By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
CONGRATULATIONS to my first Reiki I class of 2015!! Every Reiki class is special for me, but they are all unique in their own ways too. This class seemed to not have a similarity connecting them in the beginning. But, I know, that by the end of class, similarities and connections appear, and they did, in quite magical ways. By the end of day two this group of ladies had faced their fears together, blew their ‘boxes’ wide open and gave my dog Mandy constant cuddles throughout the two days of class. Mandy is one happy Reiki dog.
Animal loving connected us and much more. The first class was on Monday. The ladies went home, practiced self Reiki Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and by Thursday had me in tears with the stories of the mini-miracles that they were already creating in their lives with just three days of Reiki. Truly remarkable. I cannot divulge details, but these ladies gave me many good reasons why I’m so incredibly grateful, every single day, that I get to teach Reiki. Thank you ladies for choosing me to be your teacher!! I’m so honored.
If you have not taken a Reiki class yet, make 2015 your year!!
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
FIRST, A Big Huge Congratulations to our newest Rain Shadow Reiki, Reiki I students!!
What a wonderful and fun group of women. I know, I always say that, because it’s true. I’m blessed to have deep, inquisitive, curious, strong, respectful, spiritual and simply amazing students to take my classes.
Of course, as teacher, I take some credit, because I put the intention into my manifestation of amazing students every day, that I only get the best of the best students who vibrate well with me and are meant to take my classes. But, it’s a collision course for success, because they’ve been doing the same in manifesting the right Reiki teacher for them, so it’s literally impossible for them to NOT find me and for me to NOT find them. I love the way the Universe works.
Healing Crisis BEFORE a Reiki Class
When I took my Karuna Reiki class from William Lee Rand, he sent the books out beforehand so we could study the many symbols prior to the class. My ‘healing crisis’ or as I call it, HEALING OPPORTUNITY started right away and lasted in my opinion for a few years. It was powerful or pre-menopause, not 100% sure on that one. But, the healing opportunity started as soon as I received my manual a month before the class when in the summertime, I got a head cold. I don’t get head colds in the summer.
“When written in Chinese the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.” John F. Kennedy
This can happen with any of the healing classes we take. As soon as we make the firm decision to change or evolve the healing opportunity can start. This is not the ‘fault’ of Reiki, this is a conscious decision your soul and human self has made to change, but change also comes with evolution, raising our vibration, learning. This can look like an emotional upset, cold or flu symptoms, strange dreams, trouble sleeping or being challenged by some of your old belief patters in hurtful and difficult ways. This is the cleansing process that the student chooses when they choose CHANGE. When they choose to evolve and get rid of the OLD and bring in the NEW vibration, our body, mind and spirit start to dump out the old stuff that no longer serves us. Some people start this process after the class, but yes, some of us lucky ones start right away.
From Six Down to Three
Thus, I had three people sign up for the class this week who were not able to complete it. Two of them were so sick they weren’t able to even attend the class, one came and went home early. Could they simply have colds? Yes, of course. Could they be detoxifying old stuff they no longer need and thus triggering a Healing Opportunity? Yes, of course. It doesn’t matter the why, the answer is the same, REIKI!!! Drinking lots of water, extra rest and taking an epsom salts bath helps a great deal too. So, my recommendation is, stick with your first intuition to evolve and take the Reiki class at your next possible opportunity. If you already have Reiki, REIKI YOURSELF A WHOLE LOT, EVERY DAY! That is my prescription for a healing crisis/opportunity.
“Healing is not an overnight process, it is a daily cleansing of pain, it is a daily healing of your life.” Leon Brown, found not guilty from new DNA evidence, after 30 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
I’m greatly proud of ALL my Reiki students for being on their spiritual path and continuing to move forward despite difficult conditions. You are so much stronger than you know.
And, again, congratulations to my wonderful new Reiki students from this weekend, the ones who did make it through. I cannot wait to see where your Reiki path goes. So exciting.
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.
We 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:
“I don’t listen to myself about my health.” Then contemplate this idea and write it on the worksheet.
“I don’t listen to my husband about his health,” then contemplate this idea and write it on the worksheet.
“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.
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!
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
CONGRATULATIONS TO MY WONDERFUL AND AMAZING REIKI I CLASS FOR MARCH 9TH 2014!! (I know, I think they are all wonderful and amazing!)
