And so tonight, after grabbing a quick bite to eat with Bill, Evelyn and I once more ventured to the weekly meeting at Heavenly Hardware. it has become a pleasant escape from monotony and life's little insane moments. Best of all, it's a very fun-loving, welcoming environment... free of harsh opinions and belittling comments. You can honestly speak your mind on any possible topic, and it will only be met with opened ears... and perhaps a little off-the-wall humour.
We revisited the world of Reiki massage after prolonged introductions (I finally had an opportunity to speak about last week's odd dream though) and met with a few new faces. Pagans, atheists, and mixed believers alike all enjoyed the diversity. We spent some time meditating while listening to Native American chanting music,which was an unusual experience in itself. And then it was my turn.
Mike Reikied me. And it felt good.
He is quite good with his hands, you know.
If you have never given Reiki a try, I highly recommend it. Perhaps it is merely your subconscious mind at work, but I did feel relieved and relaxed afterward. We each chose a gemstone and waited for the others to finish. I held a pale blue fluorite stone. A blue feather popped into my mind. Though I need to seek out the meaning behind the symbolism still, one other member of the group did find the possible Blue Jay feather to be quite significant, in relation to her departed father.
Coincidence? Only The Shadow knows...
As is often the case, I left in high spirits. As a teenager, I was intrigued by metaphysics. I had a gigantic collection of gemstones. I explored chakras, psi phenomena, astral projection, and other sundries. I occasionally burnt incense. I felt very much at peace with the world, in the most tumultuous time of my life.
Perhaps Evelyn is right. Maybe I should reawaken that curious child within myself and begin exploring that often forgotten and belittled aspect of the supernatural world. It may be just a bunch of hocus pocus to some, but but we all have to believe in something to make the world a more tolerable place...