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Mental Illness, a Mother's Love, and Reiki

I had gotten my level one Reiki attunement a year prior but hadn’t done a lot with it.  I wasn’t even sure I believed in it!  Here I was, sitting home every day, stress and trauma pumping through me like our blood does, what did I have to lose?!  The second step was practicing Reiki daily. 

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Pay It Forward

When doing acts of service, there should never be an expectation that the kindness will be returned. What's more important is to shift into a mindset filled with gratitude and thoughtfulness. 

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Spirituality and the 'Real World': The Family

As we prepare for a holiday weekend, many families will be getting together. That can mean a time of celebration and joy or extreme frustration and hurt feelings. You may love your family, but you do not need to agree with them on everything. At family gatherings, focus on the things you have in common: Great memories, hobbies or stories from your childhood. As much as possible, avoid controversial subjects like politics and religion. You can politely, walk away, help with cooking or clean up or just sit quietly and practice forgiveness work. If you must engage, find common ground: the belief in a higher power, kindness and compassion towards others or the blessings of the Angels in your life....

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