In my classes, like my teacher before me, I tell people to look back after one year of being attuned to Reiki and they will see how their lives have changed a great deal. IFAND ONLY IF they are actually working with their Reiki regularly. DAILY IS BEST.
I encourage you to work with your Reiki each and every day in your life, make it a part of your daily living and you will see major changes for good happening right away.
However, what if Reiki doesn’t come easy to you? What do you do then?
Easy………. like any other new thing in your life, stick to it, make it a priority, and then DO IT!! DO IT ANYWAY!!
GO WITH THE FLOW
With Reiki, I’m a very go with the flow teacher. I believe the more we attempt to control our spiritual practice, the more Divine gives us lessons for control.
But, for this one thing, starting a new and very important habit that can literally change your life for the better — This One Time, Don’t Go With The Flow.
ANY CHANGE IS STRESS
In the beginning doing Reiki will be new and therefore different. Anything different to us can often be construed as STRESS!! ………..Oh no, not that!
If your mind translates the Reiki as stress then you will probably protect yourself from the stress by NOT doing it. Sabotage will occur, you stop doing it and then you end up seeing no benefits and it’s easy to say “Reiki didn’t work for me.” When this is really not the truth at all.
We must work at the habit of the Reiki.
The daily work, the consistency to learn it, feel it and want it, is the hard part, the Reiki itself is the easy part.
“Doing Reiki for others came very easy to me, I’m a giver and always have been. Receiving was totally new to me. Therefore, doing Reiki on myself daily did not happen for quite a long time after taking my Reiki classes. I knew I had these mental belief blocks to doing Reiki on myself, and I knew I needed to heal them, so I decided to do a lot of Reiki on others and INTEND to heal these blockages in my belief system during these healings on others. Since our client and ourselves both receive Reiki, this was my indirect way of healing myself, the scenic route to healing an issue. Longer, but also effective. This takes a little longer, but for me it worked – until it didn’t. I reached a point where my intuition was giving me signs that this was no longer what I needed, I needed to do hands on Reiki daily. I needed a new plan.
So, I decided the old fashioned way was best for me. It was close to the end of the year, so I decided that on New Years Day, I would make ONE New Years Resolution. For that entire year, I would do Reiki on myself every single day, no matter what. This was the only new major commitment I made that year and I stuck to it, because I knew I needed to and because I made the commitment to myself. There were only two days where I had the stomach flu and did not accomplish my daily Reiki, every other day I did. And what is more important, now doing Reiki on myself became MY NEW NORMAL. Now, if I don’t do daily Reiki, I don’t feel normal and my body, mind and spirit remind me of this at the end of the day. It’s a win/win.”
Other Help – ME!
IF after a month of doing daily Reiki, you still have blockages that you can’t seem to budge, call me for a private session. That is when we need other healers to help us. Divine wants us to work together as a community. He wants us to work as a team, to trust others. If you have truly done all you feel you can do, that is when you ask for other help. And if you are truly ready, mind, body and spirit, Reiki and myself will help remove the blockages that are holding you back. Helping people move forward on their spiritual path is one of my specialties and one of my most favorite paths to help with. I feel there is no other path that is more worthwhile than working on our connection to our Higher Selves. I’m happy to help with this process.
I pray this motivates some of you to take some action in your lives and practice your Reiki. It’s all good. It’s all part of YOUR personal journey. Ask yourself, do I want my journey to start NOW?
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki Energy Healing Center in Sequim, WA
I know it’s sometimes hard to feel the Reiki energy when working on ourselves, especially in the beginning when we are new to Reiki and our hands and bodies are not as sensitive to the energy yet.
This will change with more practice, it will. Your hands will get more sensitive to the subtle energy and your mind will learn to be still and be able to tap into the feelings that the subtle energy creates. Don’t be so hard on yourself, machines and science cannot detect this energy, but humans can FEEL it.
However, feeling the energy is what makes it so magical, so mystical and helps us feel so connected to our Higher Power. Feeling the sensations of the energy is what most of my students tell me they want, but don’t feel, when working on themselves- at first.
I always feel the Byoseen (subtle energy feelings) much stronger when working on others, so in the beginning, I just worked on other people a whole lot, every chance I got.
