Blog, military, New Beginnings, Thoughts, Travel, Uncategorized

Military Across The World

I want to give back to those that risk their lives everyday so that I may do everything that I do.
I can only imagine what our military families go through each and every day.


My story, As a kid I did not want to join the military because all I knew is that they made you cry and break you down. I wanted nothing to do with that. I was bullied throughout my school career; I certainly did not want to relive any of that. As time went on, I realized how much our military really does for us and I wanted to join because I wanted to help. By the time I decided this I was in my early 30’s and I had only a small window of opportunity. The person I was with was adamant on me not doing such things and at that time I was not capable of standing up and just doing it.

In time I found myself meditating often and found reiki. I met a woman whom I had a session and it changed my world. I knew then that I wanted what she had. I contacted her and in months to come I became a reiki master.

I wanted to give back and now I can.

I especially wanted to help active military and veterans, along with their families because I understand that what they go through isn’t just physical it’s emotional and even spiritual. The things they don’t share, eats them from the inside out and this affects family members as well.

Even though I have not been personally affected by this, I know millions are. I want to help.

I am offering to 3 individuals 3 reiki sessions for 3 weeks consecutively. Must be active, veteran, or immediate family member.

If you would like to be considered, please visit my website www.budderflie.com and contact page. Fill out the form and in the message space, please provide what is going on that you would like to receive reiki. Also please let me know how you would prefer to be contacted, via email, text or phone call. If out of country I will email, or we can zoom or skype. Also, if you are chosen, please let me know if I can announce your name online that you have been chosen. If anonymous then I will use your zip code. Upon being chosen I will ask for military ID.

I will choose 3 people at the end of this month. May 31st, 2019.

If you are not chosen, don’t worry I would like to see how this goes and do this again, monthly.

Love, Light and Healing,

Budderflie

Blog, New Beginnings, Thoughts, Travel

Home Sweet Home

The Drive Home…

Normally when I leave from a place of vacation I really don’t want to leave and I typically want to move there. In this case, I really enjoyed my stay and would love to go back and visit but living there is not for me. And as far as coming home, I felt indifferent about it. I didn’t mind coming home and I didn’t mind if we stayed an extra day. That is new for me.

Driving back was nice too. It was easy and easy going. However, the border back into the US was completely opposite of going into Canada. The guy was stern and fierce. Why were we here where are we from, where are we going, did you bring anything back, take off your sunglasses, roll down the windows, sign your passport (because I forgot to do such things). He reached in the car window and opened up our cooler, which was fine and dandy but I felt that if we said anything that he didn’t like, he would have pulled us out of the car for sure. He seemed kinda angry. lol. We left him with love and light.

We stopped several times for several different reasons, after all it was a 9 hour drive. We talked, we looked for moose, we danced, we sang and the best part is that with your best friend you can sit in silence and not have to feel obligated to hear yourself talk to clear silence. I’m sure we have all been there.

Reflecting back on this trip, I am beyond grateful to have had this experience with my best friend. There were ups, downs and circles in every aspect of this trip. For me this trip was meant to be relaxing and a reboot. It was definitely a reboot, for sure. I released a lot of old energy that I didn’t know I had. I will choose not to say it was relaxing, although there were times of relaxation. It was a really heavy trip, spiritually, emotionally, physically- mainly because of all the gloriously delicious food we ate; and mentally.

As I sit here and write this I look out my window and I am so grateful for the intimate conversations I had all weekend and all the suggestions pointed out to me. I took it all in and I am able to make self changes where I see fit. Since I have been home, the first thing in order was detoxing! I have changed the way I eat for starters and I’ve started to write again including journaling. That’s a whole other story.

Anyways, great things came from this trip and I am so blessed to have a best friend like Krysta.

Blog, Metaphysical, Thoughts, Travel

The Last Day

Day 5 of our adventure

Our last full day in PEI, Charlottetown. We had decided that this was going to be the day of doing nothing. After our wild adventure yesterday in search of Anne of Green Gables and our appointment with Nora Cummins (ThetaHealing Practitioner), we really needed to rest.

We slept in and relaxed. We were both very quite and exhausted, emotionally, physically and spiritually. We joined up for breakfast and the rain and wind were coming down pretty good, so we didn’t feel guilty for staying in.

At one point I heard the rain stop, I have been wanting to go to this one little shop downtown so I asked if Krysta wanted to go. We both dressed warmly and meandered down a few blocks. Nora from the day before had suggested we both take sea salt baths. At the store we made it to, they had some. We both bought a bag and slowly made our way back to the Inn. We stopped here and there and had lunch and started back to relax back at the Inn.

Krysta wanted to nap so I brought my laptop and such down to the dining area and set up shop so she can rest in peace. As I sat downstairs, I noticed people coming and going and we would strike up conversations they would leave and I would go back to writing my blogs. At one point this gentleman walked in and was trying to find out the wi-fi code. We started talking and he and his wife took their young children out of school for a year so they could travel. They were from Australia and got here 2 days later. They were exhausted, he told me about some of theirs travels as to where they had been. One place he said was Bali.

