Okay. I basically have been ignoring this site and my blog all year. My focus has been on my teaching profession and spare time has gone into my facebook fanpage and pinterest. I hope to get back to blogging at least once a week. To all who venture here I wish you much love and happiness in your daily walk.
Wow it is hard to believe I haven posted since Oct. What have I been doing with my life? I ask myself that question several times a year, and when I do I wish I had a regular journal (or Blog!) to help me keep track. This time I have thrown myself into teaching with great intensity and added to my workload by being in a leadership position on a school improvement committee. I tend to do things with passion and like challenging myself. Sometimes I overdo it!
Enough about me. If anyone out there reads any of these blogs I would love to hear from you. What is happening in your life? You can share here, or visit my Facebook fan-page. https://www.facebook.com/LoveandLightNow
Love and blessings to all,
This morning I was sitting on the back porch of my sisters Oregon home looking out at the forest that borders her backyard. These quiet moments before everyone is up are deeply refreshing, and I took them as an opportunity for personal reflection. Movement from the branches of a small tree caught my attention. I found myself feeling caressed by the same soft breeze that gently moved the branches all around me in a soothing pattern. It felt as if an unseen energy was blowing all the cares from my soul. I wondered what it would be like to actually see this unseen energy. I recently had a friend tell me that her son can see colors produced by stormy winds.
What if air movement could be seen like the ripples on a pond when you throw in a pebble? As the air moves energy is unleashed producing a rainbow of colors. If we could see the light produced by the expression of this energy we would see swirls and ripples of color following, or being carried by, the movement of the air? If moving air could be seen it would be heavenly. How wonderful for anyone who can experience this in some small measure. Today I experienced it not with my physical eyes, but intuitively.
Peace and Light All!
A highlight of our summer happened last week. We have a small strawberry patch which the robins were enjoying until a few weeks ago when my husband covered it with a net. Last week while finally being able to harvest some lovely strawberries I discovered a robin terribly tangled in the net. I had no idea how long it had been there. It was worn out from trying to escape. It had been totally still until I was almost touching it and then it flapped around making things worse for itself.
First I worked on freeing its legs. It kept clenching its claws making the task difficult. The more I loosened the grip of the net the more the robin tried to nip me. I got some gloves on and came back to the rescue. I worked quite a while to untangle the poor thing but couldn't get the netting out of one of its wings. I held the bird carefully while my son cut the net to free the bird, but it could not fly with the netting that was still in its wing.
We watched it hop around for half an hour as the sun began to go down. I kept wishing my husband was home. He grew up on a farm and I knew he would know what to do. Finally he got home just before dark. By this time the robin was under some bushes at the neighbors who were not home. My husband crawled under the bushes, but the robin just run out the other side. Together we surrounded the bushes and herded the bird out into the open. It ran to a small clump of flowers where we could see and reach it. My husband with his farm boy know-how got the netting out of the wing without hurting the wing, as I knew he would. We were so relieved to see it fly away as soon as it was released. It was a very gratifying experience to be successful in helping a helpless creature. (Our cat knew the bird was in the net, but hadn't attacked?)
Confession time. Lately I have been suffering from a lack of motivation. So many things are vying for my attention that I shrug and ignore all of them. Logic tells me this behavior will catch up with me, but logic isn't running the show here.
Anyone else feeling this way lately? What is the solution? Yes yes focus. Just decide on a project and do it. Stop playing Frontierville! Hummm and get up earlier in the morning. Well I take comfort in the fact that whether I get over my motivation problems right away or procrastinate a bit more, life goes on and it is great!
Okay, so I got to thinking that I haven't explained the purpose of this website and how it got started. This all started when, through a series of life crises, I determined to take back control of my life. Not control over others, which is a common response to feeling out of control, but control of what I had power over, myself. This is not to say that I have full mastery over myself and never try to control others. No, I am not claiming perfection at this point, at least not in that area. ;) As I shifted inward to discern what my issues were that were creating disharmony and distress in my life, I was led to many of the alternative healing therapies listed in my website Love and Light Now .
In addition, I was motivated to learn energy healing techniques (such as Reiki) with which I could help others. The level of personal peace I have gained has been extremely rewarding and comforting. I found myself in a space of wanting to share this joy with others. However, putting myself on the internet to connect with total strangers was not on my radar.
Throughout this process I enjoyed the blessing of synchronicity in the discovery of various books, people, therapies, insights, etc. I continually experienced God's guidance, and all my life have been familiar with communicating with spirit. One Saturday morning in May 2010, I had the distinct impression that I needed to create a website using the name of my new email address. I questioned this idea as I had no other idea as to what the website would be about. I wasn't given any other information, but the was told to start the website 'now'. So without knowing why ,or for what purpose, I created this website that day. Of course to begin with, it was a website in name only. There was no content until the next insight came. It came quickly as I realized the need to share with others a neutral understanding of energy work and the variety of therapies available to bless our lives.
