Monthly Archives: September 2016

Senses Uninterrupted

So my daughter and her husband and son spent a few weeks in a lovely ocean front home and they generously invited me to join them. What a gift it was to be able to walk out the back sliding door onto a deck that led directly to the ocean beach! The salty scent of the air; the sensual feel of the cold wet sand between my toes; the penetrating warmth of the sun soaking into my weary, aging skin; the incredible sight of the illumibeachnated sky at night; the soothing sound of the waves lapping against the shore as I drifted off to sleep, were all a sheer joy. To live at the beach is to experience the world through all the senses. My physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies were absolutely drenched in the energy of Pachamama, and the result was a glorious high…a lift that no pharmaceutical could ever rival.

My 4 year old grandson is lucky enough to still be constantly in touch with all of his senses. Thankfully, nobody has yet harnessed his quest to discover, through smell, touch, sound, taste, and sight, the experience of living. This became crystal clear to me as I stuck my head into the car to greet him after being away for a month. Still strapped into the car seat, his face lit up with delight as he squealed “Nona, I missed you! I haven’t smelled your skin and your hair for a long time!” I burst out in a smile to think that he experiences me on multi-levels… that my hugs are more than just the feel of my arms wrapped around him.  I hope he never loses this precious gift of experiencing the world intensely and sensually. I want to experience life that way again. I made myself a promise to work on it.

Why Blog?

Lately I’ve been moving around a lot. Life is change and I believe that change is neither good nor bad…just different, but as a result of all this moving around, it has become difficult to keep in touch. Sure, Facebook is great for a quick photo or to keep up with some brief comings and goings, but I miss the long talks with like-minded people.

I have things to share. You have things to share. Many of these things could help us to support each other. We’ve all talked about “Staying on our Path” or more often than not, “Falling off our Path”. The simple truth is that “Walking the Talk” is sometimes… often times…tough. Sure there are the 5 Reiki Principles to guide us, but when the challenges of life conspire to knock us off our path, discussing the challenges and how to align them with our higher selves, can help. Input from like-minded people enables us to become the observer of ourselves. And stepping outside ourselves to become the observer brings new insight to most situations.

With this intent, and with an open heart and mind, I welcome you to my blog. You will often find me here, On My Path. Sometimes I’ll be laughing, sometimes I’ll be crying, and sometimes I’ll just be venting. But I’ll always try to walk the path in mindfulness and truth. Come join me!