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A Personal Message from Josslyn

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher and Owner of Rain Shadow Reiki

NOTE: Rain Shadow Reiki is still teaching Reiki, Reiki and Psychic workshops and seeing private clients via Zoom mostly, but some in person.  IF you would like to get on our class list, please email us at rainshadowreiki@gmail.com . We’ve love to have you in our close knit Reiki community. 

Hello, Josslyn/Joss here.  Call me either one, I go by both.  

One thing you might want to know about me if you’re reading this blog or considering a class or private session from me is that in my astrological chart and Human Design, I’m what is called a wounded healer.  I have Chiron at a place in my life path where it is challenging me to heal and look in the mirror pretty much every day for my whole life. (Most people have it at two maybe three areas of their chart for about a year and a half each time).  It seems to me sometimes that it’s drama after drama after drama; but I choose to call them HEALING OPPORTUNITIES!!

This is me in my professionally taken photos for my blog. It was taken with my son’s graduation photos and it was a happy sunny day. Good memories of this day with my son.

Since I’ve found Reiki and other energy healing modalities in 1997 when I woke up, I’ve turned the ‘drama’ in my life into healing, growth, learning and helping others.   

I usually keep my blogs to writing about ideas of HOW to work with the Reiki you are channeling.  But, life changes on a dime and we want to change with it to keep up.   Saying that, I’ll admit this to you all,  I’ve been struggling with writing blogs ever since the car crash my family was in in 2017. (If you don’t know about the crash, search Josslyn Streett + Colorado)  Two of my family members were killed and I was near death for a few weeks.  Communication is my life path, but verbally, not the written word.  So, the blog writing has been the last thing on my list and I’m very sorry to you all for that.  I haven’t forgotten about you, truly. 

But, you know the Universe, from the crash, I did not die so there must be more work for me here, and hopefully more fun. THANK YOU REIKI IN ADVANCE FOR MORE FUN!!! (Ask and you shall receive)

I am here and my goal since the beginning of the healing process when I got home from the hospital is to not just live, but thrive.  Well, that is easier said than done, even with Reiki.  But, I’m a healer, I don’t give up and that is what life here on earth takes, do not give up hope, just keep moving forward best you can; one minute at a time, one step at a time, one day at a time.  Whatever you can do, just keep moving on.  And, with Reiki we have an extra special gift to do just that.  I believe Reiki has saved my life many more times then those doctors in CO.

Our human subconscious minds still think healing is linear and it goes in a straight line and gets better and better as we heal with our Reiki and intentions.  But, that is just not how human bodies work, or human soul paths.  We go back and forth, forward then back, up then down, around and around and then we transition.  Kind of like that.  So the less we are attached to the linear way of thinking, the less we will stress ourselves out.  But, as much as I know that in my conscious mine, I STILL WANT IT TO BE LINEAR in the process.  So, long story longer almost five years later, I’m still very much healing, even new issues that have come up from five years ago; it’s a constant healing process as I’m still healing my physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies and am teaching and working with clients in between, when I am able.  

Thank you all for being patient with me when I have really not been able to write blogs or teach or even ADULT at all.  Thank you all for sending Reiki to me and my son and our soul paths; it is much welcomed and much gratitude sent in return and Reiki blessings as well.  And, thank you for being patient even still as I’m continuing my healing path and sometimes able to DO Reiki/Psychic classes and sometimes not.  And, sometimes not writing blogs for long periods of time.  We are actually working on a new website and the goal is to do video blogs, that is my more natural way of communicating and hopefully I’ll be more consistent.  But, we’re human and so we do what we can do.

But, the other thing to know about me, especially IF you are considering having a private session or taking a class from me, I do not give up.  I just keep on going at whatever pace I’m able to and I keep healing and teaching whenever I’m able.  My son comes first, then my Reiki passion.  Because, everything I learn from healing myself, I then turn around and teach YOU ALL!! That is what a wounded healer is.  We have much to teach if you are able to go with the flow, you will heal much and learn much from us.  As wounded healers we are also able to help you go DEEPER with your healing.  We have a huge bandwidth of pain and trauma that we are able to pull from to help you go there, heal and release.  We also understand people who have been through trauma because we have been there too.  There is much to be said for a Reiki/Psychic Healing from a wounded healer.  BUT, it’s all your soul path.  So, if I resonate with you as a teacher/healer, then I’m the one to go to.  If I do not, then keep looking.

 It’s all good, it’s just not all easy!!

SESSION/CLASS – IF you would like a private session via Zoom/phone with me or one of our Reiki/Psychic Healers, call or email us at 360-460-7829, rainshadowreiki@gmail.com .  We add our psychic healing gifts/modalities with Reiki for an incredible healing experience. 

