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Take a Reiki Vacay

Vacation – A period of rest from work or study.   

I recently did a session where the client had not come for quite a while and then he started coming back again.  This happens, it’s part of the spiritual healing adventure many of us are on and I respect each person’s individual journey.  I also appreciate greatly the clear determination that it takes to stay on this path of Truth, Love and Light.  I’m always happy to see my clients come back again and I let them know this.

“Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.”    Gandhi

You can’t get to the victory and triumph phase without going through the drudgery and struggle phase.  What more interesting humans we become through the more difficult phases.

Oooohhh, scary…

I found this client and others, from time to time, hesitant at first and seeming a bit scared to come back to see me.  Although, here they were in my Reiki room for a session.  I understand why clients are sometimes a bit hesitant because often coming to see me for a session of energy healing and psychic work means delving deep into issues that they want gone, but maybe aren’t ready to deal with head on quite yet.  Dealing with some important emotions that have been buried for a long time or making changes to one’s life can often times be more than what one is ready for. It also means CHANGE.  Ooooohhh that scary word.  That’s ok.  It’s all good!  It’s important to honor the path each person choses to take no matter how long it takes or how rocky it becomes.  This takes patience on all parts to know when the right time is to tackle the next big issue and determination to not give up before one has reached their healing goal.

Little by little one walks far.”  Peruvian Proverb

Reiki Vacay   

Reiki Vacation

At times like this, I recommend taking a Reiki Vacation.  This doesn’t mean stopping the Reiki, it means allowing yourself to throughly be absorbed INTO the Reiki.  Allowing the Reiki to relieve your stress, release your tension and help you feel like you’ve been on vacation for a week instead of on my table for an hour.   Allowing the Reiki to give you a period of rest from work or study.  Doing the Reiki, but taking a break from the deep emotional stuff that you are not quite ready for yet.  How do we do the Reiki and take a vacation from it at the same time?  Good question.

Break the Pattern

Usually this means simply doing something different.  Try taking a break from the psychic information that I receive while doing a session.  Most of my clients want me to be “turned on” to the flow of psychic information while I’m working.  They like receiving information about them, their family, significant other, pets, job, etc.   However, sometimes it means facing things that some people feel are pretty heavy or deep, and that can at times seem off-putting.  It’s not the information that is scary, I’ve found, but actually dealing with the emotions and the change that may come up that is usually difficult for people.  It can also be me and the fact that I symbolize to them the working on of deep issues more than the actual information I receive.  Most of the time receiving the psychic information is exciting, fun and not intimidating at all,  That’s why people like it.  Plus they can feel that we are healing levels deep down within them that they may not have known about otherwise.  It’s very cool.

Quite often people are so used to me being “turned on” during a healing session that they come to believe that is how a Reiki session always is.  Not so at all.  The psychic information I receive from my guides is a whole other component TO the Reiki session that I can add in.  But, it is NOT the Reiki.  My guides are talking through me and working with me, but it is not the Reiki.  The Reiki is the ‘Divinely Guided Life Force Energy’ that comes through me to heal blockages in the client’s body, not the information itself.  That is different.

Reiki – It’s all Good!

Take a break from the information if you feel this will help.  I have done this in these situations and it seems to calm the person and allow their energy to flow smoother, the stress to leave faster and their emotions able to be back at a more neutral level where they can then make good decisions from an intuitive place rather than a stressful place.

The Reiki is all good, the healing energy is Divinely guided and knows exactly what you need.  It will never give you more than you can handle.  The Reiki will never go faster than you are ready for.  It goes and does exactly what you need it to when you need it to.  Often times, in fact, when people need a respite, my guides will automatically GIVE my client a rest by turning off the information anyway.  At this point, my client and I go very deep into meditation during the session so the Reiki can do its work.  My clients come out of it saying “WOW, what was that, that seemed really deep!”  But, they still aren’t sure what happened because they can be so used to me telling them.  Sometimes, we just have to go with how we FEEL and TRUST that.  Clients who are used to receiving information will sometimes be sad that they didn’t receive any.  I explain that the Reiki does exactly what they need and what they needed was JUST the Reiki.  I find that the more we trust this Divine energy, the more it can do the best for us.