Including our camera-shy participant who is taking the photos, these ladies were incredibly open and courageous with sharing their feelings. I’m so proud of them. They grew and expanded exponentially during this weekend. Please send them Reiki Blessings for doing such an amazing job of welcoming the Reiki energy into their lives.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
Just telling a bit of my story on how I FELT DIVINE’s presence for the first time and HOW you too can have your own personal EXPERIENCE with your own personal Divine Creator if you so chose. If that sounds interesting to you, please read on…
Life On Earth is Tough
When life gets tough for me the only way I get though it is my faith. I was not raised with faith or religion of any kind. I had to search for it, study, read, experiment and find what felt right for me. What made sense in my heart. I’m extremely grateful for this path. I feel like I had the blessing of a clean slate to start with and I was able to pick and choose what felt right with few other prejudices interfering. But, it also meant that I lived much of my life so far, without a strong faith in a higher power. There was a part of me that always seemed to know and believe there was something bigger than me that I called ‘God’, like people around me, like I saw on T.V., but I didn’t KNOW until later in my life.
No PROOF of God, until there was.
Let’s face it, science does not claim any proof of a Higher Power. They say there is not proof what so ever, even when there is tons of it all around us. Faith is supposedly trusting and believing in a Higher Power without proof. But, what I hear from my clients and students is that they want to FEEL the presence of God with them, not just in the things they see around them, like flowers, trees and babies. People want to FEEL GOD themselves! And, simply, I do too.
“Religion is belief in someone else’s experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.”—Deepak Chopra
The memory of one time EXPERIENCING God for myself was all I needed to sustain me though the really difficult times. I believed in a Divine presence before I felt his/her energy, but after, I’ve been more committed to my spiritual journey and more active in my healing path because I truly didn’t feel alone any more.
But, that isn’t enough for our Divine Creator. He/She lets me know (s)he’s there quite often when I need to feel that I’m not alone. I hear stories of this over and over from other people of faith. I know I am not the only one who feels our Divine Source’s presence but I also know from my students and clients, there are still many who have not. I guess I’m writing this for those people. To let them know, don’t give up. Keep looking, keep searching, keep asking and one day, when you least expect it, when you need it most, you will FEEL the presence of your Divine Creator and you will know too. This will be when YOUR soul chooses and not before.
I have come to realize through my students how important FEELING this Divine presence is to people. I pray this helps some people to feel their proof.
My Proof of God Before Reiki
My first and most profound spiritual experience was, no surprise, when I was at the lowest point of depression. I had been there before but not with my new faith and spiritual beliefs. In the past I had very much depended upon my pets to give me the love and support that I needed when the depression got to be too much for me to handle alone. I truly believe that our pets have chosen to be here to love us unconditionally and show us that proof of God, that unconditional love, when we don’t have that belief system ourselves. They were always there for me at those times and I’m so grateful for them. But, I digress.
My Proof of God, After Reiki
At one point the depression got so bad and I felt so helpless that I was feeling totally alone. I felt no one could understand what I was going through.
I couldn’t calm myself enough to meditate to calm my mind so finally I activated my Reiki in my hands, ran Reiki on parts of my body and prayed and prayed and prayed. I asked Divine to let me feel him/her around me. I said I needed to know I was not alone in this. Immediately I felt a very loving female presence surround me in a huge hug of Love and Light that felt so radiant, so perfect and so immense that there was no doubt in my heart that this was the proof of unconditional love that I had asked for. The feeling was so incredibly tangible and unlike anything, anything I had ever felt before. This was bigger than me, to be able to feel this physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually all at the same time, I was blown away. I knew I was truly not alone in this and that they (God/Goddess and my Spirit Guides) felt so much love for me that I would be able to get through even the most difficult times on Earth with them on my side. They truly wanted me to know they were with me always and I just knew they were by my side even when I didn’t feel them in this way. I felt one with their energy always after that.
After this hug from my Divine I was more easily able to be in a place of gratitude. The energy completely shifted from pain to gratitude and I was able to be calm enough to meditate and be in a better place. The next day I was up and about being with my family again with a whole new view on life.
Ask And You Shall Receive
I have called on this feeling many times since, when I needed it and often times Divine and my guides are right there ready for me to FEEL unconditional love again. But, quite often, just the memory of this event has been enough to remind me in the dark times that I’m not alone and that with Divine and my Reiki Guides, I’ll get through even the most difficult trials. The memory gave me a faith that has not been shaken. I’m incredibly grateful for that gift from God, my Proof of God.
