Ethereal Journal 2001 and 2000

December 30, 2001
Well, the results are in about my friend and her relatives.

December 29, 2001
Not too long ago, I talked about energies and shielding and such. I also talked about passive defenses. Now, what about actives defenses?

December 28, 2001
A dear friend of mine recently made a profound statement... You can never truly hate someone that you have seen naked, or sleeping.

December 27, 2001
It's not Halloween, so why are you wearing a mask?

December 26, 2001
A friend of mine has had the realization that she can't go home again (at least in a manner of speaking).

December 22, 2001
I did something very strange yesterday, and the results were what I wanted, even though I doubt I had anything to do with it.

December 21, 2001
I promised Bev that I would explain about psychic muscles. This seems to be as good a place as any. Ok everyone, on the count of three... one, two, three, extend your mind and move that lamp.

December 19, 2001
We’ve talked about shields, about protecting oneself, about keeping out harmful energies. What about creating energies? What about creating energies that make people feel different things? What about energies that make people want to come near you, or want to stay away from you?

December 13, 2001
Had a strange massage class tonight. My subject was... the teacher.

December 8, 2001
This was the first psychic fair that I have worked this year. What pushed me to it were several reasons. The first was that I was missed. The second was that I checked out to make sure there was a legal way I could do it. The third was that my teacher was behind it 100%.

November 20, 2001
So, now that I have decided to not to make comments on how much time lapses between posts, they seem to be coming fast and furious. I know, feast or famine. I did massage on a friend’s back today, remotely.

November 17, 2001
I taught Reiki 1 today. My student came from Daytona, about 90 miles away.

November 16, 2001
Today was the first of two magical days. Today's story started with an e-mail to a radio station last Friday.

November 10, 2001
I had a friend in need tonight, a friend that was too far away to touch, at least physically.

November 9, 2001
Had a couple of interesting things happen in class the tonight. The first dealt with how I did some bodywork. The other had to do with the visitor that popped in (and I mean popped in).

November 7, 2001
I did an awesome massage tonight. I don’t know what happened, but everything finally came back together.

November 2, 2001
I will stop opening my postings with 'it's been a long time since I last wrote here'. The simple fact is that it has been, and this will unfortunately continue until the end of May, when I finish school. But this sacrifice (as well as a few others) will be worth it when I can legally do massage. Also, it is worthwhile considering that I am expanding my knowledge and healing abilities.

October 25, 2001
One of my students related something to me that had happened to him. He had been at work when he was talking to someone that had been having trouble with a headache for quite a while.

October 13, 2001
I taught Reiki 3 today. This makes the second time in two months I have pronounced someone Reiki Master. Usually, I teach Reiki 1 a lot, and many of them go on to Reiki 2. It is not that often that someone has the time or desire to go onto Reiki 3.

September 30, 2001
I had a very interesting week in class last week, massage class that is. Well, it started in massage class Tuesday, but continued into anatomy class on Wednesday, and massage again on Thursday. So far, all my classes have been nothing but bookwork, but next Tuesday, we will take a test, then learn draping, and then begin working on each other. But, that is neither here nor there.

September 13, 2001
I really hate to bring up these points, but I must. There have been forces at work here that we can not comprehend. The tragedy that happened only served to solidify a couple of things that I was having doubts about...

September 12, 2001
It is hard to comprehend what has happened in the last 24 hours. It is harder yet as a healer to sit by and know that there is nothing you can immediately do to help the people involved in the tragedy that occurred. It is harder still as an empath to deal with the flood of emotions happening around you, the pain, the sadness, the fear. Even the best shields can’t lock out enough.

September 8, 2001
I had said in the last entry that I hadn't posted for a while. Well, it will probably be longer before I make more entries. In two days, I start massage school.  I will be working full time in the days and going to school four nights a week for five hours a night. If I thought I was stressed before, well... slowly, take a deep breath... let it out.

September 7, 2001
A few things have been going on that I should let everyone know. About a year ago, I met someone online through the (now website. She was having a problem with bad memories ever since having a Reiki session. As it turned out, she had gone through some really horrible times growing up. To deal with her past, she suppressed all the memories, walled them off. Three things we know... 1) After a period of time, walls begin to crumble and eventually collapse, 2) Reiki works on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels, 3) Reiki goes where it needs to. In the healing session she had received, the Reiki energy saw emotional problems, and went to work on them. This is when the walls started coming down.

September 6, 2001
It has been a while since I posted out here. That’s quite a change from the time I was posting almost every day. Well, several things have caused that including working way too much as well as having several things going on (none of them in the least bit ethereal). One thing I have been doing that is ethereal is teaching. Since the last entry, I have taught Reiki 1 twice, and Reiki 2. And I am scheduled to teach Reiki 3 in a few weeks.

July 21, 2001
It is about a month since my last posting (which seems to be a long time for me), and there are a few things worth mentioning. Not an awful lot has been going on, but I thought I should share a couple of things.

June 26, 2001
I had an interesting moment today when I needed calming. Normally, I have many ways to calm (and if I really want to, some of them work).

June 23, 2001
Vortexes. Got in to Sedona last night, and realized that we had one day here before we had to head back. I realized that I wouldn’t be able to navigate my way to any of the places, so I started calling guides.

June 19, 2001
Hmm, let’s go back to slot machines.

June 17, 2001
Slot machines huh?

