How Is Everyone Doing?

We’re hangin’ in. I’m actually quite happy being home, but my other half is more of an extrovert, so he’s antsy and goes for a drive every day so he doesn’t go mad. We do what we have to do, right?

The bookstore that I do social media for is now open for pick-ups, as NM is slowly relaxing some restrictions for some non-essential businesses, or as someone on Twitter said we should call it, “cut back life-saving measures”. There was a graph up today showing what is happening in states that are reopening, and it’s not pretty.

We’ve done pretty well in this state, except for the incredibly hard-hit Navajo Nation, and I’m really worried that these soft openings are going to lead to a surge in cases. People already aren’t wearing masks or observing the 6″ rule, so more people out interacting with others is just a recipe for trouble.

Anyway….

I finally had to give in and buy a new-to-me phone because my old one is still somehow locked to Cricket, and honestly, it’s fading. It was used when I bought it 5? years ago, and it’s a Motorola 2nd Gen, so, yeah, old. I love it, though, but it’s loading slower and slower and now I have no service on it (long story), and the Samsung I’m using as a phone, I hates it, I does, hates it. So I ordered an unlocked Moto G6…I can’t wait to try out the camera!

As far as Heart’s Peace Healing goes, it’s been quiet (though I did help someone with chronic lung issues and stress the other day, and it was wonderful), but that’s largely because of me. I really don’t know where to market myself, and so I’ve ended up pretty much not doing so. I long to be of help, but I don’t know how to get the message out there. I was never cut out to be a marketer. 🙂

I hope everyone is doing well, not going bat-shit crazy, and are able to handle the cabin fever. I also hope everyone has the income, food, and support they need. Stay home, stay safe, and above all, be kind.

With love and hope,

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – May 2020

Cooking — strangely peculiar

while in pain is not fun. Not even a little bit. My back hurts so much when I stand, and my damaged rotator cuffs are not cooperating either. Ow, ow, ow, I have to sit down right now! So anything I do takes 3 or 4 times longer than it normally would have done. But […]

Cooking — strangely peculiar

My mom’s blog. What she says about education. Spot on. We pay sports figures insane amounts of money to play games, and the ones in charge of everyone’s future have to buy supplies for their students. So very, very wrong.

What Inspired Me Today

Hey!

How is everyone? I spent the morning doing housework, then listened to an interview The Tarot Lady did concerning intentions and business; it kicked some ideas in, so I’ve just spent most of the afternoon making a few changes here and there.

I’m back to charging for sessions. She mentions, and I’ve found this to be true, that if you do free work, it’s rare that it leads to paid work, so no more freebies! I also went back to Heart’s Peace Healing. I like the way it sounds. 🙂

Speaking of, I sometimes imagine a color when I’m working on someone, and the other day I was sending light and as my eyes were wandering around the room, the blue of a pair of slippers really kicked the energy flow into high gear! I love it when I discover things like this, and I did the same thing a couple days later with the same result, this time from something gold in color. I think this is SO cool!!!

I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe…we can get through this, it’s just going to be a long haul. A boost of Hygge Energy Healing every now and again might be just the thing you – or someone you know – need!

Take it easy, and I hope to help you feel better soon!

Pip

©Pip Miller – April 2020

How Are You Holding Up?

I’ll be honest: I had grand plans of cleaning the house top-to-bottom, decluttering like mad, doing stuff in the yard…and I haven’t done a thing. I have simply been exhausted, so very, very exhausted mentally and physically, that I pretty much either read or check Twitter for what’s going on. I’ve run exactly two errands since March 18th, and so am doing my best to stay safe in the midst of others who aren’t as safety conscious. It’s frustrating and scary. Dayna, of The People’s Oracle, posted this on Twitter:

This morning I’m think about men. Women’s friendships tend to be intimate, flexible, and resilient, making this moment generally easier for us to stay connected.

But what about men, whose friendships tend to be centered around activities.

Men, how are y’all holding up?”

Excellent point because the men (not all men, just the ones I know) are acting as if everything is normal, visiting friends and family, high fives, no 6′, no masks….

6′ people, SIX feet! GO HOME!

I’m still trying to make an income, and waiting to see if unemployment is ok’d. All I really want to do is just sit in the sun and send light to people to help them during this awful time (I did send some to help bolster a person’t lungs and it calmed her, too). I’m actually considering making a Facebook account…ick…because Twitter is not, at this time, the place to promote yourself. It’s a cacophony of anger and fear and news and people trying to stay calm and hold steady. So very much going on there.

I’ve read through all the light romances that I have (I love Jenny Colgan!), and am now diving into my fantasy collection. Charles deLint FTW.

I’m being lazy, I fully admit it. I feel lost, scared, and almost incapable of doing more than shower, feed the critters, and sometimes eat. Someone going by Pastor Bae (@lyvonnep) tweeted today,

“this is not “business as usual.”

you are not a business.

you are not your busyness.

you are human.

we are human beings.

let us get back to being.

being is enough.”

