Ethereal Journal 2005

December 30, 2005
So much for hopes and desires. I got blown off for the last time this year.

December 29, 2005
Well, this week was a surprise. I didn’t expect anyone to come in, yet I did get to do some work.

December 26, 2005
Since mid November, I have been running a special on gift certificates. My special is that if someone buys four of them, they get a fifth one free. Well, I didn’t sell as many as I had hoped, but I did sell a total of 31 which isn’t anything to sneeze at.

December 22, 2005
It has been a slow month as far as work goes, yet I seem to be staying afloat.

December 21, 2005
I have been selling gift certificates for the holidays with a special to try to boost sales. Some of the responses I have gotten have been interesting.

December 11, 2005
Now I’m concerned. There is this company in town that epitomizes the throw away society we’ve created. They throw away massage therapists.

December 5, 2005
Well, it has been a long weekend, but the shop is finally back in order.

December 2, 2005
Well, it finally happened. I got new carpeting in the shop.

November 25, 2005
Something unique happened during a session today. I enabled my client to visit with her mother.

November 24, 2005
As I said in the other day’s post, I changed the format of the entire Reiki side of the site, with the exception of the journal entries. This is something I will be working on, but couldn’t get it all done immediately because there’s so bloody many of them. In fact there are 550 entries (if I counted correctly). Now I ask one question... What the hell could I have to say that I wrote so much about?

November 19, 2005
Well, I have finally come out of my hole. What hole you might ask. Well the one that I was in while I as chained to the computer making massive changes to the website.

November 16, 2005
I got a call this morning by someone wanting a massage. And I, of course, had an opening.

November 15, 2005
Today, I took part in a job fair at Remington College, a technical institution in Jacksonville. Since I am actually looking for someone, this seemed like a good thing to do.

November 14, 2005
It was a very pleasant evening. I went to a Reiki share that one of my students had held.

November 13, 2005
When I was in Sedona in February, I learned a lot about the earth’s magnetic field and how the migrations of certain animals have been disturbed by what can only be called a shift. Well, my wife just got back from California with another interesting story.

November 3, 2005
Well, things in the studio are changing, and the changes are nearing completion. But, there seems to be one big snag that is becoming very troublesome.

October 31, 2005
All, right, it’s Halloween, or better put, All Hallow’s Eve, the day the dead walk the earth. So, why wasn’t I expecting a visitation?

October 24, 2005
So much for big expectations. Last week was great. This week was a disaster.

October 18, 2005
I had a record week last week. Cool!

October 17, 2005
I had a very interesting morning. I went out to a local technical school and gave a talk on Reiki to the massage students there.

October 16, 2005
I saw the gentlemen that came in after class yesterday. He had gone to bed feeling good, but was in pain again.

October 15, 2005
I taught Reiki 1 today with three students. After that, I did a Reiki session on someone. Talk about being in the right frame of mind.

October 14, 2005
I set a new shop record today. I worked on five people. This is the first time that I've done that many since opening the doors here.

October 13, 2005
My landlord's assistant was having some pretty bad pain today, so she came over to see me.

October 12, 2005
Yesterday, when I was teaching class, I went to the office next door to one of my neighbors to see if they wanted to be a body for my student. She came willingly.

October 11, 2005
I finished up Reiki 1 today with Kerrie.

October 10, 2005
My landlord brought her son over today as he was in great need of work. His comments were priceless.

October 8, 2005
Remember I said I was doing a lot more Reiki session? Well now I have numbers.

October 7, 2005 (Part 2)
After my student had left this morning, the two Ukrainian ladies had stopped by to say goodbye. I have not known them long, but will miss them.

October 7, 2005 (Part 1)
Well this has been a very busy week, and I’m loving it.

October 6, 2005
My student from the Ukraine (the one that speaks English) was in today for a post job massive cleansing. Now this was an intense session.

October 4, 2005
I know things go in cycles, but even I can’t believe how many Reiki sessions I am doing lately.

October 3, 2005
Ok, I’m dreaming again. When I was waking up this morning, I dreamed that I had broken a tooth. Now talk about a bizarre dream. And I thought it was… until it happened.

October 1, 2005
I had been going up to an assisted living community to do Reiki on one of the people there. John’s daughter had contacted me from Washington, DC to go in and work on him. I had done that several times until her brother told her that it was not affordable. She called me today to let me know that he had died.

September 28, 2005
Wow. I need to get this down before I forget too much. The thing is it has been over 12 hours. I had a couple very weird dreams last night.