Thank you for reading IF you stayed this long,

Thank you for your patience, 

Thank you for your loving comments,

Thank you for opening yourself up to all Reiki has to offer,

Thank you for being courageous and doing something new and different,

Thank you for wanting to be connected to Source,

Classes will start as soon as my Reiki tells me to start,

Love and Light, Josslyn/Joss

360-460-7829

Rain Shadow Reiki’s monthly Healer’s Circle; a spiritual community support group, energy healing and psychic workshop/class and a healing – ALL IN ONE!! It’s AMAZING!!

P.S. -Monthly RSR Healer’s Circle for all energy healers; of self, pets or clients is still going strong on Zoom.  Email us if you want a like minded spiritual community.  Reiki is not required, first time is FREE!!!  

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Join Us for March Healer’s Circle on Zoom

Come Join Us for Healers Circle
Wednesday, March 30th –  Rain Shadow Reiki Event – on ZOOM
 
Rain Shadow Reiki Healer’s Circle is a Reiki Circle, other healing modalities circle, spiritual support community and energy healing class, ALL WRAPPED UP INTO ONE EVENT!! 
 
The healers who show up get to create the event each time.  We call it Healer’s Circle because we learn more than just Reiki every time; we learn many different healing modalities to heal ourselves and those we love, and the world. 
 
What to expect:
 
The first half of the event is a support group for people who are healing themselves in this life and maybe even healing others as well.  It is for ALL people who feel they are drawn to healing work, not just for professionals.  We introduce ourselves at first, talk about the challenges we are having or not having especially being highly sensitive, empathic or psychic.  Any of the healers who attend may respectfully help with their unique life information and experience, we learn from each other’s wealth of knowledge.  Then we take a break.  The second half of the event, Creator tells us what to do as far as a healing modality based on what happened in the first half of the group.  We never know what we will do and it’s usually quite unique and different, usually fun and quite often we learn so much.  Josslyn is ready if our Divine Guidance says we need to have a channeled meditation for healing, do Reiki Psychic Healing, ThetaHealing  or some other type of psychic healing.  But, anyone is welcome to teach something new from their specific wheelhouse as long as it is Divinely Guided.  We go with the Divine Flow!!  With Reiki, we know it’s always for our best and highest good. 
 
DETAILS: 
 
  • Wednesday, March 30th, 5:30pm to 8:30pm PST
  • $36.00 (link to pay below)
  • Your payment serves as your RSVP
  • On Zoom
  • Please contact us with any questions (rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829)
EVERY MONTH IS AWESOME!!! 
 
This Circle is for Energy Healers of all modalities to get together and hold space for each other to share, heal, learn and BE.  We will be talking about being a healer with the unique challenges and gifts and what that means.  Discussing the challenges we are having in our daily lives and how best to heal them.  We will be learning to hold space for each other and ourselves.  Then we will organically flow into healing ourselves, each other, our communities of our planet and Mother Earth – wherever spirit guides us!
It is INCREDIBLE every single month!! We leave feeling more clean, clear, magical, heart centered, connected and more in tune with the Creator.  We can’t wait!!  
 
Reiki is not required, but always recommended.  In the flow of the monthly events, each person can share their healing modalities with the group as organically needed, wanted and of free will. It is not required. You can just show up and listen, it’s all good.  We ask you to introduce yourself and just be a part of the group as much as you are ready, willing and able to be. 
 
 
Hope to see you there!  Call or email with any questions.
Rain Shadow Reiki
Josslyn, Ellen, Amber, Bren
360-460-7829
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REIKI I – Reiki For Movement

For Rain Shadow Reiki Energy Healing Center in Sequim, WA (All classes, workshops and readings available online)

REIKI UN DO!!! (ooon doe)

How many of you remember learning how to use ‘REIKI UN DO’ in your Reiki Class?

In Reiki I there is so much to learn and it’s ALL NEW and more than a little overwhelming, that we often forget much of it.  

Moving our bodies heals us just in the act in DOING it.  But, what if we could heal our body deeper, safer and with Divine Guidance with us the whole time? Yes, of course we can.  Reiki does just that.  Reiki Un-do is a quick, easy ‘short cut’ and when we say it, we can say it with POWER and that helps too.  Reiki Un-do is one of the tools we can work with to help our movement/exercise to be a deeper healing practice.  

Reiki Un Do helps us get motivated, helps us heal through many incarnations while moving, and get to all levels that are ready, willing and able to be healed in the moment.  Reiki Un-do is one of these tools that I see people forgetting they have learned in Reiki I and maybe some teachers don’t teach it so you didn’t learn it.  But, in daily life, it’s one of the ones I use consistently.

It’s another way to easily TURN ON our Reiki.  

