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Reiki For The Deepest Darkest Hour – Grieving 2

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki Energy Healing Center in Sequim, WA

Today is 18 months since my husband and 16 year old son died in a car crash.

I am not speaking for everyone, but if this resonates with you, or even helps you in any way, I’m deeply grateful.

I crack myself open and share my deepest pain, only in the hope that it can help someone else. Being vulnerable is not my best thing, I’m getting better at it because I am forced to in my situation, but still not comfortable with it. Maybe a bit on the cheesy side, but Princess Diana is my muse here, reminding me that her vulnerability was her greatest asset and strength for me. I could relate to her in her vulnerability, her perfect imperfectness. And, she comes through me now reminding me that people need to relate to others even when those others are a mess, especially when they’re a mess. People need to know they are not alone in their mess. I am telling you now, you are not alone in your mess. I am there with you. Many are there with you. Reiki/God is there with you.

In our deepest darkest hours, usually alone, the fact that we can still touch others, help others, resonate with others may be our only super power. It may be the most important one, at that. Maybe not. No one really knows anything in this place. We are all doing our best, one minute at a time. But, I’ve been motivated to get off my couch, stop crying or cry in between typing, and reach out.

In our deepest darkest hours when we feel most alone, we are not alone. We still have Reiki. We still have the Universe or whatever Higher Power you feel in your heart/being. When we can’t get up off the couch to do anything that society deems worthy, we can still talk to Reiki. Heal with Reiki. Sometimes that’s all I have. Sometimes, that’s all any of us have.

When I’m angry at God, and yes, I get very angry at God sometimes, many times – for some reason, even though I believe Reiki comes from God, I don’t get mad at Reiki. Reiki is still safe for me. Reiki has always been there for me. I feel it in my body, my hands. I feel it working, I feel it helping me, lifting me up. Reiki hasn’t abandoned me. Even when my body couldn’t channel Reiki after the crash for almost a year, I didn’t feel abandoned by Reiki. I knew it was in my home, in my son’s hands, in my caregivers hands, in the Universe – and all I had to do was talk to it, ask it with my thoughts to heal me. And, I knew 100 % in my belief in every cell in my being, that it would. When I felt I had nothing, I had that. I still have that, even in my darkest, loneliest moments.

Here is my process for getting out of the pit of depression and despair, pray it helps at least one person:

  1. Bring in my Reiki with intention (Gassho Prayer Position)
  2. Ask God/Reiki to WITNESS my pain, suffering, grief
  3. Ask God/Reiki to FEEL my pain, suffering, grief
  4. Ask God/Reiki to FILL ME UP, fill all my cracks with Reiki
  5. Ask God/Reiki to TAKE THE PAIN AWAY: Whatever is not mine. Whatever is no longer serving me for learning. Whatever is not for my highest and best good and in the highest and best way- Take it all to Divine or to Mother Earth and leave the Reiki in it’s place.
  6. Do this a million more times until I feel better, feel like moving off the couch.
  7. Say THANK YOU.

In Love and Light, Josslyn

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The Knots Prayer with Reiki to Ease the Holiday Discomfort

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki Energy Healing Center in Sequim, WA

The holiday time is not always the joyous time for some of us. For some of us they are very difficult without our loved ones, lonely, feeling emotional or mental traumas get worse by the unbalanced energy of everyone else being so happy and expecting others to be so too. There is so much expectation and many of us aren’t able to rise to it and don’t need to or want to. I understand. I’m in it too. I’m walking the path with many of you of grief, trauma, PTSD, depression.

I work with my Reiki constantly through the day to help life me up and get done the things I need/want to get done, and heal me in between. I am healing all day long.

Sometimes my students/clients are afraid they don’t have the right words so they don’t do their Gassho or turn to their Reiki when they could. You do not have to have the ‘right’ words. The perfect words come from your heart and just describe what you feel. Just tell Reiki Source HOW YOU FEEL and HOW YOU WANT TO FEEL. And ask the Reiki to HEAL THAT. And it will.

