Office Reiki

Some of my regular readers might be wondering at this point, “So how is the new job going? Y’know, the one that you said was going to keep you from blogging for a couple of weeks, which turned out to be more like six. Just sayin’.” Mea culpa. I should know myself well enough toContinue reading “Office Reiki”

On Letting Go of Past Pain

There is a past relationship that sometimes makes me swell with anger and hurt. We split over ten years ago, and the pain doesn’t dominate my life like it once did, but on those occasions when it does come it’s like being caught in the tide, with a breaker rolling over me – it’s overwhelming.Continue reading “On Letting Go of Past Pain”

Transiting from One Job to the Next at the Twenty-Post Milestone

Today marks the last day in my current employment situation. On Monday week, when I’m sitting in front of the word processor at my new tech writing job, I will actually have to devote time to writing for the company. (see “The Gift of Time” for background about this point). I’m grateful to the companyContinue reading “Transiting from One Job to the Next at the Twenty-Post Milestone”

Everyday Gratitude

Before I made a conscious decision to more spiritually balance my life, gratitude was something that was reserved for times when I was on the receiving end of wonderfully fulfilled expectations or when I experienced great “luck”, while ingratitude was freely given for anything less than ideal or spectacular. Examples are listed in the followingContinue reading “Everyday Gratitude”

The Power of Self Forgiveness

Is anyone more critical of us than ourselves? As we pass through life we can amass a collection of unattained goals, missed opportunities, judgement errors regrettable actions we took or didn’t take, and other failings. When we hold on to these failings we can let them define who we are: “I’m not able to doContinue reading “The Power of Self Forgiveness”

Putting the “Me” in “Time”

 I want to start by saying that I’m not having a moan in what follows, just making a point about “me” time, and being kind to all living things. I thought I should mention that up front in light of yesterday’s post, where I took so long to get to the point that I’m sureContinue reading “Putting the “Me” in “Time””

Found a Job

After being made redundant last year from my technical writing job, I attended three interviews before taking my current position. The time frame corresponded to the gap between my Reiki II and Reiki Master workshops. I’m sure I was still compartmentalizing Reiki at the time. The first position I went for wasn’t a good matchContinue reading “Found a Job”

The Gift of Time, Delivered in an Unusual Way

While progressing through Reiki attunements, my technical writing work became less of a focus for me, but in an interesting and supportive way. Last October, just after Reiki level II, I was made redundant from a permanent position in a process tha was so protracted that I was basically paid to stay home and look forContinue reading “The Gift of Time, Delivered in an Unusual Way”