Author Archives: mariner2mother

About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a creative 17 year old son, and a former merchant ship's deck officer. To feed my creative side I take photos. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family. Our most recent adventure has me homeschooling my teenager and going through a very challenging spontaneous Kundalini Awakening.

Autumn Update

I’ve struggled to write lately, mostly because my mind is still heavily affected by my Kundalini awakening process. A process that is changing how I see and experience my world and the world at large. That said, life goes on. … Continue reading

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Trip To The Northeast

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Originally posted on Life Is A Journey… Not A Guided Tour:
Recently, I had a chance to fly from the Northwest to the Northeast and spend a few weeks by the ocean in Maine. This is one of my oldest…

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When I Hit Bottom

Today has been a day of contemplating why we suffer. I know, a little heavy. But stay with me. Ever since I was about twelve or thirteen I had a song that played on repeat in my head, and the … Continue reading

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Something I’ve realized over the last decade is that I love to learn. And not just any old thing. I love to learn about what makes people tick. Why they behave the way they do. And my very best teachers … Continue reading

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When Normal Is Gone

Ever since Kundalini energy opened in my body like a tap cranked full-on, my life has been altered. Or should I say, my perception of life has been altered. I still live in the same place, pretty much have the … Continue reading

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I’ve been getting back into the mode of watching interviews on YouTube of people who have some sort of spiritual gift. Either they’re psychic or have had a near-death experience, they connect with dead people or channel spirits. Recently, I … Continue reading

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MTB: I am, The First Person Narrative

I don’t consider myself a good poet, but now and then I like to throw my hat into the ring. And having discovered a new blogger today, she led me to MTB: I am, The First Person Narrative and their … Continue reading

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Messages From Spirit

Whether we know it or not, we always have beings in spirit looking out for us. Sending us love and other messages of support. They’re not allowed to interfere in our soul’s choices, but they hang around us for our … Continue reading

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How I Forgave My Abuser

It’s Sunday and as I write this I’ve been listening to inspirational talks online. I’ve been listening to one and then another when a video of Oprah came up called, “The One Person Oprah Could Not Forgive,” about her challenging … Continue reading

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As Spring Rolls Into Summer

Happy Solstice and welcome to summer. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re getting quite a mix of rainy days and sun. And all the plants absolutely love it! While my Kundalini journey goes on and life is still a bit … Continue reading

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