Change Will Do You Good

Obama ChangeI’m a Gemini and I love change. It brings in creativity, growth, and a sense of purpose. There has never been a time in my life when I’m not dreaming of the future. My dreams include my personal, professional, and spiritual goals. My dreams include my hopes for a better society. My dreams include the belief that I have the power to make my life better if I just set my intention and work towards my goal. The past several years brought about many changes that were unexpected, and seemed to get in the way of my goals. Yet through it I have discovered my center, and a new purpose. My personal life and character has been tested with trials and tribulations. Facing them head on is daunting, facing them through the peace and solitude of meditation has been enlightening. Looking within, I have found horizons and a new vision for my life, and for my community.

Where were you when Barack Obama accepted the nomination for the Presidency of the United States of America? I know this is a Reiki Blog, it’s not about politics. But it is about hope, health, and change. It’s about a vision for my community of America, my community of the Earth that welcomes everyone as equals and with love. Where was I when Barack Obama accepted the nomination for the Presidency of the United States of America, which includes being the leader of the free world? I was home in Brooklyn Center MN watching his speach on TV, drinking my Sam Adams from the bottle, and petting my cat Jasmine. My husband was at work, I assume he was watching as well.

Hope. It’s something of substance to me, something that I know brings about positive change in my life. Emily Dickinson wrote in a poem that

Hope’ is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul

And as I explore my soul and the wisdom of my heart each night in meditation and reiki practice, I find that thing of beauty taking flight across a wide landscape as beautiful and as powerful as my dreams of a better tomorrow. I know how to take that and put paint on canvas and let you see that hope as well. I also know how to step aside and let reiki flow through me to heal your body, mind, and spirit so you can find your own vision of Hope in your heart.

Together, we can create Hope for each other, for our friends, for our neighborhoods, for our souls. Because one note rings true to all of us, and that is that we are in this together on this Earth. The moon and the stars shine at night to show us the beauty of light. The shadow in the heat of the day reminds us of the comfort of the cool breezes and peace and quiet that darkness brings. To be rejuvenated and to dream is our task as we  lay our heads to rest. And what defines our dreams? Our hopes. Hope with your heart and our dreams together can and will be fulfilled.

2 thoughts on “Change Will Do You Good”

  1. Hi Beth,

    I like how you focused on the positive in this post. I blogged today about all of the negativity in politics, but I think your remarks here are exemplary in your description of hope — without even a hint of the anger or hatred I’ve come to dread in political commentary. What a breath of fresh air. Thank you so much for being generous and kind!

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