Journal, Planners

Admitting That I Want Things

Most of my life has been financially strapped, you know, the ‘paycheck-to-paycheck’ lifestyle. With too many times that were behind by two paychecks or so. It sucks. It’s a scary way to live, the stress ebbs and flows but never quite disappears because how will you pay rent this month is never, ever far from your mind…

Since my word for next year is transformation, I’m going to sit down today and do something I’ve never, ever, ever done before: I’m going to write a list of things that I really want. Things that I never admit to because “I’ll never have the money for it” is the first thought after, “Wow, wouldn’t that be cool?!”, followed by, “There are other things that are more important than that”. It never ends. So I pulled out my Passion Planner and started this page.

I’m going to write down every single thing, no matter how frivolous, like Funko Pops which I never buy because ‘no, spend the money on necessities’ overrides the desire for joy in my life. Even if it comes from a mini Funko.

What do you want to do differently next year? Something that seems small but in many ways is the biggest leap you can take? By writing these things down, I’m putting it out to the universe that I’m READY to live abundantly. That I am so over being poor. That I never want to have to ask for financial help ever, ever again (thanks, Mom, as always). That I want to experience things that I’ve never allowed myself to. That yes, living abundantly actually does mean spending money on more than what is necessary to live, and that by doing so, I open the door for more income to flow to me.

I’m ready. Are you?

©Pip Miller – December 2018

BTW, I have a session that shifts all the energies of your lower five chakras, one that can bring about big changes over time. What a perfect way to ring in the new year, right? Check it out!

Energy Healing, Health, Journal, Planners

This Wounded Healer Takes On Building A Healing Business

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~Image from my embodiedawareness.wordpress.com~

In my last blog post I mentioned breathing problems, and, as with so many of us who live with chronic conditions, adding a new problem to my admittedly small list is a bit overwhelming. I shake, I have pain, and now I have compromised lungs. Woohoo. Not.

Three bouts of bronchitis and one of pneumonia over the past three years has done enough damage to my lungs that working in a manufacturing environment meant that the chemicals in the air necessitated inhalers, which didn’t help. More than once I got into my car at day’s end and sat there, gasping for air. After literally nearly choking to death on congestion while sick with bronchitis (the most terrifying thing you never want to go through, let me tell you), the fear of not being able to breathe is a constant, and as I tweeted, “You don’t realize how much you take breathing for granted until you can’t!”

What this has done – again, touched on in my last post – is create a determination to live the life of my dreams, helping others with my healing work. Planning isn’t my strong point, but I’ve turned my Passion Planner into a business planner, keeping track of blog and social media ideas, as well as client appointments and feedback. I’ve got my eye on a guide for business and blogging from Blessing Manifesting, too.

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I’m taking the need for little physical activity as message from the ‘verse to knock my shit off and run this business as a business, otherwise what’s the bloody point, right? Squandering my ability would be such a waste, and if I don’t do this, I’m going to look back one day and regret being too scared to really step up and make a serious go of it. I’ve done it half-assed over the years, having that “it will all work out” mentality, but in reality it hasn’t, and it’s because I blithely expected a successful business to just fall into my lap with as little effort as possible on my part. I tend to go through life that way, as I’m sure many of you have noticed. 😉

This journey is going to be something new for me, and I hope to be of service to you as I build this dream bigger than I could have ever dreamed!

©Pip Miller – November 2018

PS: All healing sessions (except Dare) are 30 minutes for $35. And you don’t even have to leave your home!

Energy Healing, Journal

You Shouldn’t Accept Money for Energy Work

I discovered the ability to help others feel better back in 2009, and I’ve heard that line more times than I can count. The reason being either…

1: It’s a gift from God/the Universe/Spirit, so you can’t charge.

2: You can’t guarantee results.

Valid statements, but they miss the crucial point: my (and every other energy worker out there’s) time is valuable. And while, yes, everyone has the ability to help others and it is something innate in all of us, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay the one doing the work for you for their time.

The vast majority of people can cook, can write, can dip a paintbrush into paint and swipe it across a canvas; does that mean you shouldn’t pay for your meal at a restaurant, your secretary for taking your phone messages, the artist for the painting they created? Of course not!

As for guarantees; of course we can’t. No one can. Your doctor can’t guarantee results, ever. Every human is different, everyone experiences medications differently (I react quite badly to most of them, even the ones specific to an issue), and not one single doctor will ever say, “I guarantee this will work. Quote me on that.” because that would be foolish and open them up to lawsuits.

I would never promise results because technically I am not doing the work – your soul and the energies of the universe are working together to give you the best boost to your innate healing that you are willing to accept; I’m just the facilitator for that boost. Say what? All that means is that if you really, on a subconscious level, don’t really want to feel better, then no medication or energy work in the world will help you feel better. It just doesn’t work that way.

