It's been an unusual month for me, everything swirling around the topic of energy. October has developed into a month of discovery and learning, approaching the topic of energy from various points of reference.
A few months ago I felt I should book some sort of retreat/workshop/seminar/training. It had been a while since I'd been to anything like that, and I always find it so energizing to my own meditation practice as well as my teaching so knew it would do me good. I looked at various possibilities across the country and ultimately was drawn to the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York for a weekend on the topic of Energy Medicine. I think I booked it back in June, and it felt like the first weekend of October would never arrive. I was so excited when he time finally came, and I had a great time at the Omega Institute! There were several speakers who all brought their own perspective, teachings, and practical applications to energetic healing. I think I will need to write a separate blog post to really go into the weekend, otherwise this post is going to be too long and drawn out.
Last weekend it was my kids' fall break, so we went out to Arizona. I've never been out there before, although I have had my eye on it for a long time. I have always been drawn to the beauty of the landscape and the avoidance of winters in that area. For a long time I wanted to go to college in AZ, but when the time came to seriously plan for university I didn't end up applying. It just seemed too far to be practical. Anyway, it was a great trip, and one of the highlights was a spiritual vortex tour in Sedona. The vibration in Sedona was incredible. They have all these crystal shops everywhere, and I was picking up these gems and they were literally vibrating in my hands. My hands were constantly buzzing while in Sedona, even when I wasn't holding any crystals. It was amazing.
In a couple of days I will go to Reiki training! I'm also so excited for this opportunity! I've only experienced Reiki once before, and it felt so good. I'm really looking forward to learning the technique and being immersed in the healing environment for the weekend.
The month will wrap up with a beginner's course in beekeeping. On the surface this seems unrelated to energy, and it certainly is not as directly related as the other weekends. However, I am drawn to keeping bees and helping offset the bee crisis, as they are terribly important to our ecosystem. I have also heard anecdotes related to hive intelligence and imagine I will learn a lot from bees energetically, even though that is not the impetus for becoming involved with them.
I wish all months could be as centered on the topic of personal growth and healing energy as this one has been! I am looking forward to seeing how future months build on this one.
I am an Ananda® certified meditation teacher. I am passionate about meditation and embrace a yogic lifestyle for greater wellness physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
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