Surround yourself in Love and Light

Surrounded by Love

Much of the time I feel the Divine healing energy adjusting to a very fine, very soft and pure loving energy to bathe or surround the client in total Love and Light.  I’ve had clients tell me afterward that it was the only time in their lives they ever had felt completely safe.  Or they say that they could feel the Love surrounding them like they were floating on Love and Light.  Almost every time my client tells me they feel lighter afterwards and less stressed.  Yeah!  Isn’t that what we want!?  Yeah, Reiki Vacay!!

When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”  Paulo Coelho, Author of “The Alchemist”

Float in the Love and Light of the Reiki energy. The mountain won’t seem so big and scary any more.

You Direct the Reiki

Reiki will always go with your highest good.  It will never impede your free will, and neither will I.  Therefore, if you are not ready to work through a big issue, it will not force you to.  It will simply bathe you in Love and Light and beautiful healing energy until you are ready.  The good news about that is that because you didn’t give up, you kept coming for Reiki sessions and bathed yourself regularly, you will be strong enough and ready to focus on the big issue sooner and it will be much easier to do so.  By that time, the so-called “big issue” doesn’t seem so big anymore and it leaves quite easily.  I have seen this over and over with clients who Reiki on themselves regularly.  They Reiki themselves diligently and by the time they get to me, they are ready for me to take out the mountainous energy that has now been whittled down to a small mole hill.  It’s beautiful.

And think of all the amazing patience you are learning through this journey! Absolutely inspiring!

Wow, why do I feel like taking a trip to Hawaii all of a sudden!?

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Give a Reiki Hug!

People who hug more are happier!

I feel that hugs are forgotten all too often in our busy modern world and taken advantage of.  For sure by me, so, of course it must be true for many others.  Right?

It’s a very good thing my husband is such a good hugger and hand-holder, he literally keeps the good vibes flowing around here and reminds me to do so too! I more easily than him, get caught up in the “to do’s” of the modern world.  He quite often stops me, gives me a hug to help me breath deeper, calmer and to reconnect,  then we go on about our day again.  It helps so much.

So, here is a quick and easy reminder as to WHY hugs are so important and HOW to improve the hugs you give to your loved ones.

Free hugs and quote taken from article on www.squidoo.com

A HUG

It’s like an emotional Heimlich (maneuver).  Someone puts their arms around you and they give you a squeeze and all your fear and anxiety come shooting out of your mouth in a big wet wad and you can breathe again.” Chuck Charles, Pushing Daisies

WHY Hugs are so Important:

Lets change the image of a tree hugger, ANYONE and EVERYONE can benefit from hugging trees.
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1961

Do you know that hugs?……….

  • Reduce stress
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Boost our moods in positive ways with mood boosting bonding chemicals in our body, oxytocin and serotonin
  • Help couples be happier in their relationships with just a simple four hugs a day (at least six seconds each)
  • Babies who are hugged show more physical and brain power development
  • Hugging trees multiplies our natural cancer-killer cells, improves mood, promotes well-being, reduces anger and provides a natural healing effect.  (OMG, did you read that and actually TAKE IT IN?  Hugging trees FIGHTS CANCER!)
(Read the full article here at www.voices.yahoo.com)
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Children who GET hugs, GIVE hugs!              Josslyn Streett said that!

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Children who get a sustained form of touching, such as one hug every day are smarter.” Jay Gordon, M.D., co-author of “Brighter Baby”

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I will not play at tug o’ war
I’d rather play at hug o’ war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs….”
~Shel Silverstein

HOW to improve the hugs you give to your loved ones

Step 1. Find someone to hug!

REIKI HUGS!!

It is so easy to improve the Love that comes from your hugs. Put some INTENTION into your hugs!  Here are a couple of tips on how to give a Reiki hug.

  1. Find someone to hug (Ok, now what?)
  2. Ask them for a hug and GIVE the hug
  3. Sustain the hug slightly longer than usual
  4. While hugging, hold the intention that the Reiki Blessings flow out your hand chakras AND your heart chakra and into the person you are hugging. (As a beginner to Reiki hugging it may be best to start with one person at a time, then move up to more later, it’s your call.  It is always ok to send Reiki Blessings.)
  5. It may help to visualize a loving color, such as pink or green for the heart chakra.
  6.  Or visualize a shape or an item, like a heart shape, a red box of chocolates or a fuzzy kitten to help lighten your energy, mood and feelings towards the person you are hugging.  (This helps if this is a person who maybe you’ve had an argument with or difficulties of some sort.  Yes, hug our enemies too, especially our enemies.)
  7. or Chant a phrase that helps such as, “Loving blessings, love is flowing out my hands, love, love.”  

