First of all, I hope this finds you, at the very least, intact. I know that, for everyone, this has been a time of enormous disruption. For some, it has also been one of loss and sorrow, while others have been in a holding space of enforced introspection.
Well here I am, neither late nor early, arriving “precisely on time” like Gandalf, true to my promise of not bombarding you with too many emails and overloading your inbox!
As 2018 draws to a close, I want to let you all know I am thinking of you and give you the opportunity to have a look at my 2019 offerings, especially the Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness, which will be in its third year.
Consider the nature of the helping role that many of us take in our professional or personal lives.
When we try to help someone else, we generally think in terms of skills, advice, input or practical guidance. So whether you are a plumber or a doctor, this is most likely what you have been trained to do – sort something out.
When I first encountered Reiki, also referred to as Universal Life Force, almost by accident, in 1998, I was in such a place where the changing demands of a job which had once filled my heart with love, had turned into pressure and I was beginning to feel symptoms of stress. It’s not that I didn’t like teaching anymore, I did (and I still do), but ‘something’ was missing.
As I am working with my clients, I am reflecting on how the main focus of my work is to facilitate new perceptions and perspectives. When you are stressed, it seems that your attention becomes restricted to a narrow perspective. Let’s imagine that you’re looking through a periscope. You push the periscope up and scan the landscape ahead.