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#2: Anger

The second Reiki Precept or Affirmation is: Just for today, I will not get angry. Anger is something that I have thought about a lot.  My first inclination was to change the wording of this precept to reflect a Truth … Continue reading

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Precept #1: Worry

Recently I took the Reiki I Training with Jonna Rae Bartges, a Third Degree Reiki Master and a psychic, who teaches with joy and bad puns and calls herself The Happy Medium (she says “I see dead people so you don’t … Continue reading

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The Amusement Park

Have fun!  Detach from your definitions of what you “should” be and how life “should” unfold, and how other people “should” act, and how they “should” treat you.  Once you detach from your expectations of others, your perfectionism, your deadly … Continue reading

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Gratitude

It doesn’t matter WHO you pray to. The name of the force – God, Allah, Spirit, Yahweh, The Great Cosmic Muffin – is not important. It just matters that you acknowledge something outside of yourself. It doesn’t matter WHAT WORDS … Continue reading

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Empathy

One of the blessings of being sick is the renewal of my empathy for others who struggle with their health. I think of the persistence and courage of those who have a chronic illness. Day in and day out, they … Continue reading

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Immunity and Emotions

For the past 2 1/2 years (some of the most emotionally stressful of my life), I have been ridiculously healthy. No colds, no flu, no illness. I take my daily Protandim pill, and if I feel a tickle at the … Continue reading

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Self Esteem

Self Esteem has very little relation to talent or brains… it’s more about who you ARE than about what you DO… and it’s a lot different from what you CAN do (and often don’t!). In his essay on Self Reliance, … Continue reading

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