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Reiki without permission? To Do or Not to Do…

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

*More links to other blogs on this topic at the bottom of the blog

THIS QUESTION COMES UP A LOT, SO I THOUGHT IT WAS TIME TO WRITE ABOUT IT

IS IT OK TO DO REIKI ON SOMEONE WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION?

This Reiki Master believes it is always ok to send Reiki. Read up her reasons and see how it compares to the others' opinions, reasons and also your higher self. www.peacefulpresents.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/permission-free-will-healing-work/
This Reiki Master believes it is always ok to send Reiki. Read up her reasons and see how it compares to the others’ opinions, reasons and also your higher self. www.peacefulpresents.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/permission-free-will-healing-work/

I teach in my Reiki I classes that in order to do Reiki on others, you must have their permission first.  Yes, this is how I was taught by my teacher, and this is what I hear from many other Reiki teachers as well.  But I’m a bit of a rebel and believe in questioning what I read, learn and hear.  However, I’m also very careful and respectful of people’s boundaries and free will.  So, I’ve been contemplating this particular question for years until I’ve come to a conclusion that feels right to me.  It’s up to you to find what feels right for you.  I pray this blog will help you with that looking at some different points of view.  I have also included at the end of this blog, links to other blogs on this same topic with other points of view.  If this is an important topic to you and you want more information to help you formulate what feels right for you, then please read more.  But, then, sit with your higher self and formulate what truly feels right for you.  That is always what counts most.

Yes, I ask permission and only do Reiki when I have permission.  But, read on, because it’s just not that simple.

Even though at the professional level of Healing Intuitive that I am, I am able to talk to people’s higher selves and get permission that way, I still rarely do this.  I truly feel this is for the most extreme situations only, such as: coma, someone trapped in a mine or somewhere we cannot communicate with them or other severely extreme situations like those.  Only then do I sit in trance and talk to their higher self to get a yes or a no.  Then I also say a special prayer before hand such as: “I am sending this Reiki with love.  This person may take as much, as little or none, it is up to them.  I respect their soul’s wishes completely and I fully and completely let go of the outcome.”  I rarely find a need to do it and I much prefer verbal buy in.

I also always get verbal permission from children, animals and most especially family members. This is a picture of my son receiving Reiki. We are most likely to have deep emotional connections when working on family members which are much harder to release effectively and therefore permission is of utmost importance. I fully respect my family's ability to work through their own issues and to sometimes say NO to me doing Reiki on them. It's all good and ok in the big picture.
I also always get verbal permission from children, animals and most especially family members. This is a picture of my son receiving Reiki from me a few years ago. We are most likely to have deep emotional connections when working on family members which are much harder to release effectively and therefore permission is of utmost importance. I fully respect my family’s ability to work through their own issues and to sometimes say NO to me doing Reiki on them. It’s all good and ok in the big picture. Photo the rights of Josslyn Streett and Rain Shadow Reiki, please tag my blog if you must use my photo.

 Here is my reasoning and then you can contemplate this question for yourself.

My main reason is for respecting each individual person’s free will and also to make sure you as the channel for the Reiki, are not putting your own intentions on anyone else’s’ healing path.  This is a very important step.  If we feel like we want to do Reiki on someone without their permission it is good to step back and ask yourself,  ‘why?’  Be honest.  No one else is in on this discussion except you and your Reiki guides.  If the answer is that you simply feel for what they are going through, then you may pray for them or send Reiki Blessings without permission. (Reiki has multiple symbols to send Reiki Blessings, The Power Symbol is one of them.)  If the answer is more like, “They aren’t doing the steps to grief.” or “They aren’t changing and it’s hurting our relationship.” Then you might need to step back, take a good look in the mirror and do Reiki on YOURSELF.  Most issues in YOUR life are YOUR issues.  Reiki YOU first and foremost.

As healing facilitators, we are trusted with a very big responsibility.  In my opinion, it is not to be taken lightly.  But, it is also not to be controlled or boxed in by other people’s beliefs, because we all must make our own mistakes and successes – that free will thing again.  As a ‘healer’ we are in people’s energy fields, messing around with higher bigger stuff then we truly understand, I don’t believe any human brain can fully comprehend all levels of healing that are taking place all at the same time when we do a Reiki session.  If we are doing this without permission, we are invading people’s boundaries, inflicting on their free will and therefore creating karma for ourselves to balance out again later.  Maybe soon later, maybe much later.  But, creating karma is not what we want to be doing as healers.  This creates unbalanced karma for you mostly but can also alter their healing path and neither one is what we want.  As healer we want to help, not make the process longer and more drawn out by creating karma.

Ok, That Said, WHEN CAN YOU REIKI SOMEONE ELSE WITHOUT PERMISSION?

Don’t.  Just don’t do it.

But, You Can Do These:

  • Reiki the relationship

    This is my energy healing space and I clear it with Reiki regularly. I set intentions for grounded, clean and clear, safe and sacred space each time, plus I add intentions for each individual client or event. I have had clients tell me that being in the Reiki in this space is the only time they have ever felt safe. THAT is a HUGE compliment to the extra work I do to keep the space sacred. It's worth it and it works.
    This is the Rain Shadow Reiki energy healing space and I clear it with Reiki regularly. I set intentions for grounded, clean and clear, safe and sacred space each time, plus I add intentions for each individual client or event. I have had a client who suffered from extreme childhood and adult abuse, tell me that being in the Reiki in this space is the only time they have ever felt safe. THAT is a HUGE compliment to the extra work I do to keep the space sacred. It’s worth it and it works.
  • Reiki the situation
  • Reiki the Karmic situation
  • Reiki the space, the physical space meaning a room or the space in between you and the person you are having an issue with.  Your own universe space.
  • Send Reiki Blessings with any of the blessing symbols, the power symbol (The Power Symbol Reiki II), the Master Symbols (UDKM, TDKM, Reiki III & Master/Teacher)
  • Pray for them

**None of these will inflict upon anyone’s free will and create positive karma for both parties.  A Reiki win/win situation.

By doing these, it also helps us heal our own karma towards the situation AND help us feel like we are doing something.  Many of us need to feel we are helping, this is a way to help but without actually interfering.