I have had many more ‘Proof of God’ experiences since then, thanks to my constant work with Reiki. Since I work with Reiki every day I am in a constant flow of Divine energy and have many experiences where I feel the presence of God. I want so much for others who chose to, to be able to FEEL God too!! Another reason I’m so passionate about teaching Reiki to others, to bring them closer to their own Higher Power and their ability to FEEL this powerful loving energy.
REIKI IS THE HOW
Of all the different methods I tried over the years to be close to a divine presence, Reiki has taken me the farthest. It has supported me, guided me and protected me through my spiritual awakening. Reiki has raised my vibration daily, bringing me to the ability to feel, see and hear divine energies. Reiki has brought me many guides of Love and Light to assist me in my daily spiritual search for my path, my way in this life. Reiki is my centering and grounding source each and every day of life in this class room here on earth. Every single time I practice Reiki on myself or on someone else, I have my proof of God. I feel a little closer to Heaven each time. THAT IS WHY I DO REIKI!! I LOVE IT!!
I pray for you to have your own experience of our Divine Source so that you too may find your PERSONAL Proof of God.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki
Are You Getting Dumped On?
Times are tough. The economy is down. Jobs are hard to find and get. People are busy with holiday shopping. People are stressed. That means that those of us who are sensitive, empathetic and compassionate are probably experiencing a lot of ups and downs as well, and some of them NOT EVEN OUR OWN!!
The Energy of Stress
When people are stressed, knowing it or not, they feel the tremendous need to rid themselves of that stressful energy. Stress is energy too. One way people dump on others is by finding a compassionate friend or stranger, like YOU, and dumping their energy with you. You probably know what this feels and looks like. A friend comes over or you run into them somewhere around town ‘unexpectedly’. They talk and talk and talk about their problems. They say good-bye and leave. Suddenly YOU feel horrible, irritable, even angry. They dumped their stressed energy on to YOU! It’s that easy. It quite often is not even someone you know, but maybe the person next to you in line at the post office or drug store.
It Can Happen Anytime, Anywhere
You don’t have to even know the person to have this happen. If you are an overly compassionate person (Yes, I said OVERLY) then it makes you a target. These ‘dumpers’ intuitively know how and who to dump their energy with.
It used to be like a mine field for me to go out in public because I was unaware of this happening. I’d go to the grocery store in a perfectly good mood, humming going about my business. Then I’d wait in line next to someone I didn’t even know. They would unconsciously dump their bad energy mood with me. I’d take it in because I was so compassionate of a person, I wanted to HELP THEM. Right!? How many of you are HELPERS out there? Yep, a lot of us. By the time I’d walk to my car I’d be depressed, angry and ready to tear into someone. I’d wonder, “Wow, where did this bad mood come from? I felt fine when I went in to the store.”
Time to Change the Program
This process could not happen at all if we did not allow it to. Yes, that is right, I said WE are allowing it by being HELPFUL and OVERLY compassionate towards others. As energetic beings it is not helping us or them for us to take this on. But we do it because of our own personal and social programming. Time to change our programming. We are not helping others or ourselves by taking on their crap. Period. This is what we call, a lose/lose situation. I will explain how to create a win/win situation for everyone involved.
How you may ask, do we do this? (I love the HOW! I’m all about the HOW!)
There are many ways to do this, but for a QUICK REIKI fix, here is what I do. You can do this anywhere, anytime as often as you need to. (O.k, NOT While driving, obviously, do not do this while operating any type of vehicle.)
In the beginning you may need to do this multiple times a day especially in stressful situations where you will be around a lot of people or in work situations where you help people, such as; therapists, healers, message therapists, etc. The more helpful you are, the more sensitive you are to picking up other’s emotions, you’ll need to do this more in the beginning and at least once a day after that. Whenever I’m going to be in a crowd of people I do this again, even if I did it in the morning before I left the house. I do this before I leave the house or in the car before I get out, PARKED OF COURSE!. In the winter time up here in the Pacific North West it’s cold. So, while my car is warming up, I do this visualization to get me started and warmed up too. Give it a try, it becomes easier the more you do it.
Call on Divine first to surround yourself with Love and Light. With Reiki you’d do this during your Gassho.
Visualize this Love and Light as a beautiful protective and loving color. I imagine the Reiki energy flowing from my body and surrounding me with Reiki colored Love. Any color you love will work. White is often recommended but I find white can often times be too powerful or more than you need for every day use. I usually like a soft off-white, pretty pink, yellow or blue to surround myself with. I love color! You can get creative and think of this color as an invisibility cloak or some other creative covering that works for you. Opal works great for this too. Surrounding yourself with stones. Have fun with visualizations. Make them your own, personal to you. Trust YOUR intuition as to what color you need that day.
