Coronavirus Update

 

 

Coronavirus Update 12/8/2020

A limited number of in-person sessions are now available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays!

 

Coronavirus Update 4/5/2020

Dear Clients, your health and safety is my priority. At this time, my studio is closed due to the escalating coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. I will send out updates as this situation evolves. Let us all wish for swift resolution to this health crisis!

At this time, I am offering sessions and Reiki training virtually, online or by phone.

 

Preventative Measures 3/19/2020

No doubt these are unprecedented times that call upon us to wake up, practice mindfulness, caring and sharing, communication and proactive effort to stave off fear and anxiety that can weaken our health and exacerbate tensions and suffering in our community. Choosing mindful action over fear is the biggest lesson for me as our nation and the world enters uncharted waters.

Since I am part of the broader health care industry, I will maintain my practice as long as possible, to ensure that each of you receive all the care that I am capable of rendering.

As such I have taken measures to ensure my studio is a safe haven with the lowest risk possible for exposure to infectious agents; lower than grocery stores, doctors offices, or any other place where the public gathers. These measures are listed below.
 
If you prefer not to come to my studio then please know that most services can be provided over the phone, through Skype or Zoom. Reiki can be practiced at a safe distance (distant Reiki sessions).
 
Peace and health to all of you! May these times deepen our connection to our higher selves, strengthen our connection with each other, and usher in a new age of Immunity Health through the mindful wellness steps that we are all taking at this this time.
 
Here are the steps I am taking to prevent the spread of and exposure to infectious agents:
  • I am working to contact each of you prior to your session to ensure your individual concerns are addressed.
  • I am asking everyone upon entry to my studio to hand sanitize.
  • My treatment room is cleaned professionally weekly.
  • Surfaces tables, chairs etc. are cleaned between clients.
  • Sheets and face coverings are always changed after each client and washed thoroughly with hot water.
  • I hand sanitize and wash hands before and after every session.
  • I am offering to work with gloves and a mask if clients request additional protection.
  • My facility is well-stocked with toilet paper and kleenex
I welcome you to communicate all questions and concerns regarding these measures so that we may all transform this time into a renaissance of Immune Health and Well-Being.  

 

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House Purification

Our homes represent an extension to our physical bodies and souls. They mirror our intentions and unintegrated aspects. A crowded mind reflects in a crowded home; a person that had chosen to mentally and emotionally remain in the past, will store different objects and decorations which, instead of grounding and centering that person in the present, they will send the owner of the home back in time, spiraling into frustration and nostalgia.

How we mind our homes echoes how we mind our bodies and spirits. If you want to bring harmony to your home and make this space work for you and not against you, cleansing your house is a ritual that should become a habit. As you wash your body, prepare your food and quiet down your mind through meditation or physical activity, the same concept applies to your home once you commit to changing its vibration.

Here are six suggestions for a thorough purification:

  • Declutter your home. The energy in your house needs to circulate in order to welcome abundance and good fortune your way. Donate or throw away the items that you no longer use.

  • Keep your space clean. Use the elements: fresh air and sun, and bring them into your living space. Widen your space by choosing lightful colors.

  • Use White-sage leaves or Palo Santo sticks for a deep cleansing. Burn the herbs and the wood anytime you need to raise the vibration in your space. Both White-Sage and Palo Santo have been used by indigenous tribes to enter a state of peace and clarity.

  • On a regular basis use frankincense and holy water. Burn the incense mostly in your bed-room or working room, if you have a built-in office. You can sprinkle holy water on your pillows and cushions, on your walls and doors. Use your intuition when performing these rituals.

  • If you are drawn to meditation or healing music, you can use powerful mantras for house restoration and protection. You can use recorded songs or chants or simply create your own music.

  • You can also invite a Reiki Master, a priest, a monk or any kind of healer for that matter, and ask them to do a purification ceremony into your home.

When you want to improve your living space, keep in mind that you are the master of your world. With a little patience and intuition, you can create a home that feels like a temple. Most importantly, observe the feeling that you have the moment you return home. Is your home aligned with your desires and potential? And if not, what can you do to improve the condition of your house?