Example

Let’s say you are a teacher.  You want to Reiki your students but know that you can’t because you’d need their permission and if they are children, their parents permission too.  Too much complication.  How can you work with Reiki, stay in your place of authenticity and make the classroom better without doing Reiki on individual people?  Easy, Reiki the space.  You can do this in person or long distance from your home if you have Reiki II symbols.

Clean and Clear Space

Learn to find that safe and sacred space within yourself and you may not any longer feel the need to 'save' others.  You will more easily be able to disconnect that need and allow the Reiki to flow.  Trust and Faith both come easily from this space.
Learn to find that safe and sacred space within yourself and you may not any longer feel the need to ‘save’ others. You will more easily be able to disconnect that need and allow the Reiki to flow. Trust and Faith both come easily from this space.

By cleansing the space with Reiki with a positive intention such as; clean and clear, safe and sacred (one of my favorites) the energy in the room will be fresh, calm, feeling safe & clean of all ‘old’ energies; old arguments that happened the day, week or years before.  Reiki will help the space to feel clean of anxieties from test taking or sitting too long.  With all these old energies transmuted to the Light with Reiki, the room and the people in it will FEEL AND BE CALMER!  Without them even knowing that anything is different.  They will feel it, you will feel it.  Reiki the room again any time you feel it needs it or do it every Sunday night before you go to work.  I like to go with the flow and listen to my intuition but sometimes it works best for me to be on a schedule.  Do what feels right for you.

Another Reiki Win/Win Situation

Also, another win/win, if some of the souls in the room choose to take the Reiki that is ‘hanging out’ they may take it.  This is not involving you, you are just offering the Reiki in the room and each individual person may choose on their own, to take it or not.  No boundaries have been invaded, no karma created.  So, they may get a healing anyway, but it is between them and their Higher Power, not you.  You as the Reiki channel are just the channel.  Reiki does the real work.

This can be done in ANY environment safely and ethically.

But, this also involves you as the channel to let go of ego.  To release any outcome you might have to the Reiki being in the room.  You have to work at not being connected to whether someone takes the Reiki or not.   This is challenging for most people depending upon the situation and takes doing MORE REIKI ON YOURSELF.  The prescription is usually, Reiki yourself more.

Example: Maybe the little boy’s (his higher self chooses) who is giving you the most troubles with his behavior chooses not to take the Reiki that has been offered in the classroom because his behavior is linked to a bigger life lesson he and maybe even you are supposed to learn.  We don’t know these spiritual ins and outs, but we must have faith that behind the scenes, Reiki really is doing all it can to help and support us in a way that will not change our life plan.  It’s pretty important stuff if you think about it.

Safe and Sacred

Safe and sacred intention helps people in the room feel safe and protected, again without knowing why.  This works great for children’s class rooms, group therapy meetings, doctor’s offices, psychic reading rooms, work spaces with a lot of people and of course Reiki rooms – any place where people may have some stress or anxiety about being there.  ANY SPACE ACTUALLY.  By the space feeling safe, the people in the space will be more grounded, more focused and more able to let go of old issues if this is needed.  And they can do so in a calm and loving environment.

REMEMBER, Reiki is Divine Healing Energy.  Therefore, it is intelligent and knows exactly what is needed at any given time, for any person in the space, even for you.  As humans, we need to get out of the way and allow Reiki to do its thing.

I like to start my beginning Reiki prayer with – FOR THE GREATEST GOOD FOR ALL INVOLVED, PLEASE SEND DOWN MY REIKI….

and I know in my heart that what is for the greatest good for all of us, will happen.

I’d LOVE to hear your views on this topic or how this blog helped you in some way.  All loving comments written with respect are appreciated.

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND REIKI BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL,

Josslyn

There are many blogs out there to read on this topic.  These three will get you started and are truly worth the time to read them. Otherwise I wouldn’t put them here on my own blog.  Blessings…

**A blog by Reiki & Shamanic Practitioner, Jonathan Weekes who tells some true and truly beautiful stories about how we heal THROUGH our illness and difficulties to be the beautiful butterflies that we are today.  Worth the read.  Click on his name for the link.

**Another blog on this topic by James Deacon with quite an extreme story about free will.  Worth reading. Thank you James for your dedication to Reiki with ethics.

**A blog by Frans and Bronwen Stiene from the International House of Reiki with what seems like a very different perspective.  But, read all the way to the end, Frans and Bronwen and giving each of their students a great deal of credit for being able to detach from the situation and I respect them for that.  However, their advice at the very end is…well… you’ll have to read for yourself.  Click on their names for the link.

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Dr. Hayashi’s Theory Behind How Reiki Heals

Excerpt from “The Story of Dr. Chujiro Hayashi” by Marianne Streich in The Reiki News Magazine Fall 2009

Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, one of our Reiki founders.
Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, one of our Reiki founders.  Pronounced Chew-Gee-Row Hi-ah-shee

Dr. Hayashi addresses many of the most common questions I get in this one simple analogy.  How Does Reiki Heal? Why does Reiki not always heal fast or present miracles?  Why do healing crisis’ happen with Reiki?

“Hayashi told his students, ‘Reiki cures problems from the bottom up.’   Hayashi talked about diseases of the day and discussed the body’s natural healing process and how Reiki activates it.  He used the metaphor of a muddy stream, telling students that Reiki stirs up stagnant energy, just as sediment will surface when a stream is disturbed.  As surface sediment is removed, the stream will appear to be clearer, although some sediment will sink to the bottom again.  Continuing the process of bringing sediment to the surface and removing it will ultimately result in a clear stream.  Just as a disturbed stream will appear muddy, disturbing stagnant energy can result in a healing reaction or in symptoms temporarily getting worse, but as the stagnant energy continues to be removed, the body becomes clear, just as the stream becomes clear if the muddy sediment is removed.  He described healing as the process of making the finest paper, in which each sheet is peeled off until the healthy being is revealed.”

 

 

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Reiki What You Read, See, Watch and Hear

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki

I was reading an author recently who I have followed for many years and have a great deal of respect for her work.  She is a world-famous psychic, been on T.V., written many books on the psychic topic and has proven over and over again just how amazing she is.  I have most of her books and read and reread them.

