Self-Reiki for Rebound and Rebalancing

You know the feeling…so focused on doing-doing-doing that bits of your life are scattered from hither to yon, and you wind up chasing them down…sometimes with, well, painful consequences. That’s where this story started, on a day of serial deadlines…. Head-down at my desk, deeply absorbed in a project, I…

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Reiki for Rebirth

Passing by my adopted grandmother’s camellia bush in the side yard the other day, I saw to my surprise that it was blooming – two full, fuschia-pink blossoms and a faded one amid glossy dark leaves on its two long branches. I breathed a deep, unconscious sigh of relief and joy:…

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A First and Forever Reiki Connection

It was a warm October day in a barn-garage near Philly: my cats were commenting loudly on their new boarding quarters as my friend, their temporary host, whispered welcoming reassurances to them. And that was when I saw her: a scrawny little cat, barely past kittenhood, her scruffy fur in…

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A Gentle Passing

Three years ago I was faced with a terrible choice. My elder cat Sweetie, who had been on steroidal treatment for late-stage oral cancer, had been responding astoundingly well, with no breakthrough bleeding for a week and a surprising renewal of energy and appetite. But late that Friday evening, I…

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Recovery on the Road

It was a scene I never wanted to see as I drove through the urban park that Halloween night: the still form of a deer by the side of the road, a pickup truck parked just beyond, and a man kneeling bent over the prone body. I pulled over and walked…

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