, community…I could go on and on.

Although Facebook was an addiction at first, it is now simply a fascinating network of connections with people I admire, respect and love.

For me, Facebook is a way to reach out; to speak my truth and have others comment and speak theirs; it’s a way of reaching out to let people know they are loved, they are being enfolded — a cyber embrace of sorts.  And of course, as with life in general, there are those who want to bring their own conflict, sadness, abusive photos and language, the wayward ways of the world up close and personal in their Facebook posts.  This year, I will no longer tolerate any of that.  Yes, it’s subjective.  But my objective is to keep my life free of energy vampires and casters of ill will.  There is no time or place in my life for that — time is moving much too quickly to waste it feeding or feeling bad vibes from folks who have a lack of consciousness.

It is about consciousness, you know.  Words and actions speak volumes.  Just look at the world today…IMHO it is not a joyous, prospering planet.  Conscious choices, connections of integrity and spirit.  I’m no Pollyanna.  I’m not looking to find the good in anything and everyone. That’s simply a foolish notion in today’s world.  I see ’em, I call ’em and I fold when I need to.  My intuition guides me more than anything.  My intuition has been my trusted guide for quite some time and has never failed me yet.

Do you use Facebook?  Are you connected with people of integrity, who are uplifting and compassionate?