That still doesn’t mean that your doctor’s time isn’t valuable, or that an energy worker’s isn’t, either. Many of us have health issues of our own, and being able to do this work and make a living at it is what makes it possible to pay our rent and buy groceries when we can’t go out and work for others. I lost my job because of my tremors and fibromyalgia and their resulting problems. I have difficulty typing, which is needed to do the sit-down work I used to do, I don’t have the physical ability to do the retail work anymore, and every single time I step out the front door my tremors kick into third gear, making finding work incredibly difficult, if not impossible. Being able to work from home has saved so many of us!

Most energy workers battle within themselves over whether or not to charge, whether those statement above are right, whether what they do actually has value, and, since the world equates the money you make with your worth, it can start a pretty nasty spiral down into the world of self-esteem and self-worth.

We just need to remember that we are valuable, and so is the service we provide!!

We bring light to the world, and every beacon of light is needed. 🙂

With hope,

Pip 🙂

 

PS: Today and tomorrow are the last days of the 30-minute or less free sessions! After tomorrow, free sessions will disappear forever. Girl’s got bills to pay. 😉

 

Energy Healing, Journal

Bringing Back A Favorite Distance Healing Session

Yesterday I did a favorite distance session for someone in the Norway, and she responded with, “First, I cried, then I felt like I was being aired out, and now I’m so tired I can’t even make myself go to bed, lol.” I smiled for a long time after reading that! 🙂

I love this session because not only does it help people get some rest, but it works on a deep level that plays out over time. You may not connect the changes back to the session, but that’s ok, your Higher Self knows. 🙂

This is what I wrote about it in 2016 when I resurrected it from 2013 (and yes, the pricing is the same):

Are you ready for a change?

Later on I’m going to make a separate page in the menu for this session alone, that way it’s easy to find and more people can learn about it!

I’m looking forward to doing a lot of these sessions!!

Much love!

©Pip Miller – April 2018

Energy Healing, Journal, Mindfulness, Misc, Social Media

I’ve Been Raging At THAT MAN For Too Long

Ever since the election, I’ve been in a state of, well, quite frankly, “Define Interesting.” “Oh god, oh god, we’re all gonna die.”* Rage, fear, stress, depression, despair, helplessness…you name it. So many of us have been – and it’s draining us.

I’ve been caught in the quicksand, unable to pull myself out, finding myself retweeting post after post, unable to step back and not feed the beast. I didn’t know how else to make a difference, but I think in reality, I was just another person making things a little bit worse with the endless focus on the negative. I haven’t been mindful of what I’ve been adding to the mix, and I apologize to those who have been caught up in my fear. I’m fairly sure I’ve lost a friend or two along the way, and that saddens me.

This morning I woke, checked Twitter, and slowly it dawned on me that I *can* make a difference, one that is more subtle, but no less important than helping bring to light all the darkness that’s been festering for too long. I’m a lightworker. I’m supposed to be working on the side of service, not regurgitating negativity. As my friend Michael said, “Be the light, Pip. Be the light.”

By working to help others feel better via distance healing sessions, I, and others who have this ability, can begin aiding souls so stuck in that quicksand that they’ve lost hope of ever getting out. Souls that have been abused and are still to afraid to talk about it, souls that endure racism and hatred daily, souls that have lost all hope.

I can’t change your life, but I can ease some of the stress and pain for a bit. I can help bring “healing harmony” (thanks, Alice, for coming up with that phrase to describe what I do!) to your mind and body, giving you a time of peace in which to feel comforted and rested.

I hope you’ll do me the honor of allowing me to help you in whatever small way I can. I offer sessions for $1.00 a minute, and I also have more intense sessions that work to help you speak your truth, which has a different price structure.

I look forward to being of service, and I promise to slow down on all the retweets! 🙂

©Pip Miller – January 2018

*From Serenity.

 

 

Books, Filofax, Journal, Paganism

The Filofax Itch

…and other non-Filofax thoughts.

At the end of last year I wasn’t in the position to purchase new Filofax inserts, so I picked up a planner at Walgreens. It’s about 5×7, has big pages and print…and the pages fit perfectly in my A5 Filofax Chameleon.

Every time I open the planner, I have the urge to tear all the pages out and put them in the Chameleon, but the thought of punching holes, one by one because I don’t have a hole punch that does this configuration, is exhausting. But boy, that Chameleon is calling to me! The pages are too big for my Personal Malden (unless I also cut the pages down to size), but the definitely call out to be out of their binder. Pretty as it is.

