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Upcoming book release, Lost & Found: Finding the "Lost" I AM...Within YOU! by Debra E. Brady
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August Update

August has already begun to feel considerably different that the first half of this year, including July; I have a sense that great things are yet to come as I feel gratitude for this moment of clarity and Sunday morning serenity in my new home.

Summer…it is visible in the air today with its warm humidity; the overcast sky says that rain is not long away. It was a record-breakingly cool and dry July, so perhaps we catch up now that it’s August. Personally, it’s been an interesting summer…especially July; I got a job, but have not been able to start it, due to a government form that been waiting to be signed. In two days, it will have been six months exactly from the end of my last job…a record for me in terms of not being employed.

Bell in a Forest Glade
Bell in a Forest Glade

I also moved, late in June, from the apartment I had in Bethesda. I have no regrets, but fulfilling a lease without a job was done, though at times required created methods. A friend offered me a vacant house in the southern part of Maryland…almost exactly on the opposite side of DC, but still commutable to my new job and a nice piece of property on three acres…quite a change from a one-bedroom apartment in the city. It’s also been a time for re-evaluation of all that I’ve been doing.

With every physical move, I clean out some of the accumulation of the past and make decisions that only a move seems to motivate. Having spent the better part of July in this new home, I come to realize that I prefer a house to an apartment and enjoy the relative quiet of the “country life”…though I’m on the flight path to Andrews AFB, so there are very definite breaks in that silence, though not like being close to a regular airport.

If I have any regrets, it would be that it’s taken me far too long to do some of the heavy-duty kind of self-evaluations that comes with entering this stage of mortal life. But, even then, I’m grateful that I’ve had the friends and family that I have to ease the way. No man…or woman…is an island; I am no exception.

I look forward to starting my new job and getting back into the flow of life again…after this erstwhile hiatus. I’ve started a garden, some plants from seeds are popping their little heads out of the moist soil; I’m planning a meditation garden. It will have a water feature, a bench to sit on and some screening for a bit more privacy (the street and neighbors on one side are still visible from the backyard). I’m contemplating creating a labyrinth as well; perhaps informal, but perhaps I will create something truly special…time and money will certainly play their parts.

Otherwise, August has already begun to feel considerably different that the first half of this year, including July; I have a sense that great things are yet to come as I feel gratitude for this moment of clarity and Sunday morning serenity in my new home.

Exceptional Mini-Movie by Pantene

It’s not often that we can be moved by a commercial endeavor…this is one of those time; I felt that it needs to be shared with the largest possible audience.

It’s not often that we can be moved by a commercial endeavor…this is one of those time; I felt that it needs to be shared with the largest possible audience.

If you have trouble with this embedded link, search YouTube for “Pantene”…it’s 4:03 long…worth your time to watch! Please share your comments here or on the YouTube sight directly.

July Reiki Attunement Blitz

I’m on a mission…to get everyone who does not already have a Reiki I level attunement, attuned in the next seven (7) days! …Worldwide, love-donation basis…

I’m on a mission…to get everyone who does not already have a Reiki I level attunement, attuned in the next seven (7) days!

This not only includes a distance attunement, but I will also send you materials by email that will assist you in beginning the journey to doing healings for yourself and others. Once you make the statement to me and set this intention, we work synergistically to put Reiki into your energy-system. It happens instantaneously, but you will need some assistance to begin to actually manifest this new energy into a useful form which you’ll be able to provide to others, as well as yourself.

If this interests you, please contact me at onewithspiritjrnl@yahoo.com or call me (if you have my number). We will make arrangements for this attunement as soon as it is convenient for both of us. I’m asking for a love donation of $100 USD…however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds…this is important for the Earth’s ascension! If you can provide additional funds so that others can benefit, please let me know as well…even if you already have Reiki I. I have a PayPal account that will facilitate receiving funds in any currency from around the world. I can attune up to the Master-Teacher level for Reiki, Seichim and Sekhem; if you are looking for those attunements.

These are distance attunements; it does not matter if you are not ‘local’ to me (Washington, DC), wherever you are, we can do this together…does not even need a phone. We can set up a time that we’re both focused on this process and it will be done.

Any questions, please let me know. I will be disseminating this to my other lists and groups, including Twitter and Facebook. Feel free to distribute this as widely as possible!

Namaste,

Rev Debi Brady

Seichim/Sekhem/Reiki Master-Teacher

The Spiritual Spa

http://www.spiritual-spa.org

Quickie Update on Blog

Time flies…fun or otherwise! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, so I figure that I need to some words in here that aren’t being captured as part of my regular Facebook and Twitter updates…

Time flies…fun or otherwise! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, so I figure that I need to some words in here that aren’t being captured as part of my regular Facebook and Twitter updates (140 words are easy to crank out while running around).

After four months of looking for my next position, I’m still waiting to see whether I land a strong opportunity in Virginia. Luckily, I’m already in the process of closing out my lease at an expensive suburban Maryland apartment complex. Not only is the rent high, but it doesn’t include utilities or parking…so, I hadn’t figured just how much outlay that was going to be before signing a year-long lease last June. Needless-to-say, I will know ‘better’ when I go looking for my next place…perhaps in Northern Virginia, if that’s where I’ll be working. I’m not one to like to save a little money on housing, just to spend it sitting in my car on a long, crowded commute!

Another update will be forthcoming as my move and potential job opp shape up, but in the meantime, stay connected to me on my other social networking sites for any news.

Ups and Downs of Connections

Just a quickie update…I’ve noticed that after getting regular traffic just after a couple social media events I attended last month, the views have tanked!

Just another example of the old wisdom about maintaining connections of any kind…you get out what you put in. I haven’t been contributing posts, especially social media specific info, so my stats have been fairly flat over the past few weeks.

Yes, I was on vacation, but that’s no excuse. To prevent the ‘up and down’ syndrome in readership, before taking time away from my computer, I should’ve seeded my blog by having timed postings in my absence. Easy to say, in retrospect, much harder to do in practicality.

I have plans to come up with a series of articles about a range of social media topics. Each post does not have to be long, but it needs to be relevant and pithy. Better a short, frequent 2-3 paragraphs of meat than 4-6 paragraphs, which are irregularly posted. Lesson here…for me…keep it coming, encourage subscribers and commenters.

WordCamp Mid-Atlantic 2009 Last Saturday!

Many people cannot make this event but they will be following the action vicariously. If you’re on Twitter, tweet the event up! Post your Flickr photos. Blog. The only thing we ask is that you share with the community, so everyone can enjoy it. Please license your content Creative Commons, Attribution, Non-commercial or similar community-based licensing. Tag your content #wordcampmidatl so we can find it later!

Tweet, Share, Blog, Shoot, Tag

Many people cannot make this event but they will be following the action vicariously. If you’re on Twitter, tweet the event up! Post your Flickr photos. Blog. The only thing we ask is that you share with the community, so everyone can enjoy it. Please license your content Creative Commons, Attribution, Non-commercial or similar community-based licensing. Tag your content #wordcampmidatl so we can find it later!

All around, come and expect to enjoy yourself, learn something, and make new connections. On behalf of the organizers and sponsors, we thank you for making this event possible. You are the biggest sponsor of all because without you, there would be no WordCamp!

NOTE: I’ll be posting some pix soon…stay tuned…:)