    Being social creatures is in our DNA, we NEED each other.
  8. Continue running the Blessing Reiki energy as long as the hug continues.
  9. Practice giving Reiki hugs as often as you can and see if you and your relationships become more loving.  See if your friends and family want to be around you more often.  See if your kids do not hug you more easily and for longer.  It has worked with my kids, it can work with yours too.
Hug your pets!

Now you may want some ideas as to WHO to give Reiki hugs to.  I say everyone!! But here are some ideas and WHY.

  • Obviously your family would be the best place to start, significant other, children, grandparents.  Children don’t want lectures, they want hugs.  I have found this out the hard way.  (How wonderful for your children to SEE you and your spouse hugging regularly.  What a wonderful mirror of a loving relationship for your family!)
  • Pets, our pet friends soak up much of our emotions in them trying to help us be happier and more balanced people on earth.  Lets take some of that burden off of them with a Reiki hug.
  • Friends
  • Anyone who is in pain, emotional, physical or other. This can lift their spirits and help them cope with the pain better, especially with Reiki blessings.  (Please do not use other symbols unless you have their permission first)
  • Trees and plants  – Lets be Tree Huggers!! They fight cancer for you AND it just FEELS good to hug a tree.  (How do I know? I DO IT REGULARLY!! I am an admitted Tree Hugger!)
  • Other Reiki friends, lets spread the Love and Light through Reiki hugs.  What better way to practice and perfect your Reiki hug than to practice on other Reiki community members.  Come to circle and lets practice our Reiki hugs!!
Hug the elderly, you will both be rewarded.
Photo credit: Milk Photo
  • The elderly, we sometimes forget how much touch heals, one can heal down to the soul with a good hug.  What a beautiful gift to give and receive.
  • Our enemies, or more like people you’ve had differences with.  They probably need a Reiki hug really badly.  (See if you can’t turn an enemy into a friend again with a Reiki hug, both must choose to hug, of course.)
  • Rocks and crystals – I know, I’m a little loopy when it comes to my healing stones, but I really do love them.  I regularly sit and hold my rocks and crystals to let them know how much I appreciate their healing gifts that they lend to me.  Then I give them a Reiki hug, a cleansing and an energizing too.  I have very happy rocks!
  • Anyone else you can think of to hug?  Please comment here on WHO YOU ARE GOING TO PRACTICE YOUR REIKI HUG ON!!  Watch out, it’s contagious!

Arm ourselves for war?  No!  All the arms we need are for hugging.” ~Author Unknown

A special Thank You to my Reiki and Stones and Crystals teacher, Jade Elizabeth for sharing this idea with me many years ago.  She gives GREAT Reiki hugs!!

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Spiritual Children’s Book Review – “Cassandra’s Angel”

Today I have read one of my favorite spiritual children’s books, “Cassandra’s Angel” written by Gina Otto, illustrated by Trudy Joost and published by Illumination Arts Publishing.  Please check out Illumination Arts Publishing for they publish many wonderful spiritual books for children which can be hard to find when you want them.

Book cover

Children’s self-images are strongly influenced by the attitudes and beliefs of their parents, teachers and peers.  Unfortunately, these beliefs often become negative stories that can impact children for life.  This powerful tale helps children to perceive these stories in a different light.

Cassandra’s Angel is about a little girl who is very precocious and creative, so much so that she doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere.  People all around her in her life tell her she is not good enough in different ways.  They think they are doing the best for her but truly they are hurting her mentally and emotionally.  Even the best parents do this at times.  Plus, our kids are bombarded by these attitudes at school by other kids, teachers, aids and principals.  We cannot always control the actions of others towards our children but we can help our children to think for themselves and not take in everything that others say as truth.

Cassandra meets her angel

As one reads the book, Cassandra’s Angel, it is an excellent reminder for us parents and caregivers about how we speak to our children and how much our words and attitudes truly do affect them. But, by reading this book with them, allowing a lot of conversation and interaction, it gives us a chance to talk openly about these issues and maybe even apologize for those times when we have done this.  We can talk about what kinds of situations, stressful ones mainly, that would cause someone to say hurtful things to others.  It give us a chance to help them feel good about themselves and talk openly about the “scripts” that others try to put on them.

