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Are You A "Spectator or Life?"

 
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ELIZABETH'S MUSINGS                     Volume 3 Issue 8
 
Friends watching sunset.

Hello  <<First Name>>

Have you ever really sat back and become a “Spectator of Life?”  I was thrown into that role earlier this month   I did not go willingly but looking back on it, I would have to say it was well worth the trip. 
 
In early August I had some problems with my jaw which made it very uncomfortable to eat and heaven forbid, difficult to talk.  Timing could not have been worse as we were preparing to go away on vacation which included a family reunion camping weekend.   I had been looking forward to this weekend ever since the last reunion a year before.  I knew my husband was concerned that I was not up to making the trip.  I was starting to question it myself until I received an unexpected message. 
 
I attended my regular yoga class as I knew that this would help to relieve the tension As part of the closing ritual our instructor, Helena Bugler, speads out several decks of oracle cards.  With eyes closed, I ran my hand above the area where the cards were laying.  I remember being guided to a specific area and I clearly recall pulling a card that was hidden underneath other cards.  When I opened my eyes to read the card I was amazed at the card’s message.  “Observe!”  Here I was, unable to talk, worried about missing our trip, and I am given the message to observe.  I instantly knew that I was going to go to the reunion and that I would have a great time.  I was to be a spectator.    To sit back, observe, reflect and learn.  A different type of roll for me as I am usually in there like a dirty shirt, playing all of the games, Joining all of the activities and joking and laughing at all of the antics.  Some would say that I should include, giving out orders, to the list too.  J    I was to be the observer.  There were lessons for me and I was to discover them through observation.
 
Being the observer gave me a different perspective.  I truly saw and heard the beauty of the nature around us.  I heard the wind rustling the leaves of the tall trees.  I felt the calmness and the serenity of the clear lake.  I watched the gorgeous sunsets.  I gained insights into our family’s dynamics and what makes us click.    Everyone sharing their stories, experiences, hopes and dreams.  The laughter, hugs, holding of hands and the comfort everyone felt in just being themselves and being together. 
 
I was reminded of a woman I knew who once told me:  “Family – they are only good for pictures!”  After truly observing our family together. I know for certain that there is so much more than just pictures that keeps us together.  We are all learning that life is too short and that we need to capture the moments in our hearts and not just with our cameras.  We are learning that we can enjoy each moment, even the challenging ones.  We can share the joy of life and we can laugh. 
 
One other insight was that I realized that we don’t have to be related to have this type of “family experience.”  I received several notes of encouragement and concern while I was working to heal from this jaw pain.   I had people from my Reiki family sending me Reiki.  I had friends checking in on me.  I felt I had a huge extended family surrounding me, hugging me and holding my hand through the challenges.  Thank you to everyone.  I have recovered and I am learning to consciously include time to be a “Spectator of this Wonderful Life!”  Try being the observer for a while and reflect upon what you see, hear and feel.  You may be surprised to find that you are not truly being witness to the amazing things in your life.     

UPCOMING REIKI CLASSES 
To Register for a class please:
Email:
energyworksnaturally@bell.net or Phone: 519-471-3439
All Classes are held at : 
845 Farnham Grove

1st Degree Reiki 
In just 7 hours you can learn how to do Reiki for yourself and others.
For more information on class content and to register please visit: 
energyworksnaturally.com
   
When:
                          
      1)      Thursday September 11 Part 1
                             and
                Thursday September 18th  Part 2

       2)      Wednesday October 22nd Part 1 
                             and 
                 Wednesday October 29th Part 2

Time:  7 - 9:45
Cost:  This 7 hour class costs $150 which includes manual.  No additional charges

2nd Degree Reiki
This level introduces the student to the symbols and helps deepen the connection to the Reiki energy.  You will learn techniques for sending Reiki at a distance and for healing unwanted habits.  For more information on class content please visit  
energyworksnaturally.com


When:
                          
      1)      Thursday October 9th   Part 1
                             and
                Thursday October 16th  Part 2
       
   
 Please send me an email or call if you are interested.  Cost is $250.  

