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Peninsula Healers Circle – Healing with Bach Flower Music

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

Hello Reiki friends, thank you for being patient with me while I process the death of my father.  I have not written a blog for a while and the grieving/healing process is why.  Therefore, this blog which I meant to post much earlier is a bit late.  But, better late than never, so I present to you a very exciting sound healing opportunity, Bach Flower Remedy Music!! If this sounds exciting to you, please read on….

Music affects subtle energies, only called subtle because we don’t know how to measure them. These energies allow you to achieve goals and dreams – or not. These energies allow the spark of life to live in you, inspire you, and give you joy, so you can become an adventurous explorer, curious and in awe of the wonders of the universe. When you’re consciously in touch with life energy within yourself, you have control of the valve that connects you to Spirit, and whether or not you have accidentally turned it off or on.
— Al Harris

Al’s Bach Flower Remedy music can be purchased at Rain Shadow Reiki or at CDBaby

PENINSULA HEALERS CIRCLE  Hosts Musician/Healer, Al Harris for its August 2015 Speaker

We are so fortunate to have veteran musician Al Harris choose the Olympic Peninsula for his home and come to present for our healers group.

About Al Harris

Al Harris, Musician/Composer/Healer
Al Harris, Musician/Composer/Sound Healer

Having loved music from a young age, Al Harris “traded in” his law degree for a music career, and for 12 years wrote and arranged scores for radio, TV and film.
Sensing the healing power of music, he studied widely and deeply; and to better understand vibrations and frequencies, he studied alternative healing: herbology, sclerology, reflexology, acupressure, kinesiology, geotran, holodynamics, flower remedies, holographic re-patterning and tai chi. Subsequently, he composed and recorded the music for the Bach flower remedies.

Al Harris is a musician who, after encountering the Bach flower remedies, realized the value of using them with music to foster health and well-being:

Final and complete healing will come from the soul, form within
“Final and complete healing will come from within, from the soul itself.” Dr. Edward Bach

The Process of Composing

“Writing the 38 Bach Flower Music pieces was both interesting and grueling. Over a period of a year, I experienced each emotion so I could find the particular music that would heal it….

  • An emotion would surface to show me which remedy to work on next.
  • I read Dr. Bach’s writings, to tap into his healing intent.
  • I found the frequency of the flower remedy I needed, using kinesiology.
  • I played the frequency to myself for a week, to tune into the remedy.
  • I wrote the music based on what the remedy “told” me.

The 38 pieces of music were written with the following flavors – blues, bluegrass, Brazilian, classical, country, East Indian, “forties,” Irish, Jamaican, Japanese, and jazz. As I “lived” with each remedy, it suggested a particular style.”  Al Harris

The Benefits of Listening to the Music

There are three main things you can do with Bach Flower Music:

  • Balance your emotions when you’re stressed or anxious.
  • Tap into your inner knowledge to create what you want.
  • Increase your prosperity

OUR PHC BACH FLOWER SESSION WITH AL

At our teaching session with Al, he told us that people who have worked with his Bach Flower CD have told him it works as good or even better than the remedies themselves.  And the Bach Flower music can be used in conjunction with the remedies or by itself.

This is a good chart for seeing which flower essence to be applied to which emotional situation.  But Al taught us that we cannot always take them so literally, sometimes we need a different remedy.  This is where our own intuition or muscle testing can help us to determine what we truly need.
This is a good chart for seeing which flower essence to be applied to which emotional situation. But Al taught us that we cannot always take them so literally, sometimes we need a different remedy. This is where our own intuition or muscle testing can help us to determine what we truly need.  Click on it to make the chart larger.

For our class he played the music while we practiced some automatic writing.  He’d play one of the choices three times based and we’d write about how we felt with this music.  Then he would tell us what emotion we had been listening to.  It was very interesting and sometimes emotional.  Then he let people pick some of the remedies they were interested in hearing and listened to them.  Then we focused on individuals who wanted healing for a certain situation.  Al used kinesiology to determine which music they needed and while playing it we all practiced automatic writing about their situation and then shared with them our insights.  It was enlightening for us as well as the person who asked for the healing information.

We had a lot of fun and got a really good idea of how we could work with this music.  It helps if you know kinesiology and can test which music you need and how many times to play it, but if you trust your intuition you could do this too.  It is not background music that you put on and just let it play, each short 3 to 4 minute composition is a healing tool.  Based on what you need, that is what you play.  The muscle testing helps you to know which composition and how many times to listen to it and for how many days.

