This is my pair of, almost 2 week old, Speckled Sussex. I believe they are about 2 weeks old today! I bought them at the Grange. I have named one of them Pecking Peggy. The other…I am unsure yet. I am suspicious one of them ia not the same as the other…gender wise. Time will tell. This is my first chick experience. They said at the grange I was getting pullets. But there is something about these two…they don’t seem the same.
LIfe is good at home with my flock. My 12 girls are laying about 6.5 eggs a day. I have 5 new babies that all seem to be doing very well. I am anticipating getting 3-5 Blue Red Laced Wyandottes chicks in March. I hope this to be the beginnig of my breeding stock. If one of my Speckled Sussex is a roo too…that is ok by me!!! I would be pleased to be breeding both the BRLW and the Speckled Sussex.
I had my first Reiki treatment today. It was a freebie…although I did gift her 18 eggs!~ A local woman who placed an ad on our own version of “craigslist” here in S. Oregon. She came to my home and “laid hands” on me. And it felt wonderful! Warm! Caring. Insightful! Helpful! Healing!
I am so grateful to be able to go “outside the box” to find potential healing for my mind and my body. So far, everyone from my chiropractor, nurse practitioner, accupunturist and now my reiki specialist have been very caring and open to helping me with their various modalities. And each of them has merit!!! I have been benefitted physically as well as emotionally, spiritually and mentally from visits with each practitioner.
While chiropractic and massage seems to help for low back and neck issues, the accupunturist has helped with tendonitis, smoking(not planned, and yet I have not had a desire for a cigerette since my first visit) and generalized pain. And now, Reiki has made me feel more aware of my spirituality combined with my physical and emotional person. For someone like me, who appreciates scientific proof, I am enjoying the proof of the pudding more than any words or test results from others that may tout and/or attempt to disprove the benefits of these health treatment modalities.
A couple things the Reiki therapist shared with me during and following my session:
1. She asked, “Is there something you need to talk about, a truth that may be painful?”. I have not yet, after careful consideration, determined what she was referring to specifically. I have been working on speaking my heart over the last three years. It is very possible there is something in my subconscious that I have yet to bring forward.
2. She said there is lots of stuff in my back (I have bulging discs, DDD, as well as a recent back strain from a motorcycle accident(I tried to save a bike from going over, and it didnt’ work, except to strain my low back).
3. She asked about the work I was doing, hospice work, which is not work, but rather a gift of love for a friend. She asked if this loss would be a loss in my recovery life that would be challenging? Interesting question. I intend to talk about that issue extensivley on the 22nd of this month in another posting!
4. She also said that she felt a sense of “community” about me. That being involved in the community is part of me. This is one of my desires that I have not attended to since leaving Springfield in 2002~
Overall…Reiki seems like a good “next step” in my self care plan. Combining Western Medicine, Eastern Medicine, good sense, nature and ME!!!! Who knows where this next step is going….I am just remaining open. And enjoying my chicks in the meantime.