Cassandra is told by the other kids that she is too different for them to play with her.

The more you read this book with your child, I believe, the more help it will do, them and you.  As I loan this book out to my clients or students with kids I continually hear what a positive influence it has been for them and their children.  The book has a very happy ending with Cassandra’s guardian angel coming to talk to her.  I love the poem the angel has to help Cassandra with her self-confidence.  Also, the illustrations are beautiful, engaging and keep the children’s and adults interest.  The faces were intriguing to me and I found myself looking back at some of them again and again to investigate their expressions.  Very beautiful book in the visuals, the poetry and the moral of the story all put together.

Children's Author, Gina Otto

If you are close by you may want to borrow the book from me to see if your child vibrates well with it.  But, overall, this is one book I recommend having in your library to read continuously.  Our children are around this kind of talk by others so often that the book and the message will need to be repeated often, both for them and for YOU as the parent.

I give this book 5 of 5 STARS!

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Frog Totem

One of the many aspects of living in the Pacific North West that I am so enamored with is hearing the frogs in the spring time.  (I’m sure this happens other places but not where I lived before) We have a creek and a pond in our backyard and every year in the spring we are honored by the pleasing symphony of the frogs song.  I heard them last night for the first time this spring, the night before the new moon, and I remembered once again, how much they help me to connect to the earth and her cycles of seasons, change and growth.

When I was a little girl in Southern California I used to fill up my dad’s wheel barrow with dirt, plants, water and sticks to make a habitat for the frogs and toads I’d find.  I thought I was helping them, of course, by making them this nice safe place to live.  I’d get my Noah’s ark that I’d collected piece by piece from Arco service stations and add that to the scene for fun.  I spent hours, days playing this way.  I’d let them go at the end of the day because as most moms do, mine told me I had to.  In my memories I spent a great deal of time playing with my arc and the frogs.  I’d forgotten until I moved up here how much I was fascinated by frogs when I was a kid.  I guess that’s true for a lot of people, as we get older, go to school, then college or a job, we lose touch with some of the nature we treasured as a child.  Moving to the Olympic Peninsula has helped me to get some of that admiration back.  I don’t have to fly or travel to nature, it’s right here in my yard again, all around me wherever I go here.

Western Green Tree Frog

It always amazes me how the frogs  all start-up their earthly singing at the same time with one little guy or gal leading the way, then end all at the same time.  Robert and I sit up in bed listening, enjoying the natural melodic hum of their reverberations.  In spiritual circles it is said that frogs are the pulse of the earth.  That they feel the energy from the earth and through their night sounds are relaying to us what is going on with the weather, with the earth and even with us.  When doing research on frogs I read stories such as in China, where a huge frog migration was seen as a bad omen by many of the local people.  The government told them it was a normal propagation migration.  Seven days later they had a large earthquake and thousands of people were killed.  When civilians were angered by the scientists not being able to predict the earthquake,as the frogs did, Chinese scientists stated that animals have a much better sense of detecting natural disasters.

Original art by Sue Coccia at Earth Art International in Edmonds, Washington

In Feng Shui it is said that a family of frogs living in your garden will bring good luck to your home and it’s occupants.  In Chinese culture frogs and toads are symbols of immortality, healing, money, the moon and frivolity.  In the North West Coast People’s beliefs frogs are considered good luck as well and it is not considered wise to demean or injure them.  And they have native stories about little children who have done this with negative repercussions.  In the Bible many of the stories of frogs speak of them being unclean, dangerous spirits and not to be trusted.  I liked this Hebrew translation of the stories of frogs from the Bible that I read on this website best.  You can read about that at this website if you like.  She does a much better job and is more an expert than I am.  It is extremely interesting.

“The frog does not drink up the Pond in which he lives.”  Sioux

If you enjoy the sounds of the frogs as much as I do and feel frogs may be one of your totem animals then read on.  I have enclosed a transcript from my favorite animal totem book by Dr. Steven D. Farmer, “Animal Spirit Guides.”  Enjoy.

If Frog shows up, it means:  (choose only those that apply to you)  (shows up means, in life, dreams, meditations, a story you hear, etc.)

