Archive for the ‘Soul Sight Services’ Category
Wishing You Joy, Love and Kindness ~ Now and Into the New Year!
(Did you notice that they caught him with his eyes closed?!)
This is not just pure silliness! It evokes some great points for reflection, too:
- Sometimes true friends won’t be typical or as expected.
- What we fear is often worse in our imagination than in reality.
- Avoiding the unknown blocks growth, learning & opportunities.
Feel free to comment and share!
Awe is the tone. You’re pretty lucky when you get to explore Great Things.
When The Masses Mobilize
Our ski club hosts a fund raising auction annually and as one small cog in the machine, there is the unique view from the inside that makes me take breath in pause.
It was conceived by dedicated volunteers, coordinated by dedicated volunteers & orchestrated by dedicated volunteers.
The mass cooperation & shared vision are inspiring! With no special training, but through learning from year to year, the plans have been honed, details all accounted for, crews mobilized in advance and careful preparations minded.
- * Meetings: Committees, sub-committees, systems
- * Delegation: Work crews, item collection, floor crew
- * Coordination: Groups, locations, training, processing
<– To the left is my favorite donation item ever. My mother-in-law baked & baked & baked (I was a small contributor of gingerbread cookies, biscotti & shortbread).
It was the only item of it’s kind with 420 cookies & 7 loaves! & at last glance was commanding over $150! Soul Sight Services donated a Good Vibrations CD Set, but this basket donation was *Way Better! Thanks Mom!
The evolution of this event began as a pub event and maybe raised $20,000… upgraded to an art gallery for a few years that upped the ante… and expanded to it’s current version including 550 attendees & over $110,000 in auction item donations.
I’ve been witness to this evolution and am impressed by every aspect of it. It is truly Great.
Not being privy to the finer points, but being close enough to know the level of attention to detail that it has to take to create such an amazing Gala only increases my Awe. www.skinasa.org
What have You been a part of that was Truly Great?
As preparations are being made for the SoulSightServices.com website merger with the Wallinder.ca site, a poll was held to see which banner was the favorite and those who expressed their opinion were entered into a draw.
And the Winner Is…
The draw winner for the “Good Vibrations” CD Set is: Belinda Russo
The winning banner: Banner #1
The final version of this banner will take into consideration all of the comments and feedback. Thank you for participating!
Read the banner commentary here: www.wallinder.ca/new-look
Okay, I can’t really say I was doing the ‘mobile office thing,’ but I can say that I worked in the parking lot until the last possible second and I took my phone into treatment with me. Am I crazy?!
My First Facial
Necessity? No. Luxury? Yes!
Believe it or not, I thought I’d hate it. My guys had given me a gift certificate (aren’t they great?) and I had an array of choices, but I chose the facial. Why? Pure curiosity!
Because just enjoying a facial is harder for me than one might think, after taking a call, I asked the esthetician to take a picture of me as proof that I did it.
I was hoping the goop on my face was green (‘the mask’ she called it)… and she took off whatever was over my eyes since I needed to see the key pad on my phone, but the picture on the upper right is my evidence.
Well, I’m not sure what happened to me energetically, but I did notice some blue sparks flying and I definitely felt better as you might note in the second picture to the left.
Taking your phone into treatment is against the rules, but… Okay, I have no excuse. The esthetician is to be given extra points for putting up with me.
It was a fabulous experience. Thanks Crystal! Check it out here!
This special day is specifically set aside to draw our focus to an energy and intention that is one of the most powerful in terms of harmony, growth and awareness.
Giving Thanks: Gratitude
As an energy, I can honestly say that this has been the most powerful in my growth not just as an energy worker & intuitive, but as a person. The therapeutic benefits of changing your lens to one of gratitude seems to create a rainbow cascade of perception. In terms of personal nourishment, I would consider it in the ‘essential’ category.
I’m reminded of my garden because I love to compost. When I was establishing my garden in our new home, I moved my compost pile to an empty bed at the front of my house and the flowers in that bed were about 5X bigger than the flowers anywhere else in my yard.
