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New Years Superstitions 2017

Posted on: December 29th, 2016 by healing_arts_admin
New Years Superstitions

New Years Superstitions

happy New Years!!!

Last year at New Year’s I wrote a blog about all the New Year’s superstitions I have heard from clients over time. Funny thing is, I really tried to cover all my basis. I got my whole house cleaned and organized, even the fish tank was sparkling before the strike of midnight. I had my black eyed peas soaking to be cooked on New Year’s day. I had rigged the whole, first visitor over will be a handsome dark haired guy, by strategically having my husband invite a friend of his to breakfast who fit the description, but to my surprise, our first visitor was a good friend of mine who had just had her hair done, extra blonde (if you remember if the first visitor of the new year is a blonde or redheaded woman, it foretells an unlucky year!) Gosh, I wish I didn’t believe in this stuff, but I did have a rather tricky year, I wouldn’t say completely unlucky, but even for a pollyanna like myself, I have to admit I had some tough trials and tribulations & it wasn’t until just the other day when my blonde friend and I were remembering last new years, I literally opened the door to her with a look of horror, which we can laugh about now, but I did look back and think, maybe there is something to that superstition…Please let my first visitor be a dark haired handsome guy & if you are redheaded or blonde woman, can we just hang out later in the week, puhlease?! So I was telling some of my client’s about all the superstitions & of course they wanted to know, to cover their basis, so I am going to put them out there again, here you go, Good Luck! Over the years, my clients have blessed me with all kinds of lucky superstitions about the New Year, now I feel neurotic having to do all these things, to ensure a Lucky New Year! Did you know the tradition of kissing a loved one at midnight was to ensure strong affections for the whole year, if you go to sleep before midnight without kissing your loved one, it’s going to be a lack luster year for your relationship… The first person to enter your house after the strike of midnight, should be a handsome, dark haired man, never, ever a blonde or red headed woman (equals the worst luck!). This handsome male guest should also be bringing coal, well okay! Sounds lucky to me. On New Year’s Day, you have to, have to eat Black Eyed Peas with Pork and never chicken. I learned this from a client who is from the South and now I just have to do this one! Black eyed peas ensure your good fortune! Pork is because Pigs root forward & it means your year will move forward well (chickens scratch backwards, so if you eat chicken on New Years you will be living in the past). Your house should be cleaned, organized & swept before midnight! (never sweep dirt out the door though, that sweeps luck with it). You should have a fully stocked pantry for the New Year. However you should not clean on actual New Year’s Day, only the eve before. All debts from the previous year should be paid in full before the New Year, perhaps harder to do in this day and age… Nothing should leave your house on New Year’s Day!

You should not wash your hair on New Years.

Was it wear new underwear or old underwear? shoot, now I can’t remember! I do know Red underwear will bring romance, passion and fertility…Polka Dot underwear on New Years day brings $$$ Money! Why does everyone have noisemakers @ the strike of Midnight? It was always thought that making lots of noise as you ring in the New Year would keep evil spirits away.  Chinese New Years you throw firecrackers or pop its at every door to guard against evil. In Greece you throw a Pomegranate at the doorstep for the same, which is kinda convenient b/c I always buy too many Pomegranates for Xmas decorating, though it is messy to clean pomegranate off your porch later....If lots of seeds go everywhere it will be a very prosperous year, if it just smashes in one lump not so good, so throw hard and maybe at an angle? In Mexico, they believe in having every light of the house on during the New Years eve into the New Year with lots of candles, so your year will be filled with light. In Yoga classes, we would always do a ton of Sun Salutations, a wonderful invigorating way to start the New Year & make a commitment to Yoga.

I've also heard you should spend New Years day doing exactly what you would like to be doing all year, so if you are a runner, go for a run! I look forward to spending the day with my boys & I will enjoy hanging out with them all year! 


Mother’s Day 5/6/16 Massage Gift Certificates

Posted on: April 18th, 2016 by healing_arts_admin
Mother's Day Massage Special

Mother's Day Massage Special

Mother's Day Massage Special

For everything Mom does & how much she gives,

give her the gift she really wants (& Needs) A Massage!

This Mother's day we are offering discounts on Mother's Day Massage Gift Certificates when you purchase online using the Paypal buttons below, we will mail them out promptly. Mother's Day is Sunday May 6th, so don't hesitate, purchase your Mother's Day Massage today!

If you are seeking Massage on the Saturday or Sunday of Mother's Day weekend, please give us a call because times are filling up fast & we have reserved spots just for Moms, so not available for online booking.

Mother's Day Massage Specials

Art Up Friday the 13th of May the Big One!

Posted on: April 18th, 2016 by healing_arts_admin
Art Up May 13th Big One

Art Up May 13th Big One

Art Up Friday the 13th of May the Big One!

We will be featuring artist Diana Comstock with her latest paintings including Buddha Cats, Peacocks, Artemis and much more!  We will also have mini Reiki & Tibetan Gong Bath healings.

And remember Mom this May with the gift she really wants... A MASSAGE! We have Gift Certificates available online & in office, stay tuned to our blog for more Mother's Day Massage Specials!