Bring your Reiki in to empower and protect you before you start reading any books, ANY BOOKS!!
Bring your Reiki in to empower and protect you before you start reading any books, ANY BOOKS!!

Humans make mistakes, period!

However, on this day, I had just a few minutes to kill, so I picked up one of her books I had not read, turned to just one chapter at the end of the book and started reading it.  As I read, she talked about a topic I know a lot about energy healing.  What she said, completely disagreed with what I have come to believe in my personal experience with healing work.  This made me stop and go WHAO!  What the heck?  I was astounded.  I was a bit in shock that our views on a subject would vier so opposite.

For a moment, it made me question my own beliefs.  It made me question my own experiences.  It definitely made me reflect at a deeper level.

Calm & Centered

But, then I stopped myself and sat with it.  I removed the emotional component and I calmed my mind and body as I went to my inner compass, my higher self and discussed this from a higher place within me.  I came to the conclusion that my own intuition and personal experience is what I have to go with, what I trust, what I feel to be true.  My feelings and my inner compass have not steered me wrong, but authors who I do not know personally, and who are also human and make mistakes, cannot be my first ‘go to’ authority.  My higher self knows best for me and I stick with that.  Yes, I decided, it is highly possible, even probably, this author, as great as I feel she is, could simply be wrong on this particular subject.

Recycle the Trash

Then I remembered other books I had read where most of what I had read I agreed with.  But, then I’d reach a chapter that just didn’t sit right, didn’t feel right, didn’t feel like it came from a place of Love and Light, so I put it in my proverbial trash can and didn’t take it in.  This happens a lot with information I’ve noticed, a little lower vibrational energy, thoughts and words sneak in where much of the book was of Love and Light.  After a while of practicing this, it gets easier and easier to trust your own intuition and not the authors. This can be applied to ALL books, magazines, reading materials.

 

The Golden Rule

When you watch television you automatically enter into an alpha state and transfer into your right brain. The result is the internal release of the body's own opiates, encephalons and Beta-endorphins, chemically almost identical to opium. In other words, your mind feels good, and you want to come back for more. From www.rickcollingwood.com
When you watch television you automatically enter into an alpha state and transfer into your right brain. The result is the internal release of the body’s own opiates, encephalons and Beta-endorphins, chemically almost identical to opium. In other words, your mind feels good, and you want to come back for more. From www.rickcollingwood.com

“I tell my students at the beginning of all my classes and sessions to NOT take in anything I or anyone else says unless it feels right to them.  If  an ‘expert’ of any kind says something that doesn’t feel right, don’t take it into your personal space and your mind just because they are a ‘so called’ expert.  What they are saying may simply not be right for you, it may not be right for you at this time or it simply may not be right, period.”  Josslyn

It is most important, especially at this time of the new age of enlightenment, to find our own inner compass and learn to listen to it.  The best way to do this is by practicing, starting NOW.  Your own intuition is always your best guidance.

HOW

Guard Yourself From Too Much Input!

When we are reading a book, watching television, movies or on the computer we are taking in millions of bits of new input; emotional, visual, mental, spiritual, all levels are being inundated with new input from these forms of media and it affects us on all levels.  It is energy and it affects us more than we know.

Mostly Hypnotized

T.V. is especially prone to hypnotizing us and getting their messages directly into our minds.
T.V. is especially prone to hypnotizing us and getting their messages directly into our minds.

Do we really want to be taking in ALL of what we read or see?  Do we completely trust the source of these books, programs, movies and commercials so well that we will just automatically take it all in?  Typically we don’t take in all of it, our filters of our conscious mind is often up and working and ready to filter out what we don’t want.  However, the people who make commercials and movies and Facebook posts are trained to SHOCK you, quickly get you to drop your filters and allow in their visual forms of information, without processing it.  Or, even more sneaky, they appeal to our bleeding hearts with sad pictures that activate our overly emotional sense of empathy and we take it in due to being emotionally too open.  This can happen all too easily because with the modern life, we are already in such a state of hypnosis much of the time, that we are highly suggestible much of the time. Being highly suggestible makes us take in more of what we see, hear and experience around us without the same and ‘normal’ filters we would have up if we were grounded.

This happens more often than we realize.  Unless we have filters built-in or put up before hand, you are taking much of this information into your being and accepting much of it as your truth.  Reiki can help to make sure this does not happen.  Sometimes this information just gets stuck in your energy field, but sometimes it actually gets taken in as a mental truth and it is much harder of a process to get it out afterwards.  Either way, this energy then has to be removed from our energy field,  and that takes more healing than most of us know to do.

Sensitives Take Caution

For spiritual or sensitive people this is even more of an issue.  I personally do not watch the news and have not for many years because I’m sensitive to taking in these visuals and having difficulty ridding them from my psyche after the fact. I also don’t watch scary movies or shows that I feel will be too much for me to handle. The more sensitive a person is the more important it is to keep this visual, emotional and auditory energy from getting in, in the first place.  Here is HOW to do it.  It is quite simple and just takes a conscious intention to do it and regular practice.

The Simple Reiki HOW to protect yourself from what you hear, see, and read:Hypnotized by Ads

  1. Get your Reiki started and if you are a Reiki II or above, chant the symbols that you feel will be needed here.  (I would use all three Reiki II symbols because they cover different aspects that are usually involved including the long distance symbol in case this is a past and very old issue. If you are above Reiki II, bring in UDKM the Reiki Master Symbol to help since this is a powerful spiritual issue.)
  2. Hold the intention that you are filled and surrounded by Reiki Power, Protection and Support the whole time you are reading, on the computer or watching T.V.
  3. If something comes up at any time that you are not sure about or questioning, then imagine yourself holding the questions out side of your boundary field; think about it, listen to your heart and your soul and decide if you believe it or not.  If you can make a decision right away then do so and be done.  Either take it in or send it to Mother Earth for recycling.
  4. If you are not sure and need more information on this topic before you bring it in or dispose of it, then hold the intention that this question stays out side your boundaries until you can gather the information or personal experience you need in order to make a decision.  (I sometimes hold questions out for many years before I settle on an answer.  When I do get it, it’s a big ‘A Ha’ moment for me and a great feeling of accomplishment.  These are what I call, “The Big Questions.”)
  5. Practice the process as often as possible.  Pretty soon it will become a very positive habit and you will be loving it.  You will feel lighter and more in control of what you take in or leave out.  Your energy field will not be as full of psychic smog and you’ll be able to make decisions easier, quicker and with more confidence.

