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Take a Reiki Vacay

Vacation – A period of rest from work or study.   

I recently did a session where the client had not come for quite a while and then he started coming back again.  This happens, it’s part of the spiritual healing adventure many of us are on and I respect each person’s individual journey.  I also appreciate greatly the clear determination that it takes to stay on this path of Truth, Love and Light.  I’m always happy to see my clients come back again and I let them know this.

“Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.”    Gandhi

You can’t get to the victory and triumph phase without going through the drudgery and struggle phase.  What more interesting humans we become through the more difficult phases.

Oooohhh, scary…

I found this client and others, from time to time, hesitant at first and seeming a bit scared to come back to see me.  Although, here they were in my Reiki room for a session.  I understand why clients are sometimes a bit hesitant because often coming to see me for a session of energy healing and psychic work means delving deep into issues that they want gone, but maybe aren’t ready to deal with head on quite yet.  Dealing with some important emotions that have been buried for a long time or making changes to one’s life can often times be more than what one is ready for. It also means CHANGE.  Ooooohhh that scary word.  That’s ok.  It’s all good!  It’s important to honor the path each person choses to take no matter how long it takes or how rocky it becomes.  This takes patience on all parts to know when the right time is to tackle the next big issue and determination to not give up before one has reached their healing goal.

Little by little one walks far.”  Peruvian Proverb

Reiki Vacay   

Reiki Vacation

At times like this, I recommend taking a Reiki Vacation.  This doesn’t mean stopping the Reiki, it means allowing yourself to throughly be absorbed INTO the Reiki.  Allowing the Reiki to relieve your stress, release your tension and help you feel like you’ve been on vacation for a week instead of on my table for an hour.   Allowing the Reiki to give you a period of rest from work or study.  Doing the Reiki, but taking a break from the deep emotional stuff that you are not quite ready for yet.  How do we do the Reiki and take a vacation from it at the same time?  Good question.

Break the Pattern

Usually this means simply doing something different.  Try taking a break from the psychic information that I receive while doing a session.  Most of my clients want me to be “turned on” to the flow of psychic information while I’m working.  They like receiving information about them, their family, significant other, pets, job, etc.   However, sometimes it means facing things that some people feel are pretty heavy or deep, and that can at times seem off-putting.  It’s not the information that is scary, I’ve found, but actually dealing with the emotions and the change that may come up that is usually difficult for people.  It can also be me and the fact that I symbolize to them the working on of deep issues more than the actual information I receive.  Most of the time receiving the psychic information is exciting, fun and not intimidating at all,  That’s why people like it.  Plus they can feel that we are healing levels deep down within them that they may not have known about otherwise.  It’s very cool.

Quite often people are so used to me being “turned on” during a healing session that they come to believe that is how a Reiki session always is.  Not so at all.  The psychic information I receive from my guides is a whole other component TO the Reiki session that I can add in.  But, it is NOT the Reiki.  My guides are talking through me and working with me, but it is not the Reiki.  The Reiki is the ‘Divinely Guided Life Force Energy’ that comes through me to heal blockages in the client’s body, not the information itself.  That is different.

Reiki – It’s all Good!

Take a break from the information if you feel this will help.  I have done this in these situations and it seems to calm the person and allow their energy to flow smoother, the stress to leave faster and their emotions able to be back at a more neutral level where they can then make good decisions from an intuitive place rather than a stressful place.

The Reiki is all good, the healing energy is Divinely guided and knows exactly what you need.  It will never give you more than you can handle.  The Reiki will never go faster than you are ready for.  It goes and does exactly what you need it to when you need it to.  Often times, in fact, when people need a respite, my guides will automatically GIVE my client a rest by turning off the information anyway.  At this point, my client and I go very deep into meditation during the session so the Reiki can do its work.  My clients come out of it saying “WOW, what was that, that seemed really deep!”  But, they still aren’t sure what happened because they can be so used to me telling them.  Sometimes, we just have to go with how we FEEL and TRUST that.  Clients who are used to receiving information will sometimes be sad that they didn’t receive any.  I explain that the Reiki does exactly what they need and what they needed was JUST the Reiki.  I find that the more we trust this Divine energy, the more it can do the best for us.

