Energy Healing, Health, Journal

It’s a Small Fibromyalgia World

Kind of. To quote the National Fibromyalgia Association,

” Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions. The disorder affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 3-6% of the world population. While it is most prevalent in women —75-90 percent of the people who have FM are women —it also occurs in men and children of all ethnic groups. The disorder is often seen in families, among siblings or mothers and their children. The diagnosis is usually made between the ages of 20 to 50 years, but the incidence rises with age so that by age 80, approximately 8% of adults meet the American College of Rheumatology classification of fibromyalgia.”

That’s an astounding number of people.

Yesterday I was reading Stacey Chapman’s blog, Fighting With Fibro, and I came across a comment from my mother. She has her own blog called Strangely Peculiar (which completely fits her), and has fibromyalgia for decades. Seeing that comment really brought home the fact that fibro is hereditary, though I hadn’t know that til very recently.

It also brought to mind the time when I first discovered that I could help others feel better, and I wanted to try and do what I call, ‘sending light’, and called my mom to see if she wanted to be my guinea pig. Now my mom is just like Scully…woowoo isn’t her thing, but facts are. So I figured she would be the person to ask, rather than someone in my woowoo world, because I would get from-the-hip feedback.

She agreed, and I began to send. Within 10 minutes she called and asked me what I had done?, and I kind of freaked out. I thought I’d messed something up or hurt her, but it was the exact opposite. She felt better, her head was clearer, her pain had lessened…she was amazed and I was, too. She has a comment here on the website concerning another session, that still, to this day, makes me smile.

I admit that I haven’t sent to here in too long (sorry, Mom), but today is a chill day and I plan to do just that. If anyone else would like some light, click here to purchase a session – the best part is that you don’t have to go anywhere or do anything to receive the light! – and I’ll get back to you and we’ll set up a time. A 30-minute session is $35.00. If you have any questions, you can contact me.

BTW, my flare has lessened some, but is not completely gone. I’m relatively new to this level of severity, and I cannot imagine how those of you who have it 24/7 function; I would love to just crawl into bed and stay there. Major kudos to all of you!!!

Fighting the fight,

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – July 2019

Energy Healing, Health, Journal

At A Loss For Words

Which is why I haven’t posted in so long. There’s too much to say, too much horror going on in the world and this country, too much…everything. What do you say to all that?

So I sit and retweet things on Twitter because others are saying it all and there’s nothing I can add to it. I cry and my heart breaks more and more each day. And don’t say “we aren’t this”. Obviously a vast amount of us ARE. And admit it, we always have been. We just sugarcoat things in history books and the news and to ourselves. Humans have an innate fear of things we don’t understand, and that turns to violence and rage and wars and murder and the list goes on and on.

We suck.

Not totally, but in many ways. Think about those little comments you say in your head when you see someone different, you know, the ones you would never say out loud because they aren’t nice things to say. It’s almost an unconscious act to have those thoughts. The problem is when people act upon them. Then the shit hits the damned fan and we end up with concentration camps (again…don’t forget that we’ve had them before; no ovens doesn’t mean they weren’t) and the government we have because they freaked out over a black president (what nerve he had!, they think)…

So…maybe not so much at a loss for words.

And this wasn’t even meant to be the focus of this post! I’m having a fibro flare like never before, and I am lost in the pain. Swimming in it. Someone get me the hell out of this pool, please. I’m reading fibro blogs, and something not in the slightest bit important jumped out at me: I like to read blogs, if they aren’t decades old, from the beginning if they interest me. Please, PLEASE put a calender widget in your sidebar! I read a post, hit ‘back’, and then have to scroll through the entire blog to get back to where I was. Over and over. ETA: discovered that if I read them via WordPress Reader, I can scroll through all the post. Win!

I’m just sayin…

BTW:

Want this shirt.

I’m too tired to eat properly, which isn’t helping at all, and I’m not sleeping enough, again, not helping, and I sit and read Twitter and blogs. I haven’t had a healing light client in months, which hurts my soul (honestly. I’m great at my day job, but it doesn’t feed my purpose in life), and this week, due to this flare, I won’t have a paycheck next week. Fun times.

