By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
I came to a realization a while back that I cannot do everything I want to do with Reiki in this lifetime.
BUT, I can teach an army of compassion, loving Reiki people to go out and DO what I cannot.
Reiki in hospitals, Reiki in prisons, Reiki for the traumatized, Reiki for the Tribes, Reiki for the Earth, Reiki for animals, Reiki for our Veterans, Reiki for children, Reiki for the lost and hurting, Reiki for EVERYONE.
I am a Reiki Teacher and THAT is my SUPERPOWER!!!!
MY PASSION IS TEACHING REIKI
MY PASSION IS TEACHING ENERGY HEALING TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS IT
MY PASSION KEEPS ME GOING EVEN IN THE HARDEST OF TIMES
What’s your Superpower? Comment please and if you don’t know it yet, Reiki THAT!!
Josslyn Streett, Super Visionary Dauntless Reiki Teacher and much more that I don’t even know yet
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
In our quest to have more fun included in our healing journey, our Girls Night Out group (Mystic Sisters) met this week for some ‘cuttin it up!!” Magazines that is. My industrious students have been dropping off magazines to me all month-long. We had a whole room full! The ladies came in and didn’t even want to eat, they were so excited to get started on their vision board, they headed straight for the magazines and started rifling through the pages searching for inspiration. It was the darndest thing. I had to almost pull them away to get them to eat dinner. A quick dinner, some fun get to know you games and we were back at it.
“I can’t stop looking at my ‘graduation card!’ It’s infused with so much lightness and love from everyone. Whatever you decide to do for the next event, I hope it involves using our own creativity. (The vision board process) Sure did bring everyone to life and I believe it boosts our own confidence that we can indeed CREATE!” Pamela Ziemann , Mystic Sister and author
‘Creating a vision board is probably one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you. This powerful tool serves as your image of the future – a tangible representation of where you are going. It represents your dreams, your goals, and your ideal life.
Because your mind responds strongly to visual stimulation-by representing your goals with pictures and images-you will actually strengthen and stimulate your emotions… and your emotions are the vibrational energy that activates the Law of Attraction. The saying “A picture is worth a thousand words,” certainly holds true here.’ Jack Canfield
Reiki & Vision Boarding
I wouldn’t be earning my keep if I didn’t teach a Reiki lesson with each evening we have right?!! Good thing to me, REIKI IS FUN!!
Vision boards are all about having a physical visual manifestation right in front of you to look at regularly to help focus your thoughts, emotions and beliefs on creating your vision in your physical life. Being able to SEE it right in front of you helps the manifesting process which is stronger with emotions and visualizations. Even the process of creating the vision board is important and stirs up the universe into aiding you in your quest because you are putting time, effort, emotion and hopefully FUN into the process. We put so much fun into our process, we know Divine is helping us manifest our visions. We also put a whole bunch of REIKI into our boards!!
What does the Reiki bring to the table when vision boarding?
Reiki helps us to be more grounded in making decisions about which pictures to cut out and which ones to leave, saving us time and frustration.
Bringing in our Reiki at the beginning helped us to be more cohesive as a group and work together to help and support each other through the process. Everyone was sharing clips, cutting out things for other people, shouting out ideas, it was beautiful.
Reiki helped to set the energy in the space for lightness, community support and fun, before we even started. I always ‘set space’ for any Reiki event and for Mystic Sisters it’s all about love, support and JOY! (Setting space is about the intention of the feel of the energy in the space. I make sure it’s clean and clear, safe and sacred but then add another intention specific for each event. For this event, community, love and joy. The Reiki energy follows my intention)
Reiki brings in our Reiki Guides to help with intuition to know what vision of our future to go for, or which theme is right for us at this time. Before I started, I really had no idea what I was going to create. I just followed the Reiki and it turned out perfect for me.
Reiki brings in spiritual power to help us have the confidence and belief that we can in deed create that which we are setting out to create.
Reiki helps us to be more creative and heal any issues around being creative.
Reiki helps us to take creative risks that we wouldn’t normally take while doing a process like this in front of a large group of people.
Reiki helps us to think less, and act more intuitively getting the job done from a higher level of thinking.
Reiki helps us to create our big picture vision, not our internal subconscious chaos.
…and so much more. That’s just what I came up with in this moment. Can you think of any others and share them with us in comments!?!
This group was totally in to this project. From beginning to end (midnight) they
were focused but at the same time truly enjoying the process and each others help and company. I heard more than a few times “This is so much fun!” That’s all that mattered to me, fun was the goal and fun we had. My guides, my girls and I were happy vision boarders.
Make Your Own Vision Board
If you have never done a vision board, here is my basic instructions on how I do it. As with everything, I’m sure there are tons of ways, this is just one of many. Bring in your Reiki or if you do not have Reiki yet, pray for Divine Guidance and go for it. Allow yourself to feel joy throughout the process. If you do not feel joy, take a break and start again later when you are ready.
Gather a whole bunch of magazines, don’t discriminate, you never know where that favorite photo or quote will come from. We were all quite surprised what kind of magazines we found some of our most stunning photos.
Bring in your Reiki and your Reiki guides to be with you through the whole process, bringing you spiritual power, protection and support.
Ask your Reiki Guides to help you with your vision, what is most important for you to SEE at this time.
Go through magazines quickly without too much thought. Make decisions fast and just tear out the pages that you are drawn to without judgement. Just go, go , go.
