Author Archives: mariner2mother

About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a creative 20 year old son, a former merchant ship's deck officer, and a wife. 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. My most recent adventure has me navigating a very challenging Kundalini Awakening.

Crystal Singing Bowls

Sound healing can be very powerful. Several days ago I felt the need for healing sound vibrations to reverberate through my body and was pleased to see my local Reiki Master whose tool kit includes sound healing. Upon my request, … Continue reading

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Surrender and Acceptance

For the past few weeks, I’d been sitting on a cloud of hope. Hope that working with a talented healer I was guided to would help me create the inner and outer coherence that’s been missing from my life for … Continue reading

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The New Year

This New Year’s Day I was hanging up new calendars and noticed finding it very easy to throw one away while I kept the other. The one I kept I buy annually from a photographer local to the cottage in … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Season

For the past five Christmases, I’ve been deep in a process of inner change that’s challenged me like nothing else. Granted, a Kundalini awakening stirs and shakes up a person’s life, but I never knew the initial phase that’s the … Continue reading

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Thanks and Gratitude

Every once in a while I notice something different. I react to situations differently than I used to. Instead of seeing the worst in people and what’s wrong with the world, what pops into my head are the silver linings. … Continue reading

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As a photographer, I sometimes use filters to modify images I shoot. These days it’s easy to add a filter after the shot’s been taken. I may soften the look of the subject, tweak with the light, add or enhance … Continue reading

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Never Regret Choosing Love

Mothering a child with invisible disabilities is not easy, but it’s rewarding. It’s a path chosen by souls who want to evolve. The interplay between my son’s and my life has included great joys and plenty of times that weren’t … Continue reading

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Signs and Synchronicities

I used to think like so many people that coincidences were just that: a coincidence. And that sometimes I just got lucky. The thing is, when you learn to see invisible threads connecting things, coincidences become synchronicities. And luck becomes … Continue reading

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Salt Water

Ever since I was a young girl I’ve loved the ocean. Walking rocky beaches looking for treasure. Looking for shells, sea glass, and rocks with a white line circumscribed around them. Looking for quartz, mica, and garnets. I think my … Continue reading

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Another Trip Around the Sun

I don’t generally blog about my birthday, but this year the celebration extended to three days. Not feeling quite like myself, I haven’t felt like celebrating for the past few years – which isn’t me. Growing up, birthdays were a … Continue reading

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