This process also helps you to feel much more confident in your intuition, your decision-making and your ability to read or watch shows with a discerning mind.  It just feels better too, to not be taken by surprise.

I also highly recommend, especially if you are a beautifully sensitive person, to practice this quick 5 minute visualization for your boundaries and not taking other people’s stuff in.  I have written multiple blogs about this process as it has helped me a great deal.  Here is a link to one of the blogs called ‘Don’t Get Dumped On.’

LOOPHOLE

This ‘golden rule’ of not taking anything in that doesn’t feel right to you does not apply when you are acting out of fear.  My husband brought this to my attention recently when he didn’t want to do something my guides recommended with his business.  I knew it was something totally new for him and would be hard, but I also felt it was important or they (my guides) wouldn’t have told me and made a big deal about it if it wasn’t important.  They don’t waste our time.  He didn’t want to do the recommendation and threw my words back in my face, “But you always say, if it doesn’t feel right don’t do it.”  LOL, I smiled.  Thank you Divine for our mirrors and lessons, so grateful even from our closest family members.  I reminded him that this doesn’t count if the reason you don’t FEEL like you want to do it is from fear or lack of self-worth or some other lower vibrating emotion.  Allowing fear to stop us from moving forward on our path is only hindering us, not helping us.  So, just stop and check in with your higher self.  Be grounded and centered and listen to this emotion keeping you from moving forward.  Is it valid or something you would be best working on with your Reiki to heal it.  Be totally honest with yourself (Or a family member will be).  Then move forward.

I pray this helps some of you.  Please let me know if you try it and it helps you.  I’m always grateful for your loving comments.

Reiki Blessings,

Josslyn

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Reiki Quick Tip – Reiki Welcome Mat

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

To make your guests feel more welcome and keep your home clean of ‘outside’ energies at the same time, REIKI YOUR WELCOME MAT!

This is particularly important for me since I work much of the time, out of my home.  My kids live here, my pets live here, I LIVE HERE!  I want to keep the yucky stuff OUT of my house.  This process helps.

WELCOME

Make sure your welcome mat has good energy and message to begin with.  This one reflects the work I do.
Make sure your welcome mat has good energy and a nice message to begin with. This one reflects the work I do.

Before a class or workshop, I put Reiki II symbols into my welcome mat on the front porch to bless each person coming in (CKR), cleanse off the old energy guests might bring in (SHK) and to help them to calm their mind and leave their stress and emotional issues outside (also SHK).  It helps everyone inside to have a better time, whether it’s a party, a Reiki circle or class, or friends coming over for a play date.  The energy is all calmer, happier and feels better if Reiki helps them leave their issues at the door.

COME ON IN

This one is fun and reflects that I love cats, also, beware if you are allergic.
This one is fun and reflects that I love cats, also, beware if you are allergic.

Then I put Reiki II symbols in the welcome mat on the inside of the door for energizing energies (CKR) coming into the home for excitement of a Diving kind.  This helps to raise the vibration of the energy coming into the room.  I put the Mental/Emotional Symbol (SHK) on the mat for a calming and loving feel in the room.  If the person’s Higher Self doesn’t want the Reiki on the mats they don’t have to take it, so we are not infringing on their boundaries.  It’s all in the intention when we place the symbols in the mats and we are putting Reiki into the mat, not into the person.  Either way, the space around each person is still clean and clear, safe and sacred from the Reiki, helping to lift the vibration in the space which helps to lift the moods of everyone who comes into the space.  It’s a win/win and you all know I like those win/win situations.

Noticing a Difference

Now that you can leave your stress behind you, you can breath easy.
Now that you can leave your stress behind you, you can breath easy.

I’ve started this as a regular part of setting space before a class or circle and people say they have noticed a difference.  In one class I had one of the students comment that she was really stressed before she came.   But as soon as she got into my house, she felt much better and had a great time in class.  She was worried before she came that she wouldn’t be able to leave her ‘stuff’ outside.  When I told her what I do with the welcome mat, she really felt the Reiki Welcome Mat helped with this.  I did too.

Another fun new technique to try, Namaste

In Love and LIght,

Josslyn

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Reiki Quick Tip – Reiki Your Email

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

Joss’ Dramatic Email Story to Draw You In

Years ago, before I knew Reiki, my husband and I were in the process of buying a franchise business.  It was an enrichment activity place for children and would help children to learn how to feel, understand and relate their emotions more powerfully and spiritually.  It was amazing.  However, after months of planning, preparation and training, we had severe ethical differences with the owner and ended up severing ties with her and the whole business idea.  It was the death of a dream for us.

Emails can carry the good or 'bad' energy of the person who is sending them.
Emails can carry the good or ‘bad’ energy of the person who is sending them.

Unfortunately, it was the death of much more than that too.   Our beloved dog Marley died at exactly the same time in an accident.  It was an accident, however, I still felt at fault and felt a great deal of guilt over the situation.   I was grieving our family member and our business dream at the same time.  We didn’t know where to take our dreams from there, it was just too painful to move on.  It was a very hard time especially since I didn’t have nearly as many coping skills as I have now with Reiki.

THE POWERFUL EMAIL

NO, don't open that!!
NO, DON’T OPEN THAT!!

At the same time of us feeling defeated, depressed and in limbo, the franchise owner’s friend sent me a scathing email about the situation.  She, of course believed her friend to be ethical and didn’t believe us.  The email was extremely unkind but even worse, she powerfully put ALL of her emotions into the email as she wrote it and transferred them to me when I opened it.  As soon as I clicked to open the email, I felt fully every hurtful emotion she was feeling towards us come through the email before I even read it.   It got into my auric field and brought me down like a ton of bricks.  I was still grieving and working through my own fears and issues with leaving the business behind and feeling responsible for our family member’s death, so her email and the emotional energy that came though with it, easily got into my unprotected auric field and exacerbated any difficult emotions I was already feeling ten fold.  I got physically sick on top of the depression and had trouble functioning for weeks afterward.  I didn’t fully realize at that time that an email could carry energy like that and affect me to such a degree.  I finally realized what was happening and started meditating and doing some healing work that I knew at the time to help me remove this energy from my body, mind and spirit.  Over time I got better and was able to put it behind me.  This is obviously an extreme situation, but it is the extreme that sticks with us and teaches us some of our biggest lessons.  And I learned an important one, REIKI YOUR EMAILS, COMING IN AND GOING OUT!!

