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“M-E-D-I-T-A-T-I-O-N” was composed by the author during morning meditation.
“M-E-D-I-T-A-T-I-O-N” text, photo, and design ©2015 Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved.
Originally published on LorettaBoyerMcClellan.com.


Author, Artist, Poet, and Reiki Master Teacher, Lori McClellan, writing as Loretta Boyer McClellan, sees the art of writing as an exciting medium and source of abundant joy in the creative process.  Her multilayered career as a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; conscious PR, brand, graphic design, and communications; and as an Arts instructor, journalist, and artist, “sized the canvas,” so to speak, for a fruitful life of expression.  Author of The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey, Lori creates and teaches from the heart.  Writing, meditating, Reiki, and painting—particularly in watercolor—are her connections to the Infinite.

Kind Words for The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey

Kind Words for The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey:

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“As a Marriage and Family Therapist and as a person on my own personal journey, I enjoyed this memoir very much. This is an easy, but meaningful read. It is full of great resources and personal insights that can aid others in their journeys to wholeness. The author not only advocates self-compassion, but models it, as well. She clearly shows how her pain became a gateway to healing her whole being as she followed the path that opened up to her. I definitely think her work is an inspiration.” — Amazon Customer

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Alori_mcclellan_reiki_headshot_3in_300dpiuthor, Artist, Poet, and Reiki Master Teacher, Lori McClellan, writing as Loretta Boyer McClellan, sees the art of writing as an exciting medium and source of abundant joy in the creative process.  Her multilayered career as a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; conscious PR, brand, graphic design, and communications; and as an Arts instructor, journalist, and artist, “sized the canvas,” so to speak, for a fruitful life of expression.  Author of The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey, Lori creates and teaches from the heart.  Writing, meditating, Reiki, and painting—particularly in watercolor—are her connections to the Infinite.

I AM the Flower

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lori_mcclellan_reiki_headshot_3in_300dpiAuthor, Artist, Poet, and Reiki Master Teacher, Lori McClellan, writing as Loretta Boyer McClellan, sees the art of writing as an exciting medium and source of abundant joy in the creative process.  Her multilayered career as a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; conscious PR, brand, graphic design, and communications; and as an Arts instructor, journalist, and artist, “sized the canvas,” so to speak, for a fruitful life of expression.  Author of The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey, Lori creates and teaches from the heart.  Writing, meditating, Reiki, and painting—particularly in watercolor—are her connections to the Infinite.

Taking Mindful Cues from the Hummingbird

annas_hummingbird_by_ben_wilson_of_freedigitalphotosdotnetThere is a truthfulness in meditation that clarifies.  What may begin as a method to quiet the mind, transforms into easing into our natural self, of returning to our authentic essence. Through any number of schools of meditation, including the Joshin Kokyu Ho, or Seishin Toitsu meditations in Traditional Japanese Reiki (Usui Reiki Ryoho), its practice is an expansion of being open and attentive, in be-ing Awareness.  Whether they are subtle or overt in experience, through meditation there are lessons to be learned about ourselves, including Oneness—an interconnection with all.  Nature’s presence can assist us along this journey… To read the full article by Lori, writing as Loretta Boyer McClellan, pop on over to our friends at Daily Zen.

“Taking Mindful Cues from the Hummingbird” ©2015 Loretta McClellan
“Anna’s Hummingbird” photo by Ben Wilson of freedigitalphotos.net; used with permission.


lori_mcclellan_reiki_headshot_3in_300dpiAmerican Author, Artist, Poet, and Reiki Master Teacher, Lori McClellan, writing as Loretta Boyer McClellan, sees the art of writing as an exciting medium and source of abundant joy in the creative process.  Her multilayered career as a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; conscious PR, brand, graphic design, and communications; and as an Arts instructor, journalist, and artist, “sized the canvas,” so to speak, for a fruitful life of expression.  Author of The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey, Lori creates and teaches from the heart.  Writing, meditating, Reiki, and painting—particularly in watercolor—are her connections to the Infinite.

Solving the World’s Problems: Meditation, Peace by Peace

beautiful_woman_practive_yoga_on_river_in_nature_by_adamr_of_freedigitalphotosdotnetGoing inward in contemplation or meditation is a place of truth, peace, and well-being.  Not traditionally a method of escape, it is a way to connect with ourselves, and with all beings—of inter-being.  What do we do when so many in our world are suffering?  Are we connected to their hurts and fears when we meditate “together?”

Meditation abides as a collective conscious—pure awareness—without attachment.  With practice, meditation allows for freedom in being our true nature, of our authentic self, stripping away the worry and day-to-day foci, whether mundane or overwhelming.  Suffering exists; however, things that used to provoke or agitate are not erased, but our reaction to them changes, as we become balance.  Not balanced, as in an adjective or quality, but balance as a natural state and way of being—all-encompassing.

Relaxation and healing, or more accurately, self-healing, are byproducts of rediscovering our true nature and balance.  When we are no longer dwelling on pain, or addressing the bristles of illness or suffering as much because we’re in a place of abundance, compassion, and clarity, healing takes on new meaning—and our body, mind, and spirit inherently understand this.

With the turmoil that is demonstrated in the world today, including countless acts of hatred, we can ground ourselves in the peace of restoration, instead of devastation.  It may seem pointless, or perhaps counterproductive for one human being to consider meditation as a global measure, but by its very nature, meditation is a collective healing without boundaries, limitless in its reach.  It is an energetic source of not only transformation, but renewal—in returning to who we truly are, which in essence is infinite.

Even when one person meditates, it is inter-being, which is Infinity times Infinity.  It is a perfect equation, an exponential opportunity to help heal equally, peace by peace.

—Love Lori


lori_mcclellan_reiki_headshot_3in_300dpiAmerican Author, Artist, Poet, and Reiki Master Teacher, Lori McClellan, writing as Loretta Boyer McClellan, sees the art of writing as an exciting medium and source of abundant joy in the creative process.  Her multilayered career as a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; conscious PR, brand, graphic design, and communications; and as an Arts instructor, journalist, and artist, “sized the canvas,” so to speak, for a fruitful life of expression.  Author of The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey, Lori creates and teaches from the heart.  Writing, meditating, Reiki, and painting—particularly in watercolor—are her connections to the Infinite.

Text © 2015 Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved.
Photo by Adamr of freedigitalphotos.net; used with permission.
Author headshot by Frank Leonard; used with permission.