No Wine Before Its Time by Barbara McDaniel
“We sell no wine before its time.”
Remember the slogan from that old Gallo commercial?
Seems like everything in the universe takes its own sweet time to come to fruition.
We see that in Reiki all the time: the client comes to the treatment when he’s ready to heal. And the healing takes time. Symptoms shift or disappear in their own timing. It’s not something we can predict.
Like the coming of spring in north Idaho. We can smell a change in the air, especially when we’re out walking at night. But the ski hill down the road is having a record spring snow, and the flakes just keep falling. Spring’s not here yet, and no one knows for sure when it will be.
Projects at Reiki Healing Arts are behaving a lot like this year’s spring. Things in our office aren’t unfolding according to our planned schedule.
Sometimes the pressure of projects and deadlines feels overwhelming. When you start pushing against that immovable timetable, resisting or ignoring what’s happening around and inside you, you end up with your mind and heart pressed into a tight little space where it’s darn hard to breathe or think with any sense of spaciousness. It takes the joy and the sparkle of creativity and just about snuffs them out.
And how does that tight little heart and mind relate to the people close to you? We don’t know about you, but we start feeling sorry for ourselves, complaining, and being easily irritated. The story becomes more and more about “me,” and our feelings of love and expansiveness shrink proportionately. Going to work, coping with everybody around us, and living with ourselves feels like major effort. Our hearts start suffocating, and we lose touch with the source of our inspiration.
Does this feel familiar to you too?
So how can you sustain that connection to your source, hold yourself with tenderness, and keep your heart open to those near or dear?
You have to stop and make space in your day. Give yourself a full treatment or set aside the time to come in and get a treatment from us. We see time and again how Reiki gently reconnects you to that softer, more open dimension. As that happens, your creativity returns and you see ways to resolve those situations (deadlines, conflicts, or other struggles) that seemed so solid and intractable.
Like the seasons, you learn you can’t force life or work or healing. When you soften into whatever is happening, you find much greater ease—it’s the counterpoint to dis-ease, isn’t it?
So Reiki Healing Arts has a new timeline. We’re reframing our situation, exchanging treatments and happy to be in sync with the changing season. And we have a more reasonable goal: aiming for regular issues of the ezine by mid-May.
We’re excited to be planting the seeds that will keep us regularly in touch with all of you. Blossoming in the midst of spring is looking like perfect timing!
Susan for Reiki Healing Arts
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Barbara McDaniel and Susan Mitchell
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