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4 Ways Reiki Mastery Can Positively Influence Your Life

There are numerous spiritual practices out there. Working with light requires commitment and training, but the benefits of mastering the art of healing can enrich the realities of everyone involved in these kinds of processes. From mindfulness to yoga, angel therapy to Reiki, healers and apprentices spread awareness into their lives and the lives of others.

Therefore, what happens when you decide to walk such path? First of all, your perspective on your own identity and existence changes. You start to redesign your experience from inside out; you begin to explore the depths of your being, thus allowing your potential to manifest. You glow.

Reiki is a system that was discovered by the Japanese Monk, Mikao Usui. It is a spiritual practice that treats a wide variety of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical ailments. Mikao Usui searched for the origins of healing used by Jesus and Buddha. After years of study and traveling, the founder of Reiki found a way to activate and direct light energy, in order to harmonize the body, mind, and spirit. Mikao Usui had over 2000 students and 21 professors trained in this practice by the time of his death, in 1926.

Reiki lovers, myself included, know that this therapy is a powerful one, as it involves working with Universal life-force energy. Once you begin investing your time and intention in learning this practice and addressing any present unbalances in yourself and others, the quality of your life drastically improves.

Here are 4 ways Reiki can positively improve your life:

  • You become more light-oriented, in a way that you leave behind negative patterns and enter a fresh new dimension of personal and spiritual growth.

  • You begin to treat yourself with respect and self-love

  • You develop mental discipline.

  • You can assist others and support them in their times of need.

Spiritual training is a must if you have consciously embarked on a journey towards self-completion. If you resonate with Reiki and get initiated in this system, expect wondrous happenings along your way.

What about you? Have you ever tried a Reiki session? Contact us today to schedule your Reiki session or to schedule a Reiki Workshop.

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Angel New Year Special

This is to announce our Special Angel Reading Offer that we are making on all 3 Question E-Mail Angel orders ($55.00) placed during the last week of January 2016 ( January 24th – January 31st).

When you order a 3 Question E-Mail Reading from us during the last week of January 2016, you will receive a FREE 1 Question E-Mail Angel Reading Gift Certificate to use by the end of February 2016 ( $30.00 value).

We are extremely pleased to be able to offer you this opportunity to connect with your special Angels as the New Year begins. Why not give yourself time this month to connect with your Angels on a deeper level so that peace, abundance and happiness find a home within your soul.

We hope you will take advantage of this offer and will send us your order today. We will look forward to hearing from you.

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Life Always Supports You!

“Mindfulness is not the path of chasing. It is the path of beautification. When flowers blossom, the fragrance spreads, and the bees come.” â€•Amit Ray 

 Many people spend a lot of time second-guessing themselves? Maybe you are one of them? Do you often think “If only. . . .?”  or “I should have….” When a situation includes difficulties, you may tend to label it ‘bad’, ‘wrong’, or some other descriptive term for the situation. Many times good opportunities are right in front of you. You may be so focused on the negative that you miss the beauty, the opportunity right in front of your eyes.

You have probably heard the following, “Life supports you”, or maybe a friend tells you, “Things work out for the best.” By focusing your attention on how you are supported and the blessings already available to you, you invite even more good things into your life. Your life can overflow with fullness when you create harmony in your life by balancing your financial, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. Inviting more into your life naturally expands your potential and opportunities. Begin to notice how life provides you with what you need to flourish and grow in the moment. It is a bit like that song by Mick Jagger – “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need.”

Each moment you stop and listen fully in the moment, you practice opening up to life. Notice how many times you focus on your lack or your insecurities. Pay attention to the times you see the glass half empty instead of half full.  By being aware of when and where you place energy on lack, loss or pain, you can stop, listen with your eyes, ears, heart and mind to then shift your focus to what is available.

For example, if you are grieving a loss of a loved one, a job, or some other loss, take time to grieve. You can recognize your sadness and pain as a part of the ever-changing flow of life. The grieving process is an opportunity to appreciate how your loved one, your job, or experience helped make you who you are in this moment.

After experiencing a loss, when you are able to do so, use a moment to appreciate the experiences you did have. Touch the love a special person shared with you and then do something to pass on loving kindness to others. You can use the time of loss to do something in honor of a loved one by sharing their wisdom or do something that would have made them smile. Honor a skill you gained from a lost job or a divorce by sharing your talents with others. Your grieving can be a part of your practice of aligning with the fullness of Life.

