Little Miss Pollyanna

Ahhh…. Little Miss Pollyanna….. to live day to day with a positive attitude…. to try one’s best to help spread the ever so needed energy of positive vibes. …. to negate all that is negative to help the world be a better, brighter place. Not a bad way to live. At least, not for me anyway….. lol…. however….

There are those out there who have tried to imply that I’m “too bubbly”. That I’m too much of a dreamer, always with my head in the clouds. Well, all I have to say to that is… I am extremely proud of the cheerful person that I am! I have come a loooonnngggggg way to be the woman that I’ve become. And yes, I am a dreamer, but I am also a realist. I know when to set boundaries when it comes to the fantasy world. Will I ever stop being silly and goofy? Not a chance in Hell!!! 😉

Now I’m sure you’re all asking, “Why is she writing a blog post like this?”. Because on occasion a random person, here and there, has come forward to me with their negative verbiage and try to deflate my positive attitude. For some peculiar reason they think I’ve never had any of life’s issues. (Trust me, I’ve never been immuned to life’s challenges.) BUT…. I, just like anyone else, have the choice to rise above adversity. I will not allow anything negative to get the best of me, and I am well aware of how people and things are.

I think it’s hilarious that my positive disposition has actually bothered some folks. For them to literally reach out to me (especially when they don’t even know me) and try to dim my ray of sunshine?! Their comments have completely no effect on me. I use them to help me to be even stronger, to rise even higher as an enlightened individual. I honestly hope those who live negative lives are able to one day find peace and happiness in their hearts.

Some people are truly such sad individuals to try to bring others down. Now I promise my intentions are not to be petty with this article, nor play any childish games by calling out naysayers. All I am doing is reminding people how important it is to have a positive mindset and how much better it can, and will, make someone feel!

Being cynical only implies that one hasn’t discovered the inner strength or harmony needed to see the brighter side of things. There is a sense of awakening, even a sense of empowerment, when one finally embraces both, Light and Dark. As I often like to say…. “I love the Dark as much as I love the Light. There is such a beautiful balance.”

For all you beautiful people out there with your radiant smiles…. continue to shine for all the world to see! YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! And for all you naysayers…. you just need a BIG FUZZY HUG!!!! LOL…. 😉

 

Have a blessed weekend, everyone!

Love & Light, Sheila

 

 

 

 

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“Fight Like A Girl”

Even though I’m not a fighter, I am a huge supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness. Since my recent article, Dodging The Bullet, I have discovered an amazing site that helps empower people worldwide by hosting wonderful fundraisers that aren’t just for people, but for animals and our planet as well! The Breast Cancer Site Store is “a registered fundraiser for GreaterGood.org, GreaterGood has proudly funded over $50 million and counting in charitable donations”.

Last week, after having my diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound come back with negative results, I was so elated that it inspired me to reach out even more as a breast cancer awareness advocate.

I know to some of you, you may be getting tired of me talking about it, but if I can reach out to at least one person who’s life can be saved, then that’s what truly matters! How important it is to be there for others and to help save lives!

When I was on The Breast Cancer Site Store I found this beautiful, yet simple, sterling silver ring with an enamel pink ribbon. I couldn’t resist buying it! It arrived in the mail, earlier than expected, two days ago and I proudly wear it to show my support, not just for this month (October being Breast Cancer Awareness month: a.k.a. “Pinktober”), but I will continue to wear it every single day. The ring’s fit is extremely comfortable and the purchase helps fund mammograms!! How cool is that?! Here’s the link to my sweet pink ribbon ring….. https://store.thebreastcancersite.greatergood.com/products/64143-pink-ribbon-sterling-ring

What are you waiting for?! lol…. Go check out the site! They have so many awesome things to choose from…. jewelry, clothing, blankets & bedding, throw pillows, car accessories, office accessories, home decor, personal care…. and so much more!!!! Again, when making a purchase, it helps fund amazing causes!

 

As always….. Love & Light, my friends!!

 

 

 

 

Get a copy of my novel, The Spirit Within on Amazon!

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Twitter: @sheilarparker.

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Facebook: Sheila Renee Parker – Author

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Instagram: @sheilareneeparker

~ Art by Sheila Renee Parker available at: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sheilarenee-parker.html

~ Sheila Renee Parker on YouTube: Sheila Renee Parker

 

 

 

 

 

The card and pouch that came with my pink ribbon ring. ❤

 

 

My beautiful sterling silver and pink enamel ribbon ring for Breast Cancer Awareness!

Interview with Deb Lloyd

Today I’m welcoming Reiki Master and author, Deb Lloyd. Thank you, Deb for stopping by!