September 27, 2005
Did you ever consider anger as an energy? I mean an energy that seemed to have its own mind and will? I think I saw that today, and it was astonishing.

September 25, 2005
Well this has been one busy weekend, and I’ve loved it.

September 24, 2005
I taught Reiki 3 today to three people, one of which was Natasha, the lady from the Ukraine that does not speak English. It was a fun class.

September 12, 2005
I had a very interesting day today. I ended up doing a massage and two Reiki sessions.

September 10, 2005
I hate to say it, but I am getting more and more discouraged with modern healthcare today. The more people I talk with, I hear too many things that make me just shake my head. Yes, it’s rant time again.

September 9, 2005
For years now, I have been told by several people that I will eventually end up in the hills of Virginia or North Carolina. It is from there that I will watch (or survive) the earth changes. One of the people that told me this said that when the calling comes, “don’t ignore it.” Seeing the destruction wrought by the hurricane last week, I had several gut feelings about what ever warning I might get.

September 8, 2005
What is it with people? Why do they think that their properties are worth more than their lives?

September 7, 2005
For the last month, I have been doing outcalls to an assisted living center to do Reiki on John. I didn’t get to see him this week as things have changed.

September 6, 2005
I have been having a lot of dreams lately, and they all seem to have the same theme.

September 3, 2005
As I have said before, I tend to have my ups and downs. I seem to ride that roller coaster even though I am aware that it exists and that I shouldn’t get on it. But, like most therapists, I’m up when I work, and down when I don’t.

August 31, 2005
What a difference a day makes. Through the marvels(? ) of television, we have seen things go from impending doom to total disaster.

August 29, 2005
Storms. I’m really starting to hate storms.

August 27, 2005
I had a long day today. I taught a Reiki 2 class followed by two massages.

August 24, 2005
I had a client today that has moved to this area and is looking for a regular therapist to go to. She found me in the local free health paper.

August 23, 2005
I had a client come in today on a gift certificate purchased by her boyfriend yesterday.

August 22, 2005
Today, I feel bad. I did a massage that was less than it could have been. I don’t know that you’d call it a bad massage, but to me, it was lacking.

August 16, 2005
I had a client in four days ago that had a lot going on. Today, I called to check on her progress.

August 13, 2005
The week before last, I worked on someone that had really bad neck problems, so bad in fact that when she left, she still had some pain. I was unhappy that I couldn't help her more, but I had done all I could do. But then the realization hit me of how few times this happens.

August 12, 2005
So far I've done 10 Reiki sessions this year. Today was the third this week. It was very interesting, and preparing for it was a process.

August 9, 2005
I got a big-time reminder today about how much energy can do.

August 8, 2005
I again worked on John in the assisted living community. This time, a couple of things happened that struck me as unusual.

August 7, 2005
I taught a very interesting Reiki 1 class today. I had one student, and her translator. You see, my student couldn’t speak English.

August 1, 2005
I worked on John today at the assisted living health center. It was an interesting session, and then something happened.

July 30, 2005
Every morning, I do my energy exercises, and cleanse the studio. I'm starting to wonder if how I clean the studio has anything to do with the clientele I get.

July 29, 2005
I did two massage sessions today, but the first one was a very bad experience.

July 22, 2005
I thought last week turned out to be a very good week, and it did, but this one was better.

July 21, 2005
Well, I finally did it. I decided that I needed room in my filing cabinet, so I started pulling out files of those that I had not seen in a year.

July 20, 2005 (Part 2)
I had another busy day again, after a beginning of the day cancellation.

July 20, 2005 (Part 1)
Well, so much for the low profile. Someone had said that there are lots of dark things going around now and that us lightworkers should be keeping our heads down.

July 19, 2005 (Part 2)
I had an interesting session today. It all started out to be a simple Reiki session, but turned into a bit more.

July 19, 2005 (Part 1)
I had a repair person over to the house this morning, and did not get into the studio until about 12:30 this afternoon. When I did, I had two people asking about Reiki classes.

July 18, 2005
Class scheduling has become an interesting thing lately.

July 16, 2005
I finally caught up with my neighbor today to find out how her hands are doing.

July 15, 2005
I had two clients today, so this makes six for the week. Cool.

July 14, 2005
My neighbor stopped me as I was on my way out this evening and asked if there was an alternative medicine approach to carpal tunnel syndrome (keep in mind that she is a cardiac nurse, a medical professional).