  • If you hear a frog during the daytime, it will rain very soon.
  • Do a physical cleanse to detoxify your body.
  • Do an emotional cleanse by letting yourself really feel your emotions, and cry as much as you need to in order to clear and release any emotional toxicity.
  • Singing or chanting out loud will help you feel more balanced, at peace, and connected to the divine.
  • You’re entering into a time of plenty and abundance.
  • This is the start of a slow and steady transformational process for you, a movement from an old life to a new.        
Call on FROG when:
  • It’s time to cleanse your life of people, places, or things that no longer fit in with your present lifestyle and who you are.
  • You’re in the midst of any life change, whether small or large, and you need the emotional sustenance and strength to go through it in a fluid and graceful way.
  • You’re planning to do a clearing and blessing ceremony for your home, office, or a specific space.
  • You feel intimidated or hesitant about honestly stating your thoughts, feelings, or opinions to someone.
  • You simply feel overwhelmed with negativity and want to clear it up.
If FROG is your POWER ANIMAL:  (Most will apply if FROG is your power animal)
  • You’re a very sensitive and compassionate person, and readily express deep feelings in words and actions.
  • Your voice, and especially your singing, can at times arouse deep emotions, yet at the same time soothe anyone within its range.
  • To others you initially seem rather remote and self-absorbed, yet once they get past their first impressions of you, they discover the depth and nobility of your character.
  • In your work, you seem to plod along very slowly and have trouble getting started, but you stay with it and get the job done.  You enjoy the study of ancient mysteries and particularly the art of magic.
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Our Intuitive Mini-Me’s

Wow!  These kids are simply AMAZING!  Friday night we had one of the best Reiki circles for kids that we’ve had so far.  What made it so special?  The kids!  We’ve had some events in our little spiritual Reiki community recently that really had the kids feeling quite vulnerable and scared.  Because of these events, they really opened up with their questions and our discussions got deeper than many of my discussions with adults.  These kids don’t “pull any punches” so to speak, they get right to the heart of the matter, right to truly what’s scaring them, they are not afraid to show themselves.  They just need to feel safe and they will open up quite easily and honestly.  We have so much to learn from these kids.  I highly recommend coming to a Kids Reiki circle just to listen to what these highly intuitive mini me’s have to say.

Many questions and sharing tonight at the Kids Reiki Circle. We had nine boys and girls who just couldn't get enough time to share.

The Plan

The lesson we had planned today was about working with spiritual tools.  I had a simple list of about 6 to 8 spiritual tools I had jotted down in case they had trouble coming up with some.  They came up with almost 30 spiritual tools in a matter of a few minutes, everything on my list and then some.  The depth that a 2nd grade girl can go to and think outside the box of most adults astounded me.  She said “our lives are spiritual tools.”  That blew me away.  Yes, old soul, our lives are the ultimate spiritual tool!

Reviewing the Gassho, the Reiki beginning intention, for the new children.

The REAL lesson

It’s simple people – these kids are here to TEACH US!!  We’d best listen to them!! And soon! Truly listen to them.  If we give them a chance and really listen they will tell us all we need to know about how to help our world and ourselves.  They are smart, intuitive, heart sensitive and incredibly caring.  They care so much that they are extra vulnerable to getting hurt by others easily.  We, as adults, parents, teachers, principals, school aides, doctors, counselors, administrators, and humans need to really watch how we talk to them, how we engage them, how we discipline them, and how we listen to them or don’t listen to them in the kids eyes.  They are sensitive to our moods, our energy and extremely so to our harsh actions and words.  It’s time to all work together to be more confident and less stressed humans to be the best we can be for these kids who are going to help save our world, and who knows, may help save us some day.  I wouldn’t doubt it for a minute.

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind, "Pooh," he whispered. "Yes, Piglet?" "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you." Our kids just want to FEEL safe.

Not so subtle but highly loving sales pitch

Here is where I push a class I completely and totally believe in.  I have taken parenting classes from Heather T. Forbes on-line for the last year.  She is amazing.  She has a very simple approach to working with these very sensitive kids who are always getting in trouble at school for being too flighty, too active, too dreamy, too “can’t sit still”, too rude, too angry and who knows what else.  She has helped me be a more confident mom most of the time.  I’m still human after all and still lose it sometimes and make mistakes.  But, now I know what to do after those Un Buddha like moments.  She focuses on keeping the family stress level low AND building your relationship with your child.

