When life gives you lemons…

One of the most satisfactory things for me is harvesting things I planted as seeds!… 🤗😍 I don’t exactly have the greenest of thumbs, so every success fills me with joy and gratitude!… It’s also a great lesson about perseverance! This little lemon tree came from seeds I planted from a lemon I got at the grocery store. For years it didn’t bear fruits, and I convinced myself it was sterile (as a lot of commercially grown fruits and veggies are), it also nearly died once… Over time I planted more seeds and also purchased little citrus trees (Calamondin, Orange, Lemon). Since they are on a screened lanai (neighborhood’s restrictions…) I have been playing the “pollinating bee”, and it’s the 1st time I managed to bring fruits to maturity on this homegrown baby!!… 🙏🏻💖🍋

Distance Reiki on January 7th

My next DISTANCE REIKI will be JANUARY 7TH. My little ritual, this time around, will be tying ribbons in my Wishing Tree… {Ribbons symbolize wishes, that are carried away in the Universe, through the wind, rain, birds who take ribbons to build their nests… }.

If you’d like to receive distance reiki, please leave your name in the comments (or PM me) by January 6th.

{I believe most of my ribbons are in storage, so I’m not sure what colors I have lying around, but you can leave me a color with your name and I’ll try my best to accommodate it!… 😅}

Love and Light to all. 🙏🏻💖✨

Curious about QiGong?




It’s that time of year again! The SATORI Energy Detox/Reboot challenge is starting Monday. It’s a 5 days (1 hr a day) FREE event (If you can’t join live you will have access to replays) that will introduce you to the wonders of QiGong (a sort of moving meditation, sometimes also referred to as “Chinese Yoga”) and clean up the energetic cobwebs before back to school!… 😉
If you’ve been curious about QiGong, this is a great place to start!…
You can register here:
https://satorimethod.clickfunnels.com/energy-gift-sm

I have trained with Satori Method Academy, and yet I still take that yearly challenge!… 🙂

When life is a bit much…

So today is hard, I am feeling overwhelmed by life, and quite defeated. I am dealing with debilitating pain at the moment, so I haven’t been sleeping, and it’s taking a toll on me… 😢

I’m pretty sure we all have days like that, so I thought I’d share with you all 2 “coping strategies” a therapist once taught me…

1- Look at things from above. When there’s too much going on and you feel “buried” under all kinds of problems, elevate yourself. Close your eyes and visualize that you are “above your problems”. For example, see yourself at the top of a building, looking down at your pile of problems (if you are not prone to vertigo!… 😅). Personally, I like to visualize a nice nature scene (like Monument Valley! 😍) with my worries at the bottom, and see myself as a big bird of prey, gliding through the sky, way above it all… The goal here is to alter the way your brain perceives it all. In theory, if you do this often enough, you will get the feeling that you can tackle things, instead of things tackling you to the ground.

2- When the big picture is overwhelming, narrow your vision. Pretend you are taking a few steps back, and readjust your vision to the far edge of what’s overwhelming you. What can you do to move forward? What is the smallest, tiniest, easiest step you could take right now, to move in the right direction? Once you figure out what it is, make it your current goal. Once you have reached that tiny goal, look at the next one…

He also told me “Sometimes you need to take life one day at a time, and if that’s too much, take it one hour at a time”… Sometimes just going trough the day is enough.

Love and Light to all. 🙏💖✨

Outside


Yesterday sucked. I started the day fine, and then “people happened”!… It totally ruined my day, and I was mad for letting it get to me. In the evening, I went for a walk, had a little cry, and reconnected with Gaia. I looked at plants real close, enjoyed the tiny ripples on the pond, talked to a cute little bird on the roof, and soaked up the last few rays of sunshine. I took my shoes off, and focused on feeling the ground under each step… And then I told myself that people will keep disappointing me, but nature doesn’t, and nature is always here…
Next time life rubs you the wrong way, go outside. Sit under a tree, look at the leaves blowing in the breeze. Your coworker’s driving you crazy? Go to your car and listen to ambient music while looking at the clouds… During your lunch break, go outside -even for 5 mns!-, turn your face towards the sun, close your eyes and focus on the warmth on your skin. Listen to the noises around you, whether it’s birds or the hustle and bustle of the city… Spring is coming!…

You are HERE. This is NOW. Breathe!…

Peace in the midst of chaos…

One day when I am old (I mean older), I will tell my grandkids -hopefully!- about that year 2020 when I turned half a century old and the planet was hit with a pandemic, thanks to a virus with the name of a Mexican beer. I will tell them about how the world suddenly panicked, and life as we knew it started to unravel…

So here we are, in those “difficult times” as the media put it, and my overthinking brain has been pondering it all… I tend to be anxious, so it came as a surprise when I realized that the main emotion I was experiencing was actually peacefulness.
P e a c e f u l n e s s… How on earth did that happen!?… Now, don’t get me wrong, I have my moments of panic just like anybody else, when I wonder how this will affect us all, how many people will die, how will the economy recover, how do I reassure my kids, etc… But somehow, I always manage to go back to peace and a relative sense of calm (not something I’m really used to!…).

I think a lot of it has to do maybe with how much more in touch with my intuition I have become over the recent years, and how more connected to my surroundings I have become, in a way, how more “spiritual” I have gotten -without even realizing it. I truly believe we are all interconnected and a part of this big “collective consciousness” -whether we see it or not- and I think that what’s happening is a wake-up call. We have been selfish, mistreating others, abusing and destroying our beautiful host of a planet. We’ve been greedy, focusing on growth (the economic kind, not the personal one) and profit, creating a society that revolves around work, where people struggle with stress and are called lazy when they try to slow down and smell the roses. There has been warnings and we have ignored them, now the Universe is saying S t o p!
Everything is coming to a halt. People are forced to stop in their tracks, pause, rethink, adapt to a new -temporary- normal, and re-examine their priorities. It is a good thing, and it was necessary. Yes, it comes at a heavy cost, but it seems most of us don’t listen until we are hit hard or affected personally. I truly believe some good will come out of this, which is why I am feeling mainly at peace…

I know that some people are really worried, and with good reason, because of the “at-risk” population, and because our health system is not ready for something like this. I know my words are unlikely to quiet their fears and make them feel better, but still let me say this: There are others like me, who think that what’s happening is somehow “a good thing” in the great scheme of things. We are praying, and meditating, and putting out Love and Light vibes, and trying to share this sense of hope and peace with the Universe, and I can only hope that this somehow counteracts some of the fear and panic that many are experiencing right now.

Keep breathing in the middle of the storm, the sun will come back eventually. ❤