July 13, 2005 (Part 2)
I went up to the assisted living community today to fill out forms so I can be cleared to go in there as a health care professional. (It seems there are a lot of retired high ranking military and someone that used to work for Reagan when he was president living in there. No wonder they’re hot on clearance.) At any rate, I put my ‘Be Back By...’ sign up, and went out to do this. I was gone maybe 30 minutes. When I got back, I had a surprise.

July 13, 2005 (Part 1)
One of the people I worked on yesterday was a Methodist minister. I found him to be a very interesting person, and we had a wonderful conversation while I worked.

July 12, 2005
After many weeks of a person or two one day, and then no one the next one or two, I had a busy day today.

July 11, 2005
I heard from John’s daughter today. He seemed to be doing much better after the Reiki session the other day.

July 10, 2005
Admittedly, I’m extremely left brained. I’m good at analysis (and used to do that for a living), and like getting into technical things. Every now and then I get fascinated by numbers, and thanks to the requirement for national recertification, I have some very interesting numbers which show some interesting trends.

July 9, 2005
I had an interesting healing session today. I did an outcall to an assisted living community to work on an 88 year old gentleman.

June 19, 2005
Well, I just finished my second Reiki 1 class in as many days. Both classes were fun and very rewarding.

June 13, 2005
I worked on someone from out of town with massive rotator cuff damage in her right shoulder. Although I see a lot of people that have shoulder problems, I have not seen anyone with this much damage.

June 10, 2005
Well, the first tropical storm of the season is headed up the Gulf toward Florida. Already Mother Nature is starting take potshots at us. At the same time, I took my first shot at moving a storm this season.

June 7, 2005
I got a call from a friend of mine tonight. Her world was crashing, and she desperately needed someone to talk to.

June 6, 2005
I had an interesting thought today (yes, just one... one interesting thought, not one thought). We can all be healers, and it doesn’t take any training at all. Now, I know that most people are perplexed at my last statement. But read on. Enlightenment comes to those who read.

June 4, 2005
I got to talk with two people that were interested in class today.

May 27, 2005
I can remember many times over the years where I was told that I wear my heart on my sleeve. It has also been told to me that I wear my heart on my sleeve just waiting for somebody to come along and knock it off. I never really did know what this meant, and I tend to think that the person saying it didn’t know either as they couldn’t define it for me. So, I decided to look it up.

May 24, 2005
I have a friend in from out of town for a couple of days. Actually, she is from out of the country. She has seen me do a number of things long distance. Today she asked me to tell her what her emotions were.

May 20, 2005
I was chatting with a friend online today when I had to make a trip south.

May 19, 2005
I did a Reiki session today that ended up involving a lot of crystals.

May 14, 2005
Things finally worked out, and I had my first Reiki Share in a long, long time.

May 11, 2005
As I mentioned before, I seem to be back in the middle of the fight between Reiki and massage. It seems things have changed, yet remain the same.

May 2, 2005
There is this scene in the movie “The Wizard of Oz” where the main characters (Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion) are in the great hall and facing the wizard. There is this huge face at the far end of the chamber with lots of fire and smoke coming out of places around it. For some reason, Dorothy’s dog Toto starts looking around and finds this curtain, which he promptly pulls open exposing a man pushing levers and pulling chains. The wizard’s face tells the intrepid heroes to “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” There are times when I feel exactly like that.

April 27, 2005
Ok, I have to do it. I have to sound off about something. I have to ask... Why are people so rude?

April 26, 2005
I had a call from one of the students that was in my last class. She had felt that she really didn’t learn anything, and that she didn’t “have it”. But then she went to use Reiki on someone in need, and magic happened.

April 25, 2005
This came to me out of the blue at some point. I think it is an interesting comment... Are things too troubling? Well, make light of them.

April 19, 2005
Well, I did it again. I opened my big mouth, probably where I shouldn't have, but I did it anyway. Because of this, I now find myself back in the middle of the fight over whether Reiki is massage or not.

April 18, 2005
Awhile ago I was contacted by a massage student to show her some things on Lomi Lomi massage. Through that contact I was led to what I did today. Today, I talked to a massage class on Allied Modalities at the north campus of Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ).

April 17, 2005
Because of what someone told me, I have started to schedule Reiki 1 classes on a monthly basis.

April 16, 2005
I taught a Reiki 1 class today with three students, and one helper.

April 14, 2005
Well, my migraine fix didn’t last too long. Part of it has to do with what her body is going through right now. The other, well I still don’t know.

April 12, 2005
Two very interesting things happened today. I did more work on my 14-year old client with migraines, and I did my first outcall since I opened the studio.