But some people like to have words as a jumping off place and I understand that as well.

So, I’m sharing a prayer that I like. I don’t remember where I found it, but I didn’t write it myself. Lets say, Author Known to God.

Blessings to all who are reading, may you have the best next two weeks that you can possibly have WITH THE LOVE AND LIGHT OF REIKI SURROUNDING YOU!!

Love and Light,

Josslyn, Ellen, Amber

TIP: ALWAYS BRING IN YOUR REIKI FIRST WHEN DOING ANY SPIRITUAL RITUAL/EVENT

Dear God/Reiki Source/Universe/The God of Your Heart,

Thank you for untying the knots that are in my mind, my heart, and my life.

Thank you for removing the have nots, the can nots, and the do nots that I have in my mind.

Thank you for erasing the will nots, may nots, might nots that may find a home in my heart.

Thank you for releasing me from the could nots, would nots and should nots that obstruct my life.

and most of all, Reiki Source,

I thank you for removing from my mind, my heart and my life all of the ‘am nots’ that I have allowed to hold me back, especially the thought that I am not good enough.

Amen

Author Known to God

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New Gassho Experiential Workshop REVIEWS!!

Because I’m getting ready to spend quality time with my son for the holidays and wrapping up my ‘work’, I’ll let my students speak for themselves about how they liked the Gassho workshop.

I will be teaching another of these workshops soon, in person as well as online. Email us if you’d like to be a part of this workshop. It’s FABULOUS if I do say so myself. I was deeply moved by the experience and had a great deal of fun as well. Thank you to my students for letting me know how the workshop effected them so honestly.

Downloading, writing, visioning and teaching new workshops is one of my new favorite things to do. We will have a lot more experiential workshops coming in 2019 because EXPERIENCING REIKI IS THE BEST WAY TO LEARN REIKI!!

Blessings, Josslyn

“What a wonderful practice to learn.  I didn’t get this practice with my Reiki I teaching and really am looking for a more spiritual practice and way of incorporating Reiki in my everyday life.  Thank you Josslyn. Heart.”  Molly M. from PA, December 2018

“This workshop allowed me to deepen my awareness of my connection to my Gassho practice.  Josslyn divided the Gassho into individual components- this made it easier for me experience the Gassho in a much more introspective and personal way.  I value and will continue to use this new practice!!!” Michele R. from PA, December 2018

“Josslyn is an amazing teacher who understands students and their needs.  She is patient, knowledgeable, compassionate and has an awesome sense of humor.   I would highly recommend any classes Josslyn teachers!!! Especially Reiki! Heart” M. Heins from Sequim, December 2018

“This workshop was actually quite deep.  We worked on much more than a simple prayer.  I especially liked the meditations at the end- on different elements of the Gassho.  The insights I gained were very deep and I feel very motivated to explore further with this.  Bottom line- Gassho Workshop is really about a lot more than just the Gassho!” Margaret F. from Sequim, December 2018

“I feel so much better about doing my Gassho and intention, I will NO LONGER second guess myself; wondering if I’m doing it right.  This class has given me relief in performing Gassho and empowerment in my Reiki!  Heart -Smily Face” B. Owens from Sequim, December 2018

“Yes, I feel this workshop will deepen my connection to divine source and enhance my personal healing and those of the people I work on.”    J. H. from Sequim, WA, December 2018

Having a blast with the Gassho!!

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Gassho Workshop This Saturday

LAST CALL FOR OUR GASSHO EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY

GASSHO WORKSHOP – Saturday, December 15th, 10:00am to 2:30pm, 1/2 hour lunch break. $75. Online and in person. https://josslynstreett.wordpress.com/reiki-experiential-workshops/

The Gassho Reiki Ritual is one of the most important and grounding rituals I do for my spiritual self. It has become vital to my daily practice and to who I am energetically, psychically and physically as a person. Some classes do not teach the Gassho in Reiki I and some do, like ours, but there is so much other new information that sometimes the importance of the Gassho ritual, gets lost. This workshop will focus on helping you feel connected and confident in your practice of the Gassho.

