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In my head, it’s fall

It must be because of the quiet, cozy, slice-of-life blogs I’ve been reading. I get lost in reading about cups of tea, cool mornings, comfy sweaters, and then look up it’s and blinding sunlight and nearly 100F. Maybe I belong in the Pacific Northwest. I wouldn’t be able to take the muggy, sticky summers of New England anymore: 3 decades of life in the high desert southwest has me feeling that 25% is high humidity. *snort*

BTW, that whole “it’s a dry heat” thing? Hot is hot. Believe me. And honestly, as uncomfortable as 100F is here, 90F in NE with 100% humidity is brutal. Suffocating, even.

I had so many things to do today, and instead I feel as if there isn’t a drop of energy anywhere in my body. I sent my sister light for her birthday, and that perked me up for a while. Days like this make me wonder how I’m going to do back in the workforce – a necessity that I continue to block out on one level, acting as if Tuesday won’t come. Instead I keep adding up in my head how many clients it would take for me to be able to stay home, and then getting sad again.

Glaring at me until I feed her

The cat has decided that she needs to be fed 3x a day, a decision I vehemently disagree with, especially since I’d been feeding her dry food for a while and it always makes her gain weight. She loves Fancy Feast (the wheat-free ones) so much that she’d happily eat a can every few hours. Ain’t happening. So now she perches on the small table and stares at me, hoping that will guilt me into feeding her. Nope.

My Dry July partner didn’t even make it a day, so that’s a blow. I’ll have to be that much more determined, and more of anything but rest is not something for which I have spoons or bandwidth. So very, very many forks and not a spoon in sight.

And now it’s time to figure out dinner. Ramen, anyone?

With hope and love,

Pip 🌻✨🫖

©Pip Miller – July 2022

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Hello there, July!

It’s been a quiet day, though I had a slew of errands to run this morning. Bank, UPS to return a horrible pair of Lee jeans (they’ve changed them and I am not a fan) to Amazon, library, bookstore, thrift store (scored a new pair of my favorite jeans!! Take that new Lee’s), and the grocery store. Luckily I know the grocery store well enough that rarely does any bit of shopping take more than 10 minutes (the monster shopping trips are relegated to pickup at Smith’s), so all in all the errands took an hour or so.

I love this photo by Taryn Elliott on Pexels.com

When I have days like that, inevitably the pain kicks in not long after, and lasts all day. Fibromyalgia? We’re not sure, but it fits. So I spent the day reading, sending light, and just now, while making dinner, started to catch up on some of the ‘quiet’ blogs I read…and boom! This post by Melanie Leavey* says exactly how I feel, and I just had to share it. I’d just checked in on Twitter not long before reading it, and remembered that I was going to take a break from my public account for a while; part of what she writes is why. The blog is mine (even if I lose the domain name next month…not sure yet), and blogs are a sort of safe place to be in this awful time, filled with screaming people, both in fear and anger. As the running joke goes, screaming into the void is no longer an answer because the void is full.

I wish you well in these turbulent times, and hope you have somewhere to secure your anchor.

With love and hope,

Pip 🌻✨🫖

*I really like her books and just finished reading ‘Sea Bride’.

©Pip Miller – July 2022

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Tomorrow Dry July Begins!

I’m ready. I’m looking forward to it. I’m planning in my head how to spend the day (though the first couple days are always easy), and making sure I have lots of sparkling water and treats on hand.

I plan to start the day sending light because it always makes me feel good to help others, and it puts me in a good frame of mind for the day, too.

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I have a TBR pile that’s pretty big, and it has quite a few cozy mysteries for the days when my brain isn’t up to intricate books. I’ll add thing to my sobriety toolbox as the month goes, on, and remove anything that isn’t really helping me deal with TBB.

One big change, that I’m not looking forward to, is that I start work on the 5th. No masks sends me over the freaking-out edge, and while I’ll do my best to be as careful as I can, I know that being the only one masked (even a good mask) isn’t enough protection. My stomach has really been tied to my emotions more than ever, and I already have lots of butterflies. I’ve tried to find a work-from-home, and to make my healing work my living, but neither has happened. I’m sad. Very sad.

Wish me luck! And if anyone else is doing Dry July….we can do it!!!

With hope and love,

Pip 🌻✨☕

©Pip Miller – June 2022

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The Lightmaker’s Manifesto

In another, well, I’m sure everyone knew this, but it hit me like a bolt of lightning, passage from a book.