Tear out photos and words that you are drawn to and pile them up, move on to the next page or magazine until you have a nice size pile and FEEL ready to move onto the next stage.
Clear, clean and prepare your space for the next process, cutting. Get scissors, glue and poster board to be ready to lay out our rough draft.
Cut up the photos and words to get a basic idea as to how things will fit or not fit.
Make quick intuitive decisions, don’t think too much, work with your Higher Self and your heart, not your head.
Get a basic layout and start gluing stuff down. Know it will turn out different from you plan, but perfect as it is.
Glue down the background first, then start with the words and little stuff, trust your intuition all the way through. Divine knows your bigger picture, your true souls vision, it will appear naturally if you don’t stress or think too much.
Just Say No! Be aware of the ‘big picture’ and what you are truly drawn to. You may have to make some tough decisions, get rid of a photo you really like, but that just doesn’t fit the big vision. A cluttered or chaotic vision board may reflect what is going on inside of you now, not necessarily what you want to create in your life in the future.
Have fun and just allow the process to unfold.
Place the vision board where you will see it multiple times per day. A very powerful time is right before bed, so maybe put it near your bed so you can look at it right before bed time and right when you wake up. These are strong hypnotic state periods in your mind and you are very likely to take in this visual information more easily into your subconscious mind.
I had so much fun, I’m thinking of tackling this project with my Reiki kids group too. Go for it, it’s a powerful and positive process. Well worth the mess on the floor.
Let me know how it goes for you!!
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By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
I recently hosted an evening where a spiritual friend of mine who is well-practiced and acquainted with the I Ching (pronounced E Ching) , came over and taught a small spiritual group of people about the I Ching. Charlie Comstock was one of my first spiritual friends here on the peninsula when I moved here six and a half years ago. He did an I Ching reading for me and I gave him a Reiki session. I remember getting information from the reading that helped and made sense but I didn’t get the profound awakening to the I Ching until this evening with Charlie and our group a week ago.
Maybe this evening was so profound because of the group energy, or the introduction and stories that Charlie told about his life and his path to find the I Ching, or just because the Universe was manifesting the perfect time and opportunity for those who were meant to be touched by it, to be truly touched by it. But, for whatever reason or all the reasons, on this magical night Charlie and the I Ching graced our souls with profound and deep insight into our questions about life. It was a truly beautiful evening where not only I felt touched by the Divine Wisdom but the entire group. (Read each persons praises of the I Ching below)
CHARLIE & THE I CHING
On this evening Charlie told us stories about his past and how his whole life had led him to the I Ching and how important aspects of his childhood, young adult years and beyond had been important in making the I Ching prominent in his life. He was a fabulous storyteller and we were all completely enthralled with him and his presentation.
Then he talked about the I Ching and how to pose a question to get a true answer, how to translate the answer and then he guided us through the process to truly amazing results. It is really an amazingly simple process to receive such important wisdom from the Universe. I believe we were all quite in awe of the accuracy of the answers we got. Not just because they were answers we expected but because they spoke to us in the depths of our souls with words we couldn’t say but when we read them, they resonated with us, each of us reading for ourselves or each other. We all understood them to be true.
WHAT IS THE I CHING?
The I Ching is an ancient Chinese text of divination also called the Book of Changes, over three thousand years old.
The I Ching uses a type of divination called cleromancy, which produces apparently random numbers (through the Law of Attraction).
One uses three coins of any kind to ‘throw’, then decipher from an I Ching workbooks which of 64 hexagrams to read. The interpretation of the readings found in the I Ching is a matter of centuries of debate, and many commentators have used the book symbolically, often to provide guidance for moral decision-making. The I Ching wisdom follows the natural rhythm and patterns of our natural world in order to bring us intuitive wisdom about our own natural rhythms and how they relate to our lives.
The I Ching is easy to learn and anyone can ‘play’ with it for answering questions about their daily life, much like divining cards, pendulum, divining games or other divining tools.
POSING AN I CHING QUESTION
Like any divining tool, posing a good question is the key to getting a good answer. Charlie gave us some tips to come up with questions that were important and significant in our lives, and not frivolous. It is good to be emotionally involved but not attached to the outcome or we might influence the outcome by our desire. This can happen if we are not grounded and careful.
He recommends starting the questions with statements that encourage an answer with flow rather than a yes or no answer, such as:
What are the benefits of …….?
What are the effects of …………?
What are the dynamics of…….?
Why is ………….happening to me?
What draws me to …………….?
More detailed question examples:
What are the benefits of me taking this Reiki class in June?
What are the effects of me taking a break from work and focusing on my family and myself this summer?
What are the dynamics involved in me creating and posting my own website for my spiritual abilities?
Why do I have to start a new career at this time in my life?
What draws me to the South West part of the country to live?
NOTE: Once you have a question you feel good about, you can get started. Don’t forget, for the best possible outcome to bring in your Reiki to help you with the process. When I forget this step (Yes I do forget now and then) I notice the answers I get are not as clear or maybe don’t relate to my question at all. Give it a try both ways and see what you feel.
REIKI & THE I CHING
You know me, I’m a Reiki Gal, everything I do, I combine it with Reiki and I feel and know I get more accurate results. The Reiki helps me to be more centered and grounded, in the here and now. That way I am devoted to my questions but not attached to the outcome. The Reiki helps me to bless the process with spiritual power, protection of the highest and most divine order as well as bringing in my Reiki Guides for spiritual information and intuition. This time when I asked for my Reiki Guides, I saw a new I Ching Guide come in to help too. This was a pleasant surprise. I believe he came in to help the whole group.