 

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I was raised on a farm in northern Indiana, the oldest of nine children. At the age of three years, I was stricken with polio. After surgeries and years of physical therapy, I continued to walk with a pronounced limp, but overall, did quite well, married and had two children. While raising young children, I went to college and eventually obtained a Master of Social Work degree. Currently, I work as a hospice social worker in Asheville, NC.
Additionally, I provide Reiki sessions and trainings – and have written a book.

 

 

How did you get into Reiki and what made you want to become a Reiki Master?

In the 1990’s, I started to experience chronic fatigue as a result of post-polio syndrome. I saw a physician who specialized in post-polio syndrome; he prescribed a low-dose medication and it helped a little. Several years later, a coworker told me about Reiki. I was skeptical at first, but after thinking about it more, I decided I had nothing to lose. Truly, during my first session, I felt the fatigue lifting from my body. I have not experienced that level of fatigue again – that was 15 years ago!
My husband and I attended our first Reiki class a few months later. Initially, my focus was improving my energy levels and my physical body. Not only did the fatigue lift, but my legs became stronger and my limp less pronounced. Then, I started to give Reiki to family members and friends. As time went on, I felt called to become a Reiki Master and teach others this healing modality.

 

 

Can you help us to better understand what exactly is Reiki?

Reiki is an energy healing modality. Our belief is that the practitioner is a channel for the Universal Life Force Energy, bringing loving energies through our hands into the receiver’s being. What is different about Reiki is that the Universe guides the energies, not the practitioner. The healing may occur in the physical, mental/emotional and spiritual aspects of a person. Through Reiki, I have learned how powerful the mind/body/spirit connection is. For example, part of my healing was dealing with the emotional impact of polio – although I thought I’d done enough work on the emotional impact of my childhood disease…. but there were still deep-rooted perceptions and feelings that needed further healing.

 

 

Tell us about the services you provide.

I provide a variety of services now, from in-person one-hour sessions through all levels of Reiki training, including Reiki Master training. Additionally, I provide distance healing sessions; this is possible because the Universal Life Force Energy has no limitations. I begin and finish these sessions with brief phone calls, to explain the method and answer any questions a client may have.

One of the blessings in my work is that my intuitive abilities have grown over the years. Combining these abilities with my counseling background, I now offer a Spiritual Counseling component. Clients can add on time for spiritual counseling, after the Reiki treatment ends.

 

 

How can people contact you for a Reiki session?

The easiest way to reach me is to email me at deb@deblloydhealing.com. For more information, please see my website, http://www.deblloydhealing.com.

 

 

You’re also the author of Believe and it is True: A Story of Healing and Life Lessons. What’s your book about and how can readers get their very own copy?

Ridding my body of chronic fatigue was just the beginning. Reiki led me to explore other alternative healing modalities, including practicing yoga, connecting with a psychic medium, and working with a shamanic intuitive healer. It’s been quite an amazing healing journey, where I also learned important life lessons along the way. This journey is detailed in my book. The book is available on major bookselling websites, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, in both paperback and ebook formats. It can also be ordered through a local bookstore. And, for an autographed copy, you may order directly from my website.

 

 

On your website http://www.deblloydhealing.com/, you discuss your upcoming workshops and trainings. What can people learn by attending these events?

Most of my trainings are teaching others how to do Reiki. I also enjoy doing presentations at local festivals; the topics vary from Learning about the Archangels, to Working with Colors, to Chakras and the Healing Process. One of the wonderful things about Reiki is that it leads you to study the many ways a person can understand energy better to manifest one’s own healing journey.

 

 

What’s next for Deb Lloyd?

It seems I am writing more and more! I am now a regular contributor to Reiki Rays, an informative website focused on Reiki. Check it out – it is an international, information-filled website. I truly enjoy reading all the articles about Reiki and how it is expressed and practiced in different cultures around the world. Recently, the Reiki Rays creators published a book, where five of us authors answered questions about Reiki. The book is called Reiki 101 – 101 Answers for Your Reiki Questions. It is in electronic form and available through amazon.com.

I remain passionate about sharing Reiki and see no end in sight for offering sessions and trainings!

 

 

Any words of wisdom you’d care to share?

The most important message I try to convey is this: Healing is possible for everyone; everything can be healed. Ask for healing, and listen for guidance – the right modality, book, practitioner or whatever your next step should be, will be revealed to you. Trust your wisdom and say yes to the invitation – and you will find the healing you desire in your life.

 

Deb Lloyd’s media links:  www.deblloydhealing.com – website
                                       deb@deblloydhealing.com – email
                                      https://twitter.com/deblloydhealing
                                      https://www.facebook.com/deblloydhealing/

 

 

 

Deb Lloyd