This could be a lot longer, but I will to close with a brief extension. The purpose of the website is still coming to light. I created a Facebook page in the summer of 2010 to promote this website and it took on a life of its own. Now I am hoping to reach people with that page, this website and blog in a way that will promote love, peace and unity across religions, cultures, and nationalities.
Peace and light to all!
Yes. It is about time I made another post. This one has been marinating for a long time.
On December 20th, 2010 my husband, son, and I were traveling to visit my sister in Portland. We got a late start, because if we say we will leave by nine in the morning we really mean two in the afternoon. We had eleven hours to drive which meant a probable night in a hotel somewhere. As it turned out it was a blessing to leave late.
We found ourselves driving through the Wallowa mountains on the Eastern side of Oregon in the dark, or should I say in the light. It was an amazing evening! It just happened to be the night of the lunar eclipse. I will attempt to describe the scene we beheld on that beautiful night.
When had the moon shone brighter than that night? There were clouds, but they couldn't blot out the moon. Many times when I looked up I saw a perfect ring of light (sometimes a red ring) around the moon as it shone through the clouds.
The full moon shone down and illuminated the mountainous landscape. The blue tinted light was so bright we could easily see for miles. The glory of the moonlight was amplified as it was reflected on the thick pervasive blanket of snow. The mountain sides clothed with white-laced evergreens were lovely to behold in the moon's soft glow. Everywhere we looked there were simmering sparkles of light.
The landscape was breathtaking and my imagination ran wild.Envision with me a full spectrum of light shining from moon to earth. Rainbows of light shinning from every particle of snow arching weaving looping dancing from crystal to crystal. If every bit of light were visible to the human eye the aura would be awesome to behold.
Did we see the eclipse? No, we were asleep in LaGrande before that marvelous event, but there is no disappointment. It was an absolutely joyful night, and our Christmas in Portland with family equally joyful! Thank you Lord for your bounteous blessings!
It is easy to pontificate about how people should love each other more, but it can be difficult to change patterns of behavior which are less than loving. For instance, a weakness of mine is to allow myself to be distracted from great things I could be doing with my time. Distractions such as playing farmville and watching movies. Yes they are fine in moderation, but I spend way too much energy in mind numbing activities. What am I running from anyway? The daily grind. Are these stress relievers really relieving my stress? (Just thinking out loud today.)
I haven't been spending much time building this website, or writing my book, or serving my neighbors, or even writing Christmas cards. This is an official reminder to me to make better choices with my free time!
Tonight I have to celebrate life and God's watchful care over me! In doing so I also have to admit to my stupidity. I thought my actions rather innocent, but in retrospect they were far from intelligent. What am I talking about? Well I am getting to it.
I am in the process of painting our upstairs bathroom a lovely plum on the bottom half of the wall and cream on the top half. Earlier this evening I was preparing to paint the top half by taking off the light switch cover. When I did so I saw some dust bunnies in the box and thought I could scrape those out. What was in my hand to scrape them out with? The screwdriver I had just used to take the cover off with of course, and when I placed the tip of the screwdriver next to the light-switch to remove the dust there was an instantaneous spark. A very large spark accompanied by a crackling noise and the light went out. My reaction was to throw the screwdriver out into the hall, but my reaction time was slower than the electricity. I was emotionally shocked, but totally unharmed. I didn't feel a thing. I wondered how I had avoided being electrocuted. When I picked up the screwdriver there were two holes burned in either side of the tip from the electricity. The handle was plastic and had insulated me. How grateful I am that I wasn't touching the metal at all.
Needless to say I am quite sure my guardian angels are watching over me!
We have a wonderful pet cat, Peachy. Sometimes we think she is part dog. Every time we drive into the driveway she comes running to meet us. Instead of jumping all over us she rolls on the ground as if begging to be scratched. When we approach her she starts acting like a cat. She either lets us pet her for a minute, or she runs off before we can even touch her. She is predictably unpredictable, and we love her!
Today was nice fall day. We went outside and played with the cat. Then we decided to go on a walk as a family. Caleb wanted Peachy to come along, but Scott and I thought it wasn't such a good idea. (We don't want to introduce her to larger areas outside of our neighborhood.) We decided to try a leash and see how it went. As expected, it didn't go well. To put it mildly, she didn't like it at all. The leash lasted all of one minute before we gave up.
The funny thing was that we didn't get far on our walk before we heard Peachy's bell. She was following us at a safe distance letting us know that she wanted to be with us, but on her terms! I guess she is a cat after all.
Hi. I'm Christina, a mother, school teacher, Master Reiki practitioner, and lover of life. The purpose of this blog is to reach out to all who seek love and peace by contributing to the personal empowerment of all who venture here. My posts tend to be short and personal. Your comments are welcome. Please visit my page love and light now on facebook to participate in further discussions.