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It’s Time To Think About Your Cyber Security

I’ve become quite the proponent for cyber security this year (driving some of my friends and family a bit nuts in the process), and firmly believe that every single one of us MUST make it a priority before January 20th, 2017. It’s time to take charge of our safety, and not trust the big companies to do it for us, especially since they’ve shown themselves to be lacking in that department.

Below are 4 services that I use and highly recommend, and really, really hope more people use (I need to add to my lists!!).

First off, DuckDuckGo. The search engine that doesn’t track you. Someone mentioned Bing today, and quite honestly, I’d forgotten about it, I’ve used DDG for so long!

duckduckgo

For emails, I use Virtru. (*ETA: I now use ProtonMail). End-to-end encryption for those who use it, and it allows for the fact that some (too many) will opt-out, allowing you to use the service for everyone.

Using Virtru locked.
Using Virtru locked.
Virtru unlocked
Virtru unlocked

My new favorite is Seald. You are able to encrypt part or all of a message…on a public site!!! So far I only have one friend using it, but believe me – especially all you FB lovers – you want to use this for all your sites. It doesn’t work for Twitter (the encryption is too long), but I keep meaning to try it with TwitLonger and see if it works then.

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Only the intended recipient (who, of course, must be using Seald, also) can click on that blue box and have the message show up; anyone else is just left hanging. It’s brilliant! If I know you and you sign up for it (DO!!!), let me know so I can add you to my contact list. Also, if you have any questions on how to use it, feel free to ask, or you can go directly to the chat box on the website. They have exceptional customer service!

Seald can also be used in emails, too, so you can opt to use this instead of Virtru, but again, the recipient must use the service to read the messages.

Last, and almost most important of all, is Signal, an app for your cell phone (that you can also use on your desktop). You can make private phones calls to other users, and your text messages are private, also. I tried to take a screenshot of what it looks like on my phone, but Open Whispers has brilliantly made it SO private that it won’t allow screenshots. You can use the service and still text to non-users, and it always asks if you want to invite them and let’s you know it’s an unlocked text. Seriously, gang, if you don’t use any others, GET THIS. You know you live on your phone, and this prevents others from reading/listening in. I really wish more of my phone contacts would sign up.

Signal on the desktop
Signal on the desktop

Be safe, everyone. Don’t regret later that you weren’t, ok? This is really, really important. Even the most mundane text can be mined for information, and we all know everything online is receiving the same treatment.

healing harmony · Journal · oasis of calm

What Happens During an Energy Session?

This question, oh, it’s a tough one.

Why? you ask. Well, because it’s specific to each and every person. Overwhelmingly, the feeling most mentioned is peace; sometimes in a wave, sometimes later, but almost always peace. As one client said, “I feel light-hearted and calm. I felt the light she sent and in an instant was overwhelmed with a joy (not to mention the tingles).”

As for the basics, I’m often asked, “What do I need to do?”, and the answer is, “Whatever you would like!” There’s no specific way to receive healing light, and you can go on with your normal day, you can do yoga, nap, get a massage, watch tv…it’s up to you. I do mention that it’s possible that you may fall asleep (it seems to happen when there is a lot of stress, exhaustion, or pain involved), so you can schedule your session with that in mind. During one particularly deep hour-long session (I used to call it the Dare Session), a client once fell asleep for 12 hours!

You don’t need to wear anything in particular, don’t need to remove your jewelry, don’t need to be somewhere quiet; all you need to do is be willing to receive.

A session is not done by phone, Skype, or email, either. You purchase a session for $30, I receive an email confirmation, and then we exchange a few emails wherein I ask what the session is for, if there’s a particular ailment or part of the body you want the light focused on, we set up a time, and off we go!

Before the session, I will email that I’m about to start, and will do the same once I’ve completed the work. I tend to say something like, “Let me know if it helps!” or, “I hope it helps”, because the way the healing manifests within you may be completely different from what you expected. For instance, one in-person client was having a bit of back pain and as I worked on her, she stated that it felt like, “little dwarves working on my back, then light jumped from my back, over my head and straight to my heart chakra”. The light knows where it needs to go and what needs to be done. Oh, and yes, her back felt better, too. 🙂

I have found that clients may not always associate later shifts and healing with a session, and I admit, sometimes I want to say, “Hey! Remember the work we did??”, but that’s my ego talking, and it really needs to learn to chill. 😉

Of all the clients I’ve helped, only two had unpleasant memories rise to the surface after a particularly intense Dare Session – whose purpose was to specifically unblock the energies in the lower 5 chakras. It’s never happened since, but I would be remiss if I didn’t give a heads-up. Read Amanda Donnelly’s post about her experiences to get a feel for what could happen, or check out this for a recent session’s feedback. 🙂 Send me an email and let me know you want the Dare Session, and we’ll set it up!

Hopefully this post gives you a little insight into what goes on during a session, and if you have any questions, again, shoot me an email! I’m more than happy to answer questions!

©Pip Miller – August 2016
One last thing: I am not a medical intuitive. This means that no, I can not tell you what is causing this or that pain, nor will I be able to sense anything going on in your body: I am a conduit and the gift I have does not include that ability. The light flows through me and into you; I can tell where there are a lot of stuck emotions and/or pain by the way my hands feel, and occasionally, very occasionally, I may see something in my environment that seems to be a little sign meant for you, and I will let you know what I saw and what it seemed to mean to me. Beyond that, no, I cannot tell you more.