THE HOW: Before you ask your I Ching question:
Gassho – prayer position -(hands in prayer position in front of your heart) ask Divine to bring in your Reiki through you.
Ask Divine for (hands in prayer position in front of your third eye) the Highest and most Sacred Order of Reiki Guides for the greatest good of all involved.
Hold the coins you choose to use in the I Ching and bless them with intention or the Power Symbol.
Still holding the coins, cleanse them with intention or the Mental/Emotional Symbol.
Still holding the coins, energize the coins to the perfect vibration for you and your questions answer with intention or again, the Power Symbol.
COMMENTS FROM THE GROUP
Each person who attended this workshop felt very profound results. Each one was happy to write down their thoughts about the evening with Charlie and the I Ching. I hope you enjoy reading them.
Reiki Blessings to you all, thanks for reading,
“This I-Ching stuff was a lot more profound than I expected. Not that I doubted that the power of synchronicity could influence coins as well as it does anything else, but I didn’t expect it to be quite so relevant, eerily relevant. The words in the book were direct echoes of what my own Guides have been telling me. I suspect that Charlie might have had as much to do with that as the process itself? I will need to play with it myself and see what I get. But there was something about him that impressed me as much as “the results.” I’m glad I decided to come and have the opportunity to be introduced to both Charlie and I-Ching! Thank you!” Amber
“Charlie is an excellent storyteller and I enjoyed hearing his life’s journeys that led him to the I Ching. He has a great energy and is a good mix of East and West. the readings were right on the money and made perfect sense. By interpreting the changes and then reading the evolving answer was very cool. I would like to do more and would enjoy hearing Charlie again.” Robert
“Charlie presented a fascinating story of his involvement with the I Ching and using it in his daily life. Having a chance to pose my own question, then casting my hexagram and having it read & interpreted was a profound experience. The descriptions of where I am at in my spirituality, mental & emotional state were ‘spot on’, and helped me understand the more complex nuances of the interpersonal relationships involved in answering my question. As a result of this evening workshop, I have already ordered my own copy of the I Ching Workbook.” Penny
“This (I Ching reading) changed what I thought I wanted to focus on (in life). I now have a new passion to discover.” Lisa
“The I Ching reading has been with me throughout this week. My static “just chill” and “just be “words echoed in my head and helped calm me. The I Ching experience was right on target!! Charlie was extremely interesting and I’d love to hear him talk again on any subject. He should do a day work shop. I always have fun at your house and get very energized. Thanks again for all the blessings. Hugs, Sharon”
“WOW, is all I can say. Working with the I Ching in a group setting was extremely profound. All six of us got answers that resonated with us on a deeper level than we had anticipated. The ancient texts go into such detail about what is happening or going to happen, much deeper than any other divining took I’ve worked with. Having Charlie to read the text to us helped me to be able to listen from a place of higher knowing and interpret how the text related to my specific situation intuitively. I asked a question about a class I was considering taking and got a very obvious “NO” answer. Not the right time. With much detail as to what would happen if I choose to take the class anyway. After the reading I got, all seven of us voted that I NOT TAKE THE CLASS at this time. And, the answer from the I Ching was consistent with what my guides had been telling me.
The other questions I’ve asked in the week since the class have been just as profound and in-depth. For example, I asked, what are the dynamics of me going to Sedona this July with my soul sister for her 40th Birthday celebration? and I got; Although your position has been less than ideal, you will finally meet with the right elements to help you achieve your aim. Enthusiasm coupled with wise decisions lead to good fortune. There was more, much more, but that was my favorite part. The text gives you five or six paragraphs of information about your question, it’s very thorough and for us so far, quite accurate.” Josslyn
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By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
Rain Shadow Reiki’s New Spiritual Community Activity!! GNO!!
I’ve talked in the past about how my guides are telling me that now, at this time, it is vitally important to the healing of our people and our earth that we gather in local spiritual groups. If people are not part of a church, then forming or finding a spiritual group is essential to our spiritual evolution.
We evolve faster and more easily when working closely with other spiritual people of like mind. I have experienced this first hand in my own Reiki community and can see the direct effects in my own progression. So, once again, especially if you’ve been getting your own messages to find other spiritual people close to you, JUST DO IT!! It is not always easy meeting new people and working closely with others, but it is highly worthwhile.
Our Reiki Communities New Group — Meet Our Mystic Sisters!
My guides encouraged me to start a Ladies Night Out group to bring more fun to our small Reiki community. GNO was my guides idea, but I liked it and got it going with our first group activity, GAME NIGHT!!
After playing some ‘get-to-know-you’ games and filling our tummies with delicious healthy food, we voted on a name for the group and Mystic Sisters won by a slim margin. My guides gave me this name first so it doesn’t surprise me at all that it won the vote. So our group is called the Mystic Sisters. The sisterhood theme was a big one as 5 out of the 7 possible names we voted on, had sisters in it.
Playing Spiritual Games in a Safe Way
The spiritual part of our evening this month was to learn how to play spiritual divining games in a safe and accurate manner. As a child, I had a higher knowing (not that I knew what a higher knowing was at that time) that Ouija Boards and other such games could be unsafe and possibly bring in darkness. I still have this feeling and have not ever wanted to even touch one, let alone play with one.