Have you daydreamed about living a more meaningful life or making a difference?  By shifting to action, you can begin to notice and appreciate the goodness present in your life. Pinpoint areas in your life that are working well and then build upon your successes. Shift your focus to living a life that reflects your personal values and deepest desires. Make time to enjoy your skills, talents and gifts as a way to tap into the abundance in your life. Take the resources present in your life and transform them into opportunities for growth and success.

One of the most available resources often overlooked is the earth upon which we stand. Yet, taking a moment to connect with nature is an easy way to experience abundance. For example, enjoy the beauty of a flower as a reflection of how to live. Flowers blossom in full glory without fanfare or applause or even a single thank you. They share their fragrances without a thought. Whether standing atop thorns, hanging in the air, or crawling upon the ground, they share their colors and fragrances. They tickle our noses and re-awaken memories. At the end, they open up completely losing their petals to the wind. They blossom for all — appreciated or not.

 What is exciting about blossoming as a human is the opportunity to experience gratitude and appreciation.  Being grateful is a special gift that comes with being human.  

You deserve to live a full and happy life. If you want to learn how to create a more abundant life, then we recommend our Life Coaching Sessions to help you create the life of your dreams. This is a wonderful time to commit to your own growth.

 

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Follow Your Bliss

When you follow your bliss you live in joy. You open yourself up to opportunities that are surrounding you. When you feel excited about sharing your life with those you love, your excitement, your passion, your joy and your bliss becomes contagious. Set the intention today to interlace more joy, love, laughter and happiness into your day. Choose to think thoughts that make you smile.

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We are Currently Experiencing a Very Busy Time at IndigoIntentions

We are currently experiencing a very busy time at IndigoIntentions and we are taking a bit longer than usual to complete orders. Please know that we appreciate and value your business and we will have your order completed as soon as possible – within 10 working days. Thank you!!

 

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The Art of Forgiveness: Letting Go and Moving Forward

When someone you care about hurts you, you can hold on to anger, resentment and thoughts of revenge — or embrace forgiveness and move forward.

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future

The blending of forgiveness, love and acceptance is an exquisite process which allows miracles to flow abundantly into your life. Practicing the art of forgiveness is a unique healing process which involves opening the heart and allowing more compassion, love and understanding to replace feelings of fear, anger or resentment. Forgiveness offers a healing experience of mind, spirit, and body. You will feel lighter, more hopeful, energized and closer to the Divine.

Forgiveness is the most significant single process that will bring peace to your life and harmony to your soul. To live a conscious and aware life, it is imperative that you take full responsibility for the life you have created for yourself. Only once, you let go of the blame, pain, and resentment, will you start to see miracles happening in your life.

What is Forgiveness?

Generally, forgiveness is a decision to let go of resentment. The act that hurt or offended you might always remain a part of your life, but forgiveness can lessen its grip on you and help you focus on other, positive parts of your life. Forgiveness can even lead to feelings of understanding, empathy and compassion for the one who hurt you.

Forgiveness doesn't mean that you deny the other person's responsibility for hurting you, and it doesn't minimize or justify the wrong. You can forgive the person without excusing the act. Forgiveness brings a kind of peace that helps you go on with life.

Taking Responsibility for your Life

Almost everyone has been hurt by the words or actions of another person. Deep-seated childhood wounds can cause havoc in your adult life if you do not face them and release them. If you do not take 100% responsibility for your words, thoughts and actions, you can forever remain stuck in a destructive downward spiral of hurt, upset and conflict. The cycle of conflict can cause incredible damage and can even last for years.

Long-held resentments cause a tremendous amount of internal suffering. When you are full of resentment and anger, you cannot move on with your life and enjoy the bliss of living fully in the present. Your upset will always keep you tied to the past and to the people who hurt you.  When you live with so much suppressed pain, a part of you closes down. You will experience anguish and very little love.

Often the suffering that’s caused by holding onto your anger, old grudges, bitterness or resentment is far greater than the actions or words that created the pain in the first place. Whether your partner had an affair or your business associate stole money from you or your parent’s abused you, holding onto the pain can never heal your wounds or mend a broken heart.

Many people hold onto an unwillingness to forgive themselves and struggle with accepting their humanness. Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is yourself.  Once you forgive yourself and accept your imperfections, it is easier to accept the imperfections of others.

