1 Minute Mind Cleanse

Losing Brain FunctionI invite you to take this time to go deep within.  Take a breath.  Honor this moment and this pause.  The world at large going on around you is still going on, regardless of how you feel about it.

I stumbled across a beautiful project that is a collection of positive words from around the world.  Take a look at some of these concepts.  They offer fresh perspective.

This is what you can control: what occupies your thoughts.  What is feeding your thoughts?  External stimuli?  How does it effect you in this moment.  Come back to that pause.

This is not a way of backing out of the reality that is our new world, our new America.  But it is to say, where are we focusing our energy on.  What are we getting obsessed about?  I write and post this on social media with the hope that you will read it and it can offer an opportunity for your own mind to take a break from all the other news articles, posts, rants and feelings that are swirling around you.

If you keep projecting out into the future you are technically ‘future tripping’.  It’s a very slippery slope.  You project your hopes, dreams fears out into the future and you start to make it so.  Thoughts are things.  With enough focus, you can eve create your own future with your thoughts.

So it’s very important at this time to have more purity of thought.  Meditation is one way to achieve this, as is self-Reiki.  Feeding the mind with other words, phrase, images.  It requires the act of unplugging from the main currents of information.

Words have vibration.  My hope is to create words that promote loving-kindness and offer a safe harbor from the other words, phrases and thought forms being generated at this time.

Special thanks to Dr. Loma’s project of postivie lexicography.

Photo credit  Copyright 2017 Eileen Dey Wurst


Reiki at the Zoo

e39911ce473e98622e68861405da7615Animals, whether wild or domestic, are instinctual, intuitive and quite sensitive to the healing energy of Reiki.  This was extremely apparent on a recent trip I took to the zoo.  I recommend such a ‘field trip’ to any Reiki practitioner to further their awareness and connection, both to their practice and as an offering to the majestic creatures that live amongst us.

My recommendation is wearing a jacket or sweatshirt that has pockets on both sides you can put your hands into and direct energy outward.  Not that you couldn’t project Reiki with your hands open, but if you do, remember, you will be as much of a spectacle as the other exhibits there.  I call this form of practice ‘incognito Reiki’.

Then, find an exhibit that isn’t attracting a lot of attention.  Usually this would be one in which no apparent animal is ‘seen’.  They might be laying the grass or finding shelter behind a bush.  In my case, I found an exhibit on whooping cranes.  The tall grasses and pond layout was tranquil to look at, and I had the whole view to myself in the middle of busy day at the zoo.

As soon as I began connecting with Reiki flow the cranes made loud squawks from amidst their camouflage in the grasses.  It was stunning.  Then their curious heads peeked up at me, maybe 20 feet away.

I asked them in my mind if it was alright for them to receive Reiki, got a positive answer, and continued to send.  They both came out of the grass and into the open, a bit closer to me, watching.

Their sounds started to draw onlookers, but with my Reiki hands in my pockets, I just continued to send in a meditative mindset.  Then another curious side-effect occurred.

Onlookers started sitting near me, including children, that just moments before were yelling and screaming down the path.  They sat and stared at the the cranes, smiling toward me and they too started to calm down.  So, we all were having our own little Reiki circle in this pocket of the zoo!

After twenty minutes, I moved along to another exhibit, the path lead me into a bird aviary.  I began sending my Reiki incognito again.  Soon, many birds were landing near the bench I was seated on, and onlookers again, calmed down and took in the amazing colors and variety of life around us.

My last exhibit was to try a more popular one, that of the apes.  I initially stood off on the side, just sending Reiki out of my pockets and holding space for healing.  This was more challenging, because onlookers like to make comments, taunts and are fascinated looking into the ancestral face of apes.  I wasn’t attached at results, but what I did notice was that a meditative air started to infuse the exhibit after several minutes, one more of respect than the prior off-handed comments people had been making.

I think it’s a good reminder, to be respectful and mindful at the zoo.  To give back to these animals who’s lives are on display for us as the public to admire.  I highly recommend Reiki at the Zoo.

Copyright 2013 Eileen Dey

10 Questions That Will Free Your Mind

Questions to Change Your Mind

These questions have no right or wrong answers.

Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer.

  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
  3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
  4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
  5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
  6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
  7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
  8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
  9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
  10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?

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Change your thoughts to change your world.

Our thoughts are like quicksand. The more you struggle and fight with them the more power they receive.

The question you need to ask yourself is “who is observing these thoughts”? THAT is your true nature. The mind and body are merely tools our consciousness uses for this existence, but they do not define our spirit. Our life force. Our being.

You are not your thoughts. You are not your flesh. You are the ever silent watcher. Once you come to this profound realization you will be free.  Here’s a great video that depicts this.

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