Sunday, April 10, 2011

Interesting Conversations

I've got a big day of work ahead of me. More than one of my clients is/was involved in the making of the deal that helped avert a government shutdown at the last minute Friday. I can only imagine what kind of shape these people are in, which is why I spent an extra-long time breathing and meditating this morning. I'll need to be at the very top of my game today. The conversations that precede the bodywork should prove to be very interesting as well. Some day I'm going to write a book. Oh yeah.

Last night, one of my favorite Matchbox bartenders asked me to show him how to make contact with a spirit guide. This is a very young guy, smart, cool, and did I mention really CUTE? I am thinking very seriously about how to answer his question. Should I write something about how I think he should go about it? Suggest he come in for a session of trance in which he can meet and connect with his guide(s)? Both? However we go about it, it's going to make for interesting conversations.

A friend has an ancient dog, suffering from so many maladies, most recently a large, cancerous tumor in her mouth. It is time for him to say goodbye to his beloved dog, but he is unsure how to muster the courage to make the call. He has asked me to sit down with him and talk about how I finally came to the decision to say goodbye to Jake. Of course I'll tell him the story, of course I will. It will be a rich and interesting exchange, sharing and perhaps helping him take this awful step that is part of being a responsible pet owner. Whew!

I could go on, but you get the picture. This moment in time, at least in my little corner of the District, is providing folks with plenty of grist for the mill. The people around me are seeking answers, pondering big questions, working with deep issues, looking with open eyes and hearts at ways in which they can transform themselves. They are seeking, within their own hearts, ways in which they can avoid emotional and spiritual shutdowns. In their own way these people are dancing in shamanic alignment with what just went down in the Capitol. I'm in awe.

The only way to avoid systemic shutdowns is through change and transformation, which is always difficult and scary. Facing inner conflicts, striking deals between one facet of themselves and another, is hard work! So satisfying, though. This work is good!

Human beings are truly amazing, shining, radiant beings, they really are. I feel very lucky to be included in so many of these interesting conversations. Life is good, full, fascinating. I am grateful. Happy Sunday, y'all. Shalom.


janis said...

peace to you my friend.
peace & don't forget to BREATHE♥

ellen abbott said...

you expend so much healing energy Reya. where does it all come from? you must have a deep well in your soul.

Jo said...

Important conversations, all.

I think it's very interesting that each one indicates a level of deep connection in different ways. That is very encouraging!

I know you'll guard your own health wisely in the days to's not over yet.

Nancy said...

Beautiful and insightful, Reya. I love your inner view of life.

Gary said...

Why is it that the things we fear most seem to manifest in one way or another? If not in reality then in our dreams/nightmares or in the lives of those around us. Is it just that we notice those more? (These are rhetorical questions.) Change and transformation is difficult and scary but time and time again I realize when I stand up to the fear it is never as bad as I imagine and the shining, beautiful world once again unfolds before me. Missing you! Any trips to NYC in the works?

steven said...

reya you beautiful person!!! when angels and shamans dance they rise above everything. steven

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks, Janis! I think of you every morning when I consciously BREATHE.

Ellen it's something that comes through me, just as beauty flows through you. I could say a lot more about it. Maybe I will.

Jo my sources say that this week will not be so tough, but after Easter break, negotiations for next year's budget will ensue and I'm told that it's going to be twice as hard as this was. Holy cow.

Or should I say bloody hell?

Reya Mellicker said...

Nancy thanks! I need to come by for a visit to your blog. Definitely.

Gary my teachers used to say, "Where there's fear, there's power." I also liked what one teacher always said, "Anxiety is excitement without breath."

Steven: as always, THANK YOU. I can never say those words enough times to you.