So far, I have finished one cocoon. What is a cocoon you ask? Why this is a cocoon.
And my friends, this is the only lovely cocoon I have finished. Don’t get me wrong, I am thrilled for the work, honored really, that someone trusts me enough or like my work enough to give me this job. I just thought it would be so much faster. I just assumed it would not take up every waking hour. It is not the cocoons themselves. It is me, and the fact that I am much slower than I realized. Those delicate little flowers with their adorable green leaves are taking me forever to make. Either way, they are pretty adorable when they are finished, and the money I am making from them is allowing me to take my First Degree Reiki Training! Who ever would have thought that my love for crochet would have paid off, literally?
On October 3rd this year, I will be taking my First Degree Reiki Training course. I will be starting a lifetime of Reiki. From what I have learned about Reiki through my own research, it is an energy healing, a healing for the soul. It helps to balance one’s chakras which allows for a better understanding of oneself and more peace in one’s life. I can practice Reiki on myself, my friends and family, my pets and even my plants should I choose to ever try to grow plants. I can do this because Reiki is just the practice of healing energies by use of the hands. I place my hands on specific, unobtrusive areas, and they “activate” according to the need of the person or thing I happen to be practicing on. It is a practice that originated in Japan with one man in search of answers. He was doing some very heavy soul searching, and during a period of intense meditation, after 21 days to be exact, he experienced what he described as a light literally passing through him and giving him the ability to heal others. One of the best parts, in my opinion, is that this energy does not come from me. It comes from all around us. Every single one of us has the ability to heal. Another great part, in my opinion, is that is not a religion. It will not interfere with my relationship with God or hinder it. It actually has the ability to further my relationship with God, again in my opinion, because I will be cleansing my soul. I will desire to keep my “temple” cleaner. With a clearer, cleaner temple, I feel I will be able to hear God more clearly and thus do His will more often than my own.
I am excited about this time in my life. I had decided around March of last year that I really needed to find out who I was, get in touch with myself. I needed a wake up call, and I needed to have a better understanding of my life and my priorities. During that time, I was planning a wedding, but our wedding is over now. Our lives are settling. My husband supports me in this decision, and he will even be coming along to act as my first “patient” if you will. I have felt so called to do something for other people my entire life, but I struggle with this because I tend to take on others problems and issues as my own, weighing myself down. With the help of Reiki, I can help others without bringing myself down. When I practice Reiki on others, we will essentially both be getting a treatment. I simply cannot wait for this to happen and for it to become part of my daily life. I feel very good about this decision, very much peace about it.
Anyway, I am very busy, up to my ears in yarn, and I need to get moving. I was just missing my blog friends and needed to feel a connection to the rest of the world as I am working away in my craft space. Hope you are all having a wonderful evening or whatever time of day it is in your part of the world. God bless!