As I'd arrived a little early there was time to natter with Jan again, as she was doubling up as receptionist that morning. She spotted and had a really good look at my pendant this time. It's one I wear virtually all the time and is made from silver, the Goddess metal, and is etched with a triple spiral, front and back - similar to the motifs carved into the stones at Newgrange in Ireland (a place I want to visit!):
Funny how a person can see something many times but not realise the significance until a key piece of information is known. I felt happy enough on my previous day's visit to tell Jan that I'm a Pagan - knowing this, the significance of my pendant suddenly became obvious to her on Saturday. As I said to her: it's not so "in your face" as wearing a pentacle/pentagram can be but it's enough that those "in the know" will recognise it. For me it represents the triple aspect of the Goddess: Maid, Mother and Crone/Wise Woman. I mentioned Newgrange and Jan said one of the things she would love to do is set up a visit to Glastonbury, to visit Stonehenge, the Tor and Avebury. My eyes lit up. So much in common: one thing I would dearly love to do is for DH and I to be able to afford that motorhome so we can go touring and visit all the prehistoric Pagan sites, including Glastonbury etc, Newgrange, the sites in Cornwall and Wales and all those in Scotland, especially on the islands off Scotland and over to Ireland to see Newgrange especially. Hopefully, one day, before our time here is over! :0)
It was then time to go through for my Reiki treatment. One thing I have to do before getting on the treatment bed is to remove my specs, all rings that can come off (wedding ring is firmly on), pendant and bracelets. Aureen asked how I'd been, so I told her about the migraine, resulting alterations to meds and how I'd been feeling really out of kilter the last week. It gives Aureen chance to assess me and the areas that need to be concentrated on. Once laid down she covered my body with a fleecy blanket, to stop me from getting cold, then went to wash her hands and prepare herself for the treatment.
I love the treatment room. The furnishings are minimalistic: bookcases with Jan's less esoteric books on the shelves and a couple of tasteful ornaments, a comfy leather armchair in one corner (which looks as if it may have a foot rest attached), a wooden table (ideal for doing Tarot and Angel card readings on), a school-type chair at one end of the room that is brought in to put the CD player on and Aureen's treatment table takes the central space. What is most obvious about the room though is the lovely atmosphere - it feels so gentle and calming.
When Aureen returned the CD player was switched on and the treatment began - I'd already had to close my eyes, a sign that things would go well.
This time the most frequent thing to happen was the swirls of colours behind my closed eyelids. These aren't the usual colours you can see when you close your eyes, especially in bright sunlight, but much more vivid ones. Purple was predominant: as soon as Aureen had touched my head then my feet pulses of purple began, like a heartbeat, then turned into swirls of colour. A little later there were pulses of green, from light Spring green to deep lush summer grass green, interspersed with occasional splashes of orange and several times I got the impression of outlines of flowers around the edges of the colours, which was a first. At one point I briefly saw the outlined figure of a woman, arms outstretched at her sides and glowing with light - a very serene image. Later still I also got the feeling that there was someone stood to the left of me and I had an overwhelming urge to hold out my left hand, as if to hold someone's hand, and found it really hard not to do it. When Aureen closed the treatment at my feet I could feel a distinct tingling sensation.
We discussed what I'd seen and what Aureen had done afterwards. Apparently all my chakras had been well out of balance, another thing that explained why I'd been feeling so out of kilter, so she had realigned them all, pulling healing purple light through my body to help do this. She also saw me walking through a forest glade with lots of animals and flowers around, dressed in a white robe - as I walked I came across a beautiful waterfall which I stepped into and as the water washed over me it bathed me with healing white light and I looked happy. So the white glowing figure I saw was me!When I told Aureen about wanting to hold my hand out she asked why I hadn't - basically it was because I didn't want to freak her out. She assured me that it wouldn't have, as she would have known it was something important, and that it was possibly so I could be given something from either the Angelic or Spiritual realm. I had to promise her that, if I ever felt the urge to do this again, I was not to worry and just go ahead and do it. The tingling sensation in my feet happened as Aureen was grounding me at the end of the treatment.
She then asked if I had ever had a black and white cat but as I shook my head she said that, actually, it was a mostly black cat with a little white on it. Our cat Sally was black with a splash of white on her side that we referred to as her Mallen Streak - the vet told us that it was a sign of her having had trauma in the area. As she was a rescue cat we didn't know her history, so couldn't enlighten him. She crossed over the Rainbow Bridge several years ago: she had a stroke and lost her sight and the use of her back legs and we'd had to take the sad decision to have her put to sleep, afterwards burying her in our back garden. Apparently Sally had come into the room, first sitting in one area before moving wandering under the table to go and sit on the other side, purring all the while. She had been a very vocal cat. I told Aureen that I felt she came to visit us occasionally as I'd sensed her around a couple of times (once I even felt her softly tapping my hand for attention, just as she used to do) and my son had actually seen her once, trotting away from us, down the back room to the sun lounge where she used to spend much of her time. It's nice to know that she's happy to come back to visit occasionally. :0)
Aureen then told me to take it easy for the rest of the day. Rather than buzzing with energy, as usually happens, I felt tired - guess it was something to do with having a more intensive healing done, to realign those chakras. I didn't need telling twice! LOL She also told me that the Development Circle should be starting within a couple of weeks: she's taking time to ensure that the people who go to it are of similar outlooks so that we will gel, creating the right energies for us to work together well. It will be a small group so I shouldn't feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed.
After thanking her I went back to reception, paid my dues and booked another appointment for next month. I also confirmed my booking for the Angel Workshop, at the end of May, and paid for that too. I am so looking forward to it! :0)
Afterwards I met DH in Il Sorriso, where we had dinner - they do a rather nice ham salad - before calling at the flower shop, on the way home, for some freesias to take to Rosehill Crem on the Sunday, to put by Mum's plaque for Mother's Day. I heeded Aureen's advice and took it easy for the rest of the day and Boy, did I sleep like a log that night!
Thank you for stopping by - hope you enjoyed your visit. :0)