©Karen Walrond

So with regards to Dry July, my goal is not to drink all month, and now I need to put into place a ritual to make sure I achieve that goal. Sounds simple, right? I’m sure TBB (TheBeerBitch) will have something to say about that, but drowning her out will of course be part of the ritual.

I’m feeling excited!

And to make the day even better, it rained all night (yay), AND I was asked to send light to a horse trainer who had a terrible fall. I ended up doing an hour for that one because my hands ‘told’ me to. The flow was strong, and I hope it helped!

BTW, eagle-eyed followers may have noticed that I switched from a static website page to a traditional blog format. It just felt right, and I’m hoping it will get people to look at more pages on the site. I still have an ‘About’ page I call “Pip Who?“. lol

If you’re new here, welcome!

With hope and love,

Pip 🌻✨🫖

©Pip Miller – June 2022

PS: I’m testing out CounterSocial again (the nicer Twitter(, and I think I have to upgrade to have a link to my account, so if you’re there, my username is @HealingHobbit.

©Pip Miller – June 2022

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Dry July preparation

There’s a quote that says something like, ‘don’t do harder, do different’, and I know from long experience that it’s really difficult for me to go cold turkey from drinking, not because I’m incapable, but because I give in too easily to outer influences these days. I’m not proud of it, but it’s true.

I decided to use create a mind map, and figure out what would really help me when TheBeerBitch (TBB for short) starts yelling in my head.

I wrote down 6 things, mixing goals and feelings. Then I narrowed it down to what was most important to me. I came up with sobriety, comforted, and financially secure. For sobriety, the offshoots are lots of tea and sparkling water, listening to sober podcasts, reading sober books/blogs, and making sure to blog my progress as a sort of accountability throughout the month.

©Camilla Pang – An Outsider’s Guide to Humans

Now while these are great to keep in mind, they don’t really help in the moment, ya know? In “An Outsider’s Guide to Humans“, Camille Pang describes and includes a picture of her ‘decision tree’*, which she uses to plan for a specific outcome by planning ahead for what will happen if, say in my case, 3 pm hits and TBB starts yelling in my head that it’s time for a beer. Option A is drink a sparkling water, and if that doesn’t work, then A1 is put on a sober podcast. If option A works, then we move on to making dinner. If temptation starts again, then option B is…

Each option has ‘if this, then that’ branches, and branches off of those branches until, no matter what happens (that I can foresee), I have a something to do to keep me from grabbing that beer. And the goal is always that one outcome, not to drink for July. BTW, the roots of the tree are things that are necessary no matter what (the water, a journal nearby, M&M’s, lavender lotion for calming when TBB is really screaming, etc).

I’m sure this idea has been around for ages, but I don’t remember coming across it before, and I just spent 2 hours trying to remember the name of book, finally heading to the library where the title was found by the librarian, because librarians are actually mythical creatures who know ALL, and then driving to another branch to pick up a copy. Because I knew that decision tree is going to be very important in July.

*Aside, the illustrations are the author’s own, and her handwriting is a bit difficult to decipher. There’s still one phrase in a particular picture that I can not make heads nor tails of, no matter what. It would have been really helpful if they’d copied the illustrations and made them legible. IJS.

My tree will definitely have energy healing (which means family and friends are going to be receiving “hey, just sent some light to you -or your pet-!” texts. lol)

Have any of you used something similar to the decision tree? If so, what for, and did it help?

With love and hope,

Pip 🌻✨🫖

©Pip Miller – June 2022

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Just a quick update

Summer is here with a bang. So much melting. We finally had the swamp cooler turned on, and the dogs are in heaven.

Photo by Alireza Kaviani on Pexels.com

It’s hard to get the energy or motivation to do much of anything when it’s 100F outside, so it’s lovely to be able to help others without leaving the house. I’ve done quite a few sessions the past couple weeks, for various ailments, and the feedback has been wonderful. I like to send light to my Mom and tell her after the fact (she enjoys the surprise), and her feedback is always something like, “I just noticed I was able to walk easier!” or yesterdays, “I carried 3 water bottles into the living room instead of one!” which has been all she’s been capable since her health scare.

Last night there was a fire in the canyon, and it was really windy, so it was pretty scary for everyone near there for most of the night. There’s a video here, if you’re interested.

