Thursday, December 30, 2010

reiki nurse

Here's a pic of the watercolor I did for the cover of the book, and the sky on that day. I thought I saw something in the cloud formation. The yellow dots represent the yellow orbs I saw on the Other Side.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

feliz navidad

Went to dinner. Waiters ran and danced around the restaurant. They shoved into each other and laughed. They carried out the steamy plates from the kitchen on their arms, padded with oven mitts, loaded from hand to chin. They were young and cheerful; they wore plain white t-shirts and black pants.

If you're from my family then you want to know what I ate. First let me tell you I went there with my friend Kathi, the reiki pracitioner. She also does readings, in case you're interested. She sees a lot. She has a wonderful reiki room in her big old house, and also lots of family and pets. Its a house full of love.

Anyway. I had cerviche. What's that? Well, in Mexico I saw it served in tall clear tumblers. Here it came on a platter. It's cold cooked fish and shrimp mixed with lime, cilantro, chunks of garlic, thin slices of hot peppers, and finely chopped tomatoes and onions. It was limey and spicey. Hot stuff!

Kathi had an enchilada. Or a burrito. Or maybe it was a flauta. We weren't sure, since it didn't seem to be what she'd ordered. It was good, I tried a bite. It was sauteed onions and peppers in a thick flour tortilla, topped with a creamy cheese sauce. She ordered the fried ice cream, and I tried that too. It wasn't what I imagined. I wondered: deep fried? A glob of ice cream inside a thick batter, dropped into a vat of hot oil? Or just plain ice cream tossed into a frying pan and served as liquid? I had no idea. This is what it was. Ever had a taco salad? Comes in a taco shaped into a bowl? Ok, like that. A sweet crispy edible bowl. Inside was vanilla ice cream layered with tiny bits of cinnamon pastry. The whole thing was topped with whipped cream and colorful sprinkles. Delish.

Kathi and I watched the lively waiters and talked about family life. It was strangely freezing in our booth, and I sat with my coat around my shoulder. Sinaloense polka music played loudly and the waiters wailed along with the bands. The food was good, wait staff great, and the place was packed. Next time maybe we'll sit in front of the fireplace. El mechon!

Monday, December 27, 2010

some of my fav pics of 2010

Some of my favorite pics and moments from 2010. Isn't it all about family & friends?


Alone? Did I say alone? I share space with a fab dog 
and many large plants. 

on being an island

Being alone has many advantages. One can make decisions independently, rather than by committee. One develops capabilities in unexpected areas, such as: window repair, flicking circuits, and shoveling snow. One may vacuum at 10 pm without experiencing concern about disturbing others. This last one is an advantage only if you are the vacuuming type.

Of course there are disadvantages too. There is the risk of descending into slobby slothfulness or soul-sucking loneliness. Never mind, today the focus is on the plus side. Never have to worry about hurting someone's feelings, or being selfish.  If no one talks, it is because there is no one else there. You can eat garlic.

Everything is just as you left it. If there's a mess, you made it, no question. So clean it up! Right now, or.... later, whenever you feel like it. Yes, so many advantages.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

sons for Christmas

My best Christmas present? My sons are coming for dinner tomorrow. Family time together: the best part of life.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Reiki Nurse for Christmas?

Reiki Nurse : amusing and uplifting stories about nursing and reiki. Caution: you will want to become a nurse. It's fun, rewarding, challenging. What could be cooler than being a reiki nurse? PS, see how Reiki Nurse is purple? It's a link, you can click on it. See? click here: click on this! Or this: My life as a nurse and how reiki changed it.

reiki... giving or witnessing?

We don't really give reiki, do we? As one of my students pointed out, so eloquently, we hold the space, we share the energy. We witness. We create a space/time moment of relaxation, and allow one's own healing to occur.

Christmas or Hanukkah?

I'm sitting in the parlor at my local assisted living facility. Just finished a yoga class in the Activity Room. Three students, 80-90 years old. We did stretches (asanas), balancing, breathing exercises (pranayama), and a meditation. Now the third graders are there, to interview the elders.

The House is all decorated for Christmas. I'm here in the parlor, sitting in a comfy Queen Ann's chair. There's a big tree in the corner, decorated with gold ribbon, sparkly balls, and white angels. There's a fireplace, with stockings hung from the mantle, a poinsettia on the hearth, and a large gold-framed mirror on the wall above. There's a piano beside me, couches and rocking chairs, and a couple of marble-topped tables. There are lace curtains on the window and a chandelier with glass prisms. Wooden columns are wrapped with leaves and berries.

The children are asking the elders, "Do you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah?" "What is your favorite Christmas carol?" "What was Christmas like when you were my age?"

Now the children are singing bits of songs, "Fa la la la la" and  "Deck the Halls" as they interview. It's a happy hubbub. Oh, now a formal program. The children are standing and about to sing, "The 12 Days of Christmas".

We wish you a merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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house-sitting Earth

Dreamt I was house-sitting for a kindly old lady. Pesky relatives moved in, crowding me out. Realized the old lady was Mother Earth. I was house-sitting Earth.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

EarthChanges: Pleiades and Orion

Found this way cool blog: way cool blog
Kind of far out, but... me too.
A friend said he was drawn to Orion, so I did some research and found this blog. There is so much useful information, so many links. You've got Barbara Marciniak, Tom Kenyon, Pleaideans, Dracos, Sirians, and mulitdimensions. It's downright Earth-splitting news. So... check it out, read on!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


more stories about reiki and nursing

So I'm working on my next book, but I'm stuck. Can't seem to make myself finish it. Ok, I'm a little busy teaching, commuting, figuring out how to take care of a house.... and then there's the dog, friends & family, trying to walk and do yoga every day... Ok, so that doesn't leave a lot of time. But that's just an excuse, isn't it? 75,000 words, I've got. It needs some editing. So I printed it out; maybe paper will motivate me.

Weather report. It's mid-December in Maine. Everyone's got their Christmas lights up and their snowboards waxed. It's supposed to be snowing. But it's 50 degrees, and raining sideways. The wind is whistling around the corners of the house, rattling the windows. Thought it was going to rip the door out of my hand when I let the dog out. The temp has been rising all day. Strange weather.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Selenite & Pleiades

So drawn to Selenite lately.

Here I am every weekend hauling boxes from my ex-house to my suburban hunting camp, loathing the loads of stuff. Opening boxes and albums: breaking my heart, laughing and crying. Here I am wondering what to do with the photos, vases, and books. Too much stuff!

So what am I doing buying Selenite? Why am I suddenly drawn to this lustrous silky mineral? It looks like a white moonstone. Sometimes it's smooth, sometimes rugged; always luminous.

Stopped in to the Chickadee's Nest for my weekly psychic upload. Saw some Selenite. Julia said, "Of course! Selenite enables access to information from Pleiades. Meditate with it. You'll get some messages."

Well there you have it. Selenite: instant messaging to Pleiades.

Monday, December 6, 2010


It was a dreary November. Now winter is coming. I don't know about snow removal. I've had a cold. The dog has had GI issues.

Yet I'm unexpectedly exuberant. I gave my last lecture of the semester today and felt high, energetic, expressive, beautiful, and well. I felt hope, confidence, and possibility. I felt like walking on thin ice, going out on a limb, and taking chances.

Yes, keep off the thin ice. But skate, fly, speak, or do whatever you need to do to express yourself. Be your best self: forgive, love, and breathe. It's all OK.