However, I do not feel that all spiritual games are this way. I feel the people who create the game and HOW it is played and instructed to be played makes a big difference. I feel some games themselves are not safe and I feel it’s possible that the misguided usage of some of these games by people who didn’t know any better or possibly used them for dark needs have over time left an imprint of lower energy that isn’t what I want to be playing with. Just my opinion/feeling.
So I searched for similar games that I could feel good about. I quickly found a series of games made by a husband and wife psychic team who had the same idea as me; wanting beautiful spiritual divining games that were of Love and Light with very detailed instructions as to how to work with these kinds of games safely. I found Psychic Circle, Enchanted Spellboard and the Truth Fairy games all by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber. I tried them out ahead of time with some friends and had lots of fun and felt the whole time surrounded and protected by Divine Love and Light.
Intention & Prayer is Everything in Energy
Of course, prior to starting the game, we brought in our Reiki (Gassho prayer of intention), sent Reiki to the games themselves, blessing them with the Power Symbol, cleansing them with the Mental/Emotional Symbol, and energizing them with Divine Energy with the Power Symbol again (CKR Sandwich). We cleaned and energized ourselves the same way prior to this and then said a prayer of intention calling in the Highest and Most Sacred Order of Reiki Guides of Love and Light to be with us and guide us.
As the host and Reiki Master in the group, I also set space prior to everyone coming over. This means I blessed, cleansed and energized the entire home before the event. I do this before every event at my home. For each event I have a different intention depending upon what the purpose of the event is. For game night, it was Fun, Joy and Sisterly Spiritual Love! The ‘vibe’ in the room was definitely joyful! I teach ways to do this, but that’s another blog. (To be continued.)
Got Reiki? NO
If you do not have Reiki you can still pray with all of these intentions, state them out loud for emphasis and KNOW and BELIEVE that you are surrounded by Divine and working with only guides and spirits who walk in the White Light of God, and you’ll be good to go. Put your heart, some visualization, words and intention into this process. Don’t rush through it, it’s important, take your time and FEEL the difference it makes.
What happens if you don’t do this? Well, sometimes nothing. But, sometimes, if your intentions are not strong and clear, or you forget to do them at all, lower vibrational spirits who do not have your best intentions in mind can bring in wrong or misleading information, silly or joking information or even dark information. This is not only a waste of time and confusing, it can be dangerous as these spirits could attach to you and stick around. Believe me, you do not want this. They can wreak havoc with your life, your health, your sleep and attract more darkness into it. (If you feel this has happened to you, I know a trusted healer who can help. Call or email me for information.)
It is just too easy to say a prayer of intention and NOT end up with this kind of energy around you by being in a state of Love and Light and holding Divine close to your heart at all times. Especially if you are playing these games with others, you owe it to them and yourself to do it safely. O.k., lecture over.
It’s All In the Question
With practice we found out that how you phrase your question is very important as well as having excitement and curious energy helps to bring in movement to the board faster and easier. The more fun we had, the better it worked. It was so much fun, some of the sisters wanted to play these games again next month. Yep, it was cool! At one point I asked if it would be in my highest good to go to Sedona this summer for my girlfriend’s birthday celebration. The Psychic Circle board first went to GO and then landed on FIRE. I laughed and said, “Ok, I can go, but it’s going to be very hot.” When I told my friend this, she said that she’s a Leo and Leo is a FIRE sign. Ok, two possible meanings. Either way, Sedona is a good idea for me anytime. No, I didn’t need the game to tell me that, my intuition is pretty darn good, but it was a very fun way to get an answer.
WARNING: Please do not do any kind of spiritual work while partaking in drugs or alcohol.
Mystic Sister is new and just getting started but my guides give me great ideas all the time. I can’t wait to see where we go with this.
If you are interested in Reiki, please read my website and/or feel free to contact me with any pertinent questions via email or phone. If you live on the Olympic Peninsula and are interested in learning more about Mystic Sisters, please give me a call. I’d love to hear from you.
Now go out and find a new way to bring fun and joy into your spiritual path!!
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
My Guides Deliver a Mini Miracle Again!!
The weather called for rain all week for Saturday, the day of our annual drum circle. I just kept the thought in my head of “My guides chose this date 8 months ago, they wouldn’t choose a date we’d get rained out on, unless it was part of the learning experience.” I felt confident all would be well.
It was a good thing I was correct in that assumption because we had so many people at this drum circle, plan B would have been a very cramped but cozy drum circle in our living room. Gray skies and rain threatened all day long, then just as people started arriving, just like a miracle, the sun came out and shone down upon us. It was beautiful and much celebrated. We had out biggest and most lively drum circle so far.
We started with a potluck for the first time, with some fabulous gluten-free, organic and healthy dishes to choose from. What a pleasure to eat at a potluck and not have to worry about what I’m eating. I’m sensitive to so many things, mainly in packaged foods, soy or wheat. No worries here, I ate happily as did many of my sensitive friends. The food was amazing.
Blessing Ceremony with Sage
Then we moved onto a cleansing, grounding and blessing ceremony with beautiful sage from California that my soul sister Heather gave me as a gift. Sage is known for it’s cleansing ability to clear away negative or like I call ‘old’ energy. Energy that we are ready to let go of, it helped us, but is no longer needed. We intend for this energy to go to Heaven or Mother Earth to be healed too. This is also a blessing to each other that we do this FOR each other in love and devotion to the cleansing of ourselves and our world, together as one.