OH! I wanted to thank everyone who started following me here on the website instead of via social media. I left a note on Instagram, and today I’m going to “delete” the account. Twitter is still up, but I don’t use it for this – it’s pretty much a rage retweeting account these days. There’s so much to be upset about, and retweeting let’s me let go of the rage quicker. It’s weird, but it works for me. 🙂

I hope everyone is safe and cool, and those you love are the same!

With hope and love,

Pip 🌻✨

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COVID and Energy Healing

First off, there is a very important disclaimer that I have on my pages, and it needs to go here:

**Energy healing is a natural method of energy clearing and balancing, and may be used as part of an integrative healing or wellness program. While it can be used entirely on its own, it is not meant as a substitute for medical treatment.

That being said, I have some exciting news! I have worked with people who contracted COVID, whether for those who just found out they were positive or those who are now living with long-term effects such as the loss of smell and taste. There have been varying degrees of “success”, from one girl’s sore throat going way after the session and her test was negative the next day, to some alleviation of the difficulty breathing (but not easing completely), to a friend’s sense of smell returning enough for her to smell a skunk – wonderful first smell, right? 😂 I’ve worked with wheezing lungs, pain, headaches, whatever comes with having the virus. Another important point: I can not – and would not ever suggest that I can – heal COVID; but I it seems I can help alleviate symptoms.

On Friday my sister hired me to help her friend Shae, who tested positive 3 days before and had just been to the ER because they couldn’t swallow. I did a 45-minute session, during which the energy flow was quite intense. On Saturday Shae texted:

Pretty damned shiny, right?? I’m a bit giddy with joy, truth be told.

After the second session, I was told that Shae had been unable to keep anything down for a couple days since testing positive, and now they had been able to eat and keep down soup! And they “really feel quite a bit better all the way around”. I haven’t had any feedback after yesterday’s session, but that’s ok! I’m thrilled with how much better they are feeling, and I really, really hope others with COVID contact me for some help with the symptoms.

I really can’t tell you how excited I am after these sessions! To know that I can help others suffering from COVID effects is mind-blowing, and opens a world of possibilities. Just like being on retainer the first time did!

I look forward to being of service!

With hope and love,

Pip 🌻✨

PS: Don’t forget that the 45-minute sessions for the same price as 30-minute ones ends on May 31! And keep in mind that I help animals, too!

ETA: Shae texted my sister yesterday and said, “I’m feeling SO much better.”

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Longer sessions, same price!

The last few sessions I’ve done have felt that they needed more time, and as I always ‘listen’ to what my hands say, they were 45 minutes each.

It got me thinking that things are so difficult in the world that we need more of a boost to our health than ever.

Image from Pinterest

So for the rest of the month of May, all 30 minute sessions (not including the Retainer) will be 45 minutes long instead of 30 – yes, that includes the 3 for $75 package, too. This gives me greater freedom, especially when there are two issues that need help, and if it’s only one, it allows me leeway to add in more heart work, which is how I love to end a session.

You can purchase your session here (they also make great gifts!).

If this goes well, I’ll keep the longer sessions, but the price will go up!

With hope and love,

Pip 🌻✨

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It’s a gorgeous spring day

And I’m sitting in bed. Yesterday I was running an errand, and out of the blue my hips and legs decided they were done with the endeavor. I barely made it to the car, and getting in and out of it was extremely difficult. Fibromyalgia is an umbrella term for a cornucopia of symptoms, and I’m not sure if this is part of it, or it’s something completely new and different. Fun. Not.

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I really want to go outside and sit in the sun, especially since the air is ok today. The fires to the north of us are horrible, and I can’t even imagine trying to breathe in the smoke. It’s particularly disturbing because spring in New Mexico basically means ‘windy’, and with everything so dry, the fires have a lot to feed on. I hope they can get them under control, but it’s not looking good.

I haven’t been sending much light since I decided to stop offering to help for free, and this does not make me happy at all. Every time I tweet that it “fills me with joy” to help others, I’m not just saying that; it really does. It’s like the light/energy flowing through me also gives me a boost, too…and I miss it. A lot.

I’m still certain that my retainer plan is one hell of an amazing deal, but I haven’t forgotten that single sessions are important, too. I just want to help; that’s really what it comes down to.