June 16, 2001
I meant to post this before I left, but too many things got hold of my time, and wouldn't give it back. I am sitting on a plane headed toward Las Vegas, where we are spending part of our vacation. The other part will be spent in Sedona, Arizona, a place where all types of alternative healing thrives due to the special energies around the place.

June 11, 2001
We had what was supposed to be the last fair the other day. It was not a terribly busy day. Kay had customers through the morning, and I did also, but once the afternoon had rolled around, it got real quiet.

June 4, 2001
Here we go again. I certainly was not expecting anything like this, at least not anytime soon, but it happened again, only this time it was long distance.

June 3, 2001
Some last thoughts on spirits... Some people think that it is neat to have a ghost in their house, as long as it is benevolent. A friend has a ghost living in her house. This ghost, Mrs. Washburn, is the wife of the previous owner.

May 31, 2001
I had e-mailed Deb to see how the place was after we had done our cleaning. What I got was good, but much of it was a surprise...

May 30, 2001
Ghostbusting, round 2: Brian and Deb 1, spirit 0.

May 29, 2001
Tonight started out to be a nice calm exercise in balancing energies. Now it seems I am in need of a ghostbuster.

May 28, 2001
What is it about Reiki and mysticism? I guess it is time to sound off again (and I say that like it usually isn't), but I just get tired of some of the things I hear people telling others about Reiki. I guess it comes down to there being no consistency in what is taught from one instructor to another.

May 20, 2001
I taught Reiki 1 the other night. My student came from Tucson, Arizona. Keenya was in town to see her parents, and take more classes on her nursing certification. As it turned out, she is a very strong empath.

May 13, 2001
I will be teaching Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 next week to someone arriving from Tucson. This is starting (starting?) to get interesting.

May 12, 2001
Had our next to last psychic fair today. It was a medium busy day, with plenty of customers, but not enough workers. The first customer arrived 20 minutes before we were scheduled to open, and it was just Kay and myself at that time.

May 10, 2001
Last week, I taught Reiki 1 and 2. My Reiki 1 student came from Pennsylvania by way of the Bahamas. And yes, this is pretty out of the way. Josef is a very pleasant elderly gentleman who has been doing healing for a long time, although he has had no real training in it.

April 30, 2001
In the April 25th posting, I talked about how as healers, we tend to do whatever we can to heal others, but forget about the most basic things of energy healing when it comes to taking care of ourselves. I know that if I say, bash my knee into something, the first thing I usually think of is not Reiki. It is more usually OUCH, along with a few choice expletives.

April 25, 2001
One of the first things we learn in Reiki training is to give ourselves a healing. I know, healer, heal thyself.  How many of us really do it? I don’t mean to ask how many of us benefit from channeling Reiki, but how many of us really take the time to do healings on ourselves? I don’t see too many hands out there.

April 24, 2001
In recent months, I have developed something I call 'reaching'. Now, I don't profess to be the inventor as I am sure lots of people do it, but it is new to me, and (short of science fiction and fantasy), I have not seen anything like it mentioned before.

April 23, 2001
I said in one of the last posts that I should talk a little on astral projection, or AP as I like to call it (mostly because I am too lazy to keep typing the whole thing). I guess that this is as good a time as any.

April 8, 2001
As I mentioned in yesterday’s journal, I would talk about visions of God. And yes, I do realize that I am baring my soul to everyone on the internet. And yes, it is scary.

April 7, 2001
We had a pretty good fair today although it started slow. Last month , we had very few workers (one healer, who also doubled as the check-in person, Kay, and me) and tons of customers. This month, we had lots of help, but no customers. A few came in throughout the morning, but when the afternoon came, so did the people.

April 4, 2001 (part 2)
Last night, I taught meditation to a friend. This was her first time. She was concerned that she wouldn't really do anything. I of course told her that she would. She got comfortable, and I started.

April 4, 2001 (part 1)
I was talking to a friend on Instant Messenger today. When I met her (online meeting that is) I told her about Reiki and all. Today she relayed this story...

April 1, 2001
Some thoughts on attunements. (And no, this is not an April Fools joke.) I had seen a posting on the web about giving a student their attunement at the beginning of class, before they are taught anything. I think the thought line is that they are giving the student the ability to do Reiki by giving the attunement.

March 31, 2001
Taught Reiki 1 today. I had received an e-mail inquiring about classes last weekend, that had been sent about 30 minutes before I had turned on my computer. Since there was a phone number, I called the person that sent it. I really surprised the send as he thought a half hour was great response time on an e-mail.

March 30, 2001
Each week I take a psychic development class from my Reiki teacher, Kaimora, who is a local Psychic in St. Augustine. Along with what she taught this week, she told us the story of the moose.

March 10, 2001
Worked at a psychic fair today. The place was hopping. Everyone was doing something. My teacher was doing psychic readings, and was constantly busy from 10:30 right up until 5:00. Everyone I talked to was saying how "right on" she was.

February 17, 2001
We had the psychic fair in St. Augustine today. It is not really a fair where you have many psychics (as the county has a law stating that psychics can not work within a mile of each other), but one where additional services are offered.

February 11, 2001
There’s an old joke that ponders what type of question different types of college graduates will ask.

February 9, 2001
Some thoughts on energy.

February 4, 2001
I was talking with a dear friend a long way away. She was reading these posts and started crying. She asked me to hold her...

February 3, 2001
Taught Reiki 1 today.

December 14, 2000
I gave a friend a hug today... in Ireland... and she noticed...

November 24, 2000
It was the day after Thanksgiving when I got a call from Sherry, my friend and student. She was having a problem with a dead woman, and needed some help.