All levels of Reiki welcome.

Some of our students have expressed a desire to dig deeper into the Gassho that we teach in Reiki I.

The Gassho is a foundational part of Reiki and your Gassho will evolve as you walk your spiritual path and can change from healing to healing, day to day.

In this workshop we will delve into the spiritual ritual of the Gassho as well as going deep into our souls, asking “What do I need most to work on and how to do that best to support the healer in me?”.

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I’m High On Reiki!!

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki Energy Healing Center in Sequim, WA

OMG-The Self Healing Reiki Experiential Workshop on Monday, was AWESOME!!

I was SO HIGH ON REIKI!! When we have so many people, doing Reiki with the same intention IT’S SO POWERFUL!! Our intention is to break through blockages keeping us from doing our Reiki on ourselves. It’s WORKING ALREADY!! Just the intention and showing up, is powerful.

IF you want to join us for this workshop, we have two more Monday sessions. Online or in person, join us. $50 per session. Monday, December 10th and 17th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm PST. SO WORTH IT!!

Hope to see some of you here,
Josslyn & Ellen

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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New Self Healing Workshops for December – Online & In Person

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA

ALL LEVELS OF REIKI ARE WELCOME FOR THESE WORKSHOPS

ALL NEW INFORMATION AND MATERIAL

FOCUSED ON SELF HEALING

ALL TIMES QUOTED IN PACIFIC STANDARD TIME

ALL ONLINE STUDENTS MUST HAVE GOOD INTERNET SERVICE

  • LINK TO ALL EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOPS
  • rainshadowreiki.com/reiki-experiential-workshops/

    REIKI SELF HEALING EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP – ONLINE & IN PERSON – 3 MONDAY SESSIONS, December 3rd, 10th & 17th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, $150 or $50 per session. https://josslynstreett.wordpress.com/reiki-experiential-workshops/ All Reiki levels are welcome.

    This workshop is for those of you who can attend in person and online! Join us here in person at Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim or online via JoinMe.

    The intention of this workshop is to heal and break through any blockages you have to doing your Reiki or feeling worthy of doing your Reiki on YOU. Doing Reiki on you is the most important healing you can do. First we must be aware consciously of the blockages we have to healing ourselves, then heal them with Reiki.

    This whole workshop is designed around the intention to be aware and heal those issues and get started feeling worthy and confident in your self healing practice.
    360-460-7829 or rainshadowreiki@gmail.com

    GASSHO WORKSHOP – Saturday, December 15th, 10:00am to 2:30pm, 1/2 hour lunch break. $75. Online and in person. https://josslynstreett.wordpress.com/reiki-experiential-workshops/

    The Gassho Reiki Ritual is one of the most important and grounding rituals I do for my spiritual self. It has become vital to my daily practice and to who I am energetically, psychically and physically as a person. Some classes do not teach the Gassho in Reiki I and some do, like ours, but there is so much other new information that sometimes the importance of the Gassho ritual, gets lost. This workshop will focus on helping you feel connected and confident in your practice of the Gassho.

    All levels of Reiki welcome.

    Some of our students have expressed a desire to dig deeper into the Gassho that we teach in Reiki I.

    The Gassho is a foundational part of Reiki and your Gassho will evolve as you walk your spiritual path and can change from healing to healing, day to day.

    In this workshop we will delve into the spiritual ritual of the Gassho as well as going deep into our souls, asking “What do I need most to work on and how to do that best to support the healer in me?”.

