Ethereal Journal 2015

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December 20, 2015
I have always wondered about the things we do, and if they make a difference. I mean, we go through our lives just living them as we see fit, and never think about what effect we have on others.

December 17, 2015
Every month, Caring Palms hosts a class in mediumship. In Last month's class, we did inspired speaking. This is where we are given a random word out of a deck of cards, and have to talk on it for a number of minutes. The student allows themselves to be prompted by spirit as to where to go with their speaking. The four students were each given a word, and spoke. With each, there was a key phrase that popped up that was profound, and tied all the words together. Those profundities went like this...

Decvember 15, 2015
A fluid meditation. Breathe deeply. Allow each breath the time to fill your lungs, and then to exit them. Breathe in life sustaining oxygen, and exhale life giving carbon dioxide. Breathe in positive energies and exhale negativity, fear, worry. Breathe in wholeness and goodness, and just let go of the things you don't need.

December 10, 2015
I was having trouble sleeping one night as I was hearing words and phrases. Finally, I gave in, got up (at 2am) and put this down.

November 15, 2015
One of the things we have to have is balance. Our world has balance, it has symmetry. If it was not balanced, it would be lopsided and we would all fall off the far end into space (just kidding).

November 2, 2015
For each and every action, there is an opposite reaction (or counteraction), or so we have been told. This is what pushes rockets into space, power coming out of one end pushing it in the opposite direction. But what about an action that stops a counter-action from happening? What about analyzing a situation and preparing for all possibilities making those unwanted possibilities not happen?

October 10, 2015
When we start talking energy work, the term chakras often comes up. But what are they. Well, first of all, unless you are from the south, the word is not pronounced as 'chack-razz'. The correct pronunciation is 'shock- ruhs'. These chakras are the key energy centers in your body. Each has a color assigned to it (at least in most beliefs), and each controls some part of you either physically, mentally, or energetically.

October 5, 2015
At Caring Palms we do a lot of 'energy work'. But what is that? What energies do we use?

October 3, 2015
What makes a good massage? Well, that is a good question. Is it the right pressure? How about the time spent on needed areas? Is it the therapist? Or maybe it is the fact that you are relaxed and out of pain when it is over?

September 21, 2015
The more and more I do energy work, the more I learn. One of the things that I have learned is that I don't need to put all my strength, all my effort into something. In fact, I just need to relax and allow things to happen. And in doing that, I find that I am stronger.

September 20, 2015
The more and more I do energy work, the more I learn. One of the things that I have learned is that I don't need to put all my strength, all my effort into something. In fact, I just need to relax and allow things to happen. And in doing that, I find that I am stronger.

September 1, 2015
At this moment the marathon of last minute CEU classes is over. We were taking class orders and additions up until August 27th, with the last class being on August 30th. (Massage therapist licenses end on August 31st unless renewed. They need continuing education hours which they can get from Caring Palms to get renewed.)

August 20, 2015
There are differences and there is sameness. There is style and there is rote. I like to think that what we offer is a little bit different, and while part of that difference is style, the rest has good solid reasoning based on experience and observation (there are two good terms to revisit in the future).

August 5, 2015
Have faith in your gut. We hear this all the time... we're in a situation and need to make a decision, and someone says, "Trust your gut." But what does that mean? Does it mean to listen to the noises coming from there? The rumbling? Maybe your gut is telling you that it is lunchtime. Probably not.

July 16, 2015
Believe it or not, doubt has its place. You might be asking how this is possible (or how much I have been drinking). But it is true, doubt has a proper place in our lives. You see, it is all in how we use it.

July 5, 2015
How often in our lives do we find ourselves at a precipice, wondering whether to stand our ground, or go over the edge? I think all too often. How many more people are living this feeling day to day? How many are constantly one step from going over the edge?

June 15, 2015
Experience vs. Intuition. What is experience? Well, most say that it is what you get when you don't get what you want. In truth, it is the culmination of events that you have gone through in every waking (and sometimes sleeping) moment of your life. It tells us a story of happenings that then helps us set expectations for other events.

June 2, 2015
What is your first impression of something? Is it meeting a person and looking at them? Or is it listening to them talk? Or is it something more?

June 1, 2015
A funny thing happened on my way to the studio... I was visited by a detective from the local police department.

May 14, 2015
I had a client in today named Luke. He was in for a Reiki session.

May 11, 2015
I had a busy day today. I did five sessions which included one session of meditation, tow massages, one Reiki session, and a session of Celtic Dancing. Yup, you heard it right, Celtic Dancing.

April 24, 2015
After having gone through a lot of loss in the first few months of this year (my father in January, my father-in-law in March), the term that has been used when people talk to me is "Sorry for your loss". And that actually is the most appropriate thing to say.

April 23, 2015
I had a friend and client in the other day who I have not seen in a good while. While she was here, she said something remarkable. In fact, it was so remarkable that I had to repeat it and expand upon it.

April 22, 2015
The world is going through a lot of problems. We have spiritual and economic crises going. Then adding to that we have inequality in income, abilities, and what we can get out of this life. Then if things weren't bad enough, we add to that hate groups, the dumbing down of people, and greedy rich people and the politicians they pay off. It makes it seem like there is nothing that we can do other than lay down and die. But the change is coming.