Learning the art of forgiveness involves releasing resentment towards those closest to you. Often it is our closest family members that we have the most resentment and anger towards. They are the people we blame when our life is not working out the way we planned it to. Parents, spouses and children are often at the receiving end of our negative actions triggered by our fears and hurts.

The most powerful and self-loving thing you can do is to practice forgiveness and dissolve resentment. By embracing forgiveness, you embrace peace, hope, gratitude, abundance, and joy. It is a process of taking responsibility for yourself and taking your power back. It will improve your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. This is the place where miracles occur.

This includes forgiving anyone who has ever done anything against you. It may be justified to feel angry towards them. Maybe legally and intellectually you have every right to be mad. However holding a grudge towards others will only hinder your progress on your spiritual path. Some people may also need to forgive God. Often people blame God for the suffering they endure and for the struggles of their life, the death of a child, the break-up of a marriage, illness or financial troubles. Consciously or unconsciously they believe that the pain is inflicted by God.

Below are some signs that indicate the need for forgiveness.

  1. Do you live in fear?
  2. Do you feel victimized?
  3. Do you feel tired all the time?
  4. Are you bored or frustrated with your life?
  5. Do you have symptoms of depression or anxiety?
  6. Do you overreact with the slightest upset?
  7. Is there excessive sadness in your life?
  8. Do you compromise your needs to satisfy others?
  9. Do you feel stuck?
  10. Do you feel misunderstood?
  11. Feeling as if your life lacks meaning?
  12. Say “yes” to other people, when you really wanted to say “no.”
  13. Do you judge people?
  14. Or gossip a lot?
  15. Do you feel a lack of intimacy in your romantic relationship?
  16. Do you have low self-esteem?
  17. Do you suppress your feelings?
  18. Do you long for more inner-peace?

If you answered “yes” to most of the above questions – then it is time for you to make a solid commitment to improving the quality of your own life by practicing the art of forgiveness. It is time to let go of the past and create a future where you achieve your goals, find your true passion and purpose, feel at ease and feel alive in the present moment.  It’s time to forgive and move on with your life.

If your heart feels heavy and you would like to experience more freedom, clarity and understand the patterns of suffering that keep you stuck, please feel free to contact us. Together we can create a plan for your life so that you can move forward and find lasting happiness and peace. You deserve to live your life to the fullest!

“Forgive, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace” 

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A Quick Exercise to Dissolve Resentment

One of the most frequent issues, I deal with as a Life Coach and Reiki Master is the issue of forgiveness. There is so much stored up, repressed hurt and resentment among people, many people bottle up their hurt feelings, or their anger as they do not know a safe and simple way to just let it go. Often time’s people feel it is easier to hold onto a grudge than to face it and release it. Research now shows us that holding onto old grudges affects health, productivity and happiness levels.

Dissolving resentments and practicing forgiveness improves the quality of your life:

It frees you from the emotional weight of the pain. It may not take the pain away, but it will help you to let go of the tight grip the emotions have on your heart. Holding onto resentment for a long period of time can cause stress, depression and anxiety.

 Keeps you in a field of grace. There is no better way to experience grace than to forgive someone.

 Improves your marriage. Nothing is more destructive of love than resentment and bitterness. Practicing forgiveness as a couple is a powerful way to keep your marriage healthy and intimate.

Helps you sleep soundly at night. When you dissolve old resentments, you free your mind, you let go of the pressure that builds up in your shoulders and neck and your heart is healthier. When you forgive you experience less stress and anxiety and learn to be more accepting of yourself and other people when they make mistakes. You do not beat yourself up for making a mistake, and you no longer feel so upset and irritated with others for messing up.

Dissolving resentment can be simple, not easy but simple. One of the best exercises I have used in my own life and offered to my clients is an exercise that Louise Hay shares in her book, “You Can Heal Your Life” and she point out that this is an old Emmet Fox exercise that helps to dissolve resentment. Since it helps to dissolve the resentment, it will also help you in forgiving others and in forgiving yourself.

  • Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths and when you feel relaxed, imagine yourself in a special place. This special place can be anywhere that your imagination takes you, perhaps somewhere in nature or to a special forgiveness room that you can return to again and again when doing forgiveness work.
  • In the spirit of forgiving others, think of someone who you resent in some way or someone who has upset, hurt or offended you. See this person sitting in front of you, at a distance that feels comfortable to you. If for any reason it is not comfortable for you to invite this person into the sacred space that you have created with your imagination envision them behind a wall of glass or in a room across from yours or see them on the TV screen, be creative and do what feels comfortable.
  • When you see this person clearly, visualize good things happening to this person – things that would be meaningful to him. See him or her smiling and happy. Hold the image for a few minutes and then let it fade away.
  • Now take a moment to do the same for yourself. Once the image of the other person fades, see good things happening to you. See yourself smiling and happy. Feel how good this feels. Close your session with gratitude.

A more peaceful, loving and calm life is possible. You can let go of the heavy burden of unforgiveness and dissolve old resentments. If you are ready to free yourself from the emotional weight of your pain, then we recommend our Life Coaching sessions to help you understand, clear and release whatever is holding you back from reaching your fullest potential. It is time to commit to your own spiritual growth. Contact us today for a free 30-minute consultation so that we can design a unique plan to support you.

“You can not forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, “I forgive. I’m finished with it.” – Maya Angelou

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The Art of Paying Attention

 Life is denied by lack of attention,
whether it be to cleaning windows
or trying to write a masterpiece. 
~ Nadia Boulanger

   Paying attention to the world around you can teach you how to live in a natural flow of responding to life as you experience it. Life is a great teacher and if we pay attention to the world around us it will show us what our next step is. Often we can get caught up in mind-talk or play out far-reaching scenarios in our mind, instead of being mindful and aware of what life is presenting to us in each fresh and ever-changing moment. Life will always provide reasons for joyfulness as well as reason for concern. In attending to life in each moment we can learn to surrender to the flow of life as we are carried and supported in ways that go far beyond human understanding.

We have both a moment-to-moment purpose as well as a larger life purpose.   Our moment-to-moment purpose teaches us what needs to be done, what our next step is. When we are paying attention we realize that the herbs growing in the pot out on the deck need to be watered, or breakfast needs to be prepared, or the trash in the neighborhood park needs picking up, or the elderly lady standing on the sidewalk needs help crossing the road, or a load of laundry needs doing, library books need to be returned, a conference call needs to be scheduled or the dog needs grooming. The reality of life will always reveal what the next step is, and if you are in tune with the flow of life you will respond and attend to what needs doing. Attention must be focused on reality. Reality will always teach you what you need to learn. As you learn to observe reality you will get clear information regarding what needs to be done, this is purposeful behavior. Your next step will then be to do invest your attention into doing your activity well.   When you lead a simple and well organized life you will be able to put more attention on what needs doing instead of deciding what needs to be done. The magic is in the doing not in the deciding. Sometimes you may be required to make choices and decide what tasks are important or necessary. At certain times it may be essential and helpful to allow the dishes to pile up in the sink while you pay attention to your larger life purpose. The daily tasks can take up a large chunk of time, and it is important to be aware of the balance that is required in dividing your time up between daily living and your larger purpose. It is also interesting to note that your larger purpose can often be found in your moment-to-moment purpose, so pay attention!

Learn to pay attention to your surroundings. When you pay attention to people you will begin to notice many opportunities to be of service in the world. Compassion develops when you place your awareness on people, animals, plants and the beauty of the world around you, instead of remaining caught up in your own worries and concerns. Focusing your attention on others will help you to see the pain, joy, tenderness, love, problems, delight and concerns of others. As a result you will be far more in tune with the world and act in loving and compassion ways. When you are alert to the needs of your fellow human beings, then you may stop asking the question “How can others be of use to me?’ and instead ask, “How can I be of use to others?”

During challenging moments in life, pay attention to the world around you, it really is fascinating! Always remember the qualities of compassion, grace and gentleness. By staying aware and being connected to the present moment and learning to pay attention to the word around you, many previously unnoticed opportunities will become apparent. You will then have the chance to act on these opportunities and before long your life will be flowing smoothly downstream again. Whatever you pay attention to expands and the actions you take ripple out and have an effect on the world around you.

Remember that life is a matter of attention.
 
 “Have a look at the apple tree in your yard. Look at it with complete attention. It is truly a miracle. If you notice it, you will take good care of it, and you too are part of its miraculousness.”
                                          ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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