Surround yourself in Love and Light

Surrounded by Love

Much of the time I feel the Divine healing energy adjusting to a very fine, very soft and pure loving energy to bathe or surround the client in total Love and Light.  I’ve had clients tell me afterward that it was the only time in their lives they ever had felt completely safe.  Or they say that they could feel the Love surrounding them like they were floating on Love and Light.  Almost every time my client tells me they feel lighter afterwards and less stressed.  Yeah!  Isn’t that what we want!?  Yeah, Reiki Vacay!!

When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”  Paulo Coelho, Author of “The Alchemist”

Float in the Love and Light of the Reiki energy. The mountain won’t seem so big and scary any more.

You Direct the Reiki

Reiki will always go with your highest good.  It will never impede your free will, and neither will I.  Therefore, if you are not ready to work through a big issue, it will not force you to.  It will simply bathe you in Love and Light and beautiful healing energy until you are ready.  The good news about that is that because you didn’t give up, you kept coming for Reiki sessions and bathed yourself regularly, you will be strong enough and ready to focus on the big issue sooner and it will be much easier to do so.  By that time, the so-called “big issue” doesn’t seem so big anymore and it leaves quite easily.  I have seen this over and over with clients who Reiki on themselves regularly.  They Reiki themselves diligently and by the time they get to me, they are ready for me to take out the mountainous energy that has now been whittled down to a small mole hill.  It’s beautiful.

And think of all the amazing patience you are learning through this journey! Absolutely inspiring!

Wow, why do I feel like taking a trip to Hawaii all of a sudden!?

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How do I stop this roller coaster I’m on?!

DO YOU FEEL LIKE 2012 IS A HUGE, FAST MOVING, SOMETIMES VERY SCARY ROLLER COASTER RIDE?

The roller coaster of 2012

then read on…..because TODAY, March 18th thru the 24th we are on the really high ramp of the roller coaster getting ready to plunge to the earth as Mercury conjunct with Uranus, watch out………………….

I don’t do astrology, have no idea how, but I do enjoy reading a good astrology report now and again.  My friend Ellen turned me onto Tom Lescher’s Facebook page and he does videos on You Tube that are great too.  So far he’s cool and pretty right on for how I’ve been feeling lately.  I always go with my intuition and don’t always know what’s going on with the planets to back up my feelings until I read a report like this one on Tom’s Facebook page by Palona Somrak.

I’ve been talking to a lot of my clients lately about the feeling of being on a roller coaster.  The energy this year, 2012, is fast and furious.  We are being tested over and over again.  We are feeling the energy push down upon us, putting pressure on us, making life more difficult and/or more busy than usual.  Why is it doing this you ask?  So we can LEARN! It’s all good!

LOVE this movie! Steve Martin is a father who does not like being on the roller coaster, but his Nana LOVES it! It's so much fun.

The roller coaster I get from one of my favorite movies with Steve Martin, “Parenthood”.  Grandma in the movie says about a roller coaster ride to Steve Martin’s character, “You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together! Some didn’t like it. They went on the merry-go-round. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster. You get more out of it.”

Back then, I personally didn’t like being on roller coasters that much.  I was more like the Steve Martin character.  But, lately, with my trust and faith in the Divine, and some life experience, I like it and am grateful for it.  I can now see it for what it is, as I’m moving up and down those waves of terror.  While on the roller coaster we may get sick to our stomachs, we may throw up our hands and scream with joy for the wild ride or we may be apathetic and ignore it all.  It’s up to us.  It really is.  We are in a time of major change.  We can either fight the change, try to ignore it and pretend it isn’t going on and make things harder on ourselves and those around us or we can throw our hands up, surrender to the change and scream with joy, or fright.  Either way, the surrender is what’s important.

Surrender to the coaster, throw your arms up and scream with joy, or fear, but at least you're living!