April 4, 2005
For a while now, I have had a lot of people tell me that I needed to see the movie “What the Bleep do We Know? ”. Last night, I finally got around to seeing it. It was neat seeing theoretical scientists as well as spiritual people talking about perceptions of the world and how we can change things. The concepts shown were very intriguing.

March 29, 2005
The client whose daughter it is that I worked on for migraines gave gift certificates to her parents for the holidays last year. They came in today.

March 27, 2005
Well, here I was sitting on a boat in South Carolina when suddenly there was this need for a healer.

March 21, 2005
I saw in the news that there had been another school shooting. I have a question. Why can’t society recognize the patterns that cause this and do something about them? Why are we treating the symptoms and not the cause?

March 19, 2005
I've talked a lot about the stresses I go through. Lately, I've been looking at society and seeing the pressures it has been putting on people. Pressure has been so bad that people more than ever are looking for ways to escape, including suicide. So, the big question is... What do you do to escape?

March 18, 2005
Today was an unusually busy day. In fact, my entire day was booked. I know I keep saying that I need five sessions each week to be able to pay the bills, and that has been happening at least for the last two weeks. (A client a day keeps the bill collector away.)

March 16, 2005
I was on the Myofascial Release e-mail board the other day when I read something someone said that was extremely profound... Don’t just do something. Stand there.

March 15, 2005
I talked with the girl I worked on last week, the one whose migraine went away when I worked on it.

March 14, 2005
I heard an interesting statistic today. Actually, it was more disturbing than it was interesting. For the first time, the suicide rate as passed the murder rate. Wow. Now what does that say about our society?

March 13, 2005
I ask my students to fill out a form at the end of each class (that is if I remember) which rates the material and the instructor. It also asks for more comments, and I seem to get the same one from some people - ‘the classroom is too small’.

March 12, 2005
I taught Reiki 2 today to two students. It was a fun class, but something surprised me.

March 8, 2005
I talked with the mother of the girl I worked on last night. I wanted to see how she was doing.

March 7, 2005
I had an awesome energy session tonight. It wasn’t meant to be an energy session, but ended up that way.

March 3, 2005
During the first vortex trip, when our guide was telling me that something in the class I would be taking would make me laugh. In fact she said it reminded her of the Laughing Buddha. She suggested I might want to buy one while I was in town. Well, I happened to run into one in a store, and did just that. In the process, I was told a short story of the Laughing Buddha by the store owner. I found it neat and thought I would pass it on.

February 28, 2005
So, here’s the final recap. The show was great. I did some things that no one expected.

February 27, 2005
Well, I wrapped up the final day of the Health and Retirement show today, and I did so much work that most of it is just a blur.

February 26, 2005
I had another awesome day at the Health and Retirement show today. Although I have not sold anything, I have scheduled a couple of appointments. But the best part is doing the work.

February 25, 2005
Today was the first day of the Health and Retirement Show at the Avenues Mall in town here. All my fears and anxieties have been washed away. So, after three hours of sleep last night, it was a spectacular day.

February 23, 2005
Well I’ve been getting ready for the big show at the mall. I have hope and I have fear.

February 20, 2005
While I was in Sedona, I got my aura photographed. I had never had this done, and have found it interesting.

February 18, 2005
Today was the trip home. It was a long day, and somewhat difficult. I did it while being as completely shut down as I could.

February 17, 2005
Been working energy overtime. It seems that every turn up has a significant turn down. I was 20 minutes outside of Phoenix when I got a call from my wife. She had news about the dog.

February 15, 2005
One more thing about the class that I find funny. Well, maybe I should say interesting.

February 14, 2005
Our plans changed constantly today, but we did manage to make it back to the vortex. It turned out to be a very interesting day, and a very interesting trip.

February 13, 2005
Today was my last class in my myofascial release, and it gave us some surprises, including some very frightening surprises. They say that all memory is recorded in each cell of our bodies. After today's class, I truly believe it.

February 12, 2005
Today was my third day of class and the second day of rain. What is neat, yet scary about rain here is that it doesn’t happen that often.

February 10, 2005
Today was my first class in Myofascial Release training, and I’ve been totally blown away. What has been shown and talked about has been so stunning and contradictory that it has hit like a ton of bricks. But it makes perfect sense. If you hadn’t figured it out yet, this is a teaching entry, but don’t totally overlook it. If you read on, I think you will be as amazed as I am.

February 9, 2005
We went to a ‘Being Your On Psychic’ presentation at the resort tonight. A psychic called JD gave a short talk. It was interesting.

