Today I went to a different kind of work. A workshop on totem animals and energy healing. For the first time in quite a long time, since the last time my long lost circle sisters and I chanted and danced actually, I felt something other than the loneliness that often comes with solitary practice.
Our instructor spoke to us about raising energy, about spirit guides and animal companions. We sang, we drummed and chanted, we practiced energy transfer and healing... Basically today I spent seven hours of life as it should be. LOL.
But the best part of the day came in the form of an old friend walking through the door for the same workshop! She is an amazing woman whom I have always admired and looked to for guidance. Besides being a trail blazing entrepreneur in our community, a true feminist and an all around alpha bitch with a big heart, (and she would take that as a compliment), she is also a Reiki Master. She offered, quite openly, to begin my long awaited journey into my First Degree Reiki training. This is something I have wanted to do for a long, long time and I have very personal reasons for wanting to utilize it. Those reasons are my animals and the fact that I feel a need to utilize energy for some of them faced with obstacles involving negativity and people that I cannot always control. Hearing this, she burst into a big smile and explained that, actually, that is her specialty. So, I feel there were more reasons for me to be at this workshop today than the fact it was about totem animals.
All of this fits so peacefully into where I am right now and how I believe my magical life is moving forward. More earthy, more grounded, more focused on what is here and touchable and more about the energy within us and all around us. I felt more blessed today than I have in some time. And more magical as well....
Trying to live well in every way...and sometimes laughing about it later.