Bali is on my list, between now and next April I will be going there. So when he said that I started asking him questions. He gave me some info as to where and whom they stayed with and whatnot. So I am now equipped with more information for when I buy my plane ticket. Very excited about that…

I stepped away from my computer for a few minutes and Krysta came down and wrote a note saying she is going to take her sea salt bath. When she had come back down we both worked on some things and then we decided to have a deeper conversation which were needed and deep. The day before working with Nora, things came up for me that I have been ignoring and subconsciously wishing would just disappear. They struck such a cord with me that I became instantly vulnerable and for the first time cried in front of a complete stranger. Like convulsing crying.

So when Krysta and I started talking I was in the middle of saying something and it happened again, convulsing crying. I was glad to be able to release such emotions and let them go. Last night too, my friend found out her uncle passed on. So she was feeling that as well. This day and last night were very heavy.

And without even knowing it, Krysta mentioned she just wanted fried foods. So we looked up a place around the corner and made our way to a pub. For some good old fashion bar food. Mind you, I haven’t eaten fried foods in months, I kinda forgot about that. So we go and order these apps and everything was fantastic until later that evening.

We get back to the Inn, Krysta is getting ready for bed, I still need my bath so I start it up. I sat in there trying to stay in it for 45 mins. I had to get out after 20 mins, I was well over heated and super wobbly. I get ready for bed and crawl in, just to be woken up at some peculiar hour because my stomach was in a tizzy.

I go to the bathroom sweating and with a killer migraine. I lay on the floor on the tile where its much cooler. My stomach didn’t like that. So I sat in front of the toilet thinking oh my god, if I throw up my head is going to pop off. I needed to find an elastic for my hair. I stood up and almost fell over and found one right next to Excedrin migraine pills…I am so awesome I thought. I felt like I was going to have to wake up Krysta to go to the store and buy me some in the middle of the night.

I make my way back to the bathroom where I bow my head to the porcelain goddess and realize I am going to have to do this myself. This is not something I enjoy doing, ever, but at this moment I had too. I stuck my fingers down and up it all came. All I kept thinking was, I really need to be better for my drive tomorrow. We had to drive home from Canada in the morning and it was going to be about 9 hours long or more.

I finally managed to crawl back in bed, I took 2 pills and begged the angels for relief. Next thing I know it’s 630 am. I pop 2 more and go back to sleep. I finally got up and although I wasn’t 100% I still felt good, slightly airy but coherent.

Lesson learned, again, with fried foods. I forgot I hadn’t eaten fried foods in a long time and then I way over ate. So since I have been home, no fried foods.

Blog, Metaphysical, Thoughts, Travel, Uncategorized

Anne of Green Gables

Day 4 of Adventure

Today was supposed to be all sun and no rain all day. So we decided that this is the day we would go venture around the island for memories of Anne of Green Gables. We started off by driving 45 mins in search of the “Lake of Shining Waters”. Krysta’s GPS took us to a water-park.

After driving around we followed the road to the beach and some lookout points in hopes of finding it near there. We didn’t find it but the coastline was epicly beautiful. The red clay cliffs and dunes in the background were just a sight to see.

As we looked out along the coastline, I mentioned the lighthouse from the movie and we decided that it’s the one way out in the distance. We got back in the car and drove around and found Anne of Green Gables Heritage House with trails to the “haunted forest” and “Lover’s Lane”. The building was closed and major construction was going on while we were there. We did talk a walk through the haunted woods. It was surrounded by a golf course which was beautiful but not that reminiscent for the fans of Anne of Green Gables.

The path was quick but pretty, so we made it back to the vehicle quickly and off we were to the lighthouse. Krysta popped it up in her GPS. It probably took us another 30 mins to get there, well to the road that leads to the lighthouse.

We turn down the road that it says to and about 1/4 mile in we are on clay road. Meanwhile the whole trip I have been wanting to go off roading, after seeing all the trails on the sides of the roads everywhere on the way here. So we go, we begin nice and easy. Slowly turning into sliding slightly because its moist and clay, with big gaps all over the place. We continue, I am slightly nervous because my best friend is not feeling well and if we were to get stuck in this mud, I would have to take off my socks and shoes and roll up my pants and get out in my dress and push while Krysta steers us out! That was going through my head, becoming drenched in red clay from getting stuck! That would have been hilarious and very grateful that, that did not happen! hahaha.

I see what looks like a pile of dirt, as it turns out it was a pile of unmelted snow. I attempted to go over it and then we both looked at each other and we were like nope. She says we are going to have to back out of this entirely. I look back, look at her, look back and say ok, here goes. I did a very good job, if I didn’t I probably wouldn’t be sharing it! We came to the flat landing where we started to slide around. I turned the car around and we made it out safely with zero clay on my body!

