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Dear January, WTF?

I don’t know about you, but my January went from awesome-sauce to wait, what? in 2 weeks. I’d read someone’s astrology report (don’t remember who, sorry) who mentioned that January was like walking through a minefield. If only I’d read it at the beginning of the month…

Instead of freaking out as I usually do when finances are in the picture, I’m taking The Power Path’s January theme, “If not now, when?” to heart and being proactive. I’ve signed up with Upwork, checked back in with Hirewriters, am going through all the notes and pdfs I’ve saved over the years concerning marketing…and I’m watching Sarah Turner’s “Write Your Way to Freedom” free copywriting course (am I the only one who keeps writing ‘copyrighting’??).

Thing is, this is the third job in 2 years that I’ve lost due to my health. There are new requirements at my present job that I cannot fulfill due to the fibromyalgia and my compromised lungs. This came completely out of the blue, and I admit it, I cried all day Friday after I was told, and a good portion of Saturday, too. Then it was bootstrap time. Only different boots. The boots that aren’t made for walking…the ones that are made for padding around the house while wearing soft fleece pajama bottoms and a hoodie, carrying a cup of hot chocolate, before ending up in the recliner with a book because any more exertion than that is going to send you to sleep for 15 hours. Plus, the pain. The ever-present pain.

I have no idea how this is all going to work out, but I’m determined that it will. Any advice fellow spoonies, soloprenuers (is that a word??), work-from-home peeps would be greatly appreciated.

The hardest thing about this? Believing in myself. I’ve learned so much this past year (such as Excel) and yet, when it came time to fill out my Upwork profile, I found it hard to say I was good at those things. I’ve never been good at promoting myself. Another thing I could use some help with. 🙂

So here’s to a better February…hello, Chinese New Year! And living life on my own terms.

Much love,

Pip 🙂

PS: Did you know you can still update your PC to Windows 10 for free? I did last night -not sure I like it, but it’s necessary. Here’s one of the many articles on how. It takes quite a while, so I wouldn’t do it while you need to work!

PPS: Energy healing continues to be my passion and my soul’s mission, so keep in mind that I’m still doing Hygge Lightwork sessions!

Energy Healing · Journal · Misc

Feeling for the Year

Danielle LaPorte is big, very big, on living your life intentionally with feelings as your guide. So this year, instead of a word to guide me, I finally hit upon the perfect feeling that I want as my guide through 2020.

I’d thought of joy, serenity, wonder, amusement, sparkly…and lighthearted covers them all. This year has been SO damned serious, both globally, locally, online, personally; I’m ready for a whole lot less of that.

What feeling comes to mind for you?

©Pip Miller – January 2020

PS: Did you see that I’ve dropped my prices? I have! Permanently. 🙂

Energy Healing · Journal · Nature · Social Media

Out With The Old, In With The New

Can you believe that 2019 is almost over? Boy, what a year, right? Hoping next year is better!

Feedback from a session for a sick horse

I was going through my pages and posts, making sure the links are correct (I’m not all the way through, so don’ t be surprised if you come across an old link…if you are reading older posts), updating a post here or there…and I decided that to usher in the new year, I’m dropping my prices permanently. With everything going on, my thought is that money is the what’s keeping people from purchasing sessions, so I’ve made it easier. No, they aren’t free (Lol), because as I wrote a while ago, alternative healers’ time is valuable, just as with any service you use.

30-minute sessions are now $20, and the 60-minute Dare is $55, changing the 90-minute to $75. I think those are reasonable prices, and I hope you will, too.

I haven’t been posting a lot of pictures online about it, but we have two roadrunners that come to the birdbath every day, and now they expect a little snack, too. My other half started giving them a bit of lunch meat, and now they show up, looking for it. The bolder of the two has started doing this, too:

I can hear it (telling the difference between a male and a female is damn near impossible, from what I’ve read) saying, “Hello? Second breakfast? You’re late.” This one “talks” to us, and will let me get within a foot of it! It’s amazing to see all the colors they really are, not just the brown and white that you first see, and how completely different they look when on guard, sunning, or going all camo under the bushes. I love it!!

Just call me “the Bird Woman”, hashtag #birdtheater. 😉

Sayanara, 2019…

Pip 🙂

BTW, find me on Twitter, Instagram, and for those off-the-beaten path, Tumblr. I’m trying to keep up with all of them!

Journal

Going Dark

Image from womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

Hello!

As you may have noticed, the website’s url has changed, and that means I need to go through and switch all links to the proper address, It may take a few days, so just know that there may be some kinks until I get it all set. Thanks for being patient!

Keep in mind that I’m still available, and will continue to be so, for distance sessions! Just click here and when I receive notification, I’ll get back to you and we’ll set up a time.

©Pip Miller – December 2019

Energy Healing · Journal · Manifesting

Do Thoughts Really Create Our Reality?

I’ve been thinking about this concept lately, and wondering about its validity.

I get that if you have a dismal outlook and expect the worst in all things, then yes, you are, in a sense, creating that reality because you are looking at life with muddy glasses. But does that mean you’ve “created” that life?

That’s a lot of pressure to put on people, don’t you think? It gives the feeling that you should monitor your every thought because if you’re not always only thinking positive, cheerful, manifesting thoughts, then you yourself have created that extra bill, the car accident, the unexpected doctor visit.

Really? So negative thoughts caused a child’s cancer? I don’t buy that.