And, finally, some help!

Once again this blog didn’t go anywhere I planned it to go.  I just let it flow and I’m always surprised where it ends up.  If you live in Sequim, I’m starting a little moms support group based on the teachings of Heather Forbes and other similar teachers.  We will watch her videos and talk and share with the other moms.  Maybe we’ll do some role plays.  That always helps me.  They will be on Mondays in May at 9 am to 11 am at Rain Shadow Reiki.  After that if the moms want to keep going, I do, we’ll probably do it once a month.  I have many kinds of tea but no coffee so stop for some before you come if you need it.

Please call or email me if you are interested.  Being a parent is a huge challenge, but parenting these very intuitive and sensitive kids is an even bigger commitment.  Lets help each other and in return help out kids and our families and our communities.  Hope to see you there or check out Heather’s website.  She teaches all her amazing classes on-line as well.  That’s how I took mine and they are fabulous!  She’s also in my links section.  See the calendar for the moms support group.

Was that another soap box, does that count?!

Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher and parent to two highly active,  intuitive and incredibly precocious children.

360-460-7829 or rainshadowreiki@gmail.com

“Rabbit’s clever,” said Pooh thoughtfully

“Yes” said Piglet, “Rabbit’s clever.”

“And he has brain.” says Pooh

“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit has brain.”

(There was a long silence)

“I suppose,” said Pooh, “That that’s why he never understands anything.”

A.A.Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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Being the Bridge!

Today I added a video by Tom Lescher, Astrologer extraordinaire to my Face Book page.  Love his posts.  Watch them every week now and it always seems like he’s talking directly to me, my life, what’s going on in my life.  ITS ALL ABOUT ME!!  Sorry, a bit of a narcissistic moment there.  I am the Goddess and the Center of MY Universe and I’m fine and good with that.  But, this is about you all, right!?  (another blog I guess)  Back on track, really, It’s amazing how he does it.  He is no newspaper astrologer that’s for sure.  I liked his quote this week and I felt a need to write a little something about it and how it applies to my life as a Reiki teacher and all of our lives as a humans on the healing highway of life.

“I am the bridge between the imagined and the real.  When I follow through I truly heal.”  Tom Lescher

What does that mean?  It speaks to me because I do truly feel like a bridge for people from the “real” to what they think is the imagined life.  However, to me it is the other way around.  The spiritual world gets more and more real and less and less imagined the more time I spend there.  (Have you seen “The Matrix?”)  In fact it is just as real as the “real” world.  The more time you spend doing Reiki, meditating, praying, dreaming and other activities that take you to your spiritual place, the more you realize that they are real and “reality,”  not so much.

Also, the more time I spend in the spiritual world the more neutral I can be to the drama of the Earth plane and the high emotions that go on here.  (had no idea I was headed in this direction) Some may feel this is not a good thing, a disconnect from reality.  Whatever, they are entitled to their opinions.  However, I see it as being able to view the Earth and it’s drama from a higher plane, like the eagle, flying above, looking down from a distance.  I always LOVED that Bette Midler song, “From a Distance” for a reason!  She’s gently advising us to look at life from a higher outlook and we are getting new information for it.  Viewing issues from a higher place can give us new and different perspectives to those problems.  It allows us to see even our own drama in a new light, a less emotional light, a less defensive light maybe.

Then, at that point, we can also see solutions.  Actions.  Things we can DO to change our situation on this planet.  When we are so caught up in the emotions only of a situation we have a much harder time of doing this.  I’m not saying emotions are bad.  I’m all for emotions.  They are a fabulous way to release stuff for sure.  But, I’m also saying, there is a time and a place for moving past the emotional release and moving into “what can we do about this now” point.

A new perspective!

That takes us to Tom’s second half of his quote “When I follow through I truly heal.”  This is the grounded, earthy part of the quote, the action, the doing.  The follow through of the plan that you conceived while you were looking at your situation from a higher place.  Being the eagle.  When we are not so embroiled in the turmoil and theatrics going on we are in a much better situation within ourselves to solve an issue rather than just stew in it or “catastrophize” it.  Oh I used to be good at all of it, drama, drama, drama!!  Ask anyone who knew me before I knew energy.  I was a mountain out of a mole hill type of girl.   It has taken time, but I have grown, worked, and changed quite a bit.