How do we do this you may ask?

Good question.  All I can tell you is how I do this and hopefully it will help you.  When a challenge comes up that makes you angry, frustrated, stressed or even furious, STOP YOURSELF.

  1. Stop – Recognizing the behavior is the first step to stopping it.  If you can stop and recognize it then you can….
  2. Look at it – instead of pushing it down inside you where you’ve always put it because it is socially unacceptable, look at it.  Everyone in our lives is a mirror for us, good or bad.  I say there is no bad because looking at ourselves in a way that will create change is hard but still VERY GOOD!  THAT is the roller coaster.
  3. Feel it…..what does it feel like, why is it so scary and horrible?  Is it really that bad?  Did it serve you when you were young but don’t need it anymore?  Once past this point you can then…..
  4. Accept it and realize that it really isn’t so bad.  Usually we have these defense mechanisms set up to protect us from something when we are younger.  Many times they served us well then, but are not needed in that capacity now.
  5. Thank it, thank the socially unacceptable behavior for helping you all these years, let it know you no longer need it and are choosing to move on in a new and healthier fashion.  Surround it in Love and Light and Reiki energy.  Allow it to move to the Light and be transformed into Love once again.  Gratitude is an important part of all spiritual processes!  Practice it regularly!
  6. Stop denying it.  Denial will get you NO WHERE and fast, like being on the merry go round.  Denial will get you doing this again, in another body, for a whole other life until you do get it.  Do you really want to do this same lesson, this same life all over again?  wouldn’t you rather move on to another adventure!?
  7. Healthy Activities – Let go of the activities that do not serve your higher purpose (I won’t list those, YOU know what they are!) and add in activities that do, such as; meditation, gratitude, prayer, Reiki circle and Reiki sessions, exercise, tummy breathing, journaling, reading uplifting books, etc.  Do these activities with an intention to LET GO of the behaviors that no longer serve you.  With intention added, you’ll be surprised how much this helps.
  8. Go for Reiki – Call me, someone on my links page or someone you trust who does Reiki, IEH or energy healing.  A qualified practitioner can help you release the really deep and tough stuff.  If you do not feel better after an energy healing session then look for a new practitioner.  You want to feel better each and every time you leave.  I go to others regularly for help with MY tough stuff.  They help so much with the really difficult denials.
  9. Take a Reiki class– Empower yourself, learn how to heal yourself, your family, your pets and your friends!  I teach all these techniques in my sessions, classes and circles.
You may change the order of these steps to suit you but this is basically how I do it each and every time I come up against a behavior of mine that I no longer wish to work with,  (anger, denial, jealousy, guilt, hurting others in any way, lack of self-confidence, frustration, impatience, etc.).  the behaviors that no longer serve me.  Yes, I’m human, ALL HEALERS ARE HUMAN.  We still have Unbuddha-like moments.  How else would we be able to help others if we did not go through the process ourselves?
"Unbuddha-like moment" by The Great Cosmic Happy-Ass Card Co.! LOVE THEM TOO!
Try it, see if it doesn’t make the roller coaster a bit (or a lot) more fun.  Make the journey an adventure!  Please comment and let me know how it’s working for you.  And, call me or email me if you need some support in the process.  THAT IS WHAT I DO!  I support you along your personal healing journey.
Link below if you want to read Tom’s page or Palona’s forecast for March, 2012.
Astrology Forecast for March, 2012
by Palona Somrak
“The month of March will be a lot easier for you if you just pretend that you have boarded the high-speed bullet train that gets you to your destination at hundreds of miles per hour (whether you are late or not!). This is a month where our nervous systems are undergoing a great cosmic cleanse. It is an opportunity to rid ourselves of all the shaky, old, outworn mental patterns that are no longer serving us. Beyond that, we will have an opportunity to purge immature emotional patterns lingering from lifetimes gone by that are preventing us from fully realizing our potential.
read more...Powerful days of change this month will be 2, 3, 7-8, 12-13, 15, 18-24, and 29-30.”
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God’s Desk Lamp

