Ethereal Journal 2002

December 28, 2002
Let's talk about intent. What do you intend to do today? How do you set intent when you heal or do energy work, or be with other people?

December 22, 2002
Well, I’ve passed on the moose story. Now, this is the deer story.

December 19, 2002
Have you ever done something where you had to cover your tracks? I remember the movie starring Jack Nichcolson which was based on Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’. Jack was chasing the boy through the snow when the boy got smart. He made tracks in the snow, and then stepped back into each footstep to lead Jack down the wrong path. Well, energy is the same way. Honey, I’m ho-ome.

December 14, 2002
We had a very slow psychic fair today. Kay had about seven customers. I had none. Other than talking with the people that came in, I only did one interesting thing, I helped in a healing.

December 13, 2002
I checked my neighbor's house again last night, and it was back.

December 12, 2002
Well, the girl slept in her bed all night last night. That is a change.

December 11, 2002
I had been wondering when I would end up having to do ghostbusting again. Well, surprise, they're ba-ack.

December 1, 2002
I was at my regular job today.

November 30, 2002
Today was the first day I managed to get to the malls and enjoy in the holiday spirit. Yeah, right. It was more like 'Red alert, full shields activated'.

November 29, 2002
I did a healing tonight on a friend that has been going through some rough times.

November 23, 2002
We had a very interesting psychic fair today. I was there to do massage, but all I seemed to do was Reiki.

November 20, 2002
A dear friend and student who is going through some very hard times was at the grocery store last night when someone got hurt.

November 18, 2002
There was a post on ReikiAloha that asked questions about attunements.

November 9, 2002
I did a Reiki healing this evening, but that was where normal ended.

November 8, 2002
I taught a class in Astral Projection (AP) tonight to John, one of my recent Reiki 1 students. It was fun.

November 7, 2002
Things have been interesting lately. I am ready to do massage, but I keep getting calls for Reiki.

November 2, 2002
I taught a Reiki 1 class today that came about in an unusual manner. About two weeks ago, I had received a call from John about talking a Reiki class. I had things to do in the coming weekends, so I set him up for a class today. In the meantime, I knew I needed another student, or someone to help out as a body.

October 30, 2002
It was an interesting evening last night. I did some very powerful healing work. Or maybe better put would be to say that I was there while some powerful healing happened.

October 29, 2002
Ego. It's our dreaded enemy. But, is it really?

October 28, 2002
I keep finding it interesting how the universe moves.

October 26, 2002
I wonder, what would happen if I held a Reiki share, and nobody came? Well, that pretty much happened today. And guess what? Magic still happened.

October 23, 2002
I had a call tonight from someone that was interested in Reiki. She had been to a psychic a number of years ago who told her that she would be working with Reiki. Until recently, she had not thought of that again.

October 17, 2002
My friend, Sherry has been working with someone distantly that has been suffering from the flesh-eating virus. She had been sending healing (along with several friends) to him for some time now. The other day, he died.

October 16, 2002
Let's talk confidence. Why is it everyone seems to have more faith in me than I do?

October 15, 2002
One of the folks on ReikiAloha Posted this quote.

October 14, 2002
A friend wrote me several days ago, and told me that Aloha was back up.

October 13, 2002
It's up! It's up! What's up? Oh, not much. What’s up with you? Just kidding. What is up? My Massage site is up. Hooray!

October 12, 2002
As of yesterday, I am legal. No, I didn't just reach my 21st birthday. Do I ever wish that was it. I got my actual massage license in the mail.

October 11, 2002 (Part 2)
Something magical has happened. I got to do some healing today.

October 11, 2002 (Part 1)
What is this brightness I see? Wow, it’s a spark of light. Where did that come from? Well, first it came from a friend that I have never met. Then it came from other friends that care about me (though I still haven’t figured out why). Next it came from family. Now, it’s coming… uh, it’s coming from inside of me.

