So this past Sunday we held our first Wine & Paint night at the studio! In honour of the Full Pink Moon in April we chose our first creation to be one of a full moon and reflection upon a body of water, a sight that is always stunning.
Our artist Dylan Rupnow led instruction for our artists, who had an array of painting experience from none to seasoned.
The creativity and conversation between what started as a room of with "strangers" was an absolute delight, the entire evening. This always brings me such warmth. I have seen and felt this during my weekly group meditations, but throw a little more time in and a leisurely environment, topped off with relaxing biurnal beats playing in the background giving their constant benefits of reducing stress, increasing concentration, building confidence and enhancing moods for all to take home with them along with their canvas'. We pride ourselves on having a little different ambience than other paint night events elsewhere.
Stay tuned for our next one coming up the end of May (will be posted on our events page) as we delve into something a little more spiritual and relating to what we practice in our cherished space.
I have been fortunate enough recently to be asked to come in to our local college here in Belleville, Loyalist College, and provide a weekly meditation. During my first session at the college I spoke just before our guided journey of thoughtless awareness about the difference between goals and intentions. I shall use the same examples here as I did that afternoon, pertaining to such.
If we make mindfulness a "goal", we have then moved out of the movement, and we judge our current experience, which can put us off. A great example of this would be a first timer settling into the meditation thinking..."I have already been practising for 5 minutes, and it's not bringing me the peace of mind I was promised."
Where as with "intention" there is no required result. We are simply connecting to our chosen course. In this case the thinking here may sound like this..."I am just going to practise and see what happens."
Already you have accomplished what you had set out to do, leaving a satisfied feeling rather than the crummy sensation from a failed expectation.
It's ok to have goals in your life, just be conscious of how you are going to set them up and think of how they may end up making you feel if you are unable to reach them within your pre-set allotted time.
Love & Light
I say the above title with grand exclamation, as I am simply thrilled to announce that not only is this website up and active today, but the Samureiki studio is also now complete and I am ready to share!
This has been a perpetual vision of mine for approximately the past year. I get to now take something that makes me feel so fulfilled and give it back to others in need of an uplift, be it in physical, mental or spiritual form, in my very own space. A space that allows you to check everything at the door and walk in to nothing but good vibes and abundance for you. This is all about you. I am not a healer. As a matter of fact, for those who are unaware of the specifics of reiki, it simply goes where it is needed at the time. I am just the mediator that assists. You are making the change by just being open to a session and feeding your body what it needs during that time and hopefully continuously as you walk back out into the every day. Carry that fervour and let it resonate. You will find that others you interact with will notice that you have a different air about you.
I welcome all to come in and have such experience, or if you are even just curious and have questions, never hesitate to drop me a line and you can do a quick pop in just to check out my space. My main intention is to give you a space that brings you comfort and allows you to breathe peacefully.
I encourage you to look through and read the site to gather more information on what it is I do, as well come back to see what's new at Samureiki. I plan on hosting some different events, group meditations, etc. All fantastic times to come out and fill your soul, make new acquaintances in the community and take some "you" time.
I look forward to any feedback you all have, and I welcome you to Samureiki!
Love & light,
Long before I was a reiki practitioner, I was a writer. This gives me the best of both worlds! Come read up on my thoughts of wellness & spirituality, how I try to stay focused in a busy life, and topics that give us all something to think about!