OH, and I keep coming across people noticing that things they are doing online (and of course on their phones) are showing up as ads on FB and IG. Even from text messages. I re-upped IG recently because “everyone is on it and it’s the biggest marketing tool out there”…but those niggling feelings, coupled with our government now, has me planning to drop it again. Not that Twitter isn’t checking out our shit, too, I know. Stonekettle says that CounterSocial is a bullshit/Nazi/troll-free site, similar to Twitter, but you know how it goes…getting people to shift to something new is harder than getting that fake dude out of that office he didn’t actually win.

I think I’m out of words now. 😉

©Pip Miller – July 2019

Energy Healing, Journal

Words Matter

Dayna Nuckolls of The People’s Oracle has been talking on Twitter about how words matter, and the ease with which we forget that point and don’t always think before we write or speak. That attention really needs to paid to the words people use, especially these days in the time of a man who spouts “Fake news” and lies as easily as most people breathe (my words here, not hers).

sign by barnowlprimitives.com

I always have had a difficult time telling people what I do, in that sort of elevator description way. “I do energy healing” sounds…odd. What does that mean? And how do I heal you?

Words matter.

I’m not a healer. I do not heal you. I help you. What I am is the conduit for Divine healing energy (I call it “light” because of the colors some people see), but I’m not the one who knows what needs to be helped deep down inside, who loosens what needs to be loosened, who releases what needs to be released, who infuses you with the exact amount of light for your specific need…I’m not. I’ve never claimed to be and never, ever will claim to be.

I am the conduit.

What words do you use to describe yourself that just don’t sit right? What would fit better? How can you sit with the words and find the ones that matter the most? Who are you?

©Pip Miller – May 2019

Misc

Existential Angst

A couple months ago I turned 56, and all the thoughts in my head that had building for a few years completely exploded in my head, diving me into some deep existential angst. Things that I’d never worried about were now front and center, and I’m not liking this at all.

So many whys.

From the vast, such as why are we here? What is the point of our existence? Why do we push and struggle so hard when the vast majority of us won’t leave any mark at all? Why do we do anything if it doesn’t mean anything? And if it doesn’t mean anything, does that mean that it should mean something to us to give this life meaning??

To things such as, why have we gone from mostly supportive blogging communities to instant social media sites that are making so many of us miserable and stressed? Why is fast so important? Why isn’t deeper communication meaningful anymore? Why is everyone staring at their phones all the time, even when walking down the street? Why is being constantly connected online so important now?

To the menial things that now drive me nuts daily. WHY are there so many trinkets in my house that I keep even though I barely look at them?? Why is there so much clutter?? Why do I save things on my computer when I am so much an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ person?

It all comes down to one question:

What is the point of it all???

Rilke famously wrote, “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

I’m trying, but it feels like the wheel is spinning faster and faster, and the questions get bigger and deeper…as well as more inane at times. And i don’t feel any closer to the answers, do you?

Pip

Journal

My Mother’s Day Gift to You

Holidays can be extremely stressful, and ones that center on relatives are even more so.

Let me help.

For today, all 30-minute (or shorter, if you’d prefer) sessions are donation-only. Use either my PayPal link or KoFi…your choice.

I can help you find stress-relief, lighten your grief and/or depression, and hopefully make your day a bit brighter than it otherwise would be.

With love and hope,

Pip 🙂

Energy Healing, Health

It’s All Just Too Much

The endless news, the draconian abortion laws, the immigration crisis and people in cages separated forever from their children, climate change…

It’s too much. We are under such a tremendous amount of stress and fear right now, and it seems like there is no way out, doesn’t it?

Mr. Rogers always said, “Look for the helpers”…and now I say, “Look to the Lightworkers”. They come in different shapes and sizes, and they don’t always make a big splash, but they always manage to bring a smile and a feeling of “ahhhhh” to your day.

I do that by helping others with my energy work, my friend Pearl fills her timelines with pictures of all her critters and nature (warning, snakes!!!), Johanne, an amazing card reader and artist, uses Twitter for her mental health diary, and it’s awesome; there are those who refuse to pass on anything stressful, such as Tiny Buddha, which I adore, and Anne Wheaton (yes, Wil’s wife) is unfailingly optomistic and kind, no matter what is thrown at her…the list goes on. I could write an entire post with links to all the amazing lightworkers (who don’t even know they are one) in my Twitter and Instagram feeds alone!