Look, I work with energy and I know how it can help a person release stuck emotions and issues, but I still have trouble with the concept that we are the masters of our own fate so such a degree that every thought means something. Sometimes a thought is just a thought, isn’t it? As Jessica Dore wrote below, “Every thought is not a message”, which I love. And if that’s true, then doesn’t it stand that every thought also isn’t a building block in our life?*

There’s a situation that has been going in my life for three years now. Yes, I think about it daily because it’s an almost daily occurrence (boy, I can’t spell that word!). Most days it happens, and then some days there’s a reprieve. If I’m thinking about it every single day, how is it that there are days when it doesn’t happen? I’m never thinking positively about it, because it’s something i wish would stop and it doesn’t look like it’s going to, meaning there’s a LOT of negative energy that I focus on the situation…so why isn’t it a 7 days a week/52 weeks a year event?

This is the stuff that keeps me up at night.

What are your thoughts about it?

©Pip Miller – December 2019

Don’t forget: even with the change coming to the website, I will still be available to send light. It’s my purpose in life, and I will never stop helping people (and animals!) as long as I am able!

*BTW, if you aren’t following her on Twitter or Instagram, do. You’ll be freaked out at how it seems she’s in your head, but believe me, it’s cheaper than therapy and just as amazing!

Journal

What This Last Mercury Retrograde Taught Me

The above are what we are to do during a retrograde, and I did. I faced the fact that I’ve been spinning my wheels as far as this website goes, and my life has definitely become “too many forks, not enough spoons” for me to devote the time needed to it.

I don’t blog anymore because when I sit down to do so, I realize that I haven’t anything that really needs to be said, and I don’t want to add to the cacophony for no reason.

I love doing healing work. It helps me feel better physically because the light flowing through me to you also helps me, it fills my heart with joy when I receive feedback from sessions, and it truly is how I want to make my living. That just hasn’t happened. I faced the fact, once and for all, that I really, really suck at marketing. I mean, honestly, I don’t think that there are many out there who are worse at it than I. And that’s ok. We’re not all meant to be good at it, and by facing the fact, I can step back with a peaceful but sad heart.

My WordPress plan was set to renew tomorrow, but I cancelled that. So Hygge Lightwork will go back to thishobbitslife.wordpress.com on December 28th. And no, there won’t be any redirection, because that comes with a paid plan. I don’t know what I’ll do with the blog, but that’s where it will stand by the end of the year.

Thank you for being here, for your comments, and for those who did get sessions, for allowing me to be of service.

Much love,

Pip

©Pip Miller – November 2019

PS: things out there are getting more and more scary, which means things here on the Internet are even more so. Please be safe and use encrypted services such as Signal and ProtonMail. Especially everyone with Facebook and/or Instagram cell phone apps.

PPS: you can still find me on Tumblr (I really like it). I’m still deciding if I want to keep Twitter or try out CounterSocial again (no Russian bots there).

Energy Healing · Journal

November Sale

Busy, busy, busy…yep, I’ve been that. And I know you have been the same.

You need a break, don’t you?

Let me help.

From today, the 2nd, until midnight the 26th, all sessions, yes, even my beloved Dare Sessions, are half-price!

That’s right. Half price. Because everyone could really use a healing boost right now, and I want you to be able to take advantage of my ability to do just that.

Purchase your session here, and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours and we’ll set up a time. 🙂

Can’t wait to help!

© Pip Miller – November 2019

PS: in light of the latest news about Facebook, I am no longer using Instagram. I haven’t deleted my account yet, but I no longer log in. I am trying out Tumblr again, and I do of course still have my Twitter account. I like Tumblr; lots of pictures, helpful people, and there doesn’t seem to be so many trolls as on Twitter. If you’re there, give me a follow and I’ll do so back!

Energy Healing · Journal

The Little Ways Hygge Lightwork Helps

Another cool, crisp morning filled with hot air balloons…yes, it’s October in the high desert! The weather shifts so quickly into the cool nights, but the days still require swamp coolers or air conditioning. Colds and the flu are right around the corner.

This weekend I sent light to someone in Canada who has been navigating the world of chronic illness for a while now, and it made a difference in little ways: she hadn’t been able to eat but could after, pain was relieved, and her hands steadied during a stressful point, enabling her to complete a necessary task.

It’s those things that energetic boosts can help with but get overlooked as we tend to expect big, grand gestures of healing, when many times the little ones are just as important.

So as the cold and flu season comes upon us, keep in mind how I could be of help: the easing of a headache, loosening the congestion in your lungs, helping clear your sinuses, calming your stomach…it all matters!

Happy October!!

©Pip Miller – October 2019

Energy Healing · Journal · Planners

Has Using a Planner Stifled My Journaling Habit?

I’ve been a fairly consistent journal-keeper since high school (oh, those angsty poems!), but over the past few years that habit has fallen to the wayside. My present journal was, if I remember right, started two years ago! It’s a 5-subject notebook, and I’m not even half-way through it. That’s not normal.

Last week I was writing a note in my planner (at that time a Passion Planner), and it occurred to me that using a planner, rather than a simple datebook, could be part of the reason my habit has dwindled.

Between trying to make a planner work for me, and social media, my thoughts are more scattered…and more public. By the time I sit down to journal, I’ve either posted a mini version of what I was thinking, or added it to the planner to, quite frankly, keep it from being full of blank pages. I’m no longer diving deep into my thoughts and feelings, and I miss it.

Is this something that’s happened to you, too? Are you ok with it, or are you trying to get back to keeping a journal, and if so, how? I’ve tried prompts, but not in a while; I may have to give them another shot and see if that gets things rolling again.

I’m curious to see your thoughts on this!

Happy Fall!

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – September 2019

PS: have you checked out my Hygge Lightwork distance sessions? All done while you’re in the comfort of your own home, no matter where you are in the world!

Journal · Misc

Beautiful Twitter Thread About 9/11 Service Dogs

Make sure you have tissues nearby when you read it.

Search and Rescue Dogs

That’s all. I thought it needed to be spread across the internet, not just on Twitter.

Carry on. 😉

©Pip Miller – September 2019