My eight year old, Sawyer, has had a harder time in the learning process of Reiki than his older brother.  Sawyer likes to see things to believe in them, like a lot of us.  He also is a bit more afraid than his brother in looking like someone who doesn’t know what he’s talking about in front of friends and other people.  He wavers in his belief in God because, like Santa, he hasn’t seen God yet.  It’s been a fun process showing him all the things we cannot see but we know are there, like gasses, farts, helium inside balloons, and of course, Reiki energy.  We quite often practice making energy balls with our hands in the kids Reiki circle to remind the kids how easy it is to FEEL the energy that they can’t yet see, and thus, know it’s there and real.

Map of Strait of Juan de Fuca, the San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island to the left and Sequim, almost bottom right. (click on the photo to make it larger)

Anyway, today we had some light snow flurries and Sawyer and I were looking out the window watching them.  We have a lovely view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the San Juan Islands and I was looking over at the storm over the islands.  Amidst the snow storm I saw a stream of light shining through the clouds onto the islands and I pointed it out to Sawyer. Quite spontaneously, he said “Wow, mom.  It looks like God turned on his desk lamp!”

I have to say, it made this Reiki Mom proud.  I couldn’t resist sharing.  One of the best parts of being a parent is the great things your kids say.

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First Post – Huge Accomplishment for me!

Few of you may know what a HUGE accomplishment this blog/website is for me.  I do not consider myself a great writer, but most of all I’m not great with computers or any electronics for that matter.  They just don’t seem to like my energy.  (I haven’t worn a watch for years because I just blow the batteries out.)

MESSAGE FROM ABOVE

A few months ago, not only did Divine tell me to get a website going, I was told to DO IT MYSELF!  LOL!  Are you kidding?  I can do email and word and that’s about it.  My close friends know my computer challenges, so they will understand what a big deal this is for me.

DRAG ME KICKING AND SCREAMING

But, I decided, it’s 2012 (or almost was) things are changing and I have to change with them or be left behind.  I have a tendency to wait until the Universe forces me to change sometimes, ok, much of the time, it drags me along kicking and screaming until I finally do change.  THIS, I decided, would not be one of those times.  So, I stopped thinking too much and choose to go with the flow  and simply GO FOR IT!

THANK GOD FOR A SNOWSTORM

The snowman Sawyer and his friends made for me.

I started researching other Reiki websites and found out that many people use the blog format.  We’d done a blog and a website for our journey around the country but Robert had done all the posting and designing.  My husband is my polar opposite, so he is of course an expert at all things electronic.  But, I checked out Word Press and decided that was the way to go.  It was all happening quite fast now.   I spent most of the month of January teaching myself the language of Word Press simply by trying things and making mistakes.  Isn’t that how it’s done anyway.  I bought a book but it hadn’t come so I just kept going.  Thanks to God, we got a huge snowstorm the second week in January.   No one was driving so I had only a few phone clients that whole week and the kids were busy playing in the snow.  I became submerged in making a blog/website.  Don’t tell anyone, but I really enjoyed it, a lot!

SHOCKED & PROUD

Now here I am, barely in February and have much of it done.  (I do tend to get a little obsessed with my projects)  I’m so proud of myself and astounded at the same time you have no idea.  Since I’ve been making lots of mistakes along the way I accidentally published it right away and decided to just keep it that way.  Let people read it as I go, my work in progress.  So, here it is.  Guided by God.  My website/blog for all to see and read.  I’ll be adding pages and/or blogs as Divine guides me to.  If you have any ideas for pages you’d like to see please send me a loving comment.  I’d like to hear what interests people.  It is still a work in progress.  I haven’t figured out how to do links yet and I have yet to write the “my story” section.  But I’ll get there eventually.  Thanks for reading this far and it is my desire that you find something interesting to you on many of the other pages.

Please email me at rainshadowreiki@gmail.com if you’d like to be on my email list.  (That section is still in the works too)

Love and Light to all who read this,

Josslyn