Look for them. Weed out who you follow (my political list on Twitter was insane, and now I’m down to about 10 key feeds because I just couldn’t handle it any more), check out more cute animal feeds, go outside and read a book, take a day or two off social media (believe me, if anything major happens, you’ll still find out about it)…step back. Ask for help! Community is so important now, and an online one counts just as much as in-person.

And if you would like some energetic relief, I’m here for you.

With hope,

Pip

PS: I recently read “Walking Home” by Sonia Choquette, and there’s a line that I can’t get out of my head. It reads, in part, “…all I really wanted, more than anything else…was to be comfortable and comforted.” Doesn’t that resonate with you, too?

Journal

The Perils of Working Inside

Look at all those pretty windows!

And not one of them opens.

So many of us spend our working hours, which, in many cases, outnumber hours outside of work, in buildings that are sealed. The only openings are doors, which only open when someone is going in or out; they are rarely propped open for airflow.

What damage has this had on our health? Think of that one department in which someone is always sick, the particular sneeze Sarah sneezes daily that everyone used to get a chuckle from but now don’t even notice, the coworker who is never, ever without tissues in their work area and on their person because of a constant runny nose.

I’m sick for the second time in 6 weeks. This one is a doozy, and I really suspect it’s due to working inside. When I’m not working for a length of time, I don’t get sick; put me inside a closed environment and voila, it’s back. Companies tend to overlook ventilation systems and filters, but when those little coughs and sneezes are a constant, or a new hire who hadn’t had a cold in years has now been coughing for months, that’s exactly where they should be looking. Recirculated air has big problems if not correctly monitored.

As a healer, it’s in my nature to want to help as much as I can, but even the most fervent desire to make things better doesn’t always make a difference. I tried to help someone, but when the coughing began anew each time the heater or a/c kicked in, it was obvious that more needs to be done.

Every company’s profits run on the back of its employees, and I’m really curious how many hours are lost due to these niggling health issues that can, as I’m personally experiencing, grow bigger and worse with each successive incident.

How can we, as healers, make a difference in such a situation? Any ideas?

©Pip Miller – May 2019

Journal

Where Did The Time Go?

It’s been a while!

I have a new, wonderful, full-time job with people that I really like, spring is blooming all over the place (literally overnight as usual with the crepe myrtle in front of the house), we have a new dog that’s been added to the household (his owner died and he was going to be put in the pound…hell, no!)…and I haven’t been here or doing much healing work of late.

I miss it. I miss the wonderful feedback, I miss helping people and critters, I even miss blogging.

I hope to be more consistent and hang around here more. 🙂

And get used to this new editor WordPress has…

With hope,

Pip 🙂

Divination, Energy Healing, Journal

Begin as you mean to go on…

I once dated a guy who had that as his motto, and it’s quite fitting for the beginning of a new calendar year, isn’t it? 🙂

Woke to blowing snow, frigid temps, and wanting to stay in bed all day long! Instead I got up, fed the pets, wrote 3 things I’m thankful for, pulled cards, made breakfast for my guy, and now I’m drinking a cup of tea and writing this.

I intend to blog more, keep a simple morning ritual (most likely exactly what I did today), and, as the card says, make time for spirit. No yoga because of a bad knee, but more tuning in to myself and Spirit. Transformation doesn’t have to come in a Tower-like incident, it can build slowly and comfortably until it’s such a part of you that when you look back you really can’t tell when the shift happened.

So many of us make resolutions, big ones usually, and they fizzle after a few days or weeks because it’s such a huge change that we have a hard time incorporating it into our lives. So take small steps. Go for slow and easy. Bring comfort, joy, and courage to what you do, and it will go much easier.

Here’s to new beginnings!

©Pip Miller – January 2019

PS: A wonderful way to start things fresh is with a Dare session. It unblocks the energies of your bottom 5 chakras, opening new paths in your life and allowing you to speak your truth more easily. Curious about it? Read about it here. 🙂