But...that doesn't mean I'm not grateful! I had a great Saturday and a super Sunday catching up with friends and posting photos I took in about 45 minutes on Friday. I took a lot of photos in a short period. I tend to do that if there is a variety of eye candy - anyone could.
Anyway...here goes for Day 166
1. I am grateful for my friendship with Natasha. I always say that I only have foreign friends in London - and then when I really think about it - that's a total lie. My closest friends in London are British. Natasha, Cheese, the Guv, the Heath sisters...etc. It has taken a LOOONG time to get to the point where I had local friends...but I do now. I've found my roots in London. Of course, Natasha had amazing news of her upcoming adventure and I'm really excited for her! Watch this space. I am also grateful because she reflected back to me a vision for my life that I too dream about. If she can see it, then it is not delusion on my part :)
2. I am grateful for the yummy Dim Sum and cake that Natasha bought us for lunch/dinner. She says I paid last time...I don't recall that...but even if I did, I'm very grateful for the treat! MMMMM!
3. I am grateful for all my friends. The thing about friends (good friends) is that they can see you with a clarity we cannot see for ourselves. Good friends see your potential and brilliance and also where you tend to fall down and so they are great encouragers with a sprinkling of caution for the potholes in the road which we keep finding and diving into, head first. Natasha once said to me that I never get going fully until Chinese New Year. I think she's right. My illness means that jet lag is 10 times worse and sends me backwards into a setback. I knew this when I went to Canada and it was the reason I didn't want to go home for Christmas. Usually I go back for a week or less and my body doesn't adjust so the jetlag is difficult but not debilitating for weeks. At Christmas I stay long enough to get onto local time and then BLAM! January is gone. At least I knew what to expect and now I realise that my year really will kick off by Chinese New Year. Yay!
Joy - it was a joy to see Natasha - she looks absolutely beautiful with her new short do. Everything is coming up roses for her and there is nothing more delightful for the heart than to see a friend really happy!
Oneness - I got an intuition about someone today and I felt very strongly about this. I don't know if my intuition is correct, but I got a sense that someone is unwell. I could feel it and I don't usually get hit by something like this, especially for someone I don't really know. I can tune in when I do a healing and I get a body sense of their illness (clairsentience) but not usually do I get hit with it when I'm not looking. That was a sense of oneness, for me.
Service - Because of the above, I went to sleep giving myself Reiki for my cold coming on...and I sent distant healing to the person and their adult child (whose worry I also felt). I had vivid dreams about the adult child - I was navigating their airplane and then driving them somewhere. I have no idea what that means except that perhaps I feel I am more in the driver's seat of worry (what they represent) in my life than I knew. Or, perhaps they were just grateful for the healing and giving over to it, in my sleep. Either way....sometimes I wish people would just send an email...the intent might be clearer that way ;)
A couple of photos from my 45 minutes out on Friday:
Way cool texture on this piece by My Dog Sighs:
Brilliant Colours on another fine piece by Pez:
A stunner of an art piece by C215 which I have loved since I first saw it 4 months ago: