A flock of cockatoos land in the liquidambar tree next to our balcony.

The Macquarie Dictionary defines ‘serendipity’ as ‘making desirable but unsought-for discoveries’.

I quite like this word.

The idea of fate is too strong for me, that we’re pulled in one direction without any choice in the matter. I understand superstition but am not completely convinced about the lucky signs that people find in the world.

But I have found something… unexplainable… about the last week or so in terms of reiki. My teacher, Frans Steine, was hosting a Reiki 2 course up at his beautiful place in the Blue Mountains. He allows former students to resit classes for a much-reduced rate, which I think is great in so many ways: it recognises that learning is a continual process and gives us the opportunity to keep in contact with his teachings. I think it’s also good for new students to be in the energy of past students, and hopefully we can help out in the class too in some way.

In any case, I signed up to do the course last Sunday. The only people who knew were two of the other students (who had done Reiki 1, which I’d resat at the same time), and my partner, perhaps a few friends. One of the other reasons I wanted to do the course is that I was feeling a bit out of touch with Reiki and its energy. My last client had come over six weeks before that, where usually I have a client every two weeks or so.

What happened next? Well:

  • The day before the course, an acquaintance from the gym I attended years ago saw me walking through a nearby park. He looked me up on the internet, saw that I did reiki and decided to book in immediately for a treatment.
  • While I was at the course, a new client called, wanting to book in a treatment. She eventually booked in yesterday, a week later.
  • The same day of the course, a client from a few months ago sent by email a testimonial for me to use on my website and Facebook page.
  • And on Monday, a client I hadn’t seen in about a year booked in for another treatment…

This all seems rather… serendipitous to me, surprising and wonderful.

So, as we start a new month, here’s wishing you some serendipity too…


Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney. SMS, email or call me if you’d like to make an appointment.
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