This article is a bit late, probably because the random thoughts I normally think were more random than usual and I couldn’t find a common theme to pull them together into something sensible. So instead, I began to look back.
Looking back, we are approaching our third anniversary at Sky Blue Dreams. When we started, Jill and I were still in the process of becoming hypnotists. Jane is an instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists and wanted our help in making her dream come true. Her dream was a wellness center where anyone could come for help. That dream felt important to me, so I un-retired myself and joined her. Jill, an artist, knows that creating the beauty that others can enjoy also adds light to their life. The gift shop carries a wonderful mix of beauty, practicality and whimsy. In regard to the whimsy, the first time we came into the building to decide whether it would work for us, we all heard very faint music. It was light and charming, but since we still haven’t found the source we’ve accepted that the fairies who live here approve of us, probably because we have so many fairy houses for them to choose from.
Jane’s dream was to help people. She knew from experience that hypnosis works and wanted to use her knowledge to make a difference. She was already doing medical hypnosis at the Lake Delton Clinic, and teaching classes there very effectively. Opening a center in Oxford would make it easier for people in this area to access any of the services she wanted to offer. With all her certifications in things like stress management, pain management and so many more, she could make a difference. And I believe we have. So many people, when they walk into our spaces, tell us that if feels so peaceful and restful. That’s the effect we strive for, to have an area of calm that people can use.
Since we opened in September 2009, we’ve added yoga which is so good for strength and flexibility for all ages. Our Lotus Room is a comfortable space which we’ve made available to others. Some people like to use it for meditation. There are other practitioners who schedule appointments or classes there. They offer EFT, Healing Touch, CranioSacral, Acupuncture, Massage, Reiki, Chiropractic care and Qigong. We are making progress in our programs for veterans. During these past three years, we’ve been fortunate enough to meet so many wonderful people who believe in what we are doing and offer their help and support.
To all of our friends, I’d like to say thank you. You have made it possible for Sky Blue Dreams to grow. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Your affirmation for the week:
I am choosing to surround myself with positive, happy people in my life.
Be well. Roxy