**But knowing that daily Reiki on ourselves is the most important thing we can do for our own healing, how do we motivate ourselves to work ON ourselves when we can’t FEEL the Reiki running?
Quick Tip to Feeling the Reiki in the Beginning
**When doing a Reiki treatment on yourself, hold your hands an inch or two above your body. We can often feel the play of energy off the body better if we are not touching it directly. This works great for self treatment or treatment on others. Give it a try and see if you feel a difference or not. Once we can feel the energy more, we are more motivated to actually DO our daily self treatment. Some people feel the energy more on the body, try both ways and see what works for you. Pretty soon, you’ll be feeling it no matter how you DO IT.
Hope this helps. Have fun with your Reiki. Try new things and listen to your Divine Reiki Guides, they will give you ideas like this too.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
“Understand your darkness and it will vanish; then you will know what light is. Understand your nightmare for what it is and it will stop; then you will wake up to reality. Understand your false beliefs and they will drop; then you will know the taste of happiness.”
Father Anthony De Mello
My star chart calls me a ‘wounded healer.’
Since I read that for the first time, it made sense to me. It resonated to me, at the time, but it won’t always.
It described the route my soul choose in order to get where I am; abuse, chronic illness, trauma, depression. Not always fun, not easy, but rarely boring and quite literally, expansive. It has facilitated me in learning the lessons I needed to learn to be the stronger, more intuitive and more interesting person I am today.
My chart also says that through healing myself, I also help others to facilitate their own healing. This is a gift for sure. Heal one, heal many. That has been the theme of this year for me.
This has been my personal process for my whole life, and, for that, I am grateful.
Sharing what I have learned with others, watching others go through the expanding of their own healing process is renewal of spirit and incredibly rewarding. And for that too, I am grateful.
Since my father passed away last September I’ve been thrown into a whirl-wind of healing opportunities.
Blogging, unfortunately, has not been a part of it. I’ve been deep in healing myself, which all healers need to be conscious of and DO consistently more than any healing for others. The beauty of Reiki is that when you heal yourself or anyone else, everyone benefits. It’s divine.
When a large change happens, like the death of a parent, we need to take time for ourselves to heal, process and expand. I’ve been doing just that and I’m getting there. Patience is a big part of this process. I’m grateful for yours, and I’m practicing mine a great deal.
I know I’ll have plenty to share when I’m ready, but I’m still not at the point where blogging feels helpful or needed. I have yet to be motivated by spirit to do it.
So, Thank You For Your Patience, as I don’t yet feel blogging and writing about my path this past year is for my highest good. Yes. I’m grateful to those of you have have noticed and spoken to me about it. That means some of you are reading and noticing. For that, again, I am grateful. Thank you for reading, thank you for your patience and hopefully when I come back to it, you’ll be ready to read because it’s been quite a year and I’d like to share what I’ve learned with those who want to hear about it.
When spirit moves me, I’ll be back talking about Reiki and other healing modalities that I am learning through this process. The wait, I believe, will be worth it.
It has been a year of miracles for me. I believed in miracles for my clients, for other people, this year I finally believed for myself. Ask and you shall receive. I asked for a healing miracle and I received a healing miracle. I’ll write about it to share with you all soon. In the meantime, I’m taking what I’ve learned and helping others as much as I possibly can.
ALL HEALING COMES FROM GOD, DIVINE, GREAT SPIRIT, UNIVERSE, whatever you call your Higher Power of Love and Light. Ask and you shall receive…
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
A BIG HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST REIKI STUDENTS!! These ladies are truly passionate about helping the world with their new ability to run Reiki!! Please help me congratulate, Sharon, Nancy, Corene and Deborah and if you choose to, pray for them on their Reiki path. Blessings to all Reiki friends!! Joss
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?
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.
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
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.
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
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,
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.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
A BIG HUGE CONGRATULATION TO MY THREE NEW REIKI I STUDENTS
LAST CLASS OF THE YEAR 2015!!
and a short blog about how ANYONE can learn and do Reiki!!
This class loved to laugh and I got to laugh right along with them. We had so much fun, and they didn’t take anything too seriously, EXCEPT, the final practice session. They did a fabulous job and we went way over time (Ok, a bit over time) because we were all so into it. LOVED IT!!