October 10, 2002
I’m a caring person, a gifted healer, a source of positive energy. Why is it that sometimes I can’t find my way out of the dark?

October 8, 2002
I have threatened to do this, and I am going to. I am going to talk about energy. Is Reiki energy? Yes. Are there other energies that can be used to heal other than Reiki? Yes.

October 6, 2002
In this journal, we’re all about experiences, and learning experiences. This is true whether I’m talking about Reiki, or ghostbusing, or meditation. It is also true if I am talking about other, more mundane things like... starting a business.

October 4, 2002
Ever notice that once you reach your goals, there are more goals?

September 28, 2002
Did my first massage in a few weeks today. It felt good to be back in the groove.

September 26, 2002
My father in law is doing better though he has a long way to go.

September 25, 2002
I was getting to the point that I was ready to send energy to my father in law when a unique thought crossed my mind. Instead of just sending energy, I put a tap into him.

September 24, 2002 (Part 2)
When I got home form the test, I learned the news that had been kept from me so I wouldn’t be distracted from my test. My father in law went into the hospital this morning with a heart problem. The way the doctors were talking, it wasn’t going to be good.

September 24, 2002 (Part 1)
Well, it was a very interesting test, a very hard test. And the bottom line is... I passed!!!

September 23, 2002
Well, I did my studying for the day, and I am as ready as I can be to take the test tomorrow.

September 22, 2002
I just had a class yesterday that helps prepare for taking the national boards. In it, I found out that the sets of test questions I have been using to help study have wrong answers. Now I am trying to cram as much in as I can.

September 11, 2002
Today is a day of remembrance, remembrance and prayer to whatever deities you believe in. It is also a day for thankfulness and forgiveness.

September 3, 2002
The date is definitely set. I will be taking the test on the 24th at high noon, and hopefully that won't turn into low noon.

September 2, 2002
OK, the schedule is set, at least until something screws it up.

August 28, 2002
Last year, I talked about vortexes, whirling tornados of energy. Why am I creating vortexes when I pull energy out?

August 21, 2002
My neighbor, Candace, called this evening and asked me to come over and meet a friend of hers. She introduced me to Chris who is a Reiki 2 practitioner. As it turns out, he lives over on the road, a couple of miles from here. Chris studied wit a Reiki master in Massachusetts.

August 18, 2002
I went to my first outside Reiki share today at Helen's house. There were seven people there, the same number that were at the one I had last month. I wonder if there is something magical about the number seven.

July 29, 2002
Well, the time has come to get my backside in high gear. I have until October 11 to take the national boards to get my massage license, or pay another $250 fee. Hmmm, I think it is study time.

July 28, 2002
It has been almost two months since my healing. And until now, I have only had minor problems with my knees. I even went on a trip which involved a 13 hour drive, and only had leg problems once. Usually, it is all I can do to get to work without a problem.

July 27, 2002
Today, I held my first ever Reiki Share. For those that don't know, a Reiki Share is where a group of practitioners get together and do healings amongst themselves, share ideas, and just plain old have a good time. Today was very special.

July 7, 2002
It has been over five weeks since my healing. I have had ups and downs, easy times, and rough times. All in all, though, I’m winning. My outlook has been good, and my legs have only bothered me seven times (and one of those was because I had forgotten to take my medicines).

June 27, 2002
Tonight was my last in a series of healing sessions with Sherry as part of my healing routine. I have been getting better at being able to lay still long enough to complete the session.

June 20, 2002
I talked with Terri tonight. She is back in Dublin now. She sounded well, if not overly tired.

June 17, 2002
Ok, ok. Everybody must be asking me what my fear is that is causing me the blocks that I have. Well, to tell you about that, I have to tell you about my first teacher of the ethereal.

June 15, 2002
We had an interesting fair today. It was a semi-slow day, though Kay seemed to have a fair (get it) bit of business.