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.  Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.  Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.  the slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”  John Calvin Coolidge

One thing that helps me a lot, I’m a DOER.  I may get into a pity party for a while, but never for long.  I figure out what I can DO to make my situation better and I do it.  No fear, no lazing around and waiting for things to get better, no blaming, ok, maybe some blaming, but I do something.

THIS is the time of action.  The energy of 2012 is so ramped up, I can feel it daily.  I can feel the action it is calling for.  I hear the messages Divine is giving me.  The energy is requiring us to take action, change, grow and learn more than ever.  I keep finding myself taking on new projects, new groups, new websites, new blogs, new writings, etc.

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of my most favorite bridges so I included photos of it on this blog. I love how this one is half in the clouds, or the spiritual world, and half in reality. So lovely.


Just knowing, having faith that Divine will be there to support me through it all, I do it all.  So far so good.  When you have faith you have a nice big safety net.  Use it, depend on it.  This is the year you are going to need it.  Because DOING something new and different is the only way this year is going to work out for us all where we raise our vibrations to a point that the energy is not too difficult to handle.  Doing something new and different is the only way, like Tom said, we will truly heal.  Follow through!  If you have recently started yoga, then DO it.  If you are taking a Reiki class, then GO to the circles.  If you have recently started with a new therapist, then do not skip your sessions.  Whatever it is that is a good new habit to help you learn and grow, DO IT.  No excuses.  If you need something healthy and new to help you grow, then pick up the phone and call me.  I’m here to help you keep moving forward.  I’m here to help you on your healing highway.  We’ll keep you at a speed limit you can handle but we’ll keep moving forward.

One of the hardest parts of being a healer is having this knowing that you can help  people……………………. but only if they show up.

What happens if you don’t show up?  Nothing.  Nothing at all.

Love and Light to you all,

Josslyn

(I’m climbing off my soap box now.  LOL)

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Another Great Reiki Circle – It’s All Good!

I’d like to thank all the amazing women who came to Reiki circle this month, April 2012 and one amazing Reiki husband, mine!!  You all have such loving and heartfelt energy, you make my “job” a total pleasure.

Ladies, this Transformational Goddess Mandala is for you, artfully painted by Raina Colvin . Raina has amazing mandala's on her website. Beautiful work.

We also had two guests come this month who plan on taking Reiki I at the end of the month.  They wanted to get in on the energy as soon as they could.  I honor your desire to want to start right away and also get a sneak peek at what you will soon be doing.  I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about Reiki energy before AND after the class.  Please feel free to comment directly on this blog so others can learn from your experience.

It is an excellent idea to receive Reiki treatments before your first class.  It is not required of course, but highly recommended.  I believe it makes the transition into energy smoother and even more spiritual for each individual person.  Mentally, you get an idea of what is coming, how one gives and receives Reiki and some of the process we go through in order to channel the Reiki energy.  When you learn this in the class, it is no longer completely and totally new to you.  It has familiarity, thus, you may take it in easier.  The Reiki treatment before an attunement also helps to prepare your chakras and spiritual bodies for the attunement process.  In some cases this can help people accept the channeling of the Reiki energy for the first time much easier.  It may help to release blockages that you didn’t even know were there.  However, I feel each persons path is unique and many do not need or desire to have a private session or go to a circle before their first attunement and for them, that is the perfect path.  Whatever we do in our Reiki journey is perfect for us.  It’s all good.  That’s what I love about it.  It’s literally, ALL GOOD!

Ellen O., Pat, Mandy, and Joss work on Ellen R. while Robert takes the photo. The energy of the group ramps up the energy in the room and the healing that takes place is amazing every time.

What I also truly love about Reiki is the excitement I felt in the beginning when I was first learning, it has only grown, not diminished like many things do.  It gets more and more amazing to me the more I learn.  How many careers can you say that about?  Plenty I’m sure, but not any others that I have had.  PLEASE comment if your career is more exciting to you now than it was when you started over six years or more ago!!!  And do tell us what that career is.  Thank you all for participating in this energy blog, the circle and our universe!  Love and Light to you all!

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Spiritual Book Reviews – “Memories of God and Creation”

This is the first post of a series I’ll be doing over time of book reviews of the books I’m reading.  If they sound interesting to you and you are local, all books are available in my lending library.  A donation is appreciated.

