All that is…

We as human beings seek to label and define things. It’s what we do. We can’t help ourselves.


In our quest for knowledge and understanding, we name the things in our lives to derive meaning from them.

The Big Bang, the Creator, G_d, Allah, the Father, Spirit and Holy Ghost, Jesus, Muhammad, the Powers that Be, the Aliens, the Universe, the Nothing, All That Is…. In our quest to define things so we can understand them, we’ve given names to the energy that created our world, ourselves and everything around us.

In this climate of mean-spiritedness, must we assert that our words, our labels are the only correct label and that everyone else is “wrong”? Can we not, instead, see how we as human beings are so very similar in our need to understand our world that we name things to gain understanding?

We are all humans, living and breathing, with hopes and desires and dreams, with concerns and fears, with a need to belong, to feel loved and to feel protected.

What if we could see that all these names and labels for the creator of the universe and all within as simply words of a different language, a dialect or colloquialism? Not one of them wrong, just different.


Because after all, the energy of creation that was here before any of us existed is what it is and will always be what it is, regardless of whatever label we humans place on it. It’s not a matter of right and wrong, only different. Our labels don’t affect it in any way.

What if we embraced the differences, instead of calling them out and rallying against them? What if we could see and understand, that despite the names and labels we give things, that we are all human after all?

What if we all rebelled against this current climate of xenophobia, hatred and distrust and instead embraced the tenets of our collective faiths? What if we helped lift one another up, rather than knocking each other down? What if we truly treated one another as brothers and sisters in this journey of life together?

I can imagine a world where this would be true and it is not only beautiful, it is what we should have. It’s all that should be. And …



A little meditation goes a long way…


I was feeling a little blue about my mother’s health concerns today. So, I decided to meditate.

I thanked Reiki for all my blessings, and from my head to my toes my body began to tingle with Reiki energy. I felt a sudden flush of joy. In my mind’s eye I could see beautiful sunrises and fields of many colored wildflowers. It reminded me that even though things aren’t perfect, they aren’t as bad as they could be.

So, just for today because I am inspired by the wonder of Reiki energy, I am offering a 3-day Reiki box session for free. Email me your name (first name and some information is fine) and your concern for free distance Reiki.

In love and light,



Photo courtesy of Free Nature Pictures.



Reiki Inspiration #1

Just for today…


Like water, our energies move through the world and our lives. We can emanate calm, soothing vibrations like gently rippling water. Or, we can allow anger and irritation, the lower vibrations, to control what we put out into the universe like a turbulent sea. One path inspires harmony. The other chaos.

Today, my pet was behaving very erratically. Instead of getting irritated, I chose to calm my thoughts. I invited Reiki into my bodymind. And I reached out to my pet. She balked at first. Then she wandered around the room. Finally, she went to her resting spot and relaxed, soaking in the Reiki energy.

Although I didn’t find out what set her off, her behavior improved dramatically, as did my mood.

Take time to center yourself, calm your mind, let the Reiki flow and the Reiki will do the rest. Just for today, take the path of harmony.