OM (Orgasmic Meditation); Awaken Wellness Fair; & the Gold Kollar Klub

When I went to the Intro to OM (Orgasmic Meditation) course on Saturday, January 16th, one of the major topics was vulnerability.

On Sunday night (January 17th) at Coda, I saw two of my peers from the Music Industry program at Drexel. One asked us “How have you been?” My co-worker Despina replied “working here, and going to Temple”. I replied, “Working here, and doing a lot of reiki”. I said it with a smile and didn’t mention my fears or admit that I have no clue what I’m doing. Well I do have a “clue” but I don’t have it ALL figured out. So I want to work on being vulnerable and revealing my areas where I need help. Who knows, maybe that person may have advice or a connection that may help me, or be able to relate with their own vulnerability.

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Today, Wednesday, January 27th more things are coming together and I accepted a new job as a Patron Services Associate at Ticket Philadelphia! They’re a ticketing company that provides ticketing solutions for many nonprofit and cultural arts organizations throughout our area; including all of the events at The Kimmel Center, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Longwood Gardens.  So, even though Ticket Philadelphia doesn’t work with the type of music I normally listen to or attend live, I am still very excited to be a part of a ticketing agency and heading back in the direction of the entertainment industry. I’m also excited for the upcoming Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts 2016 (PIFA). Although I won’t be involved in planning it, I may have the chance to score some tickets to events for free. And I still work at Coda on the weekends, so that is my outlet for listening to music from the 21st century. Not that I don’t like the music associated with Ticket Philadelphia, but I think it will be nice to have some variety.

And at the end of my interview for Ticket Philadelphia, the training manager asked; “What is reiki?” I went on to give my usual description, “It’s kind of like acupuncture without the needles…”  ((What do you all think about this description of reiki? Comment below for ideas or suggestions)). Anyway, I was glad that I was able to talk about my outside passions and explain why I was looking for a part time job. During the music video shoot with Jsiadi Noon, he told me he was a member of the “Gold Kollar Klub”. I asked what it was and he explained that it’s not blue collar, nor white collar but GOLD. It’s about working to make money to support yourself while also pursuing passions and dreams. It doesn’t have to be just one or the other. Never giving up on dreams! I don’t think I will have a problem with that… PS, I’m doing another photoshoot tonight with yoga as the theme! I’m looking forward to having fun and being active and creative at the same time.

This morning my dad was extremely nice to take me to Walmart before work to help me purchase a camping cot. We ended up getting the Rio Adventures 1 piece Military Cot. I will be using this as a treatment table for reiki sessions this weekend at the Awaken Wellness Fair! Event though I waited until a few days before the event to start making sure I had everything prepared, my dad came to the rescue and encouraged me to finish getting prepared as soon as possible. I now have a cot and I’m going to use it instead of a massage table because it is a lot lighter to transport. Since I will mostly be doing reiki and sound healing in the near future, there is no need for a massage table since I am not trained in massage (yet). And in Japan, not everyone uses massage tables anyway, so a cot might be a unique alternative to a massage table. I will experiment with this and let you know how it goes!

Living My Divine Life Purpose

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So I recently ordered my new business cards from Vistaprint.com. When I was riding the Megabus from San Francisco to Los Angeles this past September, I connected with another awakened soul while coming out of the rest stop back on to the bus. We talked about his life as a nomadic street performer and meditator. Who knows if his street performances were any good. He was quite silly and I was a little bit cautious while talking to him. But nevertheless, he is a memorable character that stuck in my head and had an influence on me. He gave me his business card and it read Albertus Magnus; Mystic, Sorcerer, Licensed Psychonaut, Certified Shaman Tenor, Comedic Savant, Doctor of Divinity. On the back it also said; Intergalactic Interdimensional Indivisible, Ascended Master Medium Entertainer.

I asked him “How did you come up with all of those things? and are you really a medium for the Ascended Masters?” He said, “I wrote these things because that’s what I want to be known as, and I just made them up, and soon they will become reality.”

This idea really stuck with me. We are the ones that form our own identity. Of course we are learning to work hand in hand to co-create with our friends and the Universe. But we have to make the important decisions and decide how we will react to what the Universe gives us. So, Shhhhhhhhhhh…. I’m not really a Reiki Master Instructor just yet! I am a Reiki Master though, and I love to live out that passion of mine any chance I can get.