The book I am reviewing is, “Memories of God and Creation” by Dr. Shakuntala Modi.  This is the second book of Dr. Modi’s that I have read and throughly enjoyed.  In fact, I have not read a book on this particular topic before using hypnotized subjects.  I found it incredibly interesting.  Plus, it made me think a lot about my own beliefs and what makes sense to me.  Loved that!  Any book that opens my belief box to such a large extent receives a great rating just for serving me in that way.

Dr. Modi is a Psychiatrist who found that most of her patients were not actually getting better.  She searched for another way and found great healing through hypnosis.  She now combines the two modalities and has amazing success.  Due to my background in hypnosis, I find myself continually drawn to books by hypnotherapists.  I find it a bit easier to believe the information when it comes from many different hypnotized patients, yet they all get the same message.  At the least, it is very intriguing.

What feels right to you, may not feel right to others

With anything you read, watch on T.V. or hear over the radio, I recommend you read this and all information with your own personal filter on.  Do not take in any information without you reviewing it personally first and seeing how it FEELS to YOU.  Your intuition is what counts for you.  Most of the information in this book felt right to me and so I took it in and have been able to use much of it to enhance the healings that I do.  However, there were a few things that I feel were not of the Light completely and maybe got slipped in when the author was having a difficult day and she choose to put in information that maybe was not from her highest source of guidance.  Because this happens with all written material, be aware, read with your filter on and take in only what FEELS right to YOU!

“Memories of God and Creation” is about hypnotized patients having memories of God, creation and how the universe was created.  They describe in similar details why God created life, humans, planets and even how evil began. Dr. Modi believes we all have these subconscious memories in us and the ability to remember them under hypnosis.  The revelations in the book include real patient descriptions of:

  • What it’s like to be one with God
  • Why there are individual souls
  • Where evil came from
  • How and why angels and ascended masters were created
  • How dying feels
  • How easy it is to return to Heaven after death
  • How to protect yourself with Love and Light
  • Methods to transform ourselves and our planet for the future
"EYE OF GOD" Netlore Archive: NASA photo of the Helix Nebula taken by the Hubble Space Telescope has been labeled the 'Eye of God' by frequent forwards.
Image: NASA, WIYN, NOAO, ESA, Hubble Helix Nebula Team, M. Meixner (STScI), T.A. Rector (NRAO)

What I found most interesting is the detailed descriptions from all the patients of How the God energy started, grew and then created life.  I found it very possible due to how much creation of Divine Source mirrors creation on Earth, such as cells dividing.  I won’t give it away but only say that if you are ready, truly ready to expand your “box” on this subject.  This book is very worth reading.  The patients also describe similarly in detail how Lucifer and his followers grew and then left God to be their own rebellion, their own revolution against the Light.  I also enjoyed reading her take on how the creation of individual souls happened and how each soul continues to be connected to God but with all the issues and emotions that came with the “disconnection” from God.

As a healer I read everything with different glasses on than others.  I look for ways and ideas of how to use this information to help in the healings that I do.  I have to say, THIS book gave me more information and more ideas on how to help my clients than any book I’ve read yet.   This book with all this visual information about our Source helped me to create a system of “Source Healing” for healing very deep issues like: abandonment, self-worth, anger, vengeance, disconnection from Divine Source, feelings of isolation, depression, abuse, judgement, not fitting in anywhere, and so much more.  It is my belief that much of the deep emotions that people are feeling coming to the surface at this time are very core issues directly from our separation from God that we have never been able to work on before at this level.  I feel we are at a place in time and energy within our planet that these issues are able to be healed, ready to be healed, at the very core levels.  We only need to listen to our inner voices and not ignore what we are feeling.  This book helped me to see that and helped me to create a healing system to work at these deep levels with the energy therapies that I do.  Wondrous!  If I had stars to give out I’d give this book 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Read, read, read and Enjoy!

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You FEEL IT

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.  That’s why I love Winnie the Pooh.

A.A. Milne

Reiki is Love, you just have to feel it to experience it in order to understand it.  The best way to FEEL it is to TRY it.  If you have never tried it, you have no idea how it feels or what it is or what it can do for you.  I can write and talk and email until I’m blue in the face, so to speak, but TRYING it and FEELING it is what will truly make a difference in your life.  So, what have you got to lose?  Nothing but that box around your beliefs.