Showing posts from October, 2011

Birth Chart

It's Monday morning. In about 20 minutes, I'll be heading downstairs to help the Landlady with her mail. Although, I'm not hearing her move around down there. I might end up waking her up. She just had eye surgery last week and I always feel bad when I get her out of bed. For freaking mail.

So anyway, I'm playing around on the computer drinking my coffee when I think to myself: "Self, you should get your astrology chart done!" So I did. Astrolabe does a very quick, easy, and free one. I recommend it if you're at all curious. These are the highlights of what I got (the actual "report" is 3 pages long). FWIW, I'm a Taurus:

Rising Sign is in 20 Degrees Aries
You are a free spirit and you must be first at everything you do. Very energetic, self-assertive and active, things must be done your way. Even though you may feel calm and serene on the inside, you certainly do not act that way. You want to do everything full-tilt, 100 miles per hour! A gre…


Yesterday I was certified as an Usui Level 1 Reiki Practitioner. Or rather, I was attuned to level 1 so I can now use this first level of Reiki on... well... pretty much anyone and/or anything. I reiki'd my shampoo this morning. Apparently it's legit to do that. You can reiki your food too. Your coffee... pretty much anything you want to infuse with a little Universal Energy is up for grabs.

Personally, I like the idea of infusing my food with a little Universal Energy.

Today I put it in use for the first time with my clients. I also reiki'd my massage lotion. I feel like this is the tool I was missing. The Reiki, not the the lotion. I'm looking forward to eventually being attuned to Level 2 as well. I think it will only help.

I'm liking the Reiki, I've got to say!


Do you meditate?

If so, what does it look like for you? Is it the "traditional" version everyone thinks of - legs in lotus, hands in a mudra, Sitting silently?

Is your meditation a physical one? Do you find that place of peace and silence when you're on a walk? When running? When doing yoga?

Is yours an auditory experience? Do you listen to an album and just float away? Does "monkey-mind" silence as you float off on the chords?

Is yours a mindful one? Do you find peace while going about your daily chores? Is your moment of tranquility after a busy day the solace of doing the dishes? Cooking dinner? Making the beds each morning?

How do you find peace?

It's not you...

... it's me.

You get out of something what you put into it.

If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always gotten.

All things for a reason.

I was giving a massage a few days ago and was struggling with the fact that no matter what I was doing, I was just not getting "through" to this particular client. When I finally realized I was essentially fighting with this person, I changed tactics. I realized that  the tension and holding this client was exhibiting was because - for whatever reason - it was working for them.

And almost as soon as I thought of that, I had this epiphany. As much as I may complain about various things in my life. Whatever has happened - where I am now, what I am experiencing - I placed myself in this position. The reason I cannot find my way out is because on some level, it's working for me.

I may have a job that keeps me on the edge of burnout, but I have a good weekend and I actually get holidays o…


1. Holy weekend, Batman! Busy from start to finish, but what a ride it was. My weekend is actually Friday and Saturday, and both were chocked full of events. Friday I spent a large portion of the day getting ready for Saturday, which was my friend Jay's wedding. Because the wedding was a solid 2.5 hours south of me, I pretty much needed to get a weekend's worth of errands done in one day, plus pull last minute details (like pantyhose and making the card) together.

The wedding on Saturday was amazing. One of the most fun I've ever been to, truth be told. It walked that perfect line between casual and elegant. The couple had the meet n' greet before the ceremony, so they "didn't get married in front of people they didn't know." Then the bride changed into a gorgeous retro-style dress and my brother married them. Apparently you can apply to marry people for a day in Vermont. He did a great job.

Then there was an 8-course meal that just kept coming... and…

Sigh... of course.

I don't know if I've ever mentioned this before (I probably have as I have like no filter here and a tendency toward verbal diarrhea), but I have no shower in my place. I have a full size tub, which is odd considering this is an efficiency and they could have made the bedroom a good 2 feet wider if they'd installed a shower stall instead of a tub but anyway.

Back in April I went to the local hardware store and bought this lovely little thing that went over the bathtub nozzle then attached to the wall at whatever height I wanted, essentially creating a shower. It wasn't the best in the world, but it did the job effectively and it was very nice to be able to take a shower and wash my hair.

It broke two days ago.

There's no way to fix it (the tubing as it attached to the "shower head" snapped clean in two and there is no way to jury-rig anything) and when I went to the store yesterday, they had no replacements. They didn't even have the original anymore.…

I'm Really Sucking at this Updating Thing

I wish I had more to post... not much going on here.


My college roommate was in town this weekend for a conference. I did a lot of hanging out with her, which was great. We haven't seen each other in like 10 years, so it was great to catch up. Best of all, it was like we picked up right where we left off.  Friends For Life. Can't have too many of those!

Mostly it has been SSDD. Just keeping on keeping on. Still in my self-improvement phase. Although, I don't ever really seem to get out of that. But... I'll consider that a good thing. :-)

We're gearing up for several shows in a row again. We have one October 29th, another November 12th, and a third sometime in early December. For the first two, we'll be using the same songs as the shows are for different audiences but using the same themes (ie, dark gothy goodness). I'll be doing solos and group numbers at the first two, and just a group number in December. I think. It's actually kinda in the air. I&…