Signs that might be omens

Posted on: March 24th, 2016 by healing_arts_admin
do you believe in angels?

do you believe in angels?

signs that might be omens

signs that might be omens

I can't shake the James Taylor song with the line, "and signs that might be omens say I'm going, going..." As many of my clients & friends know, I'm contemplating moving away from Seattle (I have such a big mouth, I can't seem to keep it secret though I know I should!)  Today while I was walking my dog, I just asked Spirit to give me some sort of signs that this is the right direction to go, could be in the form of Hummingbirds, 4 leaf clovers or seeing Angels I thought.  Well I turned the very next corner & saw an incredible statue of Mary, on a street I have walked about a million times & I've never noticed her before...Then a block up was a statue of St. Francis of Assisi, which must be for my husband b/c he had the prayer to Francis of Assisi inside his toolbox when I first met him & I thought, you're not like the other boys! Then of course Hummingbirds were everywhere, sipping red flowering currant blooming everywhere, so that's almost not surprising on this beautiful Spring day!

Then I saw this incredible mosaic of Mother Mary with the gold pieces shining brightly in my eyes, how on earth have I never seen this before? I swear she was speaking to me! I had to take a picture to prove I had not dreamed her! Then, I went to the library & up on Greenwood near the site of the gas explosion I saw this incredible golden angel @ Rosewood Guitar (top photo), just breathtaking!

So I guess I got my answer? How about you do you believe in signs?

And speaking of signs, maybe this is a sign that you should sign up for

Reiki 2 Class Saturday 4/23/16 9-5

because it is almost FULL & I know many of you want to take this one!  I'm hoping to have another Reiki 1 in May & possibly one last REIKI 3 class in May or June as well...keep checking back to see!

Reiki Abundance Class

Posted on: March 4th, 2016 by healing_arts_admin
Lucky Reiki

Reiki for Abundance Class Saturday 3/19/16

Open to anyone, not just for bodyworkers!

I”m often asked how does Reiki increase abundance? I was always interested in Law of Attraction, but had limited success until I became a Reiki Master. Once my energy ran higher, I could manifest anything I wanted effortlessly, truly! For instance, I had a passing thought, I need to get another massage table because my Reiki classes are filling up, I need 2 tables now. Later that afternoon, a client said, “we are clearing out my dad’s house & he has a brand new massage table, could you use it?” Effortless! So many Synchronicities like this occur, I started a Synchronicity journal to keep track of them.

In Reiki 1 class for Abundance you receive a Reiki Attunement, which opens energy centers in your body to increase your energetic vibration & begin a 21 day cycle of transformation. We do exercises and meditations to increase your “Money Frequency” to be able to attract more. Sometimes, you may need to re-record your internal mental tapes that you learned from parents, teachers, peers who may have told you money stories such as “you must work hard & then there’s never enough” these stories can drive your life like a monkey driving you down the wrong path. I’ve done extensive research in law of attraction and creating abundance, as I grew up with scarcity tapes from my middle class, work hard at a job you hate background. As a result, I have successfully had my own bodywork business since 1999 & I prefer to work as Kahlil Gibran said, “Work is love made visible.” Or as Marsha Sinetar put in her book, “Do what you love, the money will follow.”

Do you pay attention to your money, energetically? Do you look at your accounts with a YES! I deserve all this money & more attitude? Or do you ignore your money, like an old garden being overrun with weeds? How do you feel about paying bills, grateful or resentful? This all relates to your “Money Frequency.” If your money frequency runs strong & full of energy, then your life unfolds in alignment with all you desire. If your frequency is low, you will have a problem with “havingness” & your life may become a series of obstacles and disappointments, money coming in and then going out immediately. Like the woman who won the lottery but got arrested for using food stamps, her “Money Frequency” had not caught up to her abundant state, she didn’t believe in her “havingness.” She needed to increase her energetic frequency to hold onto her wealth.

My client testimonials speak volumes about the effect of this Abundance Reiki class, we have had students who won the lottery, were given free housing (in Seattle?!)), changed jobs, received a big severance then doubled their wages in a better place to work, gifted money unexpectedly & a tons of miracles I hear everyday from my students. This student put it best:

I recommend this class for everyone, I'm in a natural energy flow now, like a strong electrical current, incredible things come to me without trying, I’m self employed & my business has tripled since this class, I finally bought a home in Seattle, a lifelong dream! For the first time in my life, I want to look at my bank account everyday & I am debt free for the first time in 11 years!! I can't wait to take level 2" Katherine P.



Posted on: February 25th, 2016 by healing_arts_admin
Cranes for Leap Year

Cranes for Leap Year

Leap year is a Magical Wishing Day!

Monday 2/29 is LEAP Year, a magical wishing day, I'm gonna celebrate by making 1000 Origami Cranes w/ my kid b/c we have some really big wishes this year (he's so good at it he's already started w/ just about 900 to go)! Here is a great Leap Year Meditation:  meditate on emptiness, on potential, on letting go of all your ‘shoulds ofs’ or ‘could haves’. This could be a time to set energy in motion before it has form. Empty your thoughts with a simple meditation like watching the river flow or focusing your gaze on a candle. Let your slate be cleared with potential for ANYTHING to happen!

Release your expectations of outcome (it's harder than it sounds)...

I will also be lighting some Palo Santo & sending Distance Reiki to many wishes on this day.  If you have a special wish you would like me to send Distance Reiki to, please leave it in the comments & I will include Distance Reiki for you!

If you are interested in taking a Reiki Class or attending a Reiki Circle (you must be Reiki 1 or above for circles), I have just added dates for Spring!