Al’s Bach Flower Remedy music can be purchased at Rain Shadow Reiki or at CDBaby

Some information for this blog was taken from The Flower Society & Al’s website

 

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Peninsula Healers Circle – March 2015 BELLY DANCING for Healing and Fun!!

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

Bringing some fun into our healing circle of amazing healers on the Olympic Peninsula!
Bringing some fun into our healing circle of amazing healers on the Olympic Peninsula!

The Peninsula Healers Circle is a circle of holistic/integrative healing practitioners living and working on the north Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.  We meet on the third Friday of each month to learn from each other and meet and get to know other healers.

Our goals are:

  • to build a mutually supportive community of healers
  • to develop a more in-depth understanding of the different healing modalities offered by members of the circle
  • to offer a site where people can locate healing practitioners of various modalities in our areanetworking and referral base
  • to offer appropriate integrative care to our clients

March Madness- Belly Dancing!!

BellyDancingEdit2015Something new for the Peninsula Healers Circle, to accommodate more healers who work Friday mornings, we will meet in the evening for the change of season months; March, June, September and December.  We are hoping to get to know a more diverse group of healers this way.  For March our evening presenter was changed at the last-minute due to illness.  Rena Raymond and Barb stepped up one night before and organized a belly dancing class and henna night for all of us.  It was a blast.

Joss’ Laymen’s History of Belly Dancing

 Rena and Barb have been belly dancing for thirty years and much of that together as a team.

Me on the right with my Reiki Master/Teacher student, Amber.  Amber has taken belly dancing lessons for years so she helped me a lot.
Me on the right with my Reiki Master/Teacher student, Amber. Amber has taken belly dancing lessons for years so she helped me a lot.  Thanks Amber!  The teacher becomes the student, every time.  LOL

I was surprised but happy to learn that until approximately fifty years ago, belly dancing was a dance by women, for women.  The woman created the dances and danced them for their health and happiness, not for the men.  The men were not allowed in the women’s chambers and this is one way they stayed healthy and active and expressed themselves.  Each dance has a purpose, tells a story, much like the Hawaiian dances.

I also learned that the movements in belly dancing are very purposeful and intentional.  Each movement helps the body remove blockages in the energy system and creates a stronger body both physically and spiritually.  This is how energy healing works, Reiki, Reflexology, Acupuncture and more, they balance the body and help it heal itself by removing blockages in the system.  The whole dance is actually an energy treatment for the whole self, mind, body and spirit, and very beautiful too.
Learning the basics.
Learning the basics.

But, not so easy for me personally to accomplish in the beginning.  For me, not being a dancer or very graceful either, I could see this would be a somewhat long learning curve, but, a fun one!   I can’t think of a better way to get a workout and I really did feel better simply by wearing the beautiful jingling out fits they wear.  Those are the most fun.  I have to say, after practicing some of the figure eight moves with my hips, my lower back did feel much better the next day.  And, the most important part, it was a BLAST!!

After the dancing and potluck dinner, Rena painted some of the ladies with Henna.  They were truly beautiful.  She also taught us that the material they make Henna with is made from herbs and essential oils and is healthy and healing for the skin & body.  SO COOL!
After the dancing and potluck dinner, Rena painted some of the ladies with Henna. They were truly beautiful. She also taught us that the material they make Henna with is made from herbs and essential oils and is healthy and healing for the skin & body. SO COOL!

THANK YOU RENA AND BARB!!  WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!!

Who knew there were so many fun ways to heal yourself.  I have found, when we bring joy and laughter into your healing process, it just expedites it, it works.  Time flies when you’re having fun.  Here’s to finding more ways to bring joy to our lives each and every day.
Reiki Blessings to you all,
Josslyn
rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

 

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Peninsula Healers Circle – Radiant Circuits, Our Ticket to JOY!

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

This month’s Peninsula Healers Circle topic was taught by Mary Ellen (ME) Bartholomew, a Donna Eden Energy Practitioner and Reiki Master from Port AngelesPeninsulaHealerCircleFeb15,11Let me just say, SHE WAS FABULOUS AND SO WAS THE TOPIC!!  So much of what she talked about, truly spoke to me.  It was eye-opening and I couldn’t help thinking “Wow, if everyone knew this and did this daily, there would be no depression in our world at all! Maybe even no fighting or war?!!”  Suffering from depression for so many years, I felt that joy was gone for good and I had no idea how to bring it back.  Reiki helped me with this over time and still does.  But, now I can see, I might have found my joy much quicker if I had known how to reactivate it through my energy field with the Radiant Circuits.