Quite often at the end of the two-day class, we’ve learned so much new information that some students feel overwhelmed. But, I’ve seen this before and every time, the practice session brings everything together. The practice session just helps it all make sense. When the Reiki is flowing the healing has begun, whether the student feels they can do it or not, they do, because with the Reiki flowing, the healing takes place no matter what. It’s incredibly confirming to both student, teacher and the person on the table receiving the Reiki.
Just The Channel
No matter how many times a student feels they need to look at the book to see the hand positions, no matter how much they forget in the moment what they have learned in the past two days, and no matter how much they doubt themselves, the healing still takes place. The Reiki goes to work in-spite of us to help us through that student learning phase, to help us build confidence in ourselves and in the Reiki and to help us get past the nagging beliefs in our head that we can’t do this. The Reiki heals us at the same time as the client. It is a truly beautiful thing.
During the practice session, the client feels heat, tingles or energy shooting up and/or down their body. The student might feel the same thing or something totally different, but they all feel some kind of confirmation that the Reiki IS RUNNING THROUGH THEM AND THEY ARE FACILITATING HEALING. It’s a spiritually powerful feeling. It can be humbling being JUST THE CHANNEL but it can also be FREEING. All we have to do is BE the CHANNEL. The Reiki simply flows through us, and all we have to do is allow it to. The Reiki does so much of the hard work for us that truly, anyone can learn this healing technique. That is the beauty of it. That is the simplicity of it. And that is what makes it so popular because truly, ANYONE CAN DO THIS!! That is spiritually empowering to the whole world!!
So, if you have not take a Reiki class before, please know, YOU TOO CAN DO THIS TOO and it’s so worth it.
Huge Blessings to my Reiki students, I’m so excited to watch your paths unfold,
Go with your Reiki in Love, Light and Lollipops!! (Borrowed that from a dear new Reiki friend to remind us to add joy to our path!)
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By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
It is my goal with this blog, to give you ideas of ways to work with your Reiki, that maybe you haven’t thought of. I pray this blog helps anyone who will go through the grieving process. Blessings to you all…
Where to begin…
My father was diagnosed with Leukemia this past June. It is now late September. The doctors said one to five years and we thought THAT was too fast. Three months later, with our heads still spinning, my dad passed a few days ago.
At this exact moment, I write as a way of getting all the words out of my head so I can stay calm, to honor him and to honor Reiki and all it does for me and my family.
Sitting here at this moment, all the work I have done with Reiki, being able to work with Reiki on my father in his last day of life has been the most important and fulfilling Reiki moment of my life.
Reiki was with us from the moment I spoke with my mom and she being a woman who would never ever ‘cry wolf’ said “If you want to say good-bye to your father, you’d better all come.”
My husband checked the flights and shouted through the house to the family, “You have twenty minutes to pack. We were off, kids, adults, dog, we were packed and leaving the house in a half an hour to catch a flight that we might not be able to make. I prayed and made phone calls during the two-hour fifteen minutes to the airport. I brought my Reiki with me to help us be calm and not drive too fast but to get us there in time, to help me be strong in the moments I need to be and to help me be able to process and let go at the moments I need to do that.
Our Reiki Guides were with us on the drive to the Airport making sure we didn’t get pulled over, caught in traffic or anything worse. I asked my Reiki guides to clear traffic on the freeway so we could get there safely. Our guides provided us with a very nice semi truck driver who went a very good consistently fast speed but not too fast, so we were able to get there in time with a divine escort in front of us. Reiki Blessings to the truck drivers out there.
When we got on the plane for our two and a half hour flight I prayed most of the way, instructing Reiki how I wanted things to go, manifesting what I felt I needed and wanted most for the situation: to be able to see my dad and him see us, to be able to say “I love you, no matter what happened with us in the past, I love you,” and for him to know we were there for my mom and would take care of her, she would not go through this alone. These were the things that mattered to me. They were HUGE undertakings at this moment. We didn’t know if we’d get there in time. Just that morning my dad was with my mom at the dog park, talking with people, socializing with the other dog parents, planning a trip to Sacramento to see an alternative healer who might have a cure… and tonight, he was……… knocking at Heaven’s door.