February 8, 2005
I have been stressed a lot lately, and the stress has started to lead to depression. The next thing that happened sent me on a nose dive. Now, most of you would expect me to end it there. But there was one more thing that happened, and that turned my world upside down, which I think makes it right side up now. Please read on

February 7, 2005
Well, quite a change from the last few days. My phone rang off the hook today.

February 6, 2005 (Part 2)
Well, the Super Bowl had quite an impact on Jacksonville. Unfortunately, it didn't have much impact on my business, or any other business out at the beaches. In fact, it actually did the opposite of what we wanted it to do.

February 6, 2005 (Part 1)
We had our first hike today up into the red rocks of Sedona. We were dealing with a time schedule, although not a tight one, it did have some pressure on us. We had chosen a hiking trail that was supposed to be about a mile to a mile and a half, but I think we extended that a bit as we went from the beginning of the trail up to Chicken Point.

February 4, 2005
My sister in law and I arrived today in Sedona, Arizona. Following are the usual types of observations, and one funny travel story.

February 3, 2005
Well, tomorrow I am Sedona bound. I'm really looking forward to being there, as I enjoyed the last time I was there if only for the day and a half that I was there. This time I'll be there for two weeks, and while there I'm hoping to really mingle with the energies.

February 2, 2005
Well, so much for getting a huge influx of people because of the Super Bowl. Yesterday I spent my entire day dictating journal entries, and today looks like I'll be doing the same thing.

January 31, 2005
I had three bodies today. This is the most I've had in one day in my shop since the shop opened. It doesn't quite match the six I did in a day when I was back in school, but it's a good start.

January, 30, 2005 (Part 2)
At the very end of class today, a strange thing happened. I got a phone call that sounded like it could be something else, and turned out to be something else from want it sounded like. If you want a laugh, read more.

January 30, 2005 (Part 1)
I taught Reiki 1 today to a new student and it was quite interesting how things went.

January 29, 2005
I did two massages today which is unusual for Saturday.

January 27, 2005
One of my clients today was the massage therapist that works down the street from me. He has been here several times now, and obviously likes the work I do. See so like working on people, this makes it a win-win situation.

January 26, 2005
It was almost exactly a week ago, I had a very strange dream that involved me driving off the edge of a bridge. Interestingly enough, this morning I got an e-mail from my friend in Ireland. Terri wanted to know if I was okay. It seems, she had had a strange dream last night, and was concerned for my well-being.

January 25, 2005
Ups and downs. Ups and downs. I really wish I could find my way off this roller coaster. Did anyone see the exit the last time we went past?

January 24, 2005
I just had a very good energy session. I had a young lady in for a chakra balancing. Yes, that’s right. She knew before coming in here that she needed a chakra balancing.

January 22, 2005
I taught Reiki 3 today to (strangely enough) three students. Between the three of them and my friend and student and Reiki Master, John, we had a fun time.

January 21, 2005
The other day, I had been talking to my landlord's assistant, when she told me she was having neck problems. My first words, of course, were "get on the table".

January 20, 2005 (Part 2)
Well it finally happened. I finally got something that I have been waiting almost year to get. I got rubbed.

January 20, 2005 (Part 1)
I wanted to get this down before I forgot it. I had a dream last night, closer to nightmare, but still a dream. It's one of those dreams that make you wake up shaking, or should.

January 19, 2005
In my business, I sell gift certificates. My gift certificates are valid for six months from the date of purchase, and as most gift certificate sales go, some of them come in, and some of them don't. Sometimes these gift certificates change hands a time or two before actually getting into the hands of a person that actually brings it into the shop for a session, however, I don't think I've ever had one go this particular route.

January 12, 2005
Manifestations. What do we think of when we think about manifestations? Do we think of ghosts and goblins appearing out of the woodwork to come get us? Do we think about some evil manifesting itself into the real world and causing problems? Why must a manifestation always be evil?

January 11, 2005
A couple of years ago, I talked about masks. We all wear different masks at different times, and change them in and out based on our needs. We have the mask we wear at work, the mask we wear when we're out with friends, even the mask we wear when we're at home by ourselves. But, is there a mask we wear to hide from ourselves?

January 10, 2005
It has been about three weeks now, and I am slowly realizing the shock and awe of what has happened. We'll hear about natural disasters causing problems, killing people, disrupting daily lives. And we look at it and wonder and feel concerned. Usually though, it is something that happens on a smaller scale, such as massive rainstorms, snowfall, ice, or various other local happenings to various areas. The surprise and devastation that the tsunami caused is almost unbelievable.