That’s about all I can do right now. You? How are you handling staying at home?

Stay safe!

Pip

©Pip Miller – April 2020

PS: My mom posted this comment on my post, Social Isolation and Energy Healing:

“I’m the mom. Please donate. It works, what she does. Don’t know why, and as she said, I am the original skeptic and it worked for me each time. Kid has to eat, so please be generous.”

That made me laugh. 🙂

 

Social Isolation and Energy Healing

Here in NM we just went into a ‘Stay At Home’ order that started this morning. Other states and cities have had this in place already, and the stress and anxiety, as well as boredom for those who are used to being social butterflies, is beginning to show.

The beautiful thing about the energy work I do is that I can do it from my home and you can stay in your home, and the effects are still felt. A couple weeks ago I sent light to my mom for her foot, which had been swollen and in pain for quite a while. As you may remember from the testimonials here on the site, she doesn’t believe in what I do in theory, but she does believe in the results. She sent me a brief email day-before-yesterday saying, “I forgot to mention that since you did your ooeeooee thing, my foot hardly hurts at all.  Just realized that last night. It’s still a bit swollen but otherwise really good.  Weird.  LOL”.

I love my mom. Lol!

Times are hard, and they’re going to get harder, so I’ve dropped the fees for my work, hoping that you’ll still find it in your heart to shoot me a donation to help with my bills and rent, but it’s not a requirement for having a session.

It would be really nice, though. 🙂

All you have to do is contact me, I’ll get back to you, and we’ll set up a time for your session. If you’d like to make a donation, click here and PayPal does the rest!

Thank you for allowing me to be of help! And thank you ahead of time for any donations. 🙂

Be safe, stay home, and don’t give up hope!

Pip

©Pip Miller – March 2020

 

Stress and Covid-19

Well, my attempt at a 30-day digital detox didn’t last for than a moment; I’m at high risk concerning the virus and I couldn’t step away from the news and how things are going worldwide and here in NM. This is me (not literally) reading Twitter and the news daily:

Image from palife.co.uk

Add to that the loss of income, and issues with social distancing, and I’ve been really, really stressed. I keep wanting to offer any and every one Heart’s Peace Healing sessions, but people seem to feel that others deserve it more than they, or that it’s only for serious issues. And frankly, it feels wrong to charge for the sessions knowing a huge, huge portion of people are in the same check-to-check life, or are now without an income, too. It’s a bit of a Catch-22, ya know?

There’s that curse, “May you live in interesting times”, and boy, are we ever. All we can do is support, encourage, and listen to each other (from a distance). One of my favorite Firefly quotes is this:

Tracey: “When you can’t run, you crawl. And when you can’t crawl, when you can’t do that … “
Zoe: ” … you find someone to carry you.”

Let’s carry each other in whatever way we can.

With hope and love,

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – March 2020

Is Digital Minimalism For You?

Happy March everyone!

Here it came in like a lamb; sunny, chilly, some clouds, and finally a few sprinkles. Mild. Which makes me wonder how the end of the month is going to be. 🙂

Yesterday I was wandering through links, going from one topic to another, and I came across this blog post by Laura McKowen about Digital Minimalism. Now anyone who has followed me for any length of time knows how I feel about social media overwhelm, so that subject jumped out and grabbed me. The Kindle book she mentions was $1.99, so I bought it and began reading.

There’s just too much to say about this book, so I recommend what she does: read it. And you might want to download an app called Moment, it tracks how log you spend staring at your device’s screen.

The basic jist of the book is to take a 30-day detox from all non-essential technology. Including video games, Netflix, etc. And then making a plan to use the essential ones in a more time-efficient manner. He even talks about how people who get online to read the news or news sites can do so without eating hours of their day.

The key during the detox is to do other things. Don’t just sit around, thinking about what’s going online. No, resume hobbies you’d dropped when your smartphone seemingly became glued to your hand, go for walks, play with your children uninterrupted, read books (offline if you use a Kindle or other ebook reader), learn to knit, write actual letters (my plan), etc… The goal is to fill your life with activities like you used to before the internet. And then when the 30 days are up, decide what you really, really want to add back, and consider why; does it add value to your day, your life? If Twitter drives you nuts, why do you want to jump back on? If scrolling through staged photos on Insta depresses you in the end, why download it again? For your business, what sites do you feel good using, and do they add to your business? This all needs to be considered before diving back into the internet. And, as he says, you may find that less definitely is more. McKowen herself has a list of all the accounts she deleted, and it’s not small. Nor were the number of followers on them. But she chose what aligns best with her values.

What is all this leading to? Yeah, you knew it. 🙂 My birthday is the 9th, next Monday, so beginning then I won’t anywhere but here, the newsletter, and email for 30 days. I want my focus to be my energy work, not falling into YouTube rabbit holes, or looking at ridiculously gorgeous bujo pics, or raging at what’s going on in the world for hours and hours. I need a break. That means on the desktop, too. I can only log into the sites I’ve chosen, once a day, no more. I’ve removed all apps except Signal from my phone (really!) and I know Twitter is going to be really, really difficult for me to give up, but it’s gone from my phone and tablet and promised myself that I won’t download it during the 30 days. Haven’t decided where or how I’ll get news, but I’ll figure it out before then.