HOW REIKI HELPS US THROUGH OUR EMAILS

When we Reiki the emails we can neutralize any less than loving feelings we may be having at the time we write the email, so the other person doesn’t receive them energetically.  We can also neutralize any of those same feelings that may be coming IN on an email from someone else BEFORE it gets to us.  We all have stressed or negative feelings from time to time,  but we don’t need to be sending them out to the world or to our friends via emails and pm’s.

BONUS: When we Reiki emails going out, the Reiki will help to heal any less than loving feelings we are having at the time too.  It’s a win/win.

We do not need anyone’s permission to do this because we are not sending Reiki TO the person, we are sending it to the email, surrounding and protecting the energy of the email.   We are sending Reiki to the email so it is full of positive love energy.  If the person on the receiving end chooses to take some Reiki that comes with the email, that is between them and their Higher Power.

HOW TO SEND REIKI LOVE WITH YOUR EMAILS

SEND ONLY LOVE
SEND ONLY LOVE

As always, this is my way.  Feel free to use this one or trust your higher self, your Reiki Guides and you own personal knowledge to come up with a way that feels right for you.

Reiki incoming as well as outgoing emails with this process:(also snail mail, Facebook, etc.)

  1.  Gassho- Hold your hands in the prayer position at your heart and ask Divine to send down the Reiki.  Hold your hands in prayer position at your third eye and ask Divine to send down your Reiki Guides of the Highest and most Sacred Order of Love and Light. (If you are in a hurry you don’t always need to do the Gassho, as long as you do it much of the time. Or you can do this in your mind, silently without the movements if you are at work.)
  2. While I have the email or message that I’m sending pulled up on the computer screen, I simply hold up my left hand flowing with Reiki towards the screen with intentions that it’s getting to the email, every letter, word, paragraph and space. I imagine the email and the Reiki flowing to it. (If around other people, simply do this with your eyes.)
  3. Let the Reiki flow with intention.  You can visualize the Reiki flowing into the email, dancing around the letters.  Flowing through the message or just melding with its essence.  Intention: Clean and clear, safe and sacred.
  4. If you have Reiki symbols – I like to use the CKR sandwich;            1.  Start with a blessing symbol like the Power Symbol (CKR) or a master blessing symbol (UDKM or TDKM) for the intention of sending blessings to the email and anyone who reads it.  (We can send a blessings symbol without permission.)                                            2. Then I send in the Mental/Emotional Symbol (SHK) and chant in my head the mantra with my intention, ‘clean and clear,’ three times each.  This will clean the email of any stress or emotion that you are feeling when you write it.You can chant the Reiki symbols in your head with the intention that they are flowing out your hands and into each individual email you are sending out.                                                    3. End the sandwich with the Power Symbol (CKR) for energizing the email to the perfect balance for you and the person receiving it.
  5. Reiki your email until you feel it is enough.

You can use this process for letters, pm’s or other forms of communication.

Thank the Reiki and your guides!  Send the email with Love & Light!

I hope these blogs are helping you to open up your idea box about what to use your Reiki for in your daily life.  Every time you work with Reiki, your life becomes more spiritual and in a lot of ways, easier.  Go with the flow baby!!

In Love and Light,

Josslyn Streett

360-460-7829 or rainshadowreiki@gmail.com

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Reiki Every Day – Reiki Your Hotel Room

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

(Scroll down for the HOW to skip the story of WHY)

I’ve been sensitive my whole life but never so much as when I ‘woke up’ and started working with energy healing modalities on myself daily.  When the fog of the old is cleared away it’s easier to see the horizon but also easier to be seen.  I suddenly found myself even more sensitive than before because the protection I thought I had of the old ‘foggy stuff’ around me wasn’t there any more.   The defenses I had developed no longer ‘protected’ me in the ways I was used to.  A lot of changes happen when we ‘wake up’ from our old reality and chose to step into a new one, some call this place the new paradigm.  I call it like my Reiki teacher before me does, stepping into the Land Of Oz.

The Land of Oz is more colorful, more beautiful and full of song!
The Land of Oz is more colorful, more beautiful and full of song!

A New World

When we wake up, we learn about a magical side to our ‘old’ world, a more expansive, more vivid place with magical creatures and healing with our minds.  I equate this to stepping into the land of Oz as Dorothy did so many years ago.  As the land of Oz is more colorful, more beautiful and more fun to be in, we are also now more sensitive and susceptible to flying monkeys when we never even knew they existed before.  Oftentimes the heavy energy of the old ‘Kansas’ is still effecting us in the new Oz.  It takes some time and a lot of energy work before we are fully moved over into the land of Oz full time.  Being clean and clear as we are now that we’ve woken up and started taking care of ourselves energetically, the flying monkeys seem to come at us faster and more furious sometimes.

Hotel Hell

For me this was very evident any time I’d try to stay the night in a hotel room.  It took me a long time to figure out that I needed to clean the energy of the hotel room before I could sleep in it. I spent years trying to travel but only to spend entire weeks without sleep.  Finally, I was considering giving up travel all together when I decided to look at the problem in a new way, an energetic way.  Once I figured this out, that sleeping in a room that literally thousands of people had left their energy behind in and it had never been cleaned, I began working with my Reiki when I would first arrive.

Even when hotel rooms look clean, they are energetically dirty. Yuck!
Even when hotel rooms look clean, they are energetically dirty. Yuck!

Before, I’d find myself in that half awake half sleep state all night, never really getting a restful night’s sleep.  I’d toss and turn and be awake throughout the night, my soul never feeling safe enough to fall into a deep night’s sleep.  For a long time I just thought this was part of getting older, not being able to sleep in other people’s space or beds.  When I finally put two and two together to figure out that hotel rooms of all rooms are probably some of the energetically dirtiest rooms there are, next to hospital rooms, I realized that I had the tools I needed to assure myself a peaceful night’s sleep.