Ground yourself to the Earth. There are infinite ways to do this; be the tree growing into the earth, a cord with an anchor, a beam of light, etc. Lately I’ve been connecting to the rocks, crystals and lava within the earth to help me be one with our Earth and therefore grounded and flexible. (The more intention, the more visualization you put into this the more powerful the connection will be.)
Create a place to send the energy that you do not want. Creating the intention of a recycling source for the energy that others send to you and for any energy of your own that you want to be recycled will help you to NOT take on the energy into your personal field. We do not need to be ‘weighed down’ with other’s energies, do we?! (Good visualizations for this could be a shower drain, toilet, mushrooms, hole to the earth, crystal cave, trash can maybe with Oscar the Grouch, or any other plant or physical manifestation of something that will take the energy away to the earth to be healed. The intention of the energy being healed is important.)
Reaffirm the THREE parts to this whenever you meet up with someone who is trying to dump on you. (Receive them with love and remember they are not consciously doing this, they just need relief. Divine, Ground and recycle and their energy gets healed, your energy doesn’t take on crap you don’t need and every one is happy. They feel better, you still feel good and you have helped them without taking on their stuff. WIN/WIN. I do this every time I leave the house and then reaffirm the shower drain or the mushrooms all around my feet, kind of like a moat of cleansing and recycling all around me as needed.)
Last and very important is to REFILL yourself and others with beautiful Love and Light of the Divine after the ‘old’ energy has gone. This will help you to feel lighter, happier and more confident the more you do it. With this you can imagine a Divine ball of Love and Light or Reiki above the other person’s head flowing into their crown and all through their body filling them up. Again, be creative and intuitive and do what feels right for you or them.
Mushrooms work as a great visualization for recycling energy, from other people or from yourself. Imagine these beautiful red mushrooms surrounding you all around your feet at the bottom of your aura, inside and out. All energy that is no longer helping us needs healing for whatever reason you choose. Imagine it flowing down to the mushrooms. They will, along with Mother Earth, cleanse, heal and return the energy completely recycled. Again, you can do this for yourself or others. When people are ‘dumping’ their problems on you by complaining, wining or arguing, you can imagine the energy flowing down to the mushrooms instead of at you. Try it, it works.
Give this a try. If you are sensitive to energy like me or tend to be a ‘helper’ or healer you will need this energy work daily. I tell my clients, we take our trash out daily, why not our ‘trashy’ energy too!!
Feel free to contact me for help on learning how to take out the trash regularly and clearing any blockages you may have to following through with this technique. I love to mentor new Light-workers!!
Eleventh in a series of blogs written by Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki for her series on nutritional healing and juicing.
Review of the Ten-Day Cleanse
If you have been following my blog series you know that I have made great changes to my eating habits for chronic health reasons. If you have not been following then I’ll provide links throughout so you can read the other posts if you’d like to. I’m writing these blogs in hopes that my healing journey will help or motivate others on their healing journey.
Over the years my body gives me messages that it no longer will tolerate certain foods. First was beef and pork almost twenty years ago. Then wheat, sugar, soy and so on. I realized early on I have a sensitive system. This summer my body wanted me to rid myself of dairy and start a more raw food diet with a whole lot more vegetables. Granted I have been getting this feeling for about a year but was not completely ready until this summer. Usually this process takes time. I have found I am more successful if my mental state is that I WANT to do this, I CHOOSE to do this and I am READY to do this. I started doing this process with juicing and a ten-day fruit and vegetable cleanse through Reboot Your Life with their nutritionist and the help of my Naturopathic Doctor. I started July 20th with the pre-clenase and have been going strong since. (Today being the first of September, 2012)
Results of the Cleanse
So the results of the cleanse are (three weeks after & continuing):
I have more energy on most days
Many of my natural supplements that I take for the chronic conditions, were cut down right away. We continue to check dosage as my body changes with more and more greens.
I have a renewed desire to find healthy vegetarian recipes and actually make them for me and my family. We are all benefiting from this one.
I have left behind forever some weight and when the six month detox is over I know my body will respond with leaving behind even more.
Spiritually I have gotten much-needed insight into the deeper issue to the chronic illness’ and how to work through them.
I am reconnecting to my physical body and learning once again to listen to my body and give it what it needs to thrive.
