Sunday, April 26, 2020

Read a Book...

Waves on a black sand beach 

Walking during a Pandemic

Because we are practicing physical distancing I have been working from home for six weeks. I go to the grocery store about every two weeks, and to an outdoor farmer's market nearly every Saturday.

The farmer's market is in a park on a tidal river waterfront. It is pleasant to walk through the park, sit on a park bench in the spring sun, and look at the water. We all wear cloth face coverings or masks. Vendors are spread about 20 feet apart and most have installed Plexiglas shield protectors. We wait in line at least six feet apart and pay with cards or place cash into a bucket. Cash sits for two weeks, the vendors tell us, before they recycle it as change.

I walk nearly every morning, between 5 and 7 am. This morning I walked at 5:30. There was mist on the pond, the sun rose in a lemon sky, and there were ducks. Last week I saw a Great Blue Heron on the pond. It heard me before I saw it, and leapt into the air, flapping its wide wings.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

White Bird

I shared distance Reiki this morning and heard my neighborhood birds singing. I shared my silly, seemingly innocuous bird story with my Reiki client. I got a message back saying that during the time I was sharing Reiki with her, my client had a vision of holding a white bird in her hand.

Reiki is amazing.

Now you close your eyes. Imagine that a white bird is perched in your hand, singing. Just rest, breathe....

Morning Concert

I sent Reiki, distance Reiki. I placed one hand on my heart and lifted the other palm to the sky. I fell into the Reiki flow. Thoughts bubbled and drifted away. Then I heard birds. A cardinal trilled, a dove cooed, and a sparrow chirped. I felt the waves of Reiki, remembered the client, and heard the birds.

The birds stopped for intermission and I ended the session. Morning concert is over. Twenty-something degrees in Maine this morning. I had a nice walk around a pond at sunrise. Even in gloves my fingers ached with the cold. Now it's hot tea, a sunny window, birds, and Reiki.