April 17, 2015
Today, I had another person in need of massive energy work. She is a friend of the person I worked on ten days ago, and also does a lot of shadow work.

April 6, 2015
I again saw this lady that I did a lot of energy work on two weeks ago. While she was still feeling great, she had let about five cords that were not good for her reconnect.

March 30, 2015
After having gone through a lot of loss in the first few months of this year, the term that has been used when people talk to me is “Sorry for your loss”. And that actually is the most appropriate thing to say.

March 29, 2015
We had the memorial service for my father-in-law today, and as expected, he was there.

March 28, 2015
Dumbest Question of the week:
We walk into the hospice facility, go to the front desk. I say," Hi. My father-in-law, Calvin Belcher just passed away about an hour ago. We need to talk with someone to see what out next steps are.". The lady at the desk asks, "Did he pass here?"

March 27, 2015
My father-in-law passed away this morning around 11:10. Closed the studio, and went to see him with Shirley and my mother-in-law. Started all the paper searching and contacting. Meeting at the funeral home tomorrow. Still a lot of details to be knocked out.

March 26, 2015
Had a good time in Mediumship class today. My former teacher, Kay came through.

March 24, 2015
My father-in-law passed away this morning around 11:10.

March 23, 2015
I worked on someone today that needed a lot of help energetically. She had been fighting demons for a number of years, and now she needed help.

March 22, 2015
My father-in-law was moved from the hospital to the hospice center today. It has been a long road up to this point.

March 3, 2015
I like to think we all have heroes in our lives, either real or fictional. Oft times, they can be a parent, an athlete, or one of the main characters on a TV show or in a movie. The actors who play these parts usually do not live up to qualities of the parts they play, but sometimes they do. Leonard Nimoy was just that.

March 2, 2015
Forever we have heard this phrase, "Seeing can be deceiving." It says that even though, we are looking at something, and it seems concrete and irrefutable, it may not be what we think it is. Of course, this seems to contradict the other adage, "Seeing is believing."

March 1, 2015
In recent years, we have had a massive change in the way we communicate. First computers gave us the ability to "talk" (type) with each other even though we were many miles away, and didn't want to pay long distance charges. Cell phones gave us the ability to talk nationwide to anyone we want from almost anywhere. But do we talk? Mostly, no. We rely on a simple typed messages of communication where we don't have to be invested and pay 100% to the conversation as it comes in spurts. Yes, we text.

February 26, 2015
We had our monthly mediumship class today, the first since Dad passed. I was not looking forward to it.

February 17, 2015
Saw an interesting posting today.

February 6, 2015
I was listening to satellite radio one night on the way home, and they were talking with Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey who are the remaining members of the folk group Peter, Paul, and Mary which was popular in the 60s and 70s. Remember "Puff The Magic Dragon" and "Leaving on a Jet Plane"? As the interview progressed (at least what little I heard of it), Peter talked about much of their music being related to the peace movement of the 60s and how they are involved today trying to spread peace. At one point, he made a very powerful observation... Peace starts within.

February 5, 2015
We all have times when we feel we are not strong enough to face issues that come up in life. We may feel that we are not worthy of an opportunity, or that we do not have the strength to overcome some obstacle that has been placed in our path. We all have situation where we simply feel we are not good enough. We flounder and fight and sometimes overcome, but many times do not. What we really need to do is tap into that piece of inner strength to give us that boost to push on, or push past.

February 4, 2015
It has been a long day. Viewing and funeral.

February 3, 2015
I decided to post a couple pictures of my Dad that I thought were neat.

February 1, 2015
It is interesting the things you find about someone else's life after they pass.

January 31, 2015
Flew up to Maryland today, and was surprised by a few things including the games spirit has been playing with me.

January 30, 2015
Wow, from one to the next. After losing my cat a couple of days ago, my Dad passed away this afternoon.

January 29, 2015
Went to the Florida Theater to see Arlo Guthrie tonight. Was a really fun show.

January 28, 2015
What is it with all this touchy-feely stuff today. I mean it is to the point that you can’t tell anyone anything. It is also to the point that you can’t get straight forward information.

January 27, 2015
Our cat of 11 years passed today from this life to the next. This is young for a cat, but it was her time.

January 4, 2015
I belong to a number of Facebook groups, many of which deal with massage therapy. I came across one post in the Massage Nerd group that was quite troubling to me. You see, a massage therapist had called into her job at a franchise massage business and told them that she would not be in because her 7 year-old daughter was very sick and throwing up. Her manager told her that she had a massage on the books and that she needed to be there. They also told her to bring her daughter in with her to wait.

January 3, 2015
Since we are talking about the new year, and leaving the old and bringing in the new, we should focus on bringing in what is good for you, and leaving behind what is not. And this could mean situations, people, or groups.

January 2, 2015
Each year end, we come to a point where we discard the old, and pick up the new. We shed off the old year, and all of its problems, and we start fresh. But maybe we don't need to start fresh. Maybe what we need to do is continue.