You can see that something similar happened this year with the development of my back yard. The flowers on the right were missed and the flowers on the left benefited from my kitchen scraps. ————>
It speaks to me of positive feedback loops and how, even through recycling of ‘waste,’ we are in humble relationship with everything around us. To hold gratitude for that symbiotic relationship is foundational for survival, and so much more than a holiday.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Enough email were received in reply to the quick note I sent out about my Thanksgiving that I needed to post an update. In my email, I mentioned my mother-in-law’s dessert and so loose versions of her recipes are below:
She used a pre-bought crust, Mac apples, cinnamon, no sugar and her ‘secret ingredient’ is tapioca instead of flour to thicken it up. She probably baked it for about an hour at 400 degrees F. (I can milk her for more if these details are too sketchy. Let me know.)
Lemon Loaf:1/2 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 lemon rind 1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup milk
Mix in the order given and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Drizzle a mixture of the juice of the lemon & 1/4 cup sugar over it while it’s still warm. Another ‘secret’ substitution is getting rid of the cow milk for something not containing lactose for digestive reasons.
It was the first time in over 1.5 years that I’ve been without phone or internet! *gasp* ~ AND, I lost my identity (literally).
Disconnect Internet ~ Reconnect Nature
It was high time to ground into the world differently & this opportunity couldn’t be missed! I went to see my brother and saw a whole lot more:
- The aurora borealis: we searched each night and came up lucky on the last night!
- A different pace, perspective & part of Canada
- The view from a kayak including: bald eagle, deer & raven
This was a quick dash up to the Northwest Territories for the weekend that really changed the pace at the mobile office and started with 14 hours of driving (each way).
In hindsight I’m finding it pretty funny about ‘my identity.’ This is great! You can read all kinds of crazy energy interpretations into it: I left my wallet in a town called High Level that was my last stop prior to arrival. I had no money, ID, etc. as well as no phone, no internet… in short everything that I currently have to self-identify was gone. Isn’t that the best way to enter into newness? With a blank slate? I love the Universe!
Aside from some prep work, the work done was more:
- meditative & contemplative
- unwinding & supportive
- exploratory, assessing and eye-opening.
It is so easy to have tunnel vision when you focus on goals, tasks & aims and it is pretty important to also have some distance & space. Without that:
- nuances will be missed
- angles will be overlooked and
- excitement is lost
Coming back from a town with a population of 2,000 is also a bit disorienting when stepping back into an area where I’m surrounded by about a million folks. It’s an interesting sensation to plug back in!
By the way, my wallet was turned in where I left it & all of the contents were intact.
Of all the locations I ever expected to get in a bit of work, a casino was the least expected… having said that, yes I did bring my computer last night. (Home by 3 am!)
Volunteering for Fund Raising
What work could I possibly do at a casino? Well, internet was jammed for security reasons, but there’s no reason why blogs can’t be prepped when there are some breaks! No cameras either for visual proof, but I have witnesses.
I’ve done this before for a variety of different fund raising groups (theatre company, middle school, as well as the ski club) and the positions assigned to me have been:
- Chip Runner
- Count room
I was a count room first timer & it was by far my favorite role!
If you ever have any doubt that there is abundance everywhere try to have an experience counting a couple hundred thousand dollars in cold hard cash. No digital signal. No electronic tranfer. It was all there in denominations of $100 and lower!
The consideration around abundance would be more about flow… Flow & the avenues of delivery to acceptance.
- Do you have a channel of delivery set up to accept abundance from the Universe?
- What are you doing to nurture this?
- How much focus to you place on that structure versus the anticipated product?
Money aside, the perfect example would be nurturing your network of friends. From this you can see the relational ebb and flow inherent in the energy exchange. Abundance ~ More than just cash… but why not open to that, too?
Less Reiki was involved this time and more exploration of different concepts and applying them in reference to the lives of the participants. This blog is more of a post script than a summary.
There was much discussion as well as sharing two new Reiki books by Frans & Bronwen Stiene & some new Color Wisdom Cards by Tori Hartman. The concepts seemed to be around putting pieces together about mindset, personal evolutionary journeys, and balance.
Probably the biggest concept that needs reinforcing is that of Allowing!
- Allowing for your individual thought processes: There was a journey that took you to your conclusions & codes for life conduct.
- Allowing for evolution: Where you are is not the beginning or the end & each person is in an evolutionary process at their own pace.
- Allowing for personal pace: If you see the ‘need’ to bridge someone else to another place / space / reality, the issue is yours – not theirs. Your job is actually in evaluating your personal congruence and the choices / actions that will flow out of that.
- Allowing for multiple ‘right’ answers: Your beliefs are true to you and you empower them… but be aware that there is ALWAYS (and you know how rarely I use this word) more perspectives, which are equally right.
