Coping in These Troubling Times

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featured_small_04092During the past two years, my need to cope has been great. My day job was eliminated suddenly and I have been going through the stages of grief. However, my spirituality and healing practice have sustained, nourished and comforted me during this trying time. Reiki and daily card divination have been my mainstays.

Every early morning, while still in bed, I am holding my hands in the twelve Reiki self-treatment positions, lingering five minutes or longer on various parts of my body – taking up to two hours sometimes. The loving warmth has given me comfort on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy, and this simple, yet profound, modality has been indispensable to me.

Most mornings during the past dozen years, I have used divination cards to receive spiritual messages. I love Doreen Virtue’s Archangel Oracle cards and Francene Hart’s Sacred Geometry Oracle Deck, as well as Tarot of the Spirit, by Pamela Eakins, Ph.D. Usually I just shuffle and pull three or four cards from each deck, one at a time, and read about each card. I also value the daily divination I receive by turning to any page in Sanaya Roman’s Spiritual Growth: Being Your Higher Self. This book affirms who I am and all that I can be! This intuitive guidance practice has given me reassurance, comfort and encouragement.

With the current state of affairs, this guidance has recently affirmed my path of serving as support for others in my community, especially focusing now on the renewed growth of this magazine, The Edge: Soul of the Cities, and on all who gain sustenance from this publication. How exactly this will show up remains to be seen. But it is clear with the new direction enhanced by the website and the electronic flipbook, The Digital Edge, that there is an opportunity for us to be in community more than ever.

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