June 14, 2002
For a while now, I have been talking about problems I have, physical problems. And for the longest time, I have been ignoring my need to heal. Most healers tend to do anything they can to help heal someone else, but not take the time to help themselves. Well, I finally reached the point where I had to follow that adage that I had been ignoring for so long, 'healer, heal thyself'.

June 6, 2002
I find it amazing that when someone in the spirit world wants something done, they usually find a way to make it happen. Sometimes even forcefully.

June 5, 2002
This is the last time I will question the recent happenings here. I guess when things don't go the way I want them to, or differently then I would have hoped, I start questioning. Now, sometimes when I question things, I am just wasting my time, as I keep getting hit with this word "acceptance". In all too many cases, I want to back away from doing what I have been either because I really wanted something to happen that didn't, or because I start doubting my abilities.

June 4, 2002
I e-mailed a dear friend about what I was feeling as I try to be what I need to for my friend. Her reply was (as always) straight to the point, and much more eloquent than I could have ever said it.

June 3, 2002
What are we, healers or humans? Is there a distinction? Can we ignore the pain around us, accept that things happen for a reason? I don't know about you, but its very hard.

June 2, 2002
We're healers. Are we feelers? To accept all aspects of healing, do we need to stop feeling? I guess this is an account of a healer's reaction to a friend's tragedy, and the feeling of hopelessness that it can bring.

May 29, 2002
Corrections, Corrections. I have been shown a couple of errors in my post of May 26th. Rather than correct that posting after people have read it, I felt it best to make the corrections here...

May 28, 2002
One final comment. While at the conference, My friend Lyn reminded me of something our teacher, Kay, had told us about coming back from experiences like this.

May 27, 2002
There was one thing that someone said during the angel walk that was spectacular.

May 26, 2002
So much has happened within the last 56 hours that it is hard to comprehend. A little earlier today, I got home from my first ever Reiki conference. Needless to say, I don’t think I’ll be coming down off this high any time soon. But while so much of it is still with me, I have to get it down, so here it is...

May 17, 2002
I managed to get to Psychic Development class tonight. The meditation was very interesting.

May 15, 2002
I just had a surprise. I just graduated school. Wow.

May 10, 2002
I had another interesting healing session tonight. We went through a lot of things that worked me around, and finally cleared some more stuff. Then Darrell asked if I wanted to do any channeling. (He has asked this the last couple of times since that entity wanted to come in.) I said 'sure', and then went about the normal preparations.

May 6, 2002
Here's a thought. Am I being guided, or am I seeing the future? Hmm, does that mean that I am guiding myself?

May 5, 2002
I taught Reiki 1 today. The class was a very interesting mix. One person was a working physicist, and the other was my massage teacher.

May 4, 2002
Yippee! Hooray!! Pardon me while I dance around the floor. I just finished my clinicals.

April 30, 2002
Well, I started out last Saturday signed up for six slots at the school. I needed Five bodies to complete my clinical requirements. I got three. The interesting thing was that the last one was my massage teacher.

April 29, 2002
I recounted the other day’s story to a friend online. Her response was...

April 27, 2002
A friend, and student of Kay’s told me a good story. James had helped with some of my classes not too long ago. He sat through, and helped with Reiki 1, 2, and 3. He told me that he had enjoyed seeing someone else teach them ,and appreciated the other things I add to the classes. He was telling me how he met a physical therapist who is also a Reiki master.

April 26, 2002
Well, I finally managed to get to Kay's Psychic Development class tonight. It has been a while as I have been seeing Darrell on Fridays. I'm hoping that all my scheduling problems end in four weeks. That's when I graduate from massage school. At least tonight was something special.

April 25, 2002
What has started out as a bad day, which has followed from a bad night, has actually turned into a good evening. Let's see, it started last night with a problem in class, and ended with a session with Darrell and more bizarre stuff.

April 15, 2002
I happened to be talking to Andrea on the phone again. She told me that she had lost her glasses. So, I guess now it is my job to find whatever she loses. Hmmm.

April 14, 2002
It was an interesting fair yesterday. This was mostly due to the fact that I was out of control energy-wise.

