This is how you change when you go to the orchard where the heart opens:
you become fragrance and the light that burning oil gives off, long strands of grieving hair, lion and at the same time, gazelle.
You're walking alone without feet, as riverwater does.
The taste of a wine that is bitter and sweet, seen and unseen,
neither wet nor dry, like Jesus reaching to touch.
A new road appears without desirous imagining, inside God's breath, empty, where you quit saying the name and there's no distance,
no calling dove-coo.
A window, a wild rose at the field's edge, you'll be me, but don't feel proud or happy.
Bend like the limb of a peach tree Tend those who need help Disappear three days with the moon.
Don't pray to be healed, or look for evidence of "some other world".
You are the soul and medicine for what wounds the soul.
The Illuminated Rumi, by Coleman Barks
Let us welcome a new participant to the share and Reiki practitioner, Maree Rogers, who hails from Hastings, Australia. Aloha, dear friend, it's great to have another Aussie join our group.
I've posted a message by Kuthumi that was channeled by Geoffrey Hoppe of the Crimson Circle (www.crimsoncircle.com) at the Midsummmer New Energy Conference in Breckenridge, Colorado this past July. Kuthumi is hilarous as he so wittily explains his absence due to his bookwriting. He mentions a couple of titles such as "Silly, Silly Humans – A Guidebook for Dummies Who Want to Remain Dummies!" and “How to be Kind of Good Looking in an Otherwise Ugly World.” He goes on to talk about our views of daily life and our perceived "problems".
Then, a couple of poems by Rumi as translated by Coleman Barks. 'The Illuminated Rumi' is a gorgeous example of poetry and art, enticing your senses as you view each page. I relish this book and it's sequel "One Song: A New Illuminated Rumi", both of which are now included with my daily rituals of consuming chocolate and tea. After the poems is a message about procrastination by Mike Brescia, founder of Think Right Now! Success Conditioning Programs.
I've also launched my new aromatherapy site,
passion4oils.younglivingworld.com. Eight years ago my first Reiki teacher introduced me to essential oils as a very effective complement to a Reiki session. When I first tried using them on friends and clients, the feedback was so positive I now integrate oils with energy healing for all my sessions. In particular, I do what's called 'The Raindrop Technique' where the oils are applied along the spine while using healing energy with terrific results. Checkout the site.
I joyfully acknowledge the boost of energy from you and welcome it with open arms. I also send you a boost with LOTS of love, light, and hugs. Help yourself to the boost I send to you and enjoy it fully. Enjoy every moment and live the passionate life you intend it to be.
Namaste, (I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells),
1. Lydia Smith-Lenardson, Moreno Valley, California, USA 2. Lynn Wilson, Manchester, England, UK 3. Judy Oliver, Silver Spring, MD, USA 4. Joan Anderson, Washington, District of Columbia, USA 5. Sandra Richer, Banff, Alberta, Canada 6. Lena Goon, Banff, Alberta, Canada 7. Mari Hayama, Berkeley, California, USA 8. Veronica Hansen, Sarina, Queensland, Australia 9. Mirjam Kik, Oude, Tonge, The Netherlands 10. Andy Cooper, Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China 11. Sheryl Morris, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 12. Andy Yantha, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 13. , Omaha, Nebraska, USA 14. Joseph Bennett, Ventura, California, USA 15. Steve and Karen Edwards, Gunnislake, Cornwall, England 16. Rev. Patricia Lusher, Berlin, Vermont, USA 17. Patricia Blundon, Pembroke,Ontario 18. Violet Moreau, Pembroke,Ontario 19. Brian Yeates, Dublin, Ireland 20. Dunni Olasehan, Lagos, Nigeria 21. Austin Ndego, Lagos, Nigeria 22. Gurjinder Strom, Miami, Florida, USA 23. Natasha Adair, Olney Springs, Colorado, USA 24. Amy Manuel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 25. Janet Kinge, Basingstoke, UK 26. Janet Henningsen, Indialantic, Florida, USA 27. Sister Mary Mebane, Santa Maria, California, USA 28. Denise Matthews,Nottinghamshire, UK 29. Meelah Rasheed, Columbia, South Carolina, USA 30. Chandra Madrona, Tacoma, WA, USA 31. Eve Hale, Hampshire, England, UK 32. Sandy Kolman, Belleville, Illinois, USA 33. Hilary Bisaillon, Yorktown, Virginia, USA 34. Heidi Fruhling, Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA 35. Maree Rogers, Hastings, Westernport Bay, Australia