What is a body to do?? Lol

In other news, a friend sent me a link to this great post by Starhawk, which is all committing to regeneration in the face of what is going on in the US. This friend is also the only person I know who is actually sanguine about the situation, as she sees the need for the dissolution of so much that is wrong so that we can build newer and better. I see her point, but I’ll be honest, I’m still terrified.

I just watched Arwen’s Tarotscope for this week, and the affirmation she came up with, “Today I create peace” is a really wonderful one. With so much fear and stress, doing what little bit we can to create peace is very important. What ways can you do that in your world? I’m trying not to RT as many tweets about what’s going on, not to ignore it, but to honor those in my timelines who are triggered terribly by all of this. I was a bit crazy with the RTs for a while (I could, and still can NOT fathom all of this), and I had to slow down, even for me. I was giving myself anxiety, and that’s not helpful at all.

I began doing more energy healing on myself, alleviating those feelings and doing my best to bring calm and peace into my head and body. It was the only other thing I could think of! 🙂 I am happy to help anyone else who could use some of that in their life, too.

I’m trying to spend a bit less time online, and took out some great books from the library. I just finished The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman, and next up is The Marriage of Opposites. The Dovekeepers was amazing, and I’ll be on the lookout for it at my favorite bookstore.

How are you coping with the non-stop barrage?

Oh! Almost forgot! My friend Ronda, she of the fantastic malas, responded to a tweet of mine about trading a session for a Pussy Hat. Yes, the ones worn at the Women’s March. I received it last week and it’s so cool! It’s multiple colors for #solidarityindiversity, which is fantastic! Sadly, it’s been too warm to wear it so far. But I will!

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Take care all, and be kind to yourselves.

Much love,

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – February 2017

Energy Healing, Journal

What Happens During an Energy Session?

This question, oh, it’s a tough one.

Why?, you ask. Well, because it’s specific to each and every person. Overwhelmingly, the feeling most mentioned is peace; sometimes in a wave, sometimes later, but almost always peace. As one client said, “I feel light-hearted and calm. I felt the light she sent and in an instant was overwhelmed with a joy (not to mention the tingles).”

As for the basics, I’m often asked, “What do I need to do?”, and the answer is, “Whatever you would like!” There’s no specific way to receive healing light, and you can go on with your normal day, you can do yoga, nap, get a massage, watch tv…it’s up to you. I do mention that it’s possible that you may fall asleep (it seems to happen when there is a lot of stress, exhaustion, or pain involved), so you can schedule your session with that in mind. During one particularly deep hour-long session (I used to call it the Dare Session), a client once fell asleep for 12 hours!

You don’t need to wear anything in particular, don’t need to remove your jewelry, don’t need to be somewhere quiet; all you need to do is be willing to receive.

A session is not done by phone, Skype, or email, either. You purchase a session for $45, I receive an email confirmation, and then we exchange a few emails wherein I ask what the session is for, if there’s a particular ailment or part of the body you want the light focused on, we set up a time, and off we go!

Before the session, I will email that I’m about to start, and will do the same once I’ve completed the work. I tend to say something like, “Let me know if it helps!” or, “I hope it helps”, because the way the healing manifests within you may be completely different from what you expected. For instance, one in-person client was having a bit of back pain and as I worked on her, she stated that it felt like, “little dwarves working on my back, then light jumped from my back, over my head and straight to my heart chakra”. The light knows where it needs to go and what needs to be done. Oh, and yes, her back felt better, too. 🙂

 

I have found that clients may not always associate later shifts and healing with a session, and I admit, sometimes I want to say, “Hey! Remember the work we did??”, but that’s my ego talking, and it really needs to learn to chill. 😉

Of all the clients I’ve helped, only two had unpleasant memories rise to the surface after a particularly intense Dare Session – whose purpose was to specifically unblock the energies in the lower 5 chakras. It’s not for the light of heart, but if you really want to unblock a lot of stuff and stir up the mud to see what rises to the surface so you can face it, deal with it, and let it go, I’m ready to help. Read Amanda Donnelly’s post about her experiences to get a feel for what could happen. 🙂 Send me an email and let me know you want the Dare Session, and we’ll set it up!

Hopefully this post gives you a little insight into what goes on during a session, and if you have any questions, again, shoot me an email! I’m more than happy to answer questions!

 

©Pip Miller – August 2016
One last thing: I am not a medical intuitive. This means that no, I can not tell you what is causing this or that pain, nor will I be able to sense anything going on in your body: I am a conduit and the gift I have does not include that ability. The light flows through me and into you; I can tell where there are a lot of stuck emotions and/or pain by the way my hands feel, and occasionally, very occasionally, I may see something in my environment that seems to be a little sign meant for you, and I will let you know what I saw and what it seemed to mean to me. Beyond that, no, I cannot tell you more.
Books, Energy Healing, Journal

Rereading “Second Sight”

A few years ago I read Judith Orloff’s book, Second Sight, and I recently borrowed it from the library again. This is one of those books that, when I start doubting myself, brings me right back to knowing that I’m doing what I do exactly the way that it is supposed to be done. That I need to remember to trust the universe, and let it lead the way.