April 13, 2002
As I sit here at the psychic fair, waiting for my first customer, I think back to some of the discoveries I have made in the last three weeks. I have long considered myself a lightworker (and I don't mean that I don't lift heavy objects), but now I found out that my purpose here is truly one of light on a much greater level.

April 11, 2002
A friend sent me an article that talked about the five reasons God (or deity of your choice) gives you problems. Although the article itself was good, I found that the most powerful words in it were at the end.

April 10, 2002
It has been a fairly interesting couple of weeks. There is not a lot of one thing to report on, but lots of little things. Let's see, where to start…

March 18, 2002
I have, had, have a very dear friend. Now, the phrasing in that sentence tells a story. Here it is...

March 17, 2002
Well, I had chased the ghost away, but he had not gone to the light. Sherry got him to go when he came back.

March 16, 2002
Well, if you’ve chosen this entry for a short relaxing read, you’ve picked the wrong one. When I started the day, I knew I was going to school to work clinicals, and then come home to do a healing. Little did I know I would be faced with some very interesting massage problems, doing a massive healing, and then some ghost hunting. I guess the best place to start is at the beginning...

March 9, 2002
It was a very slow fair today. At first, it looked like Kay’s only customers were going to come from the people that were there, working the fair. Finally, customers started coming in, but they only wanted to see Kay. I ended up having three bodies. Unfortunately, I kept thinking that I could have been in school getting credit for the bodies. (Of course, it could have been a slow day there too.)

February 27, 2002
Past lives. You know the old saying… Life’s a bitch, and then you die… and then your next life’s a bitch, and then you die… and then…

February 26, 2002
Yesterdays posting made me remember something about a doctor that I used to go to. This doctor learned Reiki, and then used it to save someone’s life.

February 25, 2002
It was a very interesting start to our Pathology class last night. The teacher needed help, and I opened my mouth and offered.

February 10, 2002
I had two events in the last couple of days. Yesterday I worked at a psychic fair, and today, I taught Reiki 2 and Reiki 3. I guess that the best place to start again would be at the beginning (fancy that).

February 7, 2002
The last couple of nights, we learned about craniosacral massage. Now, even though this is called massage, it is really all energy work.

February 5, 2002
Tonight was even more interesting. Believe it or not, I started taking notes. Darrell talked a lot more about energy tonight, then let us do a basic polarity healing.

February 4, 2002
Today started a very interesting week in class, at least interesting to me. Our teacher, Darrell Bran, started teaching us Polarity Therapy and Craniosacral massage. And, although the one is called massage, it is strictly energy work.

January 22, 2002
Well, it’s been over a year now. What is it that is said… the proof of a good story is in the telling? Well, I have been telling one for some time now, but it is not done yet.

January 21, 2002
This is not the way I had expected to spend the holiday. I had signed up for 10 slots at the school, and had been concerned with how many I could physically do. As it turns out, there are no customers. I am sitting here, on call. But it has allowed me to type in some journal entries.

January 18, 2002
I have a friend that sent me an article on stress. It pointed out that stressed spelled backwards was desserts. Now if I had just known that the way to beat stress was to eat dessert, then I wouldn’t have almost jumped off the abyss last week. That’s right, I said abyss.

January 12, 2002
We had our first psychic fair of the year today. It was a very interesting time. I managed to do two massages, and two complete Reiki sessions, and one that was a little of each. And that last one was spectacular.

January 5, 2002 (Part 2)
Okay, let’s get cocky for a moment. I can take on you and your entire army of psychics. Uh huh. Sure.

January 5, 2002 (Part 1)
I think I need to figure some way to make a message board out here. I need somewhere to put feedback that I get from these postings. I guess today’s message is “Dealing with Self Doubt”, and I am not teaching it.

January 4, 2002
After some interesting feedback, I think its time to delve further into energy and airplanes. Am I crazy? No more than usual. Am I strange? Normal? What’s normal?