It’s quite a perfect experience. We also just had a lot of fun smoking each other with the sage and feeling our stresses and worries drift away with the smoke. Some had not done this before so it was a completely new experience and others had done this many times. Even the kids got to experience something entirely new to them, opening up their boxes of life experiences at a young age.
Drumming for Healing
“Sound is the medicine of the future.” Edgar Cayce
I truly believe, because my guides have been telling me for about two years and getting stronger and stronger in their messages the more I listen, that sound is the medicine of the future. They are doing great research about how different sound frequencies heal different diseases. (Click on the link on ‘frequencies heal’ to watch a 17 min. video of how sound shatters cancer cells. It is incredible.) It is working against cancer and other diseases such as bacterial infections.
Therefore, I truly believe in the healing power of the drum and other musical instruments and machines that create vibration. When we are feeling joy, bliss and spiritual connection at the same time, such as during a spiritual community event like a drum circle, we can only be lifted up and healed by the process.
Reiki and Drumming
By running our Reiki while drumming we are assured to be safe from taking on
any energies that are leaving the other people who are being healed as well as our own. The Reiki and our Reiki guides take this energy to the perfect place for it to be healed itself and recycled into love and light again. It’s a win/win for all involved. While running our Reiki during spiritual activities like drumming we also are able to receive intuitive information that is much-needed. For me this came in messages about getting up and drumming over each person. Then it came in the form of who needed drumming most and where on their body they needed it.
I listened and the people who needed the stronger vibrations of my Reiki Attuned drum, got them. One person said when my drum was over their head vibrating it felt like golden Divine Light was streaming into his crown. That was a radiant personal example of why we run Reiki while doing ANY other spiritual activity. Reiki brings Spiritual Power, Protection and Support!!
Fun and Games
After three rounds of healing drumming we took a break and Oscar Hammer, a
Reiki Master too, led us in a game called King Elephant. It was funny, hilarious and we were all cracking up by the end. Here is a link to HOW to play King Elephant but we picked our own animals and signs and stood up. Here is a link to a very large group playing King Elephant where each circle of people is assigned to one animal. Challenging but a total blast.
We had some casual mix and mingle time where Reiki people got to meet and talk with other Reiki people. Then some of us did another round of drumming and some of us kept connecting through talk. It was, speaking for myself at least, a truly blessed evening. I slept like a baby too.
A BIG HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO PARTICIPATED IN PERSON OR IN SPIRIT. YOU WERE WITH US IN THE CENTER OF THE CIRCLE GETTING HEALED AS WELL.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
WHAT A FABULOUS DAY!!
Another first for me, I taught my first Reiki class today with a nursing baby in it. This class came together so quickly I knew it was meant to be. I didn’t even know three of the ladies in the class a month ago so I know my guides set it all up for us.
I didn’t take a Reiki class until my youngest son was three years old. So when I was approached by a nursing mom to take a Reiki class, I was very happy to accommodate and so were the other three ladies who signed up. Each person knew there would be a baby in the class and that we may have to stop and allow his mom to take care of him throughout the class, but they all wanted to be a part of this class. It was a beautiful thing, I must say. Each ‘mom’ took turns holding him, mainly because we all wanted baby time, but sometimes to keep him occupied while his mom could meditate or write in her journal. We are holding class for shorter days but more of them spread out, to accommodate not only Baby M and his mom but also another mom with a young child in day care. See how it all works out when it’s meant to be?! Perfectly. Many woman with young children want to explore their spirituality but have a hard time doing it with young children at home. I totally understand. I’ve been there. I’m grateful to be in a position where I can be flexible. And, I get to have some baby time too. A win/win.
I got extra long baby holding time, while we did our morning meditation, which is about 30 minutes long. I got to hold him while I read the meditation so his mom could get the full effects of the visualization and relaxation. I put my book on a music stand, held Baby M. and fed him Cheerios and let him suck on my finger for most of the meditation. Near the end he fell asleep in my arms so I got to continue holding him until lunch. He was so calm and didn’t mind being held by a total stranger. He loved my brightly colored blouse and the little sparkles on it. Such a blessing. One of my students took a picture of me right after the meditation when Baby M had fallen asleep. Here is me teaching Reiki while holding a sleeping baby, which felt oh so natural. Brought back some wonderful memories. Our babies truly do grow up so fast.
Just thought I’d share this beautiful moment.
Blessings to all the ladies in this class and Baby M for hanging with us all day, we have three more days and I’m really looking forward to them all,
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki
I was in the grocery store with my son, waiting in a larger than usual line and I thought, “Wow, I could just Reiki all my groceries right here, right now and it’s done!” Brainstorm! Why didn’t I think of this before? It’s very simple, where else do you have all your groceries all in one place and a little extra time to work on them? (My kids are older, this may be more difficult for those of you with young active children. Get them involved and have them HELP you Reiki your groceries. Never too young to start doing Reiki.)
WHY REIKI YOUR GROCERIES
You might say “Why Josslyn, would I want to Reiki my groceries?” Good question. Reiki makes your food healthier and more energized with Life Force Energy! That’s why!