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    Reiki, the Perfect Gift Certificate

    Blessings Reiki Friends,

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    Reiki doesn’t contribute to any landfill and it doesn’t hang around having to be taken care of for years on end.  It’s the perfect gift for your stressed out friend, partner or yourself.  If the gift is a Reiki class, it’s the gift that keeps on giving for a lifetime.
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    We can do Reiki and almost all Reiki services in person or long distance.
    *spirit guide reading
    *past life reading
    *negative energy clearing
    *intuitive reading
    *psychic Reiki healing
    *all can be done long distance for anyone.
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    ***Or an in person Reiki session with crystals and/or essential oils is the perfect way to relax before, during or after the holiday rush.
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    Please call or email if you’d like to purchase a gift certificate for you or a friend,
    Blessings,
    Josslyn, Amber and Ellen
    360-460-7829
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    Reiki for Burns

    By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA

    Reiki is excellent for burns because it works and it works from a distance beautifully.  Extra beautiful because with burns, you can’t touch.  This is where touch healing is NOT beneficial, but Reiki doesn’t have to touch to be effective.

    When my kids were young they were working a bake sale with their friends.  One of the friends moms was making popcorn in the kitchen when she badly burned her hand.  As it was bubbling up and looking very scary (medical terms) I offered her Reiki while another mom offered to call an ambulance or take her to the ER.  She insisted she was fine and was going to finish the popcorn for her kids.  I perceived she was in great pain but always put her kids first and didn’t want to worry anyone.  That was normal for her.

    Myself and the other moms were quite concerned as it didn’t look like a simple burn at all, was blistering, quite red and other colors and was widespread through most of the back of her hand.

    Burns-On-Hands
    The burn was worse than this but I couldn’t bear to put any pictures worse than this one.  Like I said, not good with first aid and medical stuff.

    I offered to do Reiki and said I could do it while she finished the popcorn and she didn’t even have to stand still.  She agreed.  She even stood still and allowed me to be close to her while working and at one point, for a few minutes, she stopped moving completely and allowed the energy to work. Within ten minutes of Reiki her burn was completely calmed down and none of us were alarmed any longer.  It looked like a completely different burn, one that looked very innocuous.  She said while I was working on it, it felt like bags of ice were on her hand.  She said it was very cold and there was no pain.  She said there continued to be no pain and she could touch it.  She didn’t go for help and it healed.

    Now, obviously, I’m not a medical person and I’m not even good in medical emergencies, other than doing Reiki and staying calm.  But, I have good intuition and I trust it.  I felt and the other mothers felt it was a much more severe burn than it turned out to be in the end, with ten minutes of Reiki.

    In case you aren’t convinced, here is another burn experience from “Light on the Origins of Reiki” by Tadao Yamaguchi

    Blessings to all you beautiful readers,

    Josslyn

    Burn Story from “Light on the Origins of Reiki” by Tadao Yamaguchi a handbook for practicing the original Reiki of Tsui and Hayashi.

    As Reiki spread beyond Japan, only it’s ‘relaxation’ aspect has been emphasized.  this may have happened for legal reasons but in a way  I think it is a quite natural development and there is nothing wrong in it.  Reiki has enormous possibilities and brings us supreme comfort both physically and psychologically.

    Reiki was originally created mainly to treat physical illnesses.  In Japan today you cannot claim that Reiki is a medical treatment unless you are a qualified doctor or certified acupuncturist.  Still, we can’t deny the effectiveness of Reiki.  My mother Chinook Yamaguchi practiced Reiki over 65 years and she proved that.

    Chiyoko’s Burn Story:

    “Reiki works really well with burns.  I have witnessed a lot of burns cured without leaving scars when treated with Reiki.  I remember clearly a boy living in my neighborhood.  This three-year old had burned his hand while he was alone at home.  Playing by the fire he had accidentally burnt himself and the resulting injury was really nasty.  Three days had already passed when he was brought to us.  The burn had started to fester and his hand had turned bright yellow.  Doctors in those days would have simply disinfected the wound and wrapped the hand with bandages.  If the boy had been given this conventional treatment his fingers would have become stuck together and dysfunctional.  His parents were not fully convinced about Reiki in the beginning but they were desperate.

    Anyway I started to work on him with my sister and aunt.  To our surprise he fell asleep within 20 or 30 minutes even though his mother had said that he had not slept at all became of the pain.  It reassured the parents and they decided to allow the treatment to continue.