If you were to do this, what technologies do you consider vital? Would you be able to do a 30-day detox? Do you want to play along?

And as always, I’m available for distance Heart’s Peace Healing sessions! They are what brings my life joy, no question about it. Your feedback absolutely makes my day, sometimes my week! So please, don’t hesitate to purchase a session, or mention my work to that friend you have with fibro or chronic migraines; I can’t cure them, but I can help them feel better. And honestly, that means a lot when chronic pain is your life.

Much love,

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – March 2020

How and Why I Became A Lightworker

Every now and again someone asks me how I became a lightworker, and it occurred to me that I hadn’t told the story here, where it should be.

I worked on-and-off in a metaphysical store since the late 90’s, and almost every time I had a card reading I was told, “you are a healer.” I thought they were all a bit bonkers, honestly, because there wasn’t, in my mind, anything healing about me. I know my flaws, and they are many. 🙂

Move on forward to fall of 2009, and a friend of the store was in town. He was at a bit of a crossroads and had a reading with my friend Christina. Afterwards we were discussing the fact that she told him he needed to begin teaching, and I mentioned the healer thing. “Oh, you definitely are!” he pronounced without hesitation, and I was like, fine, if this dude I kind of know but not really thinks that, what the hey.

The next day’s reader, the ever-amazing Darlene Costello, came in, hobbling a bit, and mentioned that she’d messed up her knee. I literally, I kid you not, had an argument in my head, “go, ask her!”, “no, what if it doesn’t work?”, “GO ASK HER”, “but…”, “GO” for about 10 minutes. I finally gave in, asked if I could see if I might help her knee feel better and she enthusiastically agreed.

All I did was kneel in front of her, put my hands on her knee, and almost immediately she began to tell me that she saw “a purple light, in waves, like a skier going down a mountain, that swish-swish movement”, and key and some other things I forgot to write down. We were interrupted by a customer maybe 5 minutes into it, and once the customer left she told me that it “feels like a there’s a huge bandage around my knee, supporting it” and that the pain was almost gone.

Well, as you can imagine, this fired me up no end. The feedback was astonishing and I wanted to see what else could happen. I began asking if I could help just about anyone who mentioned being in pain, and feedback ranged from, “a warm poker shooting up my spine” from my friend Donna who has back and hip problems, to “it’s like little dwarves were working on my back, then the light jumped from my back, over my head, to my heart chakra”, or “lightning bolts in my liver”, and one of my favorites from Beth Pixley, “it felt like angel wings inside, very soft”.

There was one woman I distinctly remember because she made me laugh so much. She and a friend came in and she was bemoaning the fact that she couldn’t smell the incense or candles because her sinuses were clogged. So I asked. And within minutes she almost yelled, “I can smell!!!” and gave me the best tip I’ve ever received.

I also once had a woman ask if I would go to Texas with her on her vacation because her back felt so much better after just a few minutes of light.

So now, dear readers, you know how and why I became a lightworker. 🙂 I hope you will allow me to be of service to you, too, and help you feel better in some way.

Much love,
Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – February 2020

 

This Made My Day

This year has been a humdinger so far, but forge on we do, don’t we? Yesterday I did 4 distance Heart’s Peace Healing sessions, and this gem is feedback from one of them:

I’m still laughing at the drollness. 🙂 Also, that was the old website name.

Have you had your session yet? Remember, all 30-minute sessions are $30. Tell your friends!

Happy Thursday!

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – February 2020

Social Media Ranking: Who Do You Believe?

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m researching better marketing and other things to help build my business, and one of the things I was wondering is which social media sites are the most used? Facebook is first, across the board, but every other site changes rank depending on which site you read.

For instance, this site ranks YouTube 2nd and Instagram 3rd, with Twitter 6th and Tumblr 10th; this has YouTube 2nd, WhatsApp 3rd, Twitter not even on the list (?!), Instagram 6th, and Tumblr 8th, while yet another has Instagram 2nd, Twitter 3rd, and Tumblr 4th.

Outtake from the movie Serenity. Not sure if the © is Universal Studios or Disney

Who do you believe?? How do you choose the best platforms for your business in that case? I read alot that you should use the platform that has your tribe, the one where prospective clients hang out. But how do you know which one that is until you try all of them?? And then there’s living your values, and one of mine is not using Facebook. I still wrestle with Instagram – pictures are fun and everyone is on it! – but still, the work I do doesn’t lend itself well to pictures, and there’s always that white supremacist running the show aspect to deal with.

How did you decide on the platforms you use? Do you use ones you don’t really want to use because of the ‘everyone is on it’ aspect? What happened to Pinterest? Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂

One last question: where do you feel blogging plays in to all of this? Is it the most important tool in your business? Is it email marketing? Newsletters? None of the above?

With curiosity,
Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – January 2020