- Allowing for other’s choices: We ALL have free will. That you would choose differently for another says nothing and only creates stress on you (worry). There are choices that are more or less in alignment with the maximum ease & grace, but that is an individual choice.
- Allowing the power of observation: Noticing is more powerful than judging. Witnessing is more powerful than picking up potential realities. Curious compassion is more powerful than (trying to) creating a healing.
- Allowing for time: This is one of the most powerful tools we have here in 3D. Time gives us perspective, distance, a way to align the All in space so we aren’t overwhelmed…
- Allowing for multiple tiers of reality / existence: We can’t know it all… Put another way, at least 99+% of people think they know more than they actually do and wield that information often carelessly and sometimes dangerously. (That fraction of a % represents a reality I’ve heard of that is bordering on myth and definitely very deep within esoteric philosophy, but is not to be discounted or written off.) The key here isn’t a ‘reality check’, it’s humility for what is beyond our comprehension.
Qualities such as Patience, Hope, Compassion, Good Will, Endurance, Perseverance, and Faith will serve you better than anything else in accepting where you’ve been, where you are & where you will go in your life.
Pause, get quiet and center in on Your Inner Truth. When you think you are there, pause again & go deeper. If it still feels like you know anything ~ You aren’t there yet! Listen… It will sound like Joy. Rest there ~ and Allow.
The flow of choice / action will seem to be clearer & more obvious even if you are worried about making decisions from this kind of place and it doesn’t seem easy. That could be considered a characteristic of ‘ease’ versus ‘easy’ when referencing inwardly and considering the outward effect on your life and those around you.
Thanks to all who attended the event for gifts of growth, sharing & community.
I adore Emilie Conrad. If forced to pick my favorite interview, it would be the first call I did with her on Continuum Movement. I had no clue what she was about ~ and I’m still learning.
There is a lot that goes on ‘behind the curtain’ at the mobile office and it’s usually going on at a pretty staccato pace. This last weekend the pace of the mobile office came head-to-head with Emilie Conrad’s Moving Medicine class hosted here in Calgary by Shirley McMillan.
When faced with only one option: Slow Down… my body rebelled for all it was worth. The random muscle spasms that occurred from just laying down were shocking. It’s like the tension didn’t know where to go and so it jumped from body part to body part trying to activate my slowly decompressing system.
I’m not under any illusions that the issue of being wound up has been ‘cured,’ but I have some very good clues (to take a cue from Emilie’s approach at being a CSI: Cosmic Scene Inspector) as to what will help – and for that, I’m beyond grateful.
Another less anticipated benefit of the class was the experience of the Deep Honor that was held by my fellow participants. It was tangible and something I would consider Sacred. These gentle souls were There, each present for themselves and the others.
Emilie is an inspiration in her mission to empower others to find their own flow, expression and ultimate connection with the vastness of life through fluid movement and an honoring of our evolutionary heritage.For more info: www.continuummovement.com LOH: Blog on Emilie’s interviews Subscribe to LOH to purchase these audios
Well, the confession is that a year of sitting added 10 lbs to my ‘bottom line.’ I refuse to buy new clothes because I was too focused on work to notice my shape change.
I love hills. I love stairs. I think it is my ‘inner mountain-goat’ looking for fulfillment!
I took a break because of comments Emilie Conrad made about ‘forward thrust’ type of movement on her first LOH interview, but it’s still fun! She’ll probably give me some ‘what-for’ when I see her for her course here in Calgary next week.
After staring at the computer all day, it clears the mind, moves the circulation and balances the energies coming from decisions, deadlines & new ideas.
A friend recently engaged me in a ‘fitness challenge.’ We have yet to hash out the details, but it will likely involve 10 lbs & willpower. Are you in?
The picture on the upper right better reflects the grade since the picture on the left makes it look pretty wimpy. I plod up the hill for ‘endurance training’ and my son sprints up the hill for ‘power training.’
* * * * * * * *
In the past, some doubt has been extended as to my resume.
At the best fitness level of my life, I was a ski coach, competitive tennis player (some badminton) and did mop-up in forest fire fighting. It seems to be the forest fire fighting that throws people, so I dug out an old photo taken on a burn by my old crew boss ‘Huffy.’
It’s a photo of a photo and so isn’t the greatest quality, but you can see that I even have the same haircut! I remember telling true ghost stories occasionally on the overnight burns.