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The Koans of Life

The Koans of Life

The Body’s Transience: from vanity to celebration

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I woke up to two very distinct internet messages this morning. Yet hopefully you will see how there is almost no distinction between them at all.

As I was scrunching my curls this morning, preparing to greet the day ahead of me in the calm that the air around me exudes; I wondered briefly why it mattered at all whether or not I scrunched my curls. Especially after the news I received this morning and what it did to me.

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After all

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I was probably born with this unique sense of urgency that’s driven me through life so far. Or maybe it’s driven my life or my life has driven it. Who really knows after all?

Often taking me through several phases, one after another. Getting me out of it before I even seem to have had enough of it and yet giving me more than enough of it after all.

This sense of urgency comes up every now and then. As though, perhaps I may not have “enough” “time” in this dimension, on this plane, after all.

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The Koans of Life

Religion & Reiki

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What am I missing about Reiki?

All living beings are alive because life force is flowing through them.

Simply put, Reiki is the life force energy itself that makes life possible. When one’s life force energy is low, we are more susceptible to illness, likely to feel stress, anxiety and fall prey to various emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, hurt and guilt.

The life force energy is so subtle that it also responds to thoughts and feelings. Negative thoughts or feelings attach themselves to the energy flowing within us and disrupt the flow of energy in our body. As a result, the flow of energy to the vital organs and cells in our body is disrupted, often resulting in physical, mental and/or emotional dis-ease.

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The Koans of Life

Trumping Trump

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The last few months the world has been sitting on edge following the US Presidential Elections. Today as President-Elect Donald Trump gets sworn in as the President of the United States, much of the world is consumed by fury, swept away with disappointment, fear, insecurity and a sense of instability that rocks several communities and countries around the world.

In the last few hours, since the election results, I’ve been witnessing my emotions as well as the words and emotions of those around me. Look around you. There’s so much disgust, anger, hatred. Yes, we have the right to be infuriated and to have a view. But how we respond and how we act is up to us.

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The Koans of Life

What is a Gift, really?

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My husband often brings me a book to read when he feels I haven’t taken out time for my inner nourishment. He’s like a mirror, giving an honest reflection of where I really am at, what follies I have and where my strengths lie. The beauty of a mirror is it reflects the truth. Then its up to you how close you want to look or how far you’d like to stand. The mirror doesn’t shout out loud what it thinks of you nor does it point to the blemish on your face or enlarge the scar on your leg or highlight the big nose you’re so embarrassed of. It simply puts it all in front of you, squarely, just as it is, for you to notice and zoom in or out, as much as you may like.

On this day, I was packing to embark on a journey to conduct some transformational workshops in the capital city. Like on some other occasions, my husband brought home a book.

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The Koans of Life

Shouldn’t it make life easier?

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Often after a workshop or some private transformation sessions, clients ask me a seemingly challenging question. A question you may think I’d rather dodge, perhaps one that I may even dread— “So what kind of transformation should I expect?” or something along the lines of, “When will I feel the change?” or perhaps even, “Why does it seem to get more and more challenging as we seem to progress along this journey? Shouldn’t it make life easier?”

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