Changes at the Lodge

As I sit here writing this, I can’t help but think about the ‘journey’. The journey that has taken me from the corporate world to the world of healing, health and Spirit. Over the past 25+ years I have spent a lot of time and energy in learning all I could about the body, holistic healing and spiritual awareness. I have been blessed with an understanding of the greater whole, and how things seen and unseen can work, if approached in a good and humble way. And, I have come to know without a shadow of a doubt that it is not I who does the work of healing for others. It is not I who can reduce pain, inflammation and illness within others. Nor is it I who brings comfort and peace to those that come to see me.

But I do know when Spirit tries to ‘nudge’ me in a new direction … maybe a direction I haven’t thought of, or maybe slightly altering the direction I have been heading towards. I am being ‘nudged’. What started out as a slight nudging has turned into a more determined nudge. And, because I pay attention to these little signs, I am making some changes to what services I personally will offer as of July 1st, 2013.

Starting July 1st, I will no longer offer the massage aspect of my services. I will continue to offer Reiki-Infused Bodywork, however, unless necessary to correct a specific problem, massage will not be part of the service. Reiki-Infused Bodywork is composed of many components … Reiki, Breema, Reflexology, acupressure, polarity, etc. The massage aspect is used primarily to help relax the client and to establish a direct connection between the client’s energy field and my own. As most of you know … the healing work I do during a session is NOT done through the massage, but through the various energetic layers and systems of the body that I work with.

I recognize that sometimes you just want a good massage, and the other aspects of what I do is a wonderful healthy bonus! For those times you just want a really good massage, I recommend you see a really good massage therapist. The two I highly recommend are Crystal Jennings at 248-302-4291 in Farmington, or Julie Jeffries at 248-684-2028 in Milford. If, however, you want the traditional Reiki-Infused Bodywork with the massage, I suggest you contact Donna Andrews at 937-623-7890 or Michelle Meritt at 248-797-4461.

Please know that I am NOT stopping the healing work. But Spirit has made it clear that I need to focus on the healing aspect of what I do, and less on the massage. So, I am listening!

Another thing that has been presented to me is that I need to be more ‘open’ to the idea of doing spiritual readings for people. This is an area I have shied away from for many, many years. Why? Because I am a private person and respect the privacy of others. Recently though, I have been approached by so many people asking for a simple spiritual reading, that I believe it is yet another nudge from Spirit. So, you will see very soon the offering of spiritual readings.

And finally, I am opening up the Personal Spiritual Growth Program to anyone who is interested. This is a mentoring program I have only offered to people who have asked specifically for it. It is an initial 3-month program that guides you to finding your truth, your core beliefs, your own spiritual identity and language, and connects you deeply with your own true Self essence. I am looking to start a new group within the next month, so if this is something that resonates with you, please let me know. The groups are small … under 10 people, preferably 6.

These are exciting times at the Lodge! We are busy getting ready for warmer weather! We recently purchased a new cover for the tipi and a large hide for our community drum! All thanks to the generous donations we have received over these past winter months!

We are in full swing getting ready for the Wisdom Keepers’ Weekend! We are in need of volunteers to help us get ready and to help with the Weekend itself! To see what you can do to help, click on this link

A couple of volunteer opportunities are coming up quickly. We have a Craft Night tomorrow night at 6:00pm – 8:30pm. On April 6th we are looking for volunteers with chain saws and/or the ability to stack wood to help us cut up, split and stack wood from trees that fell over these past winter months. For more information, click on

We also really need help passing out flyers for the Wisdom Keepers’ Weekend. So much work … so little time!!!! If you are interested at all in participating in our events, please do not hesitate to contact us!

4 thoughts on “Changes at the Lodge

  1. “And, I have come to know without a shadow of a doubt that it is not I who does the work of healing for others. It is not I who can reduce pain, inflammation and illness within others. Nor is it I who brings comfort and peace to those that come to see me.”



    1. Thank you, Bren, for your comments and interest in the Lodge! We are starting up a new program this Thursday, 4/11 at 6:30pm, if you are interested. I keep the groups small so it becomes a very personal experience for each person. If you need more information, please just contact me! Many blessings to you ……gayle


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