Friday, April 23, 2010

A Full Dance Card

Tree canopy and sunlight reflected from the hood of a black car.

Brother Sun has moved into the sign of Taurus, the roses are in bloom and the upwards moving springtime energy has opened, too. Instead of that geyser-like sense of fast rising life force, the energy now feels like it rises, then spirals outwards, expands in a voluptuous, "full-figured" way. (I've always loved that euphemism for big boobs.)

My schedule of stuff to do has likewise expanded, as if to dance in shamanic alignment with the roses. I'm working hard all weekend, a very good thing. What I'm most looking forward to is teaching a Reiki class at Capitol Hill Yoga tomorrow.

I've been thinking Reiki, feeling Reiki, dreaming Reiki. Last night I dreamed that Dr. Usui, the man who "discovered" Reiki, was having coffee with me.

When I realize it's him, I start laughing.

Me: "Are you kidding me? What are you doing here?"
Dr. Usui: "I get around!"
Me: "Apparently!"
Dr. Usui: "Don't rush through class, OK? It's not a race. Let the students talk a lot about their experience. Keep asking if they have anything else to say."
Me: "Good advice. Thanks."

We do the knuckle to knuckle gesture, after which I wake up.

... I wonder if there's a name for touching fists? It's the contemporary version of a "High Five." I googled "touch fists" but could not find a name for the gesture. One of the sites that came up explained it this way:

its a gesture of:

I never knew Dr. Usui was so cool! But the dream makes me think Reiki class is going to be a lot of fun. Happy weekend, y'all! (touch fists) Oh yeah.


ellen abbott said...

When we were first talked into to teaching a workshop, I was reluctant. I didn't think I would enjoy it but it turns out I did actually and had fun. It was tiring and draining but fulfilling in a way. You'll do good.

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks, Ellen!

Anonymous said...

I think the term you're looking for is fist bump. :) Good luck with your class!

Paul C said...

Knuckle to knuckle, fist it more endearing than a handshake?

jinksy said...

Love the dream like quality of the reflection in the car mirror versus the real scene in front...Enjoy the Reiki class.

Merle Sneed said...

When someone tries to fist bump me I reflexively try to shake their hand. I may be the most unhip man alive.

Deborah said...

it's called the "fist bump" and when our President and his wife did it -- it caused a huge flurry of 'too black' for the 'white house' media BS

I so approve and my second interview is Sunday a.m.--so excited, won't cut corners will take it slowly

love you so

lacochran said...

As stated: fist bump. But I wouldn't put IMA KICK YOUR ASSSSS as a definition, unless it's boxing glove bumping in a ring.

You'll do great! My reiki teacher used to start early and "clear" the space we were in before we got there. It was amazing to walk into that space.

Mary Ellen said...

Yeah, "fist bump" - and there's the "elbow bump" that I've seen done to avoid shaking hands when someone has a bad cold. Gee - I WISH I could attend your workshop!

Chris Wolf said...

sending you positive energy for a great class!

Reya Mellicker said...

All my clients knew it's called a fist bump too. I'm just now catching up with the right jargon. Thank goodness!

Wish I could clear the space first but there's a class that doesn't end until seconds before my class begins. Clearing the space is number 1 on the agenda. Everyone can take part.

Laura I didn't know you studied Reiki. Details, please?

Ronda Laveen said...

How fun you will all clear the space together. It is something that it is so useful to learn if one doesn't already know how. And, many of them may not.

What a cool dream. Dr. U is proud of you!

Enjoy. I will join in etherically. When you feel the wind lift your hair, you'll know I am there.

Barry said...

Wow, now that's a memorable dream. Dr. U has come a long way to give some good advice.

Go Get'em Reya (fist bump)!

Reya Mellicker said...

Ronda, yay!! I'll be paying attention!

Nancy said...

Can't wait to hear all about it. Interesting, very interesting.

Barbara said...

How cool that you had a conversation with Dr. Usui in your dream and that he would advise you on how to pace your class. Wish I lived closer as I would love to take a refresher Reiki class with you.


Marian Wiseman said...

Even your dreams are awesome!