The Power of Prayer

My husband went out for his morning walk witth our dog. While he was gone, my daughter hugged me and said "Mommy, I want a feather." I turned to her and said " Alright, let me show you how prayer works". I took her hands, we closed our eyes and said " Angels, please show us a sign of your presence please leave a feather for Aurora."

About five minutes later Todd returned from walking our dog, holding a huge white feather. He said on this day he decided to walk in a different direction, to go a different path, and that's when he saw the feather on the ground.

Sometimes you need to walk a different path to answer the call of spirit.

 

This world may seem filled with chaos and darkness, but the light is eternal and everpresent and angels are with you.

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My Top Secret, Unbelievable Beauty Secret For Healthy, Younger Looking Skin

I recently celebrated my 34th birthday.  Over the past few years, I have become more aware of the lifestyle choices and what I put in and onto my body.  Our skin is the largest organ.  When there is an issue within the body it will often present on the skin first.  You can tell a lot about an individual’s wellness by the health and appearance of someone’s skin and the clarity of the eyes. While genetics do play a role in how gracefully we age, our lifestyle has much more of an impact. While we can’t do much about the genetics we were dealt, we can make significant changes in our lifestyle to benefit our wellness.  So here it is, my top secret, unbelievable beauty secret for healthy, younger looking skin—I don’t drink. Not drinking is one of my biggest beauty secrets and let me tell you why.

Alcohol is a hepatotoxin that specifically attacks cells in the liver and causes inflammation.  The liver is responsible for removing all toxic substances from your blood.  Alcohol inhibits collagen production; collagen keeps our skin firm and prevents wrinkles. Combined with the constant dehydration, wrinkles tend to become very pronounced in heavy drinkers, specifically between the eyebrows, an area on the face that Chinese medicine links to the liver. Alcohol dilates blood vessels and eventually causes capillaries to burst on the face and eyes. The cute blushing you may have experienced in your twenties can turn into a permanent red completion later in life, especially if you have fair skin.

Alcohol can also trigger rosacea and cause a permanent disfiguring of the facial tissues, especially on and around the nose ( think W.C. Fields). It’s also notorious for creating enlarged pours.  Pours will enlarge in a frantic effort to expel toxins.  Over time they lose their ability to close back up.  If you are able and willing to limit your drinking to an occasional glass of wine, or stop drinking all together, your liver and skin will certainly thank you.  Let me be real here, alcoholism is a serious disease, one that can have devastating effects.  If you or a loved one is having trouble with their drinking, there are many support resources available to you.  If you decide to cut back or stop, there are holistic protocols to support your liver and reverse and arrest some of the damaging effects of alcohol.  Let’s chat. 

What is Reiki and How Does it Work?

 

Reiki is an ancient healing technique of laying on hands that uses universal life energy, or Qi, to heal balance and restore wellness. Reiki is an effective healing art that can treat physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances.  As a Reiki practitioner, my body acts as a channel through which the healing energy flows. Reiki is gentle and relaxing and is ideal for everyone, no matter the ailment or age. 

During typical Reiki session, clients lay, fully clothed, on the massage table.  Shoes and socks are often removed for comfort. The treatment room is a relaxing and safe space.   After a short assessment of emotional or physical pain, I place my hands in various positions onto my client’s body. The energy flows into the palms of my hands. Often clients remark how much heat they feel coming from my hands.  This energy is very intuitive and will always move the areas of imbalance and stagnation.

Whether you are struggling with chronic pain, disease, anxiety, depression, rapid life transitions, or perhaps you just need to relax and decompress, Reiki offers gentle energetic support to help restore balance and wholeness, increase well-being and joyful heart connection. 

About the Author

Erin is a certified Usui Reiki practitioner and Spiritual Teacher. Her awakening was guided by Spirit to the ancestral wisdom of the earth and stars.  She offers Reiki at her healing arts studio is located in Portland, Maine.

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