She mentions a healer named Jack, “I never saw Jack reverse cancer or perform any such miraculous cures, but his patients did improve. Naively, I had hoped he could relieve them of all their symptoms, but I soon discovered that healing didn’t work that way. What Jack gave his patients was a second wind, a jump-start of powerful energy.”

I know that my work isn’t of the miraculous sort, and yet I also know that it definitely makes a difference in the client’s life.

She then later mentions a woman named Rosalyn, “She’d been treating me for stomach problems the past few months.” (italics mine) “My physical symptoms markedly improved during these treatments. Not only did Rosalyn rid me of the annoying tight knot in the pit of my stomach, but her sessions left me with a sense of extreme well-being that would last for hours.”

That passage reminds me that while most clients request a single session, some issues are not as simple as a headache or a quick release of stuck emotions, and may take more than one treatment. And that I need to step up and let those particular potential clients know this and not be afraid to sound pushy doing so. I have to trust my instincts and stop keeping myself small when it is in the client’s best interest for me to stand tall in my inner knowing.

When Orloff began doing energy healing herself, she noted, “I simply sat on the couch, hands steady on her body, allowing myself to be a vehicle through which love could flow. To be successful, healing requires a transparency, a passive receptivity, rather than any purposeful effort.”

I find that if I let my ego get in the way, wondering “if, if, if”, as I’m doing a session, then the flow of light and love is lessened, whereas when I let my mind wander to the show I’m watching or the birds around the feeder, even the clouds floating across the sky, then Spirit has an uninterrupted conduit through me and can do the work that needs to be done. The love flows to where it needs to be, and in the amount the client’s soul is ready for.

As a practitioner of a not-always-obvious way of helping people, it’s easy to get lost in the worries of “am I good enough, am I doing enough, did I help them, will they notice…and on and on.” Rereading this book reminds me that none of this is about me, and that the universe chose me to do this work, and the universe knows what it’s doing.

I really need to just buy this book. 😉

©Pip Miller – August 2016

 

 

Energy Healing, Journal

“Your energy was patient and unobtrusive.”

Recently I answered a Twitter request for help from Lisa, aka Amethyst Lane, and to be quite honest, I misunderstood the request and sent directly to her. 🙂 Afterwards, she said she would let me know later how the energy felt to her, and this is what she said:

“I am very guarded in general so asking for communal help to assist in my healing work is rare. Several answered the call and I appreciate all. Yours was very distinct and I am not sure it reflects your personality because we’ve never met but I *knew* it was from you. Your energy was patient and unobtrusive. It waited for me to be ready to receive it (apparently recognizing my guardedness). It was gentle and when I opened myself to it, it enveloped me like a gentle breeze building in power and lingering until I could drop my guards, breathe naturally, and rest. In other words, “it was exactly what I needed”. Thank you so much.”

​I cried. 🙂

​©Pip Miller – July 2016

Energy Healing, Journal, Misc

Happy April!!!

It’s snowing here! Lightly, but still. It’s April! All the flowers and trees are in full bloom, the grass is growing…and it’s snowing. Mother Nature’s giant April Fool’s joke. 😉

The other day I was pondering life and all that goes with it, and I came across this blog post by Alexandra Franzen, called He’s Waiting. She’s Listening. In it she discusses when she began blogging and feeling like what she was writing wasn’t making any difference. And then something amazing happened, and she remembered the truth of writing:

“The truth, which is:

If you write something and share it — and your words help one human being to experience a better day, or a better life — then your work is a tremendous success.

And also,

You never, ever know how your words might influence someone else’s life.”

I have felt insignificant many times over the years, both as a blogger and a healer, and that post really hit home and sent me thinking. What I write here will, as the subtitle says, be “a little of this, a little of that”, because, well, that’s how I roll. Things catch my interest and I want to tell someone!

I’ve missed blogging, and plan to do much more of it. I promise not to inundate you, though!

I hope you continue to follow along, and please, if you’re in need of a healing boost, check out website, see how I can help you (even from across the world!), and let’s get you feeling better, ok? OK! 🙂

©Pip Miller – April 2016

PS: after today, these posts will no longer be forwarded to G+ or Twitter during the month of April. So if you’re interested in the blog, please follow via email, on WP, or through Feedly or Bloglovin’. And you can find me on my favorite obsession, Instagram!

Also, I found this in one of my older posts, and it cracked me up all over again! Dear Blogger, You Are Doing It Wrong.

Much love to you all!