Month: February 2017

Adventures in going out: Week 52

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A quick google search to check my math on how many weeks are in a year has yielded me the answer of 52. Which means… dun dun dunnnnnnn. This week was a year of adventuring. Yayyyyyy! Wooooooo!! Hurrah!! It is hard to believe that this has actually happened. That I did it. I followed through with it. I stuck to it. Even when I did not want to. Even when it seemed scary. I kept going to. And I did it. I will create a new post in the coming days with a write up about the whole adventure and how it went and what I learned. For now this final week or the year long trek for me.

This week I did not waste any time going out to adventure. This week started on Monday where I went out to the Franklin Institute and saw the Jurassic World exhibit, which I already wrote about, so won’t go into it again. Wednesday saw me attending development class, to better myself and my abilities. Thursday was an interesting night. I went to a person who is a channel for Angels and spiritual beings, and she was channeling Archangel Gabriel, Jesus, and Mary Magdalene. It’s always an interesting night when I attend one of her workshops. She is an amazing person, and the energies she brings forth with the Archangels, and ascended beings. Always eye opening. That was a fun night with a great group of people.

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This week was also gorgeous weather all week long. I’m talking high 60’s to even 70’s. So on Friday I went out with a friend to a place called Strawbridge lake. It’s somewhat local, and we were able to get out, go outside, and enjoy the incredible weather. So much so that I got sunburn. Sunburn in February. I don’t recall that ever happening before. It was such a lovely day out. The fish were jumping. And they were jumping so high you could see the fish as they broke the surface of the water. Which was pretty neat, and scary all at once. It seemed at some point they were going to climb up on land and fish for humans. That night I went out and got an angel card reading done, at On Angel Wings. The reading was very accurate and spot on and has me pondering about much. Then I went out with friends to Brickwall Tavern for some food and laughs. A great way to end a great year of adventuring. On the way there we past an apartment, and through the window we could see the Christmas tree was still up. I’m all for keeping the holiday spirit going. Who cares if it’s the end of February and almost Easter.

Yet that was not the end of the week for me as on Saturday I would attend a refresher Reiki Master course. Where I got to sit down and chat with fellow Reiki masters to talk about Reiki and helping and working with others with it. It was a fun experience, and the energies were high from the Reiki energy. Which wiped me out after wards and I just relaxed and enjoyed another incredible week. With an even busier week planned for this week.

 

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Jurassic World Exhibit

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Yesterday I started my vacation form work, so what better way to have a vacation than to have fun. Out in public. So many of my vacations over the years were “staycation” so it’s nice to actually go out and about. My nieces wanted to take me to the Jurassic World exhibit at the Franklin Institute and who am I do say no to that?

Off we went to PA to have some fun. Apparently we were not the only ones out and about as we drove around for 30 minutes just trying to find parking before finally squeezing into a parking garage that was probably more full than it should have been. I feared they may have used a forklift and started to stacks cars on top of each other to fit them all in. It was that crowded. Then we headed to the Franklin Institute, after my niece asked my favorite dinosaur, as they were excited to see this exhibit again. I’d have to say it’s a toss up between a Triceratops and a Stegosaurus. More so in Robotic Form.

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Dinobots transform.

After we made our way through the thralls of people we got up to the line to wait to get into the showing of the exhibit. Then we wanted in a second line, as the first line, was just the line to get to the door, then there was a line, inside the door waiting to go on. It seems that many, many people decided yesterday was a good day to go there. I guess schools being closed for Presidents day did not help matters.

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I will admit  I  was not really expecting much from this exhibit. While I did the Pixar one last year, which was done really well, and say their Egypt exhibit, I did not have high hopes for this one. I was not expecting much there. Or in the sense of scale, and scope of it all. After arriving, we are greeted by a screen, and windows, that make it look like you are in a boat, arriving to this island, of misfit toys… oops, sorry, wrong franchise. Island of Dinosaurs,  so like a Dino Island? Where we are greeted by a video, of the local care taker of these dinos, and hear her story/spiel before going in. Right away you are greeted by foliage, and large, really large, dinosaur right out the gate. This little fellow right here, which I do believe is a Brachiosaurus. As you can see in the picture up above he is quite large in scale.