My chakras and energy bodies are cleaner, brighter and feeling much lighter.
I am releasing massive amounts of energy that I no longer need on all four levels; physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally all at the same time and very quickly.
I am finding it easier to ground myself in the morning and stay grounded though out the day.
Just the Facts
If you’ve read my blogs on the juice cleanse this far you are either a dear friend, a very lovely client or you may have a chronic illness of your own that you haven’t been able to get help for. Good for you. Don’t give up, ever. Keep reading, keep researching, keep searching for a cure. Here are some facts that I find astounding. The way I see it, feel it and have experienced it, nutrition is our only hope to finding a cure for what ails us. Although, with our nutrition being meddled with the way it is in modern life, with pesticides, genetically altered seeds and pollution in our soils and waterways, it gets harder and harder to eat in a healthy manner. Other support therapies are necessary to support the healthy eating lifestyle as well. Therapies, such as: Reiki, Acupuncture, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), IEH (Intuitive Energy Healing), NAET (allergy elimination), NET (Neuro-emotional Technique) and more can help us build up our immune systems and help us rid our bodies of the toxins that modern life helps to put there. Each time we are able to work with one of these therapies we are raising our vibration and teaching our psychical body as well as our emotional body to LET GO of what does not serve us. With this process we are teaching our bodies to become immune to these modern changes. With this process, we are evolving to be more adaptable. The only way to survive on this planet is to evolve and adapt.
Back to the Veggies
But, overall, heal yourself with fruits and vegetables and a diet tailored to YOUR mind, body and spirit. Keep searching for the puzzle to YOUR healing journey. Each puzzle piece you find gets you a little closer to feeling great. Nutrition for most is the problem, the answer and the solution. Are you ready to REBOOT YOUR LIFE!?
Here are some very important facts that may help motivate you to Reboot your diet:
7 out of 10 deaths of every American is from chronic disease
95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies, and lack of physical exercise.
1 out of every 2 adults in America in 2005 had at least one chronic illness (HALF OF ALL ADULTS! WOW!)
1 in 5 people suffer from Autoimmune disease (Women are 75% of this number. 30 million women!)
90% of all chronic diseases are due to an infection of the gut, according to the Royal Society of Medicine
If you are trying to heal yourself, might be good to start with your diet. Juicing is an easy and delicious way to get a whole lot more veggies into your diet every single day. For maintenance I am supplementing my ‘normal’ diet of fruit and veggies for breakfast, usually in a smoothie, salads for lunch with beans and steamed or sautéed veggies at dinner with one or two juices a day. One juice a day is quite doable, two takes a little more commitment and planning. The great thing about a fruit and veggie diet is they have so few calories, you are rarely hungry. You can eat as much vegetables as you want!! Eat up and enjoy!
Loving questions and comments are always welcome. Let me know how YOU are doing on your healing journey.
Third in a series of blogs written by Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki for her series on nutritional healing and juicing.
To read the first and second blog in the series to get caught up click on the link. (Blog 1 or blog 2)
I have been doing a pre-cleanse to get ready for the full 10 day fruit and veggie cleanse. I got a lot of my pre–cleanse recipes from My Juice Cleanse. It is a great site with free recipes and helpful articles. They helped me with a lot of my early research too. It is recommended to do a pre-cleanse to get the most results from your cleanse that the week before you start the cleanse to do certain things to prepare. Here is what they recommend from the Reboot Your Life website:
Say goodbye to: processed junk foods, white flours, sugar/desserts, fried food, fast food, processed meats, alcohol and begin to wean yourself off caffeine.
Say hello to: salads, soups, smoothies with a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, natural nut butters, beans and legumes.
Transitioning off animal proteins: choose wild-caught fish, organic eggs and gradually decrease poultry during the week and choose only organic varieties when you eat them. By last day of the week, your protein should come solely from plant sources such as beans, nuts, and legumes (for example, black beans, hummis, chick-peas, lentils).
Transitioning off dairy: choose only low or non-fat organic dairy with little to no added sugars. If you choose soy, rice or almond milk, have unflavored/plain to limit the sugar content. Choose organic cheese, and transition from cow’s milk cheese to goat cheese by the middle of the week. By the end of the week (day 5) all dairy should be out of your diet to prepare for the Reboot.
This cleanse is fruits and veggies with no dairy, meats, breads or cereals. This Pre-Cleanse gets you ready for the full cleanse and makes the cleanse easier on you emotionally and physically. I feel it working.