And apparently it’s supposed to loop around, there are no signs warning anyone to enter at your own risk. So when we made it to paved road I look out and I see the Anne of Green Gables Museum. I was all excited. I grew up with this movie and before I came up here, I was able to watch all of them with my friend who actually had all the movies.

We cruise up the way to the museum. Honestly it looked closed, much like everything around. A beautiful dog and kitty greeted us as we got out of the car. Apparently the museum was the house of the author of Anne, L.M Montgomery.

It was $6 to go through the house. Teenie tiny house, but very neat. We enjoyed walking through. They said to look out the window at the top of the stairs and that’s where she was looking out and decided to call the water, “Lake of Shining Waters”. So technically there are 2 in PEI, but the one on the property is the OG.

So we def had an amazing adventure in search of Anne of Green Gables. And we were ready to head back as we had an appointment with a lovely woman named Nora. We did have some time before our appt. so we decided to go on a search for one of the only metaphysical shops on the island. We found it in Summerside, Celtic Mist. The owner was extremely nice and helpful. It was a very enjoyable experience and brought some goodies home.

We left there in time to still make it to our appointment on time. Glorious day of beautiful scenery and experiences.

Info on the places…

Celtic Mist: https://www.facebook.com/celticmist77/

Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place:
https://www.tourismpei.com/green-gables-house

Museum:
https://www.annemuseum.com/

Blog, New Beginnings, Thoughts, Travel, Uncategorized

PEI, Here we come

Day 3 of our adventurous journey

We had decided to take our time leaving St. Andrews. Sleep was important and was was our morning routines. Eventually we packed up our belongings and left the room, headed to down to eat breakfast before we depart. We took one last looky lou around the room and saw it was snowing outside…booooo! I remember one other time it snowed on my birthday, so uncool mother nature.

Anyways, we meandered down to the restaurant and ordered the breakfast sandwich, if you happen to go there, make sure you try that at least one time…so delicious!

We both looked at each other and realized that the bridge to PEI had a toll, I told Krysta, I have a $1. She looked at me with her quirky smile and said yeah, probably more than that. So I googled it. I just about choked on m y water when I read $47 and change. I certainly did not exchange any money so hoping they take CC we left. We later found out that they do take CC, however not until you leave PEI.

We start our 4 plus hour journey to Prince Edward Island. Today, the 25th is my actual birthday and as we drove on, the rain kept on and the snow kept appearing. I don’t mind the snow but with snow comes cold weather and when you are on the water its windy so I was not 100% enjoying the drive. Especially because I was driving (my new car).

We passed through many small areas of nothing and then we would come up and more nothing. We did drive through a major city, if that’s what you would like to call it. It was cute and quaint and at this time I cannot recall the name of the town. But they did have a Costco! hahaha.

Needless to say we make it to the bridge. It really was beautiful and wicked long, I’m pretty sure it’s about 8 miles. You look out and nothing but ocean. Gorgeous. However I was driving so I had to be cautious and keep my eyes on the road.

We continue to drive for what feels like forever by now. We finally make it to our Bed n Breakfast spot. WOW, gorgeous and centered basically downtown. It is called “Fairholm INN”.

We pull in and unload after checking in. Our room was so cute and quaint, there were 7 rooms I believe 6 were upstairs and the dining area was equipped with a fireplace and lounging and about 5 two top tables for breakfast all set with plates and menus for the next mornings breakfast.

I stepped outside to grab a couple more things out of the car and ran into the owner, Brook. I was staring at my phone while walking to my car and I hear a voice, he’s friendly! I look down and this huge beautiful dog came running up to me, so excited to play I pet him as he jumps around me in excitement. Brook let me in on some good eats around the area, I let him know we did not want to be in the car any longer. So he suggested several places around the block.

Krysta and I landed at Terra Rouge, small menu, but there was something for the both of us. So we stayed. At this point I was achingly hungry, I was sweating even though it was raining because I needed something in my belly. I asked the lovely lady if they had any bread, because at this point I couldn’t even focus on the menu. She brought out some delicious bread and butter.

For those of you who don’t know me…I LOVE BUTTER!

I slathered the bread with the weird looking butter and starting eating. I just about fell to the floor wondering what on earth this woman just gave me, it was the best tasting butter I had ever eaten! She came back and told me it was miso butter and they make it in house. My mind was blown. I needed more of this, like all the time. Even though I don’t really eat alot of bread at all, I would figure out a way to consume the amount of butter I purchased from them.

After dinner we wandered back to the inn and decided to rest for the remainder of the evening. Two long days of driving we were tired. The beds we had were amazing comfortable. I always bring my own pillow but I didn’t need to. I was all cozied up on my twin bed.

Krysta was nervous about falling out of her bed, but gratefully she didn’t!

Here is the info for Fairholm Inn and Terra Rouge.

https://www.fairholminn.com/

http://www.terrerougepei.ca/