Happy New Year!
The holidays have been a quiet time at the Center with a lot of people out of town, but as of next week, we will be in full swing again with our regular classes. We will also be welcoming some new guests for our third Sound Healing event: Yeyette San Luis and Ishilta from Manila, on 17 January (more info on this here ).
Before that, there will also be a Reiki level 1 class on the 14th. The beginning of the year is a great time to learn something new, especially if it has the potential to be life-changing, as Reiki has been for me. I always tell my students that there is a well-defined “before” and “after” Reiki life for me. Learning about the energetic dimension of the world just opened up a whole new universe with different, mind-blowing, and fun rules! There is also a 21-day detox or cleansing period following the class which will help you in adopting a new set of habits or getting rid of old ones that no longer serve you, so you get a double benefit there.
Whether or not you choose to check out these events (or any of our other ones), January is a good time to look back at the past year and at what stands out that you want more of, and what didn’t work so well, that you would like to get rid of. Personally, 2017 was extremely challenging, with changes in career, ending of friendships, loss of loved ones, but also a huge period of growth through overcoming doubt, fear, anxiety, rejection, self-esteem, insecurity, to mention only a few. I do feel clearer in some important areas of my life, but I also feel I have such a long way to go and 2018 will be equally demanding. Good thing the rewards are usually commensurate to the energy expended, and that we have many tools to help us go forward. A daily or at least regular practice of some sort of meditation is helpful.
I started using EFT or tapping, which I alternate with meditation if I don’t’ have time for both. Reiki self-healing is also very meditative and calming, as is Yin Yoga, all of which are offered at the Center. Tarot is another fun way to stay centered and grounded when faced with confusion or disarray. I have been playing around with a twelve card New Year spread that leaves customers filled with wonder and anticipation.
Wishing you all a 2018 filled with magic!