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My new business cards!

Last night while working my job as a Coat Check Attendant at a local night club that I enjoy very much, one of the owners of the club came in to the Coat Check to chat and ask if we were attending the holiday party. It’s going to be held on January 31st. I told him that I’m not sure if I can make it because I will be doing Reiki healing in NYC all day from 10am to 5pm that day. He asked what is Reiki? I went on to use my go-to explanation; “Have you ever heard of Tai Chi? Well the ki in Reiki is the same as Chi in Tai Chi. And it’s kind of relaxing like Acupuncture but without the needles.” He mentioned that he could use some relaxation and went on to call it “freaky reeky (reiki)”. I said that I would do it for him right there in the coat check. After a few moments, he put his hands in Gassho position and closed his eyes. I put my hands on his shoulders to start, because I didn’t want to mess up his slicked back, gelled hair. “I’m starting to feel tingles,” he said. I also got to his heart. And the best part was that we both came out of the experience feeling extremely relaxed.

The other titles on my business card; Sound Healer and Music Business Professional, are also notions of where I want to be. The truth is, my ReikiSound Level 1 class starts THIS WEDNESDAY! I couldn’t be more excited. I know that by the time the business cards come, I will have taken at least one class. Plus I have been playing singing bowls for at least two years on my own.

I feel awesome when I give a Reiki treatment, and so far, all of the client feedback has been awesome too. I know that being a healer is a part of my Divine Life Purpose. I can’t deny that. It’s just a matter of how much time and effort I spend every day forwarding that dream. I have not yet applied to any “jobs” at healing studios because I felt pressure from my family to find a job in the music business since that is what I went to college for. And I am interested in being involved in the music business. But I also want to spend a portion of each day being my true self and shining Reiki love and light on the world.

I will be doing Reiki healing and hopefully some sound healing too on January 31st in NYC. You can book a session with me in advance by following this link, or you can show up that day and be healed! http://ppcgroup.fullslate.com/

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Book a session in NYC with me!

Divine Masculine & Divine Feminine

I will admit that I’m no expert on the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine. But what I do know is that every one of us has our own divine feminine and divine masculine energies within. Lately I have been carrying around my black tourmaline and my small selenite stick, sometimes one in each hand, sometimes resting them on top of each other. selenite-and-black-tourmaline

I also recently discovered the Non-Traditional Reiki Symbol Ran Sei while reading the book Claiming Your Inner Gifts by Marnie Vincolisi. I am still gaining familiarity with this symbol, but one of the things that the symbol can be used for is balancing masculine and feminine energies within. I experimented by giving myself a session with the symbol and the intention of balancing my own masculine and feminine energies and felt it to be a good tool. It looks similar to the symbol “Long Say”, but it’s a bit different. Other than that, I have also been loving the energy of Dai Ko Myo. I am very excited to take the Reiki Master Instructor class so that I can learn how to pass attunements.

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I also attended a Yinyasa yoga class last night at Amrita Yoga & Wellness in Fishtown, Philadelphia. I felt amazing after the class, and I would love to attend more Yin style yoga classes in the future. Last week, my Qigong teacher was mentioning how he thinks Yin yoga is becoming so popular because we really need a break from the fast moving life style of our current society. He also said that he knows the originator of Yin Yoga! I thought that was pretty cool. Even though Reiki is an abundant, infinite source, I am interested in building up my own personal “Chi”. I think this will help me to become a stronger and more energetic person, as well as helping more people during reiki sessions.

In other exciting news, two new people came into my life and I really like both of them (a man and a woman). I love hanging out with them, but I also like to have my alone time. I was worried that they would think I was a unicorn or even a “hot bi babe”. I do understand that they started dating before I came into the mix and want to respect their relationship to each other. But so far, things have been working out naturally. The lady and I even got to go to dinner at the restaurant where the man works, and had him as our server of a delicious feast. Life felt pretty magical in that moment. Or as the beautiful lady would say, “The Universe loves us!” (Then I escaped to have some alone time at the Yinyasa yoga class).

And for the last bit of exciting news, here is my music video debut! I also feel that the Panda aesthetic of the music video goes along with the theme of this whole post.