Just a couple of days ago my Reiki studio landlord told me that he can no longer afford to carry me at the generously reduced rent he'd been offering. For someone like me, just beginning to build a practice, losing my space could be a death knell. But it isn't. In fact, I see all sorts of opportunities arising.
First, the fact that the landlord is getting "lots of calls" about renting office space is encouraging. We are bouncing back from the economic recession -- maybe not as quickly as we'd like, but steadily. As inexorably as the daffodils and crocuses that are popping up in my back yard.
Next, I have at least three options for relocating. Each one will involve some adjustment in sharing space (and I was getting very used to being able to come and go as I pleased at my current location). At the same time, there are unexplored opportunities for synergy: I can reinforce an existing Reflexology practice, help a newly minted Reiki master build a practice, or infuse new energy into a chiropractic clinic. And of course, each one involves brushing up on all those marketing skills I've honed over the last 25+ years. (A whole different kind of energy.)
No matter which option plays out, there is movement -- and that's exciting! The essence of energy medicine is returning to balance -- unblocking the meridian channels and chakras that have been stopped up. But arriving at balance is not a static thing. The body, just like the earth and the entire cosmos, is always changing, so we are always fine-tuning our sense of balance.
And Energy Dancing in Balance will soon be dancing in a new dance hall.
Christin Whittington is a practitioner of energy medicine – helping people restore balance in their bodies, their health and their lives using a combination of Reiki, Reflexology, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Qi Gong and herbal medicine.