Chakras, Meridians & Radiant Circuits

Similar to chakras and meridians, the radiant circuits are another part of our energy system but once activated they do not have to run on any particular pathway, they can go anywhere they are needed.  They connect all our energy systems.  Donna Eden calls them Radiant Circuits but other names are Joy Flows, Strange Flows, Extraordinary Vessels and more descriptive names.

M.E. had us up dancing, tracing and bringing bliss into our bodies!!
M.E. had us up dancing, tracing and bringing bliss into our bodies!!                                                                           (all photos for Rain Shadow Reiki or Peninsula Healers Circle only.  Do not use otherwise)

They are the only energy system in smaller creatures, like bugs.  And the very first energy system that is created by a fetus, before chakras and meridians.  Thus the Chinese believe the radiant circuits to be the first energy system in our body’s energy system even though they were not discovered first.  The purpose of the Radiant Circuit system is to give us access to feel joy, bliss and uplifting feelings.  It is our soul’s true goal and purpose to BE IN JOY.  Radiant circuits also act as a tie between the other parts of our energy system, the chakras and meridians.

How Do We Activate Them?

Mary Ellen taught us in our class how to trace the Radiant Circuits like you would the meridians.  And four of them are the same as the meridian system of pathways.  If you are familiar with Donna Eden’s energy medicine at all (check out YouTube) you know in order to strengthen or activate your meridians you trace them along their path.

Practicing holding points to help calm Triple Warmer meridian and activate Radiant Circuits.
Practicing holding points to help calm Triple Warmer meridian and activate Radiant Circuits.

You can do the same with Radiant Circuits.  In fact, there are many good videos on YouTube that show you how to trace these radiant circuits.  I have posted a link to one that I like HERE.  It’s about 6 minutes long.  My favorite part of the whole class was at the end when Mary Ellen played a great song called ‘Thank You For This Day’ by Karen Drucker and we all danced to the music  with gratitude and positive affirmations in it, drawing infinity symbols around ourselves and incorporating tracing the radiant circuits to the music.  It was beautiful and I can’t think of a better way to start each day.  Just the dancing with so many like-minded souls activated my joy for sure.  The whole process brought me joy and helped me to feel empowered towards my goal this year which is to bring in my love and joy!

Other Ways to Activate Radiant Circuits

There are other ways to activate the circuits and if you add the intention to any of these activities you can activate them in a faster amount of time and feel joy in your life sooner.  But, like any intention and energy healing, this is an activity that needs to be done on a daily basis and is well worth the effort.  

Learning the different ways to activate the Radiant Circuits.
Learning the different ways to activate the Radiant Circuits.

Once the Radiant Circuits are reactivated they also help us cope with the modern-day stresses of life in a more joyful light-hearted manner, helping us to get through even the most difficult of days on Earth in a more positive manner, holding onto our bliss at the same time.

Intention can be something like “It is my intention that this activity is activating my Radiant Circuits & creating joy in me as I do it!”

Reiki, Stretching, Yoga, exercise, Qi Gong, affirmations, dance, music, singing, walking with intention, creativity, gratitude, being with a beloved friend, confiding in someone you trust, anything that brings happiness and health to YOU, etc.

This is a Reiki blog, so you can bet I’m going to be adding in intentions to activate the radiant circuits for my clients during sessions and if it is needed, my guides will help me with this and I’ll know how to do it in combination with Reiki.  I can’t wait to see what results we get.  I’ll be watching the Donna Eden videos and working with Mary Ellen along the way to learn more about this fascinating new possibility.

Triple Warmer

I truly believe our souls want us to be happy and find our place of bliss.  However, while in human form on Earth most of us are constantly in fight, flight or freeze mode.  This is due to modern-day societal stresses and our triple warmer meridian, which protects us by keeping us in this stressed state.  (We must be prepared for action in case of an emergency –  that is how Triple Warmer thinks).

My favorite way to calm the Triple Warmer (the fight, flight or freeze meridian) because it's so easy to do anywhere.  Hold the spleen point under the breast and the other hand on the side of the arm above the elbow until you feel calmer, then switch and do the other side too.  Called the Triple Warmer Hug.
My favorite way to calm the Triple Warmer (the fight, flight or freeze meridian) because it’s so easy to do anywhere. Hold the spleen point under the breast and the other hand on the side of the arm above the elbow until you feel calmer, then switch and do the other side too. Called the Triple Warmer Hug.

