Grace and the Ocean

6-IMG_20130612_085001I can’t quite believe I am here again.  I was in Maui in early February for my Mauimoon and now I am here with my mother on a pilgrimage to honor my grandmother Grace (who passed away in 2006) and to spread some of her ashes in these tropical Pacific waters.

My mother, grandmother, and I were a generational threesome who traveled to Maui all through my growing up and adult years. For years we coveted our “girl trips” where we spent most of our time in communion with the ocean in some form or another.

I am humbled and grateful to be here and I feel Grace-full.

We arrived just yesterday evening, so I am still getting my island legs. Expect more Maui posts over the next week as I share Grace (and grace) with you as well as my journey into sabbatical land.

For now, I leave you with this video I took this evening of the ocean at sunset here on the west side of Maui.




About Courtney Putnam

I first came to healing work through art and writing. Creating collage art and poetry in particular allowed me to deeply understand the benefit of self-expression in the healing process. But, I also began to see the benefit of bodywork (manual work in the form of massage and energywork in the form of Reiki) as keys to unlocking the emotional stresses we hold in our bodies. I became a Reiki practitioner in 2002, received an MFA in Creative Writing in 2003, received my massage license in the spring of 2006, and became a Reiki Master in 2010. In my practice I bring together these three areas -- the body, the mind, and the spirit (or energy body) -- so others may experience profound and positive change in their lives.
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