Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Shine: The Sound of Sunshine

Even on the darkest days the sun is not far away.  Enjoy!!  Keep it shiny!

Just my thoughts.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sometimes you just have to reach out

So I'm attempting to cut caffeine out of my diet right now.  I started feeling generally icky everytime I drank anything caffeinated, which has always been my cue to cut back.  When the heart is palpitating daily and the chest pains start I tend to listen.  So as I always do, I quit cold-turkey.  And as always, on day 2, the crabbiness sets in.  Unfortunately day 2 fell on the day that I was to be hosting a baby shower for my daughter-in-law.  Needless to say I suggested that Mr. Man bring home a large coffee so that I could make it through the event.  All was well with the world as soon as I took the first sip.  That was last Saturday.  Today is day 3 and all is still well. 

Yesterday I woke with the most horrific withdrawal headache ever.  It was so bad that my vision was being affected.  While I was driving the Littles who school to school, the white lines on the road actually looked like they were floating above the road.  Very trippy.  I made it home safely and immediately proceeded to do Reiki.  It wasn't working.  I ate some cucumbers and did more Reiki.  Still nothing.  I could feel the energy, I just wasn't getting any relief at all.  So I did something uncharacteristic of myself.  I reached out for help.

I jumped on Twitter and put the word out that I could use some extra energy if anyone wanted to share.  Lo and behold, I got some responses.  Some angels from the Twitterverse reached back and within 20 minutes my headache was completely gone.  I never felt better.  The headache was gone, the irritability was gone and the cravings were gone.  Very trippy.

So as I continue on my way to freedom from the clutches of caffeine, I will continue to reach out when things feel out of control for me.  Reaching out for help used to feel like a sign of weakness and now it just feels empowering.  It leaves me feeling like my heart is growing and glowing.  Healing isn't something I have to do by myself.  Healing can only happen if I listen to my Spirit and hear when she says, "You need help." 

Just my thoughts.

I still have 3 distance Reiki sessions and 5 of the 30-minute hands on sessions available from my Reiki Healing Offer. Click here to see details on the offer. Please let me know if you are interested.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

One small leap

Babysteps.  That is my approach to taking on a task that seems daunting.  Just take babysteps.  Don't try to take on too much.  Just get your feet wet.  Gradually work your way to the pace that is comfortable to you.  Right?  Sounds like good, sound advice.

But.....Isn't there usually a but.  There are times when taking a small leap can make the spirit soar.  I am taking a leap this week.  I'm doing something that scares me.  I'm putting myself out into the world.  Ok, at least my small corner of it anyway. 

I took a new path to healing earlier this year when I began practicing Reiki.  I learned Reiki for me and for my family.  Mostly for me.  I had researched it to death and decided to give it a go.  I absolutely love Reiki.  Being able to use Reiki as a means to help my body, mind & spirit heal has been life changing for me.  Now that I am able to send distance Reiki, my life has been enhanced even more.  Knowing that I can be of assistance to someone who is suffering in some manner really makes me feel like I have yet another purpose in my life.

So here's the leap.  I've taken my love of healing to the next level.  I have given my Reiki practice a name.  Shining Life Healing has been born.  Its my baby and its still developing, but it feels so right for me.  My intention in this life is to live it as shiny as possible and to share that shine with anyone who is ready to accept it. 

This new addition in my life, brings forward so many possibilities and challenges as well.  Balancing my home life with this Reiki practice is going to be tricky, because I have a tendency to try to please everyone at the same time.  That is a recipe for disaster.  I have first hand experience with disasters like that and I can't let it happen again.  I know that I will experience some growth along with this new adventure and I am looking forward to it.

So here's another leap that I'm willing to take.  I have my eye on a portable Reiki table that I think will meet my need to share this healing practice with others.  I know that my Mr. Man would have no issue with us purchasing this table, but I would like to be able to purchase this on my own.  So I'm going to make an offer to all of you.  I'm going to be doing 10 thirty minute Reiki sessions for $15 each and 10 distance Reiki sessions for $10 each.  These sessions will run for the next 2 weeks.  Being able to raise this money on my own and not having to ask Mr. Man is very empowering to me.  We can all use some good empowering, right?

You can let me know if you are interested in taking one of these sessions by reaching me at jklenzmeier (at) frontiernet (dot) net.  Or you can notify me on Twitter @shinyme.  I would love to be able to share Reiki with each of you. 

Phew! That was one small leap I just took.  I'm a little shaky, but I know that putting myself out here like this is going to be yet another small step I take towards being the best shiny me I can be.

Just my thoughts.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday Shine: Love until it hurts

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”

~~ Mother Teresa

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Celebrating my Self!!

September is my birthday month, and I have decided that this year I will spend the entire month celebrating Me.  Does that make me vain?  I think not.  Does that make me nervous?  A tad.  I'm not one to embrace celebrating myself.  It isn't going to come naturally.  So I'm going to babystep my way through it. 

Most days I'll probably just do a little something to celebrate who I am.  I'll throw a few big somethings in as well.  I'm excited to see what I come up with.  My heart is really open to this true celebration of my true self.  Long overdue, I might add.

Today I think I'll just spend some time in front of a mirror smiling at my beautiful self.  Sounds easy enough, but I know that it may seem awkward.  We're not taught to smile at ourselves.  We're told that looking admiring yourself in the mirror is vain and that you should not marvel at your own beauty.  I say phooey!  Look at yourself everyday and force yourself to see the beautiful you that resides there.  I know how hard this is to do.  I have spent most of my adult life avoiding the mirror.  When I would look in a mirror I would not see beauty, I would see a grotesque monster.  I did not allow myself to believe that there was any beauty there.

As I became focused on living my life as shiny as possible, I dropped the self-hate and can now see the beauty that is in me and around me.  Looking in the mirror has evolved into a time to reflect on what lies within.  A time to honor my true self and embrace this body as the vessel that my spirit resides in.

So join me in my celebration and look upon your reflection in the mirror with the warmest, most loving smile you can muster.  Close your eyes if you have to and allow your shining spirit to reveal itself to you. 

Just my thoughts.