Imprints, Energy Left Behind

Rooms may get cleaned physically but rarely does anyone in our society clean the rooms energetically.  Hospitals, hotels, retirement homes, etc. have a lot of emotional energy happening and being left behind in them.  If someone doesn’t clean them out with prayer, incense, Reiki, salt, candles or some other powerful spiritual technique, it just stays to fester and cling to you until it disturbs you too.  One of my Reiki mentors,  Margaret McCormick, calls this “energy imprints”.  Here is her definition of imprints and how they do affect us.

Imprint Definition

“Anger, pain and suffering and other negative emotions leave what we call imprints behind. This is like a segment of energy caught in that time and space that is encapsulated; an imprint of that moment in time. It is caused by intense emotions.  These imprints will last through time and space for many, many years. Cleansing can erase imprints. There is nothing there to send to the light, but it can be what we describe as erased by cleansing. An imprint is vibrating at a negative rate and is, therefore, a negative energy.  You might view these imprints as a “thing”. They are not a soul, they do not have a consciousness, they are like a picture snapped at a certain time and place, capturing that energy of pain, violence, or anger in that moment. ”

Energetic House Cleaning By Margaret!

This intense emotional energy stays behind and affects everyone but mostly those of us who are uniquely sensitive.  Margaret had a wonderful service of cleaning out these imprints plus souls who are hanging around, hexes, curses and more from any building.  I have had this done by her, long distance for all of my homes and places where we frequent.  However, even though at $50 per address this is an incredible value, I’m not going to spend $50 to have Margaret clean every hotel I stay at.  That would be great karma for me for cleaning our public environments, but more expensive than I have funds at the moment and not a realistic solution for the average person.

Solution to Energy Dirty Hotels/Locations

REIKI THEM!!

I’m a Reiki Master/Teacher, what’d you think I would say?!!

HOW TO REIKI YOUR HOTEL ROOM!

NOTE: There is no wrong or right way to work with Reiki.  These are suggestions for how I cleanse my hotel room.  Read it through and listen to your intuition.  Change what doesn’t feel right or add to it.  We are all different so our techniques will be different too.  It’s all good.

I have two basic ways of doing this.  I’ll start with the method I started with, which any person with Reiki can do, Reiki I on up.

Method 1- in person 

  1. Feel – Arrive at the hotel room, get settled in, feel the energy of the room a bit.  Which areas feel the most congested, which areas feel the best, which bed or room will suit you the best?
  2. Reiki Gassho– Stand in your Gassho, with your hands in front of your heart, asking Divine to bring in the Reiki.  Hands at your third eye, asking Divine to bring in the Highest and Most Sacred form of Reiki Guides to help you clean the space.  Ground and center yourself and wait until you feel your Reiki flow.  I DO NOT cleanse space without the support of Reiki and my Reiki Guides.
  3. Hold an Intention – Intention is key when cleansing space.  While I’m spraying the room with Reiki, I also intend “Clean and clear, safe and sacred space” when I cleanse a room.  Then you can add something to that basic grounded intention such as; calm and safe stay, restful sleep and joyful vacation, etc.  Go with what feels right to you and your stay.  Every visit is different.  You can say your intention out loud or in your mind, whatever feels best to you.
  4. Chimes – Get out my tingshas (Tibetan chimes) that I always travel with for this purpose, chime starting down and up in the corners and in the center of the room and any place that I feel needs it.  I do the bathroom and closets too and intend that the space in between the walls gets clean as well.  The vibrations from the chimes will dissipate the heavier energy making it easier for you to work with the Reiki in the room.  It also feels and sounds nice, setting space in your heart and mind for beauty and light to enter.
  5. Cleanse with Reiki – Now intend that the Reiki is flowing from your hand chakras like paint out of a paint sprayer, fast and fully filling the room with Reiki spray everywhere.  Spray the walls, the floor, ceiling, in between the walls, the space in the rooms, the beds, everything.  Holding and repeating your intention.
  6. Fill each room with Reiki – Cleanse the bathroom and any other rooms that are included in your hotel stay.  This will ensure that anything, souls ,imprints, etc that may disturb your sleep or a calm and restful vacation will be annexed to a neutral part of the hotel or sent to Divine for further evolution into Love and Light.  You may also say a prayer for all souls living in the hotel to be filled with Divine Love and Light and guided to the light for the Greatest Good of All Involved.  Thanks to the Reiki they will not be in your room, but by praying for their greatest good, they may chose to go to the ‘Light.”
  7. Time Intention – Intend for the energy in the room to stay clean and clear, safe and sacred for your entire stay.  Touch it up half way through if you feel the need and are not sleeping as good.  Every three days is a good amount of time to re-set the space.
  8. Sleep Tight – See if this process doesn’t help you sleep better in any location.
  9. Physical Aids – I’ve also found that some physical things help me sleep better in hotels, such as; ear plugs, my own pillow if we drove, my own blanket, eye mask, teddy bear, etc.  Whatever helps the strange place feel like home will help you feel safer and help you sleep better.  And the earplugs help to drown out any sounds that are unusual to you and might remind you that you are not sleeping at home.

Reiki II and above Technique

NOTE: There is no wrong or right way to work with Reiki.  These are suggestions for how I cleanse my hotel room.  Read it through and listen to your intuition.  Change what doesn’t feel right or add to it.  We are all different so our techniques will be different too.  It’s all good.

If you have Reiki symbols from taking Reiki II class, than this is my preferred

With Reiki you can feel confident that your hotel room is CLEAN!
With Reiki you can feel confident that your hotel room is CLEAN!

technique.  This process is much faster, easier and can be done anytime, anywhere, even PRIOR to your departure.  This is much better since after a long day of travel, the last thing I really want to do is spend 30 to 45 minutes cleansing a hotel room.  If you have Reiki symbols then you can do either way, try them both and see which feels best to you.  Or, if you get busy and forget to cleanse the room before you go, you can always Reiki the room when you get there as a back-up plan.