MY REIKI PROCESS – First thing in the morning I roll out of bed and literally get on the floor to start my Physical Therapy exercises before I do anything else, otherwise honestly, they may not get done at all.  I rarely even bring in my Reiki with my Gassho first.  SO, I say happily out loud or in my mind, “REIKI UN-DO!” and I know Reiki is with me and helping me exercise, also helping to motivate me.  That’s the minimum I do.  Sometimes I’ll do more, if I am feeling it.  Here are other ways I start my Reiki for movement:

  1. “Reiki Un-Do” means, for me, “Reiki please move with me, heal me !”
  2. When I do more, I’ll say “Thank you Reiki for helping this exercise make me stronger, healthier, happier, etc.” (Place in your own intentions for your movement.”
  3. When I put on music, I’ll say “Reiki Un-Do, Reiki Dance with me!”
  4. Sometimes I’ll talk to Reiki more while I’m moving and sometimes that’s all I do.  It depends upon how I feel that day and time.
Bring Reiki while doing ANY movement activity!! Reiki brings; healing, spiritual power, safe and sacred space and intuitive guidance.  But, it also, always respects the soul’s own Free Will.  It won’t go against our soul’s plan even if you want it to. 

 

WHY do we want to make the extra effort to bring in Reiki while we move?

  1. Reiki brings Spiritual Power when you call it in.  It will help remind you to exercise if you ask it to.  It will help you feel spiritually powerful enough to go to the next level or take on a new exercise program or class.
  2. Reiki brings Healing with it.  Any exercise will go deeper in your healing process then if you do not bring Reiki in.  It will heal you on all levels; physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually all at the same time, just because you bring Reiki in to move with you.  It helps you make the MOST of your time exercising.  Get maximum healing for the time you are doing it. (I do some of my deepest grieving/healing during my walking or dancing time. Movement HEALS US!)
  3. Reiki creates Safe and Sacred Space around you and for you while you are moving.  Protection from picking up other’s energy at the gym, protection from hurting yourself (Unless there is a healing opportunity that your soul chooses for you), and intuition for listening to your body while you are working out.

HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE, thank you for your questions, we love them!!

AND, hope this helps your exercise be a little more SPIRITUAL & FUN!!!

Love and Light,

Josslyn and Ellen, Amber & Bren, Reiki Master Teachers for Rain Shadow Reiki 

To learn about Reiki and Intuition Classes, Workshops, Spiritual Ladies Night Out events and more, email us at rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or call us at 360-460-7829.  Leave a vm if we don’t know you yet. 

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Reiki Didn’t Work For Me

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

*****If you believe Reiki didn’t work for you, may I suggest you read on…..

**2nd in a series on being successful with your Reiki practice when it doesn’t come easy to you.  Here is a link to the first blog, Signs that your Reiki Really is ON.

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.  IF AND 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.  
*****REMINDER:

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.
Joss’ Story
“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?
 In Love and Light of our Divine Source,
 Josslyn
rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7828
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Reiki Quick Tip – Feeling the Reiki Energy in the Beginning

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.

Reiki Blessings,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

private email, phone or Skype sessions available

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Wounded Healer=Healer

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.’

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Josslyn

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…

Blessings to you all,

Josslyn

KeepCalmBelieveInMiraclesOcean

 

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Congrautlations New Reiki Students!

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 ReikiIClass1-20-16,2

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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. http://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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Congratulations to my New Reiki Students!! Anyone Can Learn Reiki!

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!!

Congratulations Celeste, Glenda and Renee!!
Congratulations Celeste, Glenda and Renee!!

 

 

TMI

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.

See, we can be serious too.
See, we can be serious too.

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!)

Josslyn

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Reiki at the End of Life – Honoring My Dad

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.

Papa Joe with his loyal lab, Sparty
Papa Joe with his loyal lab, Sparty.  A navy man and a Michigan State fan to the end, actually, I have no doubt he will now have the best seat in the house every time for the games.

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.

The Call

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.

Papa Joe, Nana and my boys, Robby and Sawyer at the Dungeness Spit in Sequim, WA a few years ago.
Papa Joe, Nana and my boys, Robby and Sawyer at the Dungeness Spit in Sequim, WA a few years ago.

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.

My boys doing Reiki on my dad in the hospital from across the room. Four hours of Reiki can tire the body, take turns and sit.
My boys doing Reiki on my dad in the hospital from across the room. Four hours of Reiki can be a lot.  Make sure you are grounded, connected to Divine and of the mindset that the Reiki is channeling through you, not using your personal energy.  This way, you will not tire the body.  In this picture they are holding up their hands towards my dad, you can also just place your hands face up on your lap and intend that the energy is getting to the person who has requested it.  This will be less tiring for your physical body for long sessions like this.

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.

Reiki Also…

  • 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,

Josslyn

For a Reiki session or a reading with Josslyn, rainshadowreiki.com or 360-460-7829