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Onward we went seeing many more dinosaurs, such as the Raptors, and the T-Rex, who is only grumpy because he can not lace up his new pair of Jordans he just bought. He spent over a hundred bucks on them, but can not reach the laces, and none of his dino friends will help him out. So he keeps tripping, and all the other dinosaurs just laugh and point at him, and not help out. Poor little guy, just wants to tie his new kicks and can’t.

There were many elements from the movie there, from the Raptor in the cage, to even the creation room. Where they are preparing the eggs for omelettes for breakfast. I mean, look at those eggs, they are huge. They could easily feed whole family with just one, or Shaq himself.

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This is where they cook the dinos like hot dogs.

After the exhibit is, of course the gift shop, where everything is over priced, like 30 dollars for a t-shirt that I could buy at hot topic for half of that. We got some food, and walked around a little seeing what else we could hit. We tried to see the giant human heart, which was crowed, and we did not have time to see. Which is heartbreaking. Bada boom tshhhh. Then we went to the brain, which was not that crowded, because well lets face it, no one is really using their brains these days. After that we headed back to our cars, and headed home after a fun spent day looking at dinosaurs.

A great way to start my vacation. I did not have my big camera and only had my cell phone. So I did not take the best photos and did not get to capture everything.

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Adventures in going out: Week 51

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The ain’t no mountain high enough edition.

This past week has been an incredible one for me. It has had many ups, and downs, but they have all been worth it for me. So much was done and accomplished. It was also the week of Love, or commercialized love, in the form of Valentine’s day.

This week I spent a lot of time just hanging with friends, and working on our abilities together. It started with my development group on Wednesday, where we did some Angel Card readings for each other. Coming up in April, I will be having my first table at a Spiritual Expo, where I will be doing Angel card readings all day long. Never in a million years would I have seen that in my life, or would have seen this is where my year long adventure would take me.

Thursday was a little circle with some friends, where we are able to work more on our abilities with each other. I was also able to buy some more crystals. Buying some citrine, and some raw rose quartz. Of course it’s not natural citrine, and is heart treated amethyst. I do love some Amethyst. That group ended up turning into an impromptu Reiki session, where myself, and another Reiki master, did some Reiki healing, and some IET healing, on a friend of ours. I have never really done a session with another person like that before. So that was an interesting experience to be a part of. Now I’m looking to find a space to continue to do Reiki healing on other people. Working with Reiki has been so incredible, and wonderful to be a part of. To have people tell me after a session, that they feel so incredible,  light, and so serene. Makes it all worth it to me. I am very blessed to be able to channel healing energy and help others with it. As it has helped me. So hopefully soon, I will be able to have a space to be able to do Reiki sessions on others.

Then Saturday when the weather was really nice out, I decided to head outside, and go someplace, for the first time in a while, to Red Bank Battlefield. I love it there. It is so awesome and peaceful. I have been there a few times in the past year. It was also one of the first places I visited when I started this journey. So it only seemed fitting that at the second to last week of it, I would return to the place that really started it all for me.

However I was not the only one who had the idea of getting out there Saturday. As this place was crowded, by far the most crowded I had ever seen it. Both lots for parking were full. I had to park out on the street. After walking around, I noticed every one walking around, staring at their phones. Before I could hear that familiar sound of, Pokemon Go. They were all out there trying to catch Pokemon. The young games, as well, as the older games. And the much, much, older gamers. Pokemon Go seems to reach all types of ages. I was not much of a fan of it, playing it only a few times when it first launched. Kudos to them to keep going at it, and still drawing people in to it. I do wonder would the same people have been out at the park that day, enjoying the weather, or were they only out to catch some Pokemon? I suppose on one hand it’s good that video games can be used to bring people of all ages together. At one point, walking the trail, I heard, “Charizard!” And watched the masses flock to that point. Or are we now at the apex of the Zombie Apocalypse, as we all become brain dead from staring at our phones all day, and the Terminators rise and enslave us all? Scary thoughts either way. But I had fun none the less.

This week now starts week 52, I am hitting the one year mar. I am so impressed and can not believe this day would have ever happened. That I could go from being a person who was indoors all the time to being outside at least once a week for a whole years. I have changed and grown and evolved so much from this journey and over the year of doing it. I don’t even recognize the little timid and afraid guy that started this all.

