Hi all! I'm feeling really well, and I want to celebrate!
So I'm offering a ten-minute internet reading for $11!
It's remarkable how much information I receive in a short space of time. My readings tend to be really compact, with a lot of information coming through in a short space of time.
How does an internet reading work? You send me, via firstname.lastname@example.org, your question. After you've send your payment via paypal, I spend 10 minutes accessing guidance for you. I send it off to you, and you have one follow-up question available.
This special is available from now (October 30, 2009, 3:30pm) until November 3, 2009, at 3:30pm.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Edited to add: Oy, misspellings. That's what happens when I do things too quickly. I apologize....
Hi all! I'm feeling really well, and I want to celebrate!
Posted by Duffi McDermott at 3:24 PM
My daughter has the flu; "high likelihood," according to her pediatrician, that it's H1N1. Of course, I'm starting to come down with it too. I felt that little shift late this afternoon that indicates that my immune system is trying to fight something off. So I'm throwing everything at it: homeopathics, herbs, vitamins, and boatloads of liquids.
A long way of saying that I won't be posting tomorrow. I'll be up against the virus.
Daughter's starting to shift out of it.
Posted by Duffi McDermott at 10:55 PM
Coming into all this quiet has had many effects:
I am realizing exactly how hard my daughter is floundering in school. Her grades are nowhere reflective of her potential. So many upcoming meetings with school counselors and teachers.
I'm hearing more from the Universe, both people within who only contact me on the etheric, and some of the manifestations of the One.
Dh's work is very intense right now; since I'm quiet, I have space to notice. There will be many more months, perhaps years, of this, since some of the work he does is highly useful to people in Congress.
I'm also much, much more aware of the season, and what's happening within it. We're having a short, warm burst right now, after almost a week of rain. The silver maple is dropping leaves. Alas, one of our pines looks like it's dying, and I'm wondering when I should have it cut down. Since it's one of the house guardians, I need to be very thoughtful. The yew bushes, also house guardians, need serious last-time-before-spring pruning. I do want to move the jonquils before too long, and plant some more bulbs for Spring.
I'm working with a nutritionist on my diet. Lots of greens in my future.
My commitment to you, my readers, is a weekly post (more if I am so moved). So Wednesday is the day you can expect to hear from me.
Be well in the slowing season.
Posted by Duffi McDermott at 9:42 PM
Having spiraled out (headaches, headaches, finally a migraine and then a recovery), I'm spiralling back in. I've heard a whisper, and felt a shifting in the etheric surround. I'm definitely starting to come back to myself: my deeper/higher Self, my central Self, my core.
Which means I can be of more service to you, my dears. I can hear better, so I can translate better. I can bring you News.
The rumblings are that this New Moon will blow the socks off most of the last few. We're emerging from the shadow of Mercury retrograde. As you continue to walk your own personal tightrope, mirrored so well in the culture around us, ask yourself: what is my dearest wish? What would I create with the deeper energies that are bubbling up? And how does my dream serve the larger cause of Balance (because it does)?
Breathe deeply, and lie in your bed as you go to sleep. Ask yourself these questions. Track your dreams, and you'll find an answer (or a multiplicity).
One of my dearest wishes is to teach others how to access the guidance that is available to all of us. Yes, I've got a gift, but/and all of us do. We can each use our dominant sense (or group of senses) to track what's being communicated. It's my intention to use some of my quiet time during this Winter to figure this out, and pass it on.
Be well, my dears!
Posted by Duffi McDermott at 10:52 PM
Four more days at the job means four days closer to more rest; exercise; and helping my dear daughter with high school; four days closer to some sleeping in; four days closer to working with Spirit on some house and self projects; four days closer to some serious visioning work on the next adventure. Four business days and I'm out.
Of course, I'll go in during the December sale if they need me to pinch-hit. But nothing substantial, long-term, or involved.
I sent a message earlier tonight to a person I know, promising "healing vibes." In all the time I spent in the car this evening, schlepping DD back and forth to choir practice, I started thinking about the difference between "healing vibes," prayer, and the distant healing work I do.
"Healing vibes" can run the gamut between holding a good thought for a person's healing, for just a moment, to serious visualization of the best that healing can hold for that individual. I've been known to hold my hands up to the computer, close my eyes, and allow the energy in my hands to flow "towards" that person. It's always with the intention that the energy be used for that person's highest good ("healing" doesn't mean "curing" (another whole topic for another time)). "Healing vibes" are short-term, I think by definition.
Prayer supposes a Being who can help, in most Western traditions; and asks for help for an individual from that Being. Quakers hold the individual being prayed for "in the Light." Prayer is intentional, can be practiced for a moment or over long periods of time, and is assumed to help. It's my experience that prayer can slide off a person, and be used by another, if the person isn't open to prayer or can't use the energy.
The distant healing work that I, and others like me, do is intentional, sure. But it has to be asked for, or at least discussed, either verbally or in writing, with the person for whom/with whom the work is done. It's a serious ethical violation, in my view, to work on someone without their permission; at issue here is the individual's ability to determine what is done to them. If you assume, as I do, that the work is real, then it's similar to doing something for that person that the person hasn't asked for. How do I know that you want your knee worked on, but I must not touch your ankle, unless we've talked before I start? I can sense your digestive issue, sure, but do you want me to touch that? So I never, ever work on someone without a prior discussion. And like all my work, it's strictly confidential.
So: "healing vibes" are harmless, at best, and possibly quite useful. Prayer is similar (though it's basic assumption is very different). Distant healing work? Only with permission; and very useful, both in the short and long term. I have, for example, a blanket permission to work on my sister. But she's the only one.
More later, my dears. Rest, and be well.
Posted by Duffi McDermott at 10:30 PM