Thursday, 13 June 2013

When the universe gives you a sign...

'As the fog rolled in' - Watercolour & Indian Ink postcard

Would you believe that after my post on Monday, the fairies/gremlins/ghosts/little people/universe (delete as 
preferred) decided to give me back a couple of the things that had disappeared into the Caithness Triangle in my post on Monday.

Here it is if you missed it:

                    The Caithness Triangle



Firstly the dog bowl that went missing last week turned up in the garage (turned out that was more to do with S's putting it there then forgetting, than it actually mysteriously disappearing). 

Then S was playing hall ball with a poor substitute for Reuben's beloved green ball when it rolled under one of the sofas in the living room. He had to lie down on the floor and reach right under to get it back and as he did he found the green balled wedged up in the mechanism that makes the sofa seat recline.  Which is why every time I'd looked under the sofa to see if the ball was there, I'd not seen it. Mystery solved and Reuben was happily reunited with his green ball. Of course in the meantime, I had ordered a new ball from Amazon (in the shape of a very rotund chicken) and that arrived on Thursday.It's now his new favourite and the green ball lies forlorn and unloved while Reuben and his sister, Brodie, chase the chicken ball up and down the hall instead. Canine loyalty clearly doesn't extend to balls.


'As the stream trickled down from the hills'
watercolour and Indian ink postcard
In other very exciting news, I am taking my Reiki first degree this weekend. I had been talking to one of the girls at the animal shelter who has her second degree which makes her a qualified Reiki Practitioner and, as I'm a firm believer that everything in the universe is connected, the whole concept of Reiki which translated is 'Universal Life Energy' really intrigues me. I hadn't known that much about it before although I'd come across a Reiki symbol, Zonar, online by chance last year and what it stood for appealed to me so much that I got it tattooed on my foot! Perhaps it was a sign.

Anyway, by chance (or design?) a cancellation came up on a two day initiation to Reiki this weekend in Wick, a town about 45 minutes from me, which another of the girls at the animal shelter told me about. It was still available when I phoned up about it so I took that as a sign and booked myself on it. I can't wait. I've already got a few books on practising Reiki on animals as, no great surprise, that is where my interests mostly lie.

Anyway, apologies in advance if I don't get round to visit as many blogs from Paint Party Friday as normal this weekend but I'll be off having my chakras attuned to hopefully become a calmer, more balanced and in tune with the universe version of me!

24 comments:

  1. it sounds like you have a fun weekend ahead of you and I am sure you will come back wonderfully centred... and Mushu has a chicken ball which he loves... mind you he loves all of his toys for about two minutes at a time... we can throw one toy for him and he comes back with a different one... something seriously amiss with our mutt... have fun xx

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  2. One of my very dearest friends is a reiki master. You will have a fabulous time!

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  3. Glad some of the missing things turned up. You will have a great time on your course. My Dad was a Reiki practitioner, he used to have people coming from miles around for healing. Good Luck. Love your postcards.

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  4. I am sure you will enjoy Reiki. Thank you for such a lovely, cheerful and positive post. pleasure to read it. Blessings to you
    http://agagasiniak.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I'm so excited some of the mystery has been explained. :) You would not believe this but I'm looking into reiki, too. I was looking for a reiki therapy but it costs almost the same as first degree so I'm thinking of doing that instead. :) Love your new postcard!

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  6. It's wonderful that you are learning Reiki, and for the animals to, they can only benefit from this calming artform. I see the gremlins decided to return your bits! I am currently looking for a pair of glasses, I know they are in the house, I have looked everywhere, and I mean everywhere - where they will suddenly appear is anyone's guess - but they will xx

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  7. So glad your dogs balls turned up, lol! That's a little mystery solved! I don't know much about Reiki, other than you need really warm hands to convey energy to the body beneath... It's interesting stuff! Hope you enjoy it :0)
    I do love your little series of sketches... They are so pretty!

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  8. Enjoy your Reiki training - that's wonderful. Your sketches are so sweet! They made me smile with their undulating lines and pretty colors.

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  9. I love the simplicity of these charming landscapes you've been posting lately. I strongly believe that there are connections between everything we do and everyone we meet to a higher power above, whom I call my Lord. Of course, these connections can be affected by our free choice. That's when trouble starts in my mind. Blessings!

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  10. Your post cards are gorgeous, so simple and such lovely colors, beautifully made! Best wishes for your Reiki week-end, it sounds very interesting!

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  11. I love the technique you have used for your lovely postcards. And Arnoldo (above comment) has expressed my feelings and beliefs very well.

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  12. So glad the fairies played fair and returned some of you stuff! HPPF!

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  13. I am so glad the missing things came back! Love the sweet paintings! Enjoy your Reiki class and let all the great energy radiate!

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  14. Seems like you are pretty connected these days :) I think Reiki sounds so very interesting and I'm looking forward to getting updates on your progress.

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  15. Wonderful post and artwork.
    Glad some of your missing items showed themselves! :)
    Have a great weekend!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  16. I have a book about reiki, that I got free (which I took as a sign! :) , but I haven't gotten around to reading it, yet. But yeah, it is interesting! Have fun and tell us about it afterwards! Your drawings are so adorable!

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  17. several of my friends are reiki masters and teachers and have used their expertise on me. I also am a firm believer. How wonderful that you will be taking classes for this. I'd want to work with animals too. So glad you found some of your MIA objects. Keep going with your sweet illustrations!

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  18. Good luck on your reiki, I have done to level two and only practice on the animals who call me and on myself and my husband. The shelter animals will love having you reiki them...animals are so receptive to it..much more so than people. Don't be surprised if they all gather round. Happy PPF xox

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  19. Interesting this thing about Reiki. I'll have to look into it. How wonderful. Love your little house with the waters/fogs rising above it. Glad you found some of your missing things.:)

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  20. Beautiful and interesting sketches! Hope you have some great experiences...would love to hear more about it in your future posts :)
    Deepa
    http://deepazworld.blogspot.in

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  21. Love your work and originality as always. As for Reiki, I don't know much about it but now you have me intrigued. Let us know how it goes for you and share MORE.

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  22. I love this watercolor/ink style and I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!

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  23. What a great sign....must be the universe is aligned again!! Have fun at Reiki!! I love this new adorable series you're doing!!

    My dogs would nag me so bad with their balls that I used to hide them...of course they'd smell them and bark at the drawers I hid them in!! It can be annoying...but they are worth it!

    Hugs Giggles

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  24. I'm glad that black hole is starting to close up and you're finding your missing items.

    Can't wait to hear more about Reiki. Love the new paintings.

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