I think I may see if I can make it to the porch and read for a while. Be safe out there, everyone…and please, wear your masks. You may not think it’s important for you, but it is for the vulnerable around you. We depend on each other, so let’s be kind and take care of others by being smart ourselves, ok?

With hope and love,

Pip 🌻✨

©Pip Miller – May 2022

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Come On Retainer With Me

This post is going to be longer than normal because it includes copies of DMs with Albus the Cat’s owner, Cheri, (used with her permission) to illustrate how I work with clients, what I tell clients, how I send light, etc. I hope the length is worth it!

In Feb, I believe, my friend Cheri tweeted that her cat wasn’t doing well, and I offered to send light. I think I sent once or twice, but not routinely. Just here and there. Time went on and in March she mentioned him again, I offered again, and she suggested a more defined set-up. We eventually ended up figuring out a retainer program in which I would do 30 sessions in 30 days for a set price (I had such a hard time defining a worth for my work, let me tell you). We were both really excited to see what happened! I focused the light on Albus’s midsection rather than full-body to see if we could kick the healing in quickly.

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We began on March 12. Cheri: Right now we are focused on getting him to eat and getting his blood sugar under control. He feels awful pretty much all the time.

Me: I’ll DM before I send today, and I’d be interested to see if it affects his glucose.

Cheri: His glucose went down even though he had some food. He’s under 300 for the first time in several days.

I replied: So interesting! I had a coworker with high blood pressure and she brought in her cuff. Measured, then I worked on her, and it dropped hugely. A couple hours later it was back up, but the experiment was informative.

March 13: They think diabetes, rather than any intestinal issue, has been the primary cause of him feeling sick and losing weight. He will be in the hospital for a couple of days while they try to get his electrolytes and blood sugar in balance. He’s in critical care, but he did eat a little bit on his own, which is super encouraging!

I mentioned wondering what a cat’s glucose should be, and it’s 85-150!

March 14: Update — he is doing so much better. He ate “like a champ” on his own. He is hydrated and his potassium is back where it needs to be. He’s receiving intravenous insulin and the ketones are clearing from his bloodstream. He is definitively on the upswing!! I’m so thankful for the work you are doing for him.

March 15: The vet said that his recovery was very fast for a cat in his condition. So you should know that what you do helps.

I usually send either a tweet before I send and one after, or sometimes just one after, and that was the bulk of what happened during this time.

Then on March 25 Cheri asked: He’s been afraid and hiding during meal times because he doesn’t like taking the antibiotics and getting poked with the needle. Is it possible to focus on that next time? I asked when his meals were and the evening one fit better with my schedule as they are two hours ahead of me. I decided to start the session 15 minutes before he ate and go through til 15 min after to cover all the bases.

Me: I can see if focusing on stress will help, if it doesn’t I’ll do full-body again and maybe that will relax him. This seemed to me to be the best way to deal with his fear. This meant a change in hand placements and focusing somewhat on specific chakras (I even looked up where they are on cats). It ended up that base chakra to heart worked the best.

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com *This is no Albus

March 28: We were able to get his medicine in him at dinner last night and this morning. I was surprised this morning that he didn’t run away. I think this is working!

March 30: He has STOPPED running away and hiding! He still doesn’t like the antibiotics but it’s easier to find him and administer on time. After tomorrow he won’t need them anymore so the worst will be over. Thank you so so much!

And then an unexpected downturn and let me tell you, Imposter Syndrome kicked in with a vengeance. I’d been sending light for what, 2 weeks, and then suddenly he’s getting worse?? I was crushed and immediately assumed I wasn’t doing something right. We knew his pancreas was inflamed, so I’d added that to 31st’s session.

April 1, from me: Did his last meds session yesterday and just did pancreas and liver now. Is he feeling ok? Both sessions were a bit more intense than they had been. I can not tell what’s going on in a being when I’m sending light, but I’ve learned in the decade+ that I’ve been doing this that how my hands feel is an indication of how the client is doing.

Cheri replied: I think he’s not doing as well as he was last week. I can’t tell for sure because he doesn’t have a monitor on anymore. It’s so frustrating. I have a feeling his blood sugar is high a lot.

Me: Yeah, when I did the pancreas/liver, the flow was like it was when I first started the sessions this month. He’ll have daily p/l sessions, and I’m going to do a bit of research and see if there’s somewhere else I should be focusing on to help those areas. Something that is contributing to the problems. Kidneys come to mind, but I’m not certain. I did research kidneys and they do play into it a bit.

