Taking A Timeout to Nurture Oneself...Gaining Clarity & Balance! : Mystic Musings from the Zen Room

Taking A Timeout to Nurture Oneself...Gaining Clarity & Balance!

by Valerie O'Brien on 10/23/12

I have not written in a few months as life got busy as it tends to do and I allowed myself to get totally immersed in the moment and just experience being. When I do this I tend to wander away from technology and it seems like I am hibernating...but in fact I am working on myself and enjoying family and close friends. People have a hard time understanding why I do this, but when you look at the obsession and addiction that we have to technology and social media and we tend to think we have to be in constant communication 24/7 or something is wrong...this creates feelings of stress or anxiety or frustration...where you just want to run away from life (just for a while to catch your breathe).

I am a somewhat private person and I enjoy my alone time...because this is when I work on myself and sorting out what is happening in my life and world and releasing any fears that I may have gathered from the news media, social media or well meaning friends who like to be a bit pessimistic about life. I call my alone time a cleansing or de-toxing period, it allows me to see what really is important in my life and to focus on what changes I may want to make in order to feel I am moving foreward in a more positive, productive way. So I work on releasing that which no longer serves me in a positive way. 

Do not get me wrong, I have such incredible people in my life and I enjoy my Reiki Teaching & Practice...but sometimes I just need the quiet of nature, to totally immerse myself in the beauty that is life and explore the incredible sacred connection we all have (or should have) to our planet (Mother Earth) and ourselves.  Because there is no greater healer than allowing oneself the time to connect to ones inner self or sacred self and check in to see how we are really doing. By doing this from time to time I feel more balanced and have more clarity which helps me to be a stronger, clearer channel for the Universal Life Force Energy of Reiki which in turn benefits my Reiki clients and students, as well as my family and friends.

Recently I spent a timeout at Wells Gray Provincial Park and spent the better part of each day out hiking moutains and lakeside paths and watching spectacular waterfalls and meeting people from all over the world who were seeking the tranquil beauty of our Province. It was so incredible and I felt my soul's vibration raise. 

So if you are feeling the chaotic energy that is happening now as we approach December 21st, 2012... which has created so much fear in so many people who in turn are fueling even more chaotic energy ...then you need to plan a timeout for yourself! It does not matter what you do or how long you do it for...but make sure it is something that allows you to really connect to your inner self and look at what is going on in your life and how you have the abilty to change it if it needs changing for your higher good. You may stop reading the newspaper for a few days or not watch the nightly news for a while or stay off social media (facebook) and the internet...disconnect from technology for a bit...what ever helps you to connect more deeply with self without the disturbing distractions...you will feel better for it!

Also do not buy into the dooms day sayers who are spouting end of world fears for December 2012...there are enough spiritual leaders out there who are working to set the record straight...The planet is raising it's vibrational level and in order to do so is de-toxing right now and it is important for people to understand that we all have a part in this, we need to raise our vibrational levels as well to help our beautiful planet. So if we do our part and stand strong in our awareness and help Mother Earth and all the wonders that are part and parcel of her...like the oceans, lakes and rivers, as well as all the wildlife and forests to name but a few...we then help further raise her vibration and ours as well.

So for now I wish you all timeouts that bring the clarity and balance you so richly deserve!

Many Reiki Blessings, Valerie

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OUR DEEPEST FEAR...written by Marianne Williamson in "A Return to Love"

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.       It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? 
Actually, who are you not to be? 
You are a child of God/Divine Light. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure about you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us: it's in everyone.
And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

​**This is one of my very favorite quotes written by a very gifted woman...if you are not familiar with Marianne Williamson...you may just want to explore her work...you won't be sorry you did! In light & love, Val

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