My Results of the Pre-Cleanse
I started the full cleanse today. While talking to a friend on the phone about how I’m feeling today, starting the full cleanse, I realized how much progress I’ve made already. Just by doing the pre-cleanse I have altered thought processes that are critical to my success. I’ve started being much more discerning about what I eat FOR MY BODY, not my emotions. When I’m wanting to grab something fast and easy like a cheese stick, I automatically stop, and I start thinking “hmm, if I eat this, I’ll then have to spend time and energy making sure it gets released completely from my body system. (The colonic helped with this too. More on that later.) Do I want this badly enough to do that extra work and to make my body work that hard.” WOW, this is a huge difference from “I’m hungry, I need to eat something quick and easy now.” Or from my typical emotional response, “I need some cheese, or I need some chips and salsa. Nothing else will satisfy me.” Just by doing the pre-cleanse WITH INTENTIONS and GOALS I have started shifting my energy system enough to create major change in my mental thought processes and belief systems. This is huge for me. I’m more concerned about the health of my body than I am making my inner child happy with food.
Energy to Do What I Need to Do
I also noticed yesterday, for the first time in years, I had a full and busy day with a lot of driving to get to my doctor for my colonic and then the kids to their doctors in a whole other city, literally 3 to 4 hours of driving. Usually driving wears me out for the whole day and I’m resting up from it rather than being productive. Yesterday I did all the driving, a colonic for the first time, doctors appointments for my kids, shopping for my cleanse and dinner for my family and I still was going at the end of the day. WOW, for me, chronic fatigue for seventeen years, this was a massive change. THIS gave me a great deal of hope and confidence that this cleanse is truly going to change my life.
The pre-work is different from the pre-cleanse. I’ve been doing the pre-work for months now, probably years. I’ve been meditating, doing Reiki, working with Naturopaths and healers to help me get to this point. I’ve worked with hypnotherapists and most recently an MFCC who does Energy Psychology (a mix of Donna Eden’s energy work and Emotional Freedom Technique) to rewrite the beliefs in my subconscious mind. ALL of this has helped me to get ready for TODAY. All of this has helped me to be ready, really ready to give up the belief systems, the dairy and the old eating patterns to the point where I KNOW deep down that I will be successful, for a lifetime.
Real Life Example
For example. With the energy psychology this week we worked on belief patterns that I didn’t believe I could be successful with the cleanse AND be healthy too. This went along with another belief that I had, I believed I needed lots of food and lots of dairy or animal protein in particular in order to stay alive. These were not rational thoughts because my rational mind (10%) does not agree with these thoughts. However, my subconscious mind (90%) does believe them and therefore that is what I follow, knowing it or not. Now I know it, and have worked on it and released it. I did this by tapping on my meridian systems with the EFT process.
It turns out as I was tapping on these beliefs I was able to watch and see the past lives that these beliefs came from. I had five past lives where I was starving to death but only actually died in one of them. The other lives I just got very ill and was not able to care for my family. My soul held on to the belief that I got sick from not having enough to eat, enough protein. That is how our minds work sometimes. I had to hold on to those beliefs until I could understand them, learn from them and then release them. Now that I have done that, I can truly change. I am changing my eating habits permanently. And that is what it takes to truly reboot your life. It feels good and it feels good to share this with my friends, clients, students and internet readers. I pray this helps to motivate some of you to reboot your life too.
Got to Be Ready
Don’t rush into it, however. Do the pre-work. Do the research. Do the mind work. DO until you are truly ready to do this for life. These are big changes and I believe people need to be truly ready. I also believe in order to be successful you need to do one major dietary change at a time. If you do more you’ll most likely get overwhelmed and not stick with it for the long haul. These are lifelong changes in eating, not temporary. You have to be ready. But, have no fear. The energy is so strong for change this year that for those waking up, change is happening automatically and faster than usual. THIS is a great time to make major changes like this with Divine Source along with you to help and guide.
I also recommend working with someone like me, or another spiritual support person to guide you and help you along the way with mental thought patterns, emotional addictions, issues of letting go, energy work, etc. I’m not doing this alone, I don’t expect anyone to do it alone. Gather your support team and do the FIRST dietary change YOU feel is more important for you. That is how I have done it and that is how I’ve been able to be successful with each step, including this one. I’m thinking ahead on that one.
Love and Light to you all,
Good Luck on YOUR personal challenges this month. I’m here with you.
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.
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.
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.
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