It was then discovered that he’d become allergic to his prescribed food. I felt such relief that it wasn’t something that I was doing, and that the problem was easily fixable.

On the 3rd I DM’d: Did some middle of the night lightwork. Flow was different, I could actually feel it moving along my palm. I don’t know what that means, but I hope it’s good. 🤞This one was cool. I had one session where it felt like popcorn was popping in my palms, but I’d never felt the energy moving along my palm! I also let her know that I switched the stuffed animal I was using, and this one is smaller and it seems to be working better. My hand covers the entire length of its body, neck to tail, which was probably why I could feel the energy moving. I will have a feeling as to where to place my hands on the stuffed animal I’m using, and if the flow doesn’t feel ‘right’, I’ll switch to something else. Sometimes where I think the light should be focused isn’t where Spirit wants it. None of this is about me (even though there’s that Imposter Syndrome lurking), so I just follow orders, so to speak. lol By switching stuffed animals, I was able to cover a larger area, which it seems was what was needed.

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He felt better the next day and I continued late afternoon sessions (Cheri had determined that he seemed to feel better in the mornings) using the same stuffed animal, but that feeling didn’t return.

On the 5th I wrote: I did 45 min. My hands were tingling so much that I just kept going. Sometimes when a session is finished, my hands feel overly-full of energy, like Spirit is saying, “Enough.” And sometimes the flow just has a certain something I can’t explain that tells me to keep doing what I’m doing. I then did 45 minutes for his final sessions because it felt right to me.

On April 7th Cheri wrote: I want you to know how much I appreciate the work you’ve done for Albus. Especially in those first couple weeks when he was really touch and go. I know that he is better off from having your support. And my heart sang.

The month was about over, it had been a wild experiment during which we both were fascinated to see the changes, and the following are final updates from Cheri.

April 9 (his last session): Update on him — I’ve been noticing him gaining weight, and when I picked him up just now, he feels SO much heavier than he has in months! I can’t really feel his backbone anymore. Whatever allergic reaction he had to the food the other day is completely gone now too. He really seems to be improving significantly!!

April 12: Update on Bus — his blood glucose is actually LOW! But he doesn’t exhibit any signs of hypoglycemia. He is energetic, playing, happy, curious — our boy is back! And he has gained a full pound in the last ten days. The doctor wants to keep him on insulin for the next several weeks and do another follow up. But he is doing amazing. Pip — I know in my gut that your work with him has supported his recovery. Especially the speed with which he recovered in the hospital and even over the last week. I’m so thankful to you and for you. ❤️❤️❤️

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I asked if the vet was surprised.

Cheri replied that, She is definitely surprised by him not having any hypoglycemic symptoms. …I am definitely surprised at his fast weight gain. It felt like it happened overnight. One day he was thin and the next he was a big cat again.

April 13: I just read the discharge notes from the vet and she was amazed by how much weight he gained so quickly!

And today, just as I was getting set to copy everything and begin this post, there was a DM from Cheri!

April 18: From the vet this morning: “I received Albus’ full recheck bloodwork back and I am THRILLED to let you know that it looks amazing! His previous moderately decreased red blood cell count has fully normalized. His chemistry panel also looks great, including the liver enzymes and proteins which were abnormal when he was sick.

I couldn’t be happier with how much he has clinically improved along with his bloodwork improvements.”

How cool is that?!?! Now yes, of course we both understand that he’s been on medications and prescribed foods to control the diabetes, but the fact that the vet is even surprised at how well he’s done in such a short time means, at least to me, that under normal circumstances a cat that sick taking those same meds and food would not have done as well so quickly. Does that seems so to you?

This retainer program has be so psyched! I would love to help people with Long-COVID, and those with chronic illnesses, chronic migraines, oh, all manner of issues! I know I can’t cure them, but I’m SO curious to see the ways in which the light could help!! I think, as a matter of fact, that I may offer a 15 session retainer; same price, but each session is every other day for an hour, instead of 30 for 30 minutes. That way people have a choice, and it’s obvious that longer sessions do make a difference.

Thank you for sticking with the very long post! I hope it has given you an idea of what goes on if you hire me!

With hope and love,

Pip ✨🌻

©Pip Miller – April 2022