How do I know this you ask? I have tested food with muscle testing and divining rods with my Reiki Kids group and got very specific results. When we did Reiki on food that was not organic, the energy field of the food doubled in almost every case and in many cases equaled the organic food. We had the same results when we prayed over the food. When we did Reiki on the organic food, the energy field stayed the same or changed too slightly to tell. It was already strong and healthy and full of life force energy. When we did Reiki on McDonald’s food it helped the energy field a small amount. But, the McDonald’s food started with NO energy at all. It was totally unreadable with divining rods at all. So starting with nothing, Reiki improved it some to at least make it have some life force energy. Not worth eating though so we threw it away. But, in some cases fast food may be the only choice available. Hopefully not very often, but even I partake every now and then. It’s good to know Reiki will help even this food a little bit.
Anyway, in every case, the Reiki improved the energy field of the food significantly. Big time scientific? NO, but good enough for me and the kids to understand that Reiki helps our food to be healthier for us and more energized.
Put Love and Intention In the Food You Make
I often Reiki the food I’m making for my family knowing that this is adding to the nutritional value of the food for the people I love the most. But, lets face it, life is busy and sometimes we forget. I usually catch this with prayers at the dinner table. If we eat out I quietly put my hands over my food and while others are talking and distracted I Reiki my food before I eat or I’ll say a quiet prayer beforehand. But, still sometimes a meal will slip through the cracks of modern active life. If we remember to do Reiki on our groceries while waiting in line, then we know it’s done and even if we forget at the dinner table or while preparing a meal, we know the food has Reiki energy flowing through it. For me, it’s like a Reiki insurance policy.
Reiki the food in your cupboards, your refrigerator, on your table for a big meal, etc. You get the idea. Reiki ALL your food!!
This is how I Reiki my groceries. As always, this is just one way, not the only way. Get creative and find what works and feels right for you. Since this is a public place and many of us prefer to be incognito, I do the Gassho in my head. Reiki is all about intention, intend for the Reiki to go to your groceries and it will.
I lean on my cart with my forearms and my hands hanging over the groceries.
Close my eyes and mentally/intentionally invoke the Reiki as if I were in the prayer position or the Gassho. Next, ask Divine to send down my Reiki guides to help me. I never do any spiritual work without my Reiki guides to help.
Let the Reiki flow with intention. You can visualize the Reiki flowing into the groceries, send Reiki symbols into the groceries through your hands or through your eyes. You can chant the Reiki symbols in your head with the intention that they are flowing out your hands and into your groceries. Set an intention of the healthiest food possible, delicious and nutritious, or whatever positive intention works for your family.
Reiki your food until it’s your turn to load the groceries onto the belt or give them to the cashier.
Thank the Reiki and your guides!
Now, I am fortunate enough to live in an area that has an abundance of local organic produce and meats. I now know how real food tastes. I do believe the Reiki helps the food to taste better too. But I have to say, buying local and organic is truly the way to get the best tasting and healthiest food ever. Yes, totally MY opinion.
But, life is as it is, our food has been tainted in many ways, even the air it grows in is not organic, so nothing is 100% clean, thus the Reiki Food Insurance Policy. Reiki your food!! Do it for a month and see how you feel about your food afterwards. Feel if your relationship with food has changed, your calmness at meal times or your desire for healthier foods. I’ll be interested in hearing how that experiment goes. At the least you add more spiritual practice to your life and your eating and that is always a good thing.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki
My first proof of the universe as energy came the first time I felt energy between my hands. That was about 16 years ago. I was a newly wed and my husband and I were seeing an acupuncturist and herbal medicine doctor for the first time. She was an American who had studied in China and also did an energy healing technique from India called Pranic Healing. She could tell we were newbies and was patiently teaching us about alternative medicine and more. On one of these visits when Robert and I happened to be together she taught us how to create an energy ball between our hands. She got the energy flowing and helped us by adding energy from her Pranic Healing techniques. I was unable to make the ball by myself and needed help. My husband was able to do it right away by himself. He still teases me about that.
But, with help, I felt the energy. I couldn’t see it, it wasn’t there, but it was there. I felt it so tangibly in my hands, it felt just like a medium-sized rubber ball in my hands but it was invisible. I was blown away, totally and completely blown away. That was my ‘A Ha’ moment and it has stayed with me all this time and stays with me when I teach my classes.
That moment was the moment I ‘woke up’ to energy, woke up to the universe around me, woke up to my true belief in God being all around us every minute of every day. It was the moment that literally changed my life forever. To me, it was the first moment I was aware that magic existed. I had stepped into the magic world of Oz and didn’t even know it. I know it now.
Many people can make and feel an energy ball without having Reiki or Pranic Healing in their hands; but for many it takes practice and help. I had a lot of medical issues at the time, my personal life force energy was low and had difficulty getting enough energy centered in one place without help. But, I have found, when one is attuned to Reiki, this is not an issue at all. Everyone can create and feel an energy ball between their hands with the Reiki energy flowing. I do this with my kids Reiki circles almost every time. They all love it and ask for it regularly because FEELING is BELIEVING. FEELING energy is PROOF to many of us that the invisible is still real. It was enough for me and it is enough for the kids, what about you?
How to make an Energy Ball
I’m sure there are more techniques, but here is mine, or one of them. Practice, practice and more practice. If you can get the hang of it, it is a lot of fun and blows people away. Teenagers love this.