Divine has granted us with so many healing gifts these last few months. A huge one is that we made it. And, I truly felt we were able to make a difference at his hospital bedside. My dad was coherent when we arrived. He saw all of us. He knew we were there for him. I told him I love him. I looked in his eyes and let him know I love him. He saw my husband and his grandsons there for him, his legacy. We had closure in that arena and I am eternally grateful for that. I felt lifetimes of healing happening right there, in that moment.
But then the even bigger gift happened.
Reiki Steps Up to the Plate (my dad was a huge baseball fan, had to throw that in there)
When we arrived, my dad seemed very agitated. He had a very large tube in his nose for oxygen and he had difficulty breathing and talking with it. We could make out a few words here and there but it seemed so difficult for him to talk and get the words out we didn’t want him to strain. We didn’t feel we needed words at that moment, but he did. He seemed to want to say so much to us that he wasn’t able to say. I understood but at the same time didn’t want him to be in such pain and frustration.
His frustration at the tube, lack of ability to communicate and the end of his life too soon, it all was compounding his agitation and he was getting more and more upset. I instinctively put my hand on his heart and one on his crown and prayed for my Reiki to ease his discomfort. My family, my husband and my two boys, took my cue and all started running Reiki on my dad from where they were around the bed (my husband is a Reiki III and my teen boys are both Reiki I trained). My father instantly, I mean instantly, calmed. He closed his eyes and stopped trying so hard to communicate. We took turns doing Reiki on him two at a time for the next four hours, keeping him calm, talking to him in the energy of love and spirit through the Reiki.
Communicating Through the Reiki
By communicating that my thoughts, words and intentions were getting to my dad at a higher level of consciousness by riding on the waves of the Reiki that was flowing to him, I let him know in so many ways that I love him, no matter what has challenged us in the past (a great deal, but it doesn’t matter any more). I let him know I’d be able to communicate with him after he passed. (My deceased father in law is at our house all the time, what’s one more paternal energy hanging around, right!) I prayed for my Reiki Guides and his highest and most Loving Guides of God’s to be with my dad as well as any loved ones he would recognize from the other side and for him to go with them at the right time, including his many black labs that he has loved so much. I assured him he’d see us all again soon. I assured him that mom would be in Heaven with him too some day soon. (Heaven time is not the same as here, we will all be there in a blink of an eye). Since my father did not have a very strong spiritual connection, I felt that reassuring him we’d all be together again in love, was a very important part of him being ok with passing on. Reiki delivered the messages to him.
Of This I know in my Heart, spiritually…
The Reiki helped him to know that there is a Heaven and he will be there.
The Reiki let him know that we will all be together very soon.
The Reiki let him know we all loved him dearly and he made a difference in this life in many ways.
The Reiki let him know there is so much more mystery to life then he knew consciously in this life and that he has more adventures to come.
The Reiki let him know it was okay for us if he passed so he wouldn’t be in pain any longer.
The Reiki spoke for us, because the Reiki is of God and us and him too.
Calmed my dad physically and emotionally
Calmed me, my mom and my whole family
Gave peace to all of us that we were able to do something to help in a situation that seemed uncontrollable
Brought my whole extended family closer together in a feeling of unity that we had not had for many years
Reiki Planted Seeds
My dad’s amazing doctor was aware of energy work and we had good talks about how it helps
The nurses saw us doing Reiki and witnessed how it helped calm my dad
My sister who knows very little about Reiki has now seen it work
And, spirit is motivating me to write about this so soon after, to share my experience with those of you who need to read about it
Reiki Continues to support us by
I do Reiki on myself multiple times a day to stay grounded, strong, and centered
Reiki on myself to heal and release the bigger, deeper issues at the perfect time
Reiki on myself to help me have the best calming, healing words for whoever needs them at the time, including myself
I’m doing Reiki on my niece who has never even heard of Reiki, because she has a sinus infection
I’m doing Reiki on any other family members who want it and need it, we all need it, but I’m respectful of each person’s process which may not want Reiki at that moment
Reiki on my dad’s dog, Sparty, who misses him terribly and is clinging to my mom
On Saturday, I will do Reiki at the location of the Celebration of Life to set space for a positive remembrance of my dad’s life
The ways in which Reiki can support me and my family at this moment is a very long one.
