Monthly Archives: January 2008

Winter Snow

May this image refresh and inspire you.
L.Gloyd (c) 2008

Shopping Mall Auras


Here are the results of an “aura” scan I had about five years ago.

Let me preface my comments by saying that I do believe that there are energy conduits that are utilized in acupuncture and other energy medicine disciplines. I do believe the theoretical existence of chakras.

However, I do not totally ascribe to modern technology being able to measure and visually present these energy systems… at least not from a person offering this service from a movable stall in a shopping mall. I would like to see some scientific evidence derived from controlled experiments that would verify that such technology is accurate and not a scam.

That being said, let me tell you what I was told about this image. First, my aura is “blue” which means that I am “caring, sensitive, intuitive and loyal”.  The little color dots are my chakras. The crown and root chakras (the white one and the red one) are strong and steady; however, the rest of the chakras are stressed and out of balanced as evidenced by their blurry, undefined boundaries. Particularly, the green heart chakra is extremely out-of-whack. I was told that I do too much for other people, that I needed to keep some “love for myself”.  Finally, the lighter blue above my crown chakra means that I have a connection to a higher power.

I have to admit that it was beneficial to sit for twenty minutes and have a kind, friendly person confirm the things that I already knew myself and lead me to consider ways to make changes to my life— much like any therapist would do, only a bit cheaper.

I did the scans a couple of times but then the proprietor raised the fee and I decided that the cost far outweighed the entertainment value. If, someday, the scientific evidence is presented that validates this technology, I may do it again.

Please excuse the skeptical tone of this post. Let me say that my utmost respect goes to true intuitives who read auras and chakras “the old-fashioned way” with their minds, hands, and hearts, based on thousands of years of accumulated wisdom and tradition. I’m just not ready to have it packaged and sold to me in a mall.

Lori (c) 2008

My thanks to Imogen for giving me the idea for this post. Please see the lovely video she posted at Enchanteur’s blog.

On Resolutions and other Nonsense


It’s the New Year. The day after Christmas I got sick and haven’t been well since. I slept through New Year’s Eve and most of New Year’s Day. I’m not exactly in a celebratory mood. In fact, I’m downright cranky.

That being said, I hope no one is offended when I say I think that reviewing 2007 experiences and announcing 2008 resolutions are a stupid waste of time. I mean, really, if we know there’s something we should be doing, let’s stop talking about it and just do it.  At the risk of being pessimistic and cynical, let’s face it: we’re probably all going to blow those resolutions by the end of next week anyway.

Right now, I’m just trying to get through one day at a time. Today, I am eating right.  Today, I recycled something from the garbage. Today, I am being creative by writing this post.

Notice the use of the present tense and not future. I know myself too well and it would be presumptuous to think that I will do the same thing tomorrow.

The best advice I can give myself, and anyone else who cares what I think, is to not be overly concerned for anything beyond today. Tomorrow, we’ll all have another opportunity to do and live right.

And tomorrow will take care of itself.  I’m going back to bed now.  Have a good day.

Lori G. (c) 2008