Method 2 – long distance

  1. Prior to your travel departure – Sit in a quiet space in your own home, in an area that you know to be clean and clear, safe and sacred already or Reiki the space first.
  2. Reiki Gassho– Sit with your hands in Gassho, with your hands in front of your heart, asking Divine to bring in the Reiki to help you cleanse your hotel room.  Hands at your third eye, asking Divine to bring in the Highest and Most Sacred form of Reiki Guides to help you clean the space.  Ground and center yourself and wait to feel your Reiki flow.  I DO NOT cleanse space without the support of Reiki and my Reiki Guides.
  3. Chant all the Reiki II Symbols and any other Reiki Symbols you have that feel right at this time, either in your head or out loud if you are alone.  This activates the Reiki in a powerful way and helps you to feel the Reiki power flowing through you before you start.
  4. Intention – Hold the intention while speaking to Divine Source, that you are intending to bring to you through the Reiki bridge (Long Distance Symbol) the hotel room that you will be staying in for your trip.  If there is more than one then bring all of them together at the same time and clean them all at once or one at a time, whatever feels best to you.  (Don’t put limitations on Reiki, all rooms can be done at once if you believe it.)  If you know the exact address then say that, if you know the name of the hotel and city, state it’s in, then say that.  Whatever details you can hold in your mind’s intention will help you to feel more connected.  But, Divine knows where you will be staying, so no worries.  This process, with Reiki’s help,  WILL CLEAN YOUR ROOM.
  5. Activate the Long distance Symbol by chanting out loud or saying it in your head.  I repeat it three times, then say the address, then three times again.  Such as: HSZSN, HSZSN, HSZSN, 53 Angel Way in L.A., C.A., HSZSN, HSZSN, HSZSN.  Then I FEEL the energy of the space/s in my hands.
  6. Imagine – Feel or imagine the hotel room very small in your hands, you can do the whole hotel if you want just by imagining it small in your hands, like a tiny model.  It can fit, because you make it any size you chose with your intentions.  Do Reiki on the room at first to get a feel for it.
  7. Cleanse the space with Reiki Symbols Then I chant, usually in my head, the Mental/Emotional Reiki Symbol (SHK) over and over again with my intentions in mind, until I feel the space is thoroughly clean  At the same time chanting in between my intention of “Clean and Clear, clean and clear, clean and clear, SHK, SHK, SHK” for as long as it takes.  Sandwich the intention and the symbol together and chant them.  Each space will take a different amount of time, but I often will spend 30 minutes with the entire process from beginning to end, at least 15 if I’m in a hurry.
  8. Bless & Energize the space with Reiki Symbols – When I feel the space is thoroughly clean, then I will chant the Power Symbol (CKR) over and over with the intention of “Safe and Sacred, safe and sacred, safe and sacred, CKR, CKR, CKR” over and over until I feel the space is as I want it to be to feel protected in it.  The amount of time you spend will be different for everyone and every space, so go with your gut.  The Power Symbol will both bless the space and bring in Divine Guides to watch over it the whole time you are there, but it will also energize the positive energy in the room to a level that vibrates best with you and your family members.  Powerful stuff!!
  9. Chant any other Reiki Symbols that feel right – If you have other Master Symbols or Karuna Symbols, then feel free to chant those and fill the room with the beautiful healing and blessing energy of those symbols too.  Trust your intuition and fill the room with whatever positive energy feels right to you.  This is your stay, your home away from home, make sure it feels that way.
  10. Chant the Long Distance Symbol – INTEND to send back the now, clean and clear, safe and sacred energy of the hotel room, to its physical location by chanting HSZSN, THREE TIMES and feeling the energy leave your hands and go over the Reiki bridge through the Universe and back to its place.
  11. Final Intention – Intend for it to stay clean until you are able to get there and for your entire stay. (Touch up every three days or as you feel it needs it.)
  12. Done!  Room clean and ready for your arrival.  When you get there, you can get comfortable right away.
  13. Physical Aids – I’ve also found that some physical things help me sleep better in hotels, such as; ear plugs, my own pillow if we drove, my own blanket, etc.  Whatever helps the strange place feel like home will help you feel safer and help you sleep better.  And the earplugs help to drown out any sounds that are unusual to you and might remind you that you are not sleeping at home.  Just a tip.

There you go.  Please comment or email me if you do this technique and find that it does indeed help you travel better.  It has been a literal God-send to me.  Once you do it a few times it becomes easier and easier and just part of your travel routine.

Remind me to tell you the story of the time I tried to burn incense in a hotel room.  LOL, Not recommended.

Reiki Blessings to you all,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

 

 

 

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Q & A – Reiki with Medicine

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

QUESTION:
Hi Josslyn,

Thank you for sending Reiki to our dog with Parvo.  Our other dogs are positive already so we are going to call the vet to administer medication to them. Is it ok to give reiki while they are in medication? Will Reiki wear off the effectiveness of the vaccine?
Please send positive healing energies to my dogs. 🙁 I am really worried about them.
Thank you so much.
Kindest regards,
J.S. from the Philippines
ANSWER:
Hi J.S.,
Please be reassured, Reiki will not interfere in medication working in any way, if you are attuned to Reiki do it as much as you can.  In fact by doing Reiki on your pets and their medicine you help to bring them in to balance with each other (positive vibrations working together as one).   Reiki is healing energy directly from our Creator. This means, it is intelligent energy from a Divine Source, knows exactly what is needed for each pet and it does not harm ever.
Thank you for your care and concern for your pets, I’m happy to do what I can as the channel for the Reiki.
Blessings,
Josslyn
rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829
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Use Reiki For EVERYTHING?

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

I say work with your Reiki for EVERYTHING and I really mean it. Yes, Reiki is Divine healing energy, but as my African Drumming teacher, Zorina Wolf says, “We don’t know what healing looks like.”  Only Divine knows what healing for us looks like.  What if healing looks different from a medical miracle?  What if healing by Reiki means that it directs you to the best doctor in the area for you?  What if healing looks like finding a new home that has better energy and location for your mental attitude?  What if healing looks like bringing in a new friend to your life who will love you unconditionally?  Would we have asked for that of our Reiki?  Maybe, maybe not.  But the Reiki knows what we need for our highest good and when and how we are ready to heal, we don’t always know that.