3rd Degree Reiki  (Advanced Reiki Training) 

This class introduces you to another symbol and additional techniques for giving treatments and distant healings.  You will also learn how to give a healing attunement. 
For more information on class content please visit 
energyworksnaturally.com

When:  I am setting up a class for June or early July.  Please contact me if you are interested.  We will coordinate a date and time that works for all those interested.  
 

Cost:  This 7 hour class  is $250 which includes manual.  No additional charges

Don't see a time that works for you?  
Please contact me at  
energyworksnaturally@bell.net or  phone: 519-471-3439.
 Alternative class dates and times can be arranged.
UPCOMING PRACTICE NIGHTS
 
Come join in community, receive a Reiki treatment and help give treatments.
Open to anyone with stated Degree or higher.
 
1st Degree Reiki  Practice


Wednesday September 3rd 
            and
Tuesday September 16th 

                 
Time:  7 - 9:15

Where:    
845 Farnham Grove
RSVP:  Please RSVP by noon of the day of the Practice.  Later is possible but no guarantees that I haven't made alternate plans if I had no one sign up prior to noon. . 
 Please email:
 energyworksnaturally@bell.net
 or  phone: 519-471-3439

Cost: A contribution of $20 or as you are able/guided would be appre
ciated.
SPECIAL THINGS YOU MAY FIND OF INTEREST
September 3 – 18th   2nd Annual Cure to Cancer Summit
 
A free website Summit from 30 Leading experts, Doctors, Naturopaths and Cancer Survivors as they share their Healing Stories, Research and Insights for Preventing, Healing and Reversing Cancer. To sign up please visit  http://thecuretocancersummit.com/ 
 
I purchased the recordings from last years summit and often listen to them when driving long distances.  I have find them extremely informative and motivating.  I am hoping to listen in to as many of the recordings I can during these 15 days.  

 
Wednesday September 12th  - Hot Talk About Women's Health
 
Featuring preventative experts. Your questions finally answered!

Being accountable for your prevention progress
Patricia Kennedy, RN CTT
Thermography Clinic London Clinical Director


6:15 – 8:30
500 Berkshire Drive, London, ON
RSVP 
info@thermographylondon.com 519-667-0666
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Saturday September 14th - Adam The DreamHealer Workshop – Toronto

I attended this workshop last year and it was really interesting.  He does 2 group healings as well as provides a lot of valuable information to help you influence your own health.  To find out more and to register:  www.dreamhealer.com/workshop/

Monday September 15th  momondays
Real People, Real Stories, Real Inspiration
 Yuk Yuks, 900 King St.   7:00 p.m.  Tickets available at www.momondays.com

 
 

 
CONTACT iNFORMATION 
Photo of Elizabeth GalbraithPlease feel free to contact Elizabeth Galbraith at 519-471-3439 or by email at energyworksnaturally@bell.net

To find out more about about sessions, Reiki classes and Elizabeth please check out the website at energyworksnaturally.com   

Elizabeth is a Reiki Master Teacher and a Karuna Reiki ® Master Teacher.    She is a professional member of the International Centre for Reiki Training Association. Elizabeth brings a vast range of experience having studied Reiki over a span of 8 years with 4 different teachers.   Elizabeth is also an active volunteer within the community donating her time at hospice and the outreach programs of her church.  In 2011 she opened her own studio, Energy Works Naturally, where she provides treatments and teaches Reiki.
 
Anyone can learn how to do Reiki, even children.  Through teaching, Elizabeth encourages her students to become an active participant in their own healing process.
  
Her favourite saying: "Take Care and Keep Smiling"

Elizabeth is grateful she is able to smile.  Fo over 10 years Elizabeth has experienced episodes of nerve pain (trigeminal neuralgia) along the side of her face.  Some days it was difficult both physically and emotionally to smile.   Using Reiki in harmony with other natural therapies she has been medication free for over 5 years and she keeps smiling. 

A smile gives a multitude of blessings to the receiver and the giver.

So Please "Take Care and Keep Smiling!"

 
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