Reiki in Medical Facilities

One of my current projects is to bring reiki to medical facilities in Ithaca and surrounding areas. Here is a quote from the ultrasonographer at a medical facility regarding the reiki I provided during a breast biopsy procedure. “I just wanted you to know how...

What is your Job in Relationship?

The first thing to ask if you see someone choking is, “Are you choking?” The second is, “Do you need my help?” If you’re qualified to perform the Heimlich maneuver and your help is needed and wanted, you can save a life. Even if the...

How do you Know?

I’ve been in conversation of late with friends regarding different kinds of “knowing.” Some are mainly tuned into verbal cues. Some glean their information by non-verbal cues, i.e., body language or facial expression. Still others are more cerebral,...

Why Do We Worry?

For the past several weeks, synchronicity has brought to me the topic of worry in various forms and on several occasions. What causes some people to worry like it’s their job, while others take life in stride? I viewed a recent meme on Facebook that suggested...

Perceptions, Prisons and Perspectives

When the human brain doesn’t fully comprehend a scene or event, studies show it will fill in the blanks based on its own experience or individual perceptions.* A staged robbery on the streets of New York City revealed that eye witness accounts of the...

What’s My Life Purpose?

The short answer, is you’re living it. It’s something you’re already doing, being, and cultivating. It is thematic. You’ve probably been living your life purposes from the day you were born. Yes, plural. We may have an overriding theme in our...

The Dilettante Archetype

Perhaps more than any other Archetype, the Dilettante is susceptible to frustration regarding the seemingly elusive “life purpose.” It’s meaning is taken from the Latin root “to delight in,” and a true dilettante takes pleasure in an ever...

The Slave Archetype

When I write about the Slave Archetype, as with all archetypes that I blog about, I am talking about a pattern of life. I am speaking symbolically. Therefore, the Slave Archetype is presented here in terms of symbolic pattern – not about someone physically...

The Mother Archetype

The archetypal pattern of the Mother is characterized by someone that is naturally nurturing, shows patience and unconditional love, and shows joy in giving birth to life. An individual with this pattern has the capacity to forgive children and puts their needs before...

The Beggar Archetype

The archetypal pattern of the Beggar is an individual who is in a depleted state, either materially, spiritually, or emotionally, and lives in a fairly constant state of asking for “handouts” whether literally or symbolically. They live, energetically, in...