Typically Triple Warmer keeps us in fight, flight or freeze mode.  Or it takes us there unnecessarily out of old habits.  Situations all day long trigger old stressful or even traumatic memories and they take us back to FF or F mode.  This is reactivity mode where Triple Warmer activates inappropriately and when not needed.  Triple Warmer was meant to protect us, help us have quick reactions and sudden or immense strength in times of need.  (We don’t need to be the HULK all the time, but we are too often.)  TW can pull energy from all the systems except the heart.  Radiant Circuits can help to bring in calm during times of stress causing us to not go into FF or F and instead stay in a state of bliss.  THIS IS HUGE, PEOPLE!!  Modern Americans are in a state of Fight Flight or Freeze almost every day.  This is a major cause of illness and depression in our country.  This is why Reiki and other energy healing techniques like activating the Radiant Circuits is so vital at this time in our history.  It can truly help people to not only cope, but to truly find their bliss.

 A BIG HUGE thank you to Mary Ellen for introducing us to this amazing and life changing energy system.   I look forward to practicing more and bringing in more bliss and less stress.  I hope reading a bit about this has motivated you to watch one of Donna’s videos and learn for yourself.  I know I’m going to be blissed out all day today and I’m grateful for it.

“If we were talking to you on your first day here, we would say, “Welcome to planet Earth.  There is nothing that you cannot be or do or have.  And your work here — your lifetime career — is to seek joy.  As you think thoughts that feel good to you, you will be in harmony with who- you-really-are.  And in doing so, you will utilize your profound freedom.  Seek joy first, and all of the growth that you could ever imagine will come joyously and abundantly unto you.” Ester and Jerry Hicks card pack for Abundance and the Law of Attraction

To learn more about the Peninsula Healers Circle check out our website.  We strive to bring healers of all modalities together as one great healing energy on the Olympic Peninsula with love and support.

Reiki Blessings to you all,

Thanks so much for reading and sharing,

Josslyn Streett

360-460-7829 or rainshadowreiki@gmail.com

 

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Peninsula Healers Circle – ‘The Work’ by Byron Katie

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

The Peninsula Healers’ Circle is a circle of holistic/integrative healing practitioners living and working on the north Olympic Peninsula of Washington state.

Our goals are to:
  • Build a mutually supportive community of healers
  • Develop a more in-depth understanding of the different healing modalities offered by members of the circle
  • Offer a site where people can locate healing practitioners  of various modalities in our area
  • Networking and referral base to offer appropriate integrative care to our clients

 What We Learned This Month

This month  at the Peninsula Healers Circle, member Debbie Ritter introduced our group to some of Byron Katie’s teachings called “The Work.”  This is a process to use when we are emotionally triggered by a situation involving someone else close to us.  The worksheet we did was called “Judge-Your-Neighbor worksheet.  But, it really turned into, as you can guess, finding out new insights into why we ourselves didn’t like the ‘neighbors’ behavior and YOU GUESSED IT, it always comes back to US.  This is our own personal universe after all.

PeninsulaHealersCircle9-19-14,1We all took the time to fill out the worksheet on a situation we were all dealing with.  The process is not difficult at all and you can just follow the directions right on the form that you can print off from Byron Katie’s website.  I like that it gives you the process, the left brain process to attack an emotional/mental issue you are having with someone.  The first step is to analyze the issue by asking “Is it true?”  Then “How do you react when you believe that thought?”

The Turn Around

Second and the most insightful part for me was turning each statement around to ourselves.  For instance if your statement was “My husband doesn’t listen to me about his health,” you would then turn that around to 1. the self, 2. to the other person and 3. to the opposite.  For example:

  1.  “I don’t listen to myself about my health.” Then contemplate this idea and write it on the worksheet.
  2.  “I don’t listen to my husband about his health,” then contemplate this idea and write it on the worksheet.
  3.  “My husband does listen to me about his health,” and contemplate this one and write it down.

This process, and following it step by step brought me and the others many new insights into our belief systems.  Then it’s up to us to change what we want to change now that we have some new ideas.

I do a process similar to this for myself with Reiki but I can see that by having the worksheet, nothing gets left out, no hole in your thinking is left to be found or not found later.  It was really fabulous and easy to follow but may take some WORK in being totally honest with yourself.  At Byron Katie’s  website you can print your own worksheets for The Work and have them ready any time you get triggered by a situation.

