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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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Love all, Accept All

It is not our job to get people onto our side. In a way, it’s actually our job to maintain those friendships because I can tell you right now that many people sitting in fear are also throwing away lifelong relationships fighting over things that terrify them.

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The Empath’s Addiction to the Cycle of Violence

Does your ego need a challenge? I felt when I was in a toxic situation, I could help, change, or save someone. I would feel a sense of failure when my challenge failed! Do you value your worth based on other's behavior? 

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3 Steps to Moving Forward When Mercury is Going Backward

As we march to the end of a challenging astrological year, we find ourselves right in the middle of our final Mercury Retrograde. The good news: Our favorite bi-directional planet will be direct before Christmas. This retrograde has a strong Neptunian influence. So we have Mercury which is about communication and Neptune which, well… if daydreaming had a planet, Neptune would be it. Think of a time when you were listening to a lecture on a very important subject and your mind drifted off to chores at home, and who was going to ask you to the prom and how you should get your hair done…. Then the teacher calls out, “POP QUIZ!” To add to the stress, we are...

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Saturn Direct: Control and Boundaries

As Fall approaches, we are breathing easier as the dust of the summer's energies continues to wane. Beautiful, ringed Saturn is direct as of September 6th. Saturn is the planet of control and boundaries. During its retrograde, we look at our how we feel about control.Do you need everything lined up, neat and tidy? Do you want to be in charge of every aspect of your life, and maybe a few other people's? Do you hate being controlled or manipulated and feel like you are suffocating?What about your relationship with boundaries? Do you set strong boundaries and insist that others respect them? Do you fail to set boundaries and feel victimized by all of the trespassers? Do you regularly cross...

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