We have a long way to go in the grieving process, it’s been four days. This week we are supporting my mom and preparing a celebration of life. Next week, who knows. One day at a time, but THANK GOD, seriously, that I have Reiki and I know I can turn to this amazing gift from Divine to support me and my family along the way.
I’m so grateful right now, so full of love and light and so confident that with God as my partner through my use of Reiki, I’ll make it through this process with deep healing and more joy in my heart.
Please feel free to share stories of your parents, grieving, Reiki or anything else that is healing to you or others who will be reading.
Reiki Blessings to you all,
For a Reiki session or a reading with Josslyn, rainshadowreiki.com or 360-460-7829
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.
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
“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.
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.
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:
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.)
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.
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.
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.”)
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.’
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.
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By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO MY TWO NEW REIKI II PRACTITIONERS!!
I can’t wait to see where these two healers go in life. If I were a betting person, I would bet they are going to facilitate a lot of healing for people who need it most. Two really amazing people, so totally different, but with many of the same goals, to help mankind. Reiki Blessings to you both!!
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki
I wrote a blog a while back about a Reiki Pick Me Up, about working with Reiki in each chakra to energize yourself and get through the day when you feel tired.
But, this technique can be used in other ways as well, energizing yourself is just one of them. This same technique is used as a quick way to strengthen and grow your energy and that of your auric field, in other words, Strengthen Your Divine Light Within.
I have learned this technique from multiple Reiki Masters, first in my Reiki Master/Teacher class from my teacher, Catherine Morris, as we use it to brighten our energy field and bring in more Divine Light into our field before doing attunements.
Then I learned another use for it during my Reiki Drumming class from my teacher, Michael Baird. He used the phrase “Strengthen Your Light.” It strengthens and expands the Divine Light in our energy field and helps us to feel the Divine Energy more strongly before working with Reiki or doing other spiritual activities.
I also like the term Brighten Your Light, because I also brighten my energy field by singing the song “This Little Light of Mine” and it reminds me of that song and ability to brighten our own lights with our intention and attitude. Whatever you call it, find a way that works for you to enlarge your Divine Light within.
The more you practice this, the more healthy your energy field will be on an ongoing basis. Do this each and every day to feel happier, healthier and more content with life in general. These are all benefits of a healthy and happy energy body.
Here is one way to do this:
HOW DO I STRENGTHEN MY LIGHT?
For Reiki I…
Sit in your Gassho, center and ground yourself and call in your Reiki guides of the highest order.
Hold the intention that you want the Reiki energy to give you a boost in energy to get you through the day or whatever intention you feel is best for you for the greatest good.
Starting with your root chakra run Reiki energy in your chakras from bottom to top for as long as you feel necessary or for about thirty seconds to one minute each. (If top to bottom feels better to you, then do that. It’s all good and there is no wrong.)
After running Reiki on your crown chakra run Reiki all throughout your aura with the intention of energizing you.
Closing Gassho and go!
For Reiki II and above…
Sit in your Gassho, center and ground yourself, and call in your Reiki guides of the highest order.
Activate your symbols in your hands. I do this by drawing each symbol in each hand and saying their name three times, one symbol at a time. This helps me to feel the energy on my palm, knowing it is flowing. (Tip: The more you draw the symbols out, the more powerful the energy to come and more quickly.)
Starting with your root chakra draw the Power Symbol (CKR) and in each of your chakras from bottom to top draw the power symbol with the intention of MORE DIVINE POWER. (If top to bottom feels better to you, then do that. It’s all good and there is no wrong.)
After drawing the Power Symbol, CKR, in your last chakra, draw a large CKR in front of you activating it and bringing it into your body and aura.
As you bring the large full-sized Power Symbol into your aura and body intend MORE DIVINE POWER and your aura and personal space DIVINELY PROTECTED!
Do your closing Gassho and go!
I Pray many of you give this a try when you are needing that pick me up and that it helps. Let me know how it works for you.
Love, Light and Blessings to all of you,
A BIG THANK YOU to my teacher, Catherine Morris, for teaching me this technique as part of our attunement process. So grateful for ALL you have taught me!!
A BIG THANK YOU to my Reiki Drumming teacher, Michael Baird for helping me to see more uses for this technique.
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