Check it out if you are feeling you need a little more help with judging others, or yourself.

Reminder

Always run your Reiki when doing any kind of mental, emotional, physical or spiritual healing, including The Work.  Reiki will help you go deeper in your healing and make sure you are protected while in the process.

Next month at the Peninsula Healers’ Circle I will be talking to the group about the importance of past life healing.  I can’t wait!

In Love and Light of our Divine,

Josslyn Streett

360-460-7829 or rainshadowreiki@gmail.com

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Peninsula Healer’s Circle – Learning about Pranic Healing

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

The Peninsula Healer’s Circle is a group of holistic/integrative healing practitioners living and working on the north Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.  To read more about our circle please read to the bottom of this blog.

Peninsula Healers Circle is currently meeting in the homes of the members.  This month the meeting was at my home in Sequim, WA.
Peninsula Healers Circle is currently meeting in the homes of the members. This month the meeting was at my home in Sequim, WA.

Monthly Meetings

Each month one of our members introduces a new topic for us to learn about other healing modalities.  This way we can decide how we feel about a certain modality and if we’d like to try it deeper with a private session with the practitioner or even refer clients or friends to them.  Sometimes the lessons are just for us to learn more about healing and some are just to have fun.  Healing comes in many forms.

Pranic Healing

This months speaker for the Peninsula Healer’s Circle was really special.  Gayle Nelson from Port Townsend, WA has been practicing Pranic Healing, an energy healing form from India, for six years.  PenHealerCircle8-14,2I was captured by her calm loving voice and her passion for what she was teaching.  She obviously has a great deal of love for this healing method and brought that to our group.  She guided us through a lovely twenty-minute meditation, taught us techniques for cleansing our energy, cutting cords and healing our chakras.  Gayle had everyone in the room involved, all working on their own energy bodies.  It was quite beautiful to watch all the hand movements of all the members working together at the same time.  This Pranic Healing demonstration was extra special for me since Pranic Healing was the first energy healing I experienced after waking up.  It really helped to get me started as an energy healer and be open and ready for when I found Reiki.PenHealerCircle8-14,4

If you’d like to reach Gayle for a session with her and Pranic Healing, she can be reached at gayle@pranichealing.com or 360-477-1872.

More about the Peninsula Healer’s Circle:

Our goals for the group are: 

  • to build a mutually supportive community of healers
  • to develop a more in-depth understanding of the different healing modalities offered by members of the circle
  • to offer a site where people can locate healing practitioners  of various modalities in our area
  • networking and referral base to offer appropriate integrative care to our clients

We invite interested practitioners or students of any of the many energy healing or other holistic/integrative/complementary/alternative healing modalities to join our circle. Meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of each month from 9-11 am for learning and 11am to 12pm for social hour, at the homes of various group members. There is no charge for group membership or attending our monthly circles.

This is an opportunity to network with other healers, learn more about different healing modalities, share knowledge and friendship, offer mutual support, and build a referral base for your practice. If you would like more information about how to join this group please visit our new website at www.peninsulahealerscircle.weebly.com .

Reiki Blessings to you all,

so grateful for ALL people opening their hearts to their own Divine healing abilities,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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Energy Healers Circle, Hand Massage

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

We had another great Energy Healers Circle today.  Healers of all sorts on the Peninsula coming together to learn, support and refer for each other, it’s AWESOME!  If you are a healer on the Olympic Peninsula and you want to get to know other healers, email me and I’ll put you on the list.  It’s an old group going through some changes and we are really excited about local healers working together and learning from each other.

HealersCircleMay2014,2Hand Massage

Today, Carleen Godwin, retired massage therapist,  taught us how to relax just about anyone with a simple hand massage.  This technique is simple to learn, anyone can do it confidently and I am proof of that.  Evidence suggests even a simple ten-minute hand massage can go a long way in helping people with dementia feel calmer and more connected with others and their immediate environment.  (Suzuki 2010)

HealersCircleMay2014,1We all got a massage and we all got to practice too.  It was really great.  Especially for me, I had two people working on me at the same time.  Oh yeah!!

Share and tell your healer friends, we would love to see many more healers join us the third Friday of every month at 9am.  We have different learning topics each month and opportunities to get to know each other.  This has been a goal of mine since I moved here five years ago, I’m just really grateful to have found these amazing women.  Looking forward to meeting more.

Blessings, Joss

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829