In a nutshell, here is what Reiki brings to us every time we ask for it to come through us.  With a little bit of intention for what we want, it’s incredibly powerful daily healing in the way we need it most and the timing we are ready for:

Reiki brings in Divine Power, Protection & Support:

  • Divine Protection– While channeling the Reiki energy for healing it fills and surrounds you offering you a blanket of protection so you do not take on other people’s psychic debris while they are releasing their old energies and emotions.  All you have to do is tell Divine that you’d like the Reiki to do this and the intention is even stronger.  Put a visualization or an affirmation with it and it’s even more powerful for you.  (Divine Disclaimer – Divine protection will be yours unless it gets in the way of your free will.)
  • Divine Cleansing – Reiki helps to surround you, your client and your healing space with cleansing Reiki!!  That means you and your space is clean and clear of old energy or psychic debris.  If you hold the intention of this, put visualizations to this effect it is even stronger and more powerful.  (Divine Disclaimer – Divine cleansing will be yours unless it gets in the way of your free will.)
  • Divine Guidance – when you invoke your Reiki, your Reiki guides come too whether you have met them personally or not.  If you did not meet your Reiki guides during your Reiki classes, know that they are coming along with the Reiki.  They tell you what you need to know during healings.  They tell you which chakras need clearing, how to hold your hands and for how long and much more.  Ask them questions and they will gently and quietly give you an answer in a very ‘behind the scenes’ kind of way.  NOTE: Hold the intention to your Creator that only the Highest and most Sacred Reiki Guides of Love and Light may come to help you and they will come.  Ask Divine to allow you to meet them in a meditation for yourself and they will come in some way to let you know they are with you.
  • Divine Information – My Reiki guides are with me all the time, I intend it and so it is.  They give me any information throughout my day to make my life easier and more blissful.  It is up to me to pay attention, listen and follow it, or not.  Believe me, I rebel often and don’t follow the guidance they give and then I learn great lessons in the process.  My guides even let me know what color is the best for me to wear most days.  Then they also give me important information about my healing practice such as; the best days to teach my classes, hold special events, or to rest and not work at all.  They tell me which new clients to work with or which ones to refer out to other healers for both our greatest good. They also stop clients from calling for appointments when I need a break and let them back ‘in’ when I’m feeling better.  The list of the services my guides offer me is endless, I only need to ask them and they deliver. Over the years, they save me time, stress, worries and simply make my life go smoother.  They want our lives to be wonderful and they help us in any way they can to accomplish this without ever interrupting our choice of free will.  No job is too small, the more ethical we are in our work, the more guides of Love and Light will come and help us.  Just say THANK YOU!

So, maybe you can read these helpful tips that Reiki can accomplish for us easily and effortlessly and see right away how they can help you in your healing journey.  Personally, I don’t leave home without it.

Reiki Blessings to you all,

I love to hear from you with questions or comments in the comment section, your questions help others learn too.

In Love and Light,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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Congratulations to Our Newest Reiki I Students! The Ones Who Made it Through!

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!!

Congratulations Mary Ellen, Camille, and Jayne, much Reiki Love to you all!
Congratulations Mary Ellen, Camille, and Jayne, much Reiki Love to you all!

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

HealingCrisisChangeThis 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.

LOVE THIS PIC THE BEST! Such excitement.
LOVE THIS PIC THE BEST! Such excitement.

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.

 

 

Reiki Blessings to you ALL,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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Rain Shadow Reiki 4th Annual Reiki Healing Drum Circle – AWESOME!!

Thank you to Oscar Hammer, my co-conspirituor in leading the drum circle.  He brings the fun to our group and a little bit of the outlandish! Love it!
Thank you to Oscar Hammer, my co-conspirator in leading the drum circle. He brings a great deal of fun to our group and a little bit of the outlandish! Love it!

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.

The older kids playing outside in the sun before the drumming started.  Grateful for beautiful weather.
The older kids playing outside in the sun before the drumming started. Grateful for beautiful weather.

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.

Potluck

Good Food makes everything better!!
Good Food makes everything better!!

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

We took turns making sure everyone who wanted to receive the sage got it.
We took turns making sure everyone who wanted to receive the sage got it.

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.

Oscar went around the circle making sure all the instruments received cleaning and blessing too.
Oscar went around the circle making sure all the instruments received cleaning and blessing too.

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

Divine told me to get out of my chair and drum on each person in the circle.  So, I listened. It was better for me too since moving around is preferable for me to sitting.  It was healing for me to be able to move and dance to the beat of the drums.
Divine told me to get out of my chair and drum on each person in the circle. So, I listened. It was better for me too since moving around is preferable for me to sitting. It was healing for me to be able to move and dance to the beat of the drums.

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.

Really getting into the flow of the energy, melding our vibrations together in music and vibrations for healing.  When we are all in the trance of the drumming the playing takes on a life of it's own and we are able to drum from intuition.
Really getting into the flow of the energy, melding our vibrations together in music and vibrations for healing. When we are all in the trance of the drumming the playing takes on a life of its own and we are able to drum from intuition.

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

The Reiki brings spiritual power, protection and support to all who are running it and surrounded by it.  Tonight, that would be everyone.
The Reiki brings spiritual power, protection and support to all who are running it and surrounded by it. Tonight, that would be everyone here and everyone we brought in with our intentions and our hearts.

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.

Getting into the vibrations and the music.
Getting into the vibrations and the music.

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

Having fun playing a new and a bit of a whacky game.
Having fun playing a new and wacky game.

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.

Jim being a Siamese Cat.
Jim being a Siamese Cat.

Winding Up

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.

People who wanted stronger vibrations for healing were invited to sit in the center and feel the vibrations coming from all sides.  Then I would bring my Reiki Attuned drum and play on the chakras I was guided to play to.
People who wanted stronger vibrations for healing were invited to sit in the center and feel the vibrations coming from all sides. Then I would bring my Reiki Attuned drum and play on the chakras I was guided to play to.

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.

Love and Light to ALL my spiritual friends,

Josslyn

(More photos of the drum circle can be found on my Facebook page at Rain Shadow Reiki, Josslyn Streett, click on the link.)

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