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  • Samantha Munro - Brighttwater Reiki

Being Grateful

Wow, what a fabulous day! Whilst not religious, it is days like this that really make you appreciate the Divine Universal Energy. It never ceases to amaze me how at this time of year, everything that has just been sitting, quietly waiting, within the earth, presents itself in such a magnificent way. Perfectly new and bright.

It seems to me that this same energy, this bright new energy presents at our birth.

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It would be fabulous if we could retain this bright essence and energy throughout our life experience, but "stuff" happens and we tarnish a little, sometimes a lot. It is so much harder to feel the bright essence on a cold, dark winter's day when it feels the sun and spring seem forever away. It still remains within all of us but is so much harder sometimes to appreciate or feel it. It gets lumpy and stuck and doesn't flow I suppose. If you were to go outside on a day such as this and take your shoes and socks off and stand on the ground, you can feel the energy of the earth re-fueling you. Just give a go, but mind the poo!

One off the Reiki Principles is "just for today.. be grateful for my blessings". I do not think it matters at all to whom you are thankful or grateful just acknowledging it is enough. Today is one of those days.

On the back of my business card, I have an excerpt of some writing by Mary Anne Radmacher. I have been in touch with her as I find her writing inspirational. I am hoping she will come to visit me in the UK at some point and we may have the opportunity of doing something together in the future. Anyway, this is the version of "Tomorrow comes more Brightly".

"Speak quietly to yourself and promise there will be better days. Whisper gently to yourself and provide assurance that you really are extending your best effort. Console your bruised and tender spirit with reminders of many other successes. Offer comfort in practical and tangible ways — as if you were encouraging your dearest friend. Recognize that on certain days the greatest grace is that the day is over and you get to close your eyes. Tomorrow comes more brightly." — Mary Anne Radmacher

I think today is one of those "tomorrows" we have been awaiting.

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