I can’t wait to see where it takes me in another year.

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Adventures in going out: Week 50

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The Legend of Zelda Edition.

Just like that another week has come to an end. It’s not surprising I didn’t do anything to stop it. I let it just keep on going. This week was pretty active if I say so myself. This was also an incredible week to boot for me. This weekend may have been the best one I have ever had. Certainly the best one I have had in a decade. I am very grateful for this all. This journey. From the pain, to the suffering, to the good times, and even the bad times. I am thankful for them all. They have shown and taught me so much. I would not be where I am without them.

Monday started with me doing a Reiki healing session on someone. It went smoothly and the energy was flowing so well for them and myself. So much so I almost passed out from channeling so much energy. The next day I got a text form them saying this, “I woke up this morning feeling lighter (best way I could describe it) then I’ve felt in months my negative energy is gone.” Reiki is a wonderful thing, and can help in so many ways. I am grateful to have been able to help and bring that healing. I am now even thinking about getting my own space to do more healing sessions with people. Now if only I could just win the lottery and have the money to do it all. I was surprised at how much I was able to pick up during the session. The more I clear out and open up, the more sensitive  I become.

Then come Friday I went out to a tavern with some friends, to just hang out, relax, and just enjoy some friendship and fun times. To think when I started out 50 weeks ago, this journey, was all by myself. Now I am going at a tavern, with four people from 7 at night until 3 in the morning. I even had someone in my car before and after. Something I had always been afraid about doing in the past. This journey has helped me in so many ways. I have opened up and done so many new things that I would have said no to in the past. I am glad to be able to say yes to life. Finally.

I then ended the week with The Lego Batman movie, and let me tell you. It is a fantastic movie. It is so hilarious, and such a good parody movie, and it’s done well. I have not enjoyed such a parody movie since Spaceballs. So even though it may seem to be just a kids movie, go out and see it. Especially if you are a Batman fan. Like myself. I even wore my Batman hoodie to it.

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Adventures in going out: Week 49

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The welcome to the Twilight Zone edition.

I have not had much to really say these past couple weeks so my blog posts have been few and far between. While there has been plenty going on in my life they just did not get blog posts to go along with them. Hopefully that picks up again.

This week was another good one, I looked forward to much of it. As Tuesday I was able to meet with some friends, enjoy they company, and work on our development together. Followed by development class on Wednesday.

The real bread and butter of the week was that I was going to a place called, Under the Moon, for a little paranormal investigating. I have mentioned before that I had been wanting to do some so I was finally able to participate in it.

It was quite the interesting experience to see this all being done in person as opposed to on TV. Luckily I was able to go with some friends of mine which made it a better experience than had I would have gone with complete strangers. It was neat seeing some of the equipment in person, the ghost box, which captures sound frequencies, and the other doodads that I have no idea what they are called. They would light up when the static electricity of energy would affect it.

Being empathic I am able to sense the energies of a room, feel the vibrations of certain things, and in the case of spirit, I can feel the energy of them. Which is a form of clairsentience, clear feeling. So I was able to pick up quite a few sensations here and there. From a racing heart, to headaches, a stickiness of energy. As well as twisting in the gut. I will admit it is pretty wild to be able to sense and feel such sensations like. Of course it’s also very tiring to do, as it wears me out at times.

I was not able to pick up more than that mainly because I was not really engaging with my abilities, as there was probably a little fear to do so. I am not sure what exactly that fear is, but it is another thing I need to work on, letting go of my fears, and not holding myself back in all that I can do. I did at one time pick up a name of “Chris” but had nothing more than that. As I did not try to get more.

So I am glad to have been able to get out and do this to see it up close and personal like that. Not sure if I will get out to do one more. But I have not ruled it out.

On an unrelated note I was able to pick up my own crystal bowl, 8″, that vibrates to the note F. Which is used for the heart chakra. I have much healing and releasing from that center of my body. So it was a good start for me. Hopefully in time, I will be able to acquire a whole set of them. Since I love the crystal bowls. They have been so instrumental in helping me heal. Speaking of healing I will be doing two Reiki sessions on clients this week. I am looking forward to that. Reiki has been so wonderful for me, and it will be incredible to share that with others. Hopefully I will be able to continue offering sessions to more people in the future.

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