Breathe, get yourself grounded to your God, Divine Source, Creator, Great Spirit, whatever name feels right to you.
Thank Divine Source for being with you and kindly ask that you be surrounded with power, protection and support while you do this spiritual activity.
Breathe, get yourself grounded to Mother Earth.
Breath, get yourself centered and focused on your energy field where ever you feel your center to be, your solar plexus, heart or the center of your head.
Continue with your breathing while you rub your hands together for a few seconds and get them warmed up.
Open and close your hands with your fingers together about ten times with the intention of opening and activating your palm chakras. Rub them a bit more if you like, it doesn’t take much though.
Place your hands about four inches apart and breath more.
Intend with your thoughts and feelings that Life Force Energy from your God will accumulate between your hands.
Slowly and with intention move your hands in and out just an inch or so until you feel something between your hands. It may feel like a rubber ball in between your hands, it may feel like heat, or tingling, cold or fire in between your hands or it may just feel like a very slight presence.
Keep breathing with intention and keep moving your hands in and out slightly until you feel energy there.
Once you FEEL the energy then you can move your hands out a bit farther and farther and PLAY with the energy a bit.
THIS IS LIFE FORCE ENERGY and it is MAGIC!!
If you are not able to feel this but a friend is, then have them add their energy to yours and see if this helps so you can feel the energy. This does take some practice for many people. I was not truly able to do this myself until a great deal of practice and having Reiki in my hands has helped a whole lot.
Have Fun, Be Safe
Have fun with it but please play responsibly as with any spiritual tool, always call in your Divine Source to be with you for power, protection and support. I don’t do ANYTHING without my Divine Source protection all around me, especially spiritual work. You can do this by tuning into your God and asking, or you can tune in and surround yourself with Love and Light of a beautiful color, like soft white or pastel pink. Lovely colors are very powerful protectors and they feel good too. But, that is a whole other blog.
Do you remember your A Ha moment? I’d love to hear about it. Please comment below.
By Josslyn Streett, Rain Shadow Reiki Master/Teacher
Whoo Hooo!! What an amazing year this has been. One year ago I listened to Divine Source and started a blog/website for my Reiki practice. It has been a year of learning a lot about building my own site and keeping it up, internet blogging and meeting other bloggers. I’ve also learned about marketing and socializing on the web, as I joined Facebook and started a Page for Reiki there as well. And it’s been a year of facing my many fears to write about what I love to the web public at large but is still not so popular with the world at large. What a year it’s been!!
Following My Intuition
In case you do not know, I write what comes to me intuitively. I write about what I feel Divine has put into my head. I always have a thousand different blog ideas rolling through my head and if I don’t put them down on ‘paper’ they don’t go away. So, I type them into drafts on my blog and save them. Then I add to them until I feel they are complete. Then I send them out to cyberspace and pray the people who need to read them, will find them. And, they do.
The WordPress people have been kind enough to supply me/us with statistics below about how many blogs I wrote my first year (57), how many views I had in the first year (7,400), how many countries I’ve reached (99) and how many views I have on my busiest day (86). But, what I remember the most when I think about what has happened to me and my Reiki life since starting this blog in January 2012 is the people. And, I’m not just saying this. The people are always what matter to me and my life. Here are a few of the stories that stand out to me. Please feel free to comment at the bottom if I have forgotten your story or you simply haven’t told me that my blog and writings in some way connected to your life. I’d love to hear that.
People Who Found Me- The Stories
I wrote a little blog about the tree frogs in my back yard because their song was so beautiful one evening. A woman in Sequim who had just moved here from Colorado was sitting reading in her window seat of her new home one day.
A little tree frog came to visit her there each day. She decided to look up what the tree frog meant for her spiritual life and found my site. We met for tea, have much in common including children the same age and have become fast friends in a very short amount of time. We had dinner with their family last night. I’m eternally grateful for this new connection that came though this blog.
A woman in up state New York State had just purchased some kyanite from her local store. She went home to look it up and found my blog. She called me for a reading and wanted to know about mentorship. She is very psychic herself but does not have anyone near by that she knows of to receive help from and has not had positive vibes from the spiritual people she has found in her area. I’m so glad she found me. I truly enjoy mentoring other Light-Workers.
A woman in the UK found my site and read about my struggle with depression. She too has dealt with this and could relate. She emailed me and we chatted on the phone a couple of times. I did a long distance healing on her and now she and her mom have now decided to take a Reiki class from me, from the U.K. They will be my first International students, taught over Skype. AWESOME!!
Another woman was told she’s a Light-Worker. She didn’t know exactly what that meant so she went on the internet to do research. She found my blog and called me right away since we both live in Sequim. We made an appointment for a Reiki session. She signed up right away for a class and came to a circle. She certainly is a Light-Worker and a motivated one at that. I so look forward to where this relationship will go as well as her healing abilities.
A third and different woman also in Sequim who I have known for a while but had not told her what I did, was also told she is a Light-Worker by another psychic. Her son and my son are very good friends at school but rarely played after school together. So she and I had not gotten to know each other very well beyond school events. She went on the internet to do some research about Light-Workers and found my site. She immediately called me and was so excited that there was someone in our small town teaching Reiki and spiritual classes to kids and adults that she could barely contain herself. And, someone she already knew! I was equally excited. We had both felt a friend connection prior but had not acted on it. We have gotten together for tea, Reiki circle and she will soon be taking my Reiki I class. Our boys are happy too because now they get to see each other at Kid’s Reiki circle as well as at school.