    We gave the boy Reiki for more than an hour everyday and by the third day the weeping of the wound had eased.  Several days later the surface of burnt skin peeled off and fresh skin and fingernails were beginning to regenerate underneath.  It was truly motivating for us.  I deeply appreciated having the opportunity to deal with such a case.  His fingers began to function properly and his parents were really delighted.”

    Around the same time there was another boy in her neighborhood who suffered burns which were less serious but which received conventional medical treatment from a doctor.  HIs fingers became stuck to the palm of his hand and he ended up having an operation to amputate his fingertips.  When you consider medical science in those days, Reiki was unquestionably more effective than the conventional medicine available.

    Hayes Sensei used to say that with Reiki, problems are cured from deep inside, and my mother was convinced of this once she had dealt with such burns.  This one healed not only on the surface but also from deep inside with the flesh regenerating.  My mother Chiyoko had numerous experiences treating such cases.

    Chiyoko’s burn story #2

    “One of my sons got a burn when he spilled rice porridge on his thigh.  I gave Reiki only to the main burnt area and it healed.  However I overlooked other smaller burns and these spots still have scars”

    I also remember my mother giving Reiki to a young girl in my neighborhood who had been scalded by boiling water leaving terrible burns all over her shoulder.  She healed without any scars.  Chiyoko has many stories similar to these.  She could talk endlessly about her experiences.

     

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    Reiki for Grieving-1

    By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA

    For those who are just reading, months ago, July 20th, 2017, my life changed drastically.  On vacation, heading to a family reunion in Colorado, a car driving way too fast, quite erratic and uninsured hit us head on.  He killed my husband and my 16 year old son and badly injuring my 14 year old son and myself.  It has been a challenging time to say the least.

    But, this is a blog about Reiki and how Reiki can help us through any difficulty in our lives, healing us through the good and the bad, even the unimaginable.

    Life on earth is unpredictable.  We literally do not know what tomorrow brings.  But, I know that Reiki brings my connection to Creator.  We as humans need this connection more than ever.  People are feeling disconnected.  People are feeling that the spiritual practice they’ve been doing has not been getting them the connection they need, they are seeking some other way.  I was a seeker and I found my connection to the God of my heart, through Reiki.

    Reiki brought that tangible connection to me and I’m more grateful now then I’ve ever been.  I can’t promise I’ll be writing consistently since I’m still in deep grieving.  What I will promise is that if I feel Divine poking and prodding to write a blog, I’ll write a blog.  I’ll write if I feel it’s important and I won’t waste your time or mine.  I’ll probably be writing about grieving a lot, but Reiki for grieving is Reiki for life and you can translate much of these experiences to other situations in life too.  It’s all good.

    HOW REIKI HAS HELPED ME SO FAR

    The first aspect I want to talk about, and maybe quite possibly the most important one….

    Reiki brings the most amazing people into ones life –

    I’ve been teaching Reiki in Sequim for nine years.  When the crash happened my Reiki students rallied.  They flew to Colorado to take care of me in the hospital, taking turns for more than a month.  They volunteered to stay with me and care-give for me 24 hours a day for four months and after during the day.  They have brought me food, cards, tissues, crystals and other things from their hearts.  They have donated money to a fund for my family (Sawyer and I) to help pay the bills we cannot pay at this time. They have driven me and Sawyer to countless doctors appointments since I couldn’t drive for ten months after the accident and they even came over to pick up our dog, Mandy’s poop in the backyard.  Like I said, AMAZING!

    As well, they’ve spent endless hours listening to me talk about, cry and grieve for my family.  Fifteen months later at this writing, they still sit and listen and hold space for me to grieve as I need to.

    THANK YOU REIKI. THANK YOU TO MY AMAZING REIKI CLIENTS AND STUDENTS AND FRIENDS.

    SO GRATEFUL, SO BLESSED,

    Josslyn Streett, Proud to be a Reiki Master/Teacher in Sequim, WA  Continue reading Reiki for Grieving-1