I’ve had many other people call me who found my website. The call me asking about what I do and how I can help them in their spiritual lives; men and women alike, although, probably mostly women. Some are from the Olympic Peninsula where I’m from and many are from far away. I am meeting some really amazing people, all because I listened to the messages that Divine sent me and even though I had fears about doing so, I followed them.
I am constantly amazed at how the people who I am supposed to meet and work with, through Divine’s help, find me. It is an excellent reminder at the power of Divine’s spirit and my ability to work with it to manifest the healing practice I desire for my life. I am not in this for numbers. I do not care if I reach millions of people. I care that I reach the people who Divine wants for me to meet, the people who need to work specifically with me. That is my goal, to meet the people I can help the most. I’m so grateful I followed Father God’s message and completed the site and all the blogs I was told to write. What if I had not written the Frog Totem blog? I would have missed out on an amazing friendship. No, Divine has a way of hooking us up anyway. But, it’s a very nice story of how we met and I much prefer it. I’ll keep listening and keep writing. I hope you read.
The statistics are below if you still want to read those. Find out what my five most popular blogs were this year.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher/Reader of Rain Shadow Reiki
Just For Fun – Practicing Your Intuition – With Signs
Hey, lets lighten things up a bit….
Do you ever read road signs the ‘wrong’ way and think, “Hmmm, my way made more sense.” I do this often. Sometimes you don’t know right away if the way you read the sign makes more sense or now, you just have to trust your intuition. Trust and remember, this is all for fun and practice. Do not take it too seriously or you are not doing it right.
There is a huge billboard I pass every time I drive from Sequim to the neighboring town of Port Angeles. The billboard is for an insurance agency in town. Even though I know it’s there I forget and as I drive by I read it the same every time, quite subconsciously I’m sure. The sign says “You are a neighbor, not a number.” But, no matter how much I know that is what it says, I still read it as “You are a number.” Hmmmmm, what is my mind telling me? To me my mind is telling me NOT to go to this particular insurance agents or maybe it’s a message about ALL insurance agents. Probably not all because I’ve had many agents I liked very much and didn’t feel like a number. So, I have to go with my gut and TRUST that this particular agency is simply NOT for me.
Maybe it’s telling me I feel like a ‘number’ in some other way and I need to look into that subconsciously. Ask the questions. “Why do I feel like a number?” or “Where in my life do I feel like a number, not a valued person?” The right questions will help get you to what needs to be worked on with Reiki.
This may seem trite to many but to me it is a normal and every day occurrence of living with my brain and my intuition. And, really, what have we got to lose by trusting the message in any way it comes? Not much. There are plenty of other insurance agencies out there to choose from. Avoiding this particular one is pretty easy. Or, it could bring me to something within me that needs healing and I wasn’t consciously aware of it until reading the sign. Things to think about. The key is to think about them and not just brush them away.
I was in the grocery store the other day. I was pretty much done and just scanning the area to see if there was anything I missed. With the juicing I do, I buy a lot of veggies. Due to cost and availability I don’t always buy organic but make sure I Reiki my veggies or pray over them before I take them home. (Another blog on that later). So, I was scanning the veggies and read “Bipolar Corn!” What? Bipolar Corn? I went back to reread it carefully and it said “Bicolor Corn” instead. Hmmmm, it made me stop and think. Corn is one of the biggest Genetically Modified crops in our country. In my intuitive world, my mind is telling me no matter which veggies I buy not organic, DO NOT BUY THIS CORN! So, easy enough to listen, I didn’t buy the corn.
This could have been a message about this particular corn, all non organic corn or just that my body does not want corn in general. Whatever the message, I stopped to listen to my body. That is what counts.
True or not True?
Does it really matter? Not to me. That’s the thing about intuition, unless you are going to do a full-blown numbers study, there is really no way to know for sure if these messages are accurate. I just have learned over the years to trust mine and go with it as much as possible. These are little things in my life that I choose to listen to because I don’t have much to lose if I don’t. It’s an easy way to start listening to your intuition more and practicing on a daily basis. Sometimes I like to do the opposite just to see what happens. The rebel in me I guess. Sometimes there are consequences and sometimes there are not, that I know of. I don’t think I’ll risk it with that corn though.
One specific time I remember NOT doing what my intuition told me to do was when I was living in the L.A. area. It was after 10pm and I was driving home. No traffic at all, I was flying along. My intuition was telling me to go a different freeway than I normally go. From where I was at I could have taken three different routes home. Three different freeways. This other freeway was out of my way a bit and I didn’t want to go that way. So, I ignored my intuition and didn’t do it. Sure enough, a few minutes past the interchange to the optional freeway, there was a traffic jam. The freeway was jammed up due to an accident that had just recently happened. As soon as I could, twenty minutes later, I got off and took side streets home but it added easily forty to fifty minutes extra to my drive home rather than just an extra ten if I’d taken the intuitive freeway. NOW I always go the way my intuition tells me to. I learned my lesson. O.K. maybe not always, I still have the rebellious streak. And, the curious one too. Sometimes I just want to see what will happen. Never a dull moment either way.
Practice with your intuition and share ideas here as to HOW you do it and HOW to have fun with it. Have you read any good signs lately?
Love and Light to you,
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