By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki
On the eve of 12-21-12 I felt the need once again to write a little something. Many are anticipating this big date and what will happen. I do not know for sure any better than anyone else but I have my ideas. What feels right to me. What I do want to tell you is how the energy has been affecting me up until this date. How it seems to be different.
As we approach this date I’ve been filled with gratitude daily. I feel in my heart so grateful for everything I have and do. I don’t have to ‘think’ about gratitude or ‘work’ at it, it’s become a huge part of me automatically. All day, every day I’m in this state of gratitude, thanking Divine for all that He does for me and my family, clients and friends. Because of this I have found my mind in a much more positive place. How can you not be, being grateful all day long?!
Another change I’ve noticed has been manifesting spiritually what I need. This has been happening fast and easy as it never has been before. When putting up grounding for a room, myself or another energy system, I used to do a visualization to back up my intention. Now I just think about it and the grounding is there. Fast and easy. Grounding has been one of my big challenges as a healer so this came as a bit of a happy surprise to me. I notice this as well when I’m doing Reiki on myself or clients. Energy is responding much quicker to my thoughts, immediately in fact. Even before I chant the symbol, just thinking about chanting it, it is done. Done before I can get it out of my mouth. I’ve been playing with this and having fun with it to see where it will take me and how it will help me with healings.
I don’t know about any of you but I’ve been having some pretty cool and sometimes strange dreams in the last couple of weeks. I had one very vivid and realistic dream two days ago where I was placing my hands on people’s heads to do Reiki healing on them and with just a very short time they were completely physically healed. In the dream I was surprised and shocked by this so I started putting my hands on other people, looking for people to heal to see if it worked on them. It did. I found people with diagnosed diseases from doctors and put my hands on them, they were healed. I woke up, astounded but also with a lot of questions. Like, but if people are healed so easily, where is the lesson? My right brain said “That is not for you to worry about. This is up to Divine.” I believe my guides were giving me a glimpse into the future. I hope so anyway. No way to know until we get there. I know it in my heart, just don’t know the when.
Whatever is going to happen in the next week, I believe in possibilities. I believe our human brain cannot grasp the true possibilities of the Universe. I believe they are endless if we open our heart up to them. I’m ready to do that and find out what truly is possible. Are you?
How to Do This?
The best way I know to do this is through meditation and Reiki. I plan to meditate as often as possible between December 21st and the 25th. I plan to run Reiki in myself and my family to share the Love of Divine in this most spiritual way and time. And I plan to be quiet as often as possible to listen to Divine’s guidance to me.
Shamanic State of Consciousness
On a recent conference call I had with many other energy workers and Shamanic Practitioners a message came though from a Shaman who is currently working with the Mayans down in Mexico during the transition. She said that between December 21st and the 25th the whole world will be in a time shift. These days are considered to be ‘Days outside of Time.’ We will be in a state of a Shamanic State of Consciousness where we will be in a trance for those five days. We can manifest what we need. Open our hearts to Divine Love and be healed though Divine Source. Like having Reiki for five days straight. (Woo Hoo! That is AWESOME!!) They said the whole planet will be journeying on these days.
But, as always, it is up to US what to do with this opportunity. Do we treat these days like any other days and go about our usual business? Or, do we open up to the Divine’s Possibilities and do Reiki, meditate, stay in a mind of openness to all that is Love and Light and open up to the possibilities of this energy coming in? It is as always, OUR CHOICE what we do with this opportunity. Divine gives us ultimate freedom of choice. I know what I will do with it. What will YOU DO?
For those of you who are sensitive to poop talk then please do not read any further. For those of you who would like to improve your health and think a colonic may be a part of that, then read on. I only include this part of my cleanse in the hopes that it helps others along their journey to health. I wouldn’t include it if I didn’t feel it was important in some way.
Colon Hydrotherapy Recommended
As part of the fruit and vegetable cleanse I am doing, my Naturopathic doctor, Dr. Ruth Urand, recommended I do one colon hydrotherapy a week for at least five weeks. She said this would help the cleanse along and make it easier for me and my body. That sounded good to me, but I had never had a colonic before and was a little freaked out about it. However, after my Medical Intuitive, Candia Sanders, also recommended colonics during a reading recently, I just figured I’d have to add it to the list of things to do for my health. I trust Candia and my doctor so I went for it. I’ve read about them in the past and know they are supposed to be really good for our health but didn’t really know how or why. Read about the WHY to do a colon cleanse down below.
Right off the bat, I’ll tell you, it was completely tolerable. In fact, there were parts of it that were quite comfortable. The colonic lasts longer than a PAP but is not as bad. (My women friends will know what that means.) I’ve read of other people’s experience’s being pretty bad but I had a very good experience. Some of this I attribute to my doctor who did it herself and was very gentle and kind. Some I attribute to my body which has always been quite regular, never constipated, and the rest I attribute to my already very healthy diet. From the reading I did to educate myself on the process of getting a colon hydrotherapy session, it seems, the healthier your diet going into the colonic, the easier time you will have. The more blocked up your colon is with processed foods, meats and toxins, the harder the process will be both during and after. I had some slight tenderness in my stomach area after but that is all. No issues at all.
During the Colon Hydrotherapy Session
Yes, they put a speculum up you behind area. Yes, they shoot warm water in one tube and the feces comes out the other tube. I somehow found the process fascinating. The warm water part, for me, felt nice. I felt cleaner afterwards. That felt good. My doctor was able to stop some of the outgoing feces in a clear tube and investigate it. She was able to identify some of what I had eaten. Even some of the beets and apples I had been juicing, she could still tell what it was. Amazing. We both were able to see one whole in tact slice of almond I had eaten on a salad. She said this told her that, one, I need to chew slower and better and two, I don’t have enough stomach acid to help break down my food. We will tackle the acid issue after the cleanse she said. I think intuitively I knew that I haven’t had enough stomach acid since I can’t eat beef and haven’t been able to since I was 24 years old. But, I didn’t know there was something she could do to help my body start making more. See, I learned something very important for my body. And, it didn’t even seem gross or weird that we were sitting here with tubes up my butt and looking closely at my poop. Interesting.
My Goal to Having Colonics
Having colonics goes along with one of my main goals for this cleanse, to detox my bowels and liver in order for my body to be able to heal itself and take in nutrients from the healthy fruits and vegetables that I eat. (Read my other goals in my blog The Cleanse.) My goals are the same as many people who have colonics where the overall goal is to clear the colon of large quantities of stagnant, possibly toxic wast that gets encrusted on colon walls. When this is done, the body no longer has to deal with wastes accumulated during a lifetime, and can use more of its own strength to heal itself and fight disease. Other goals also include:
Improving mental outlook
Improving the immune system
Reducing the risk of colon cancer
“Scientific research in both America and Europe have demonstrated that people in the richer nations carry within their bodies anywhere from 10 to 50 pounds of accumulated toxic materials. Although this material is stored throughout the body, the majority of it is stored in the colon.” The Koyfman Center
Day 3 of The Cleanse, Pray!
Since we are talking poop talk in this blog, lets just get it all over with. Lets talk about day three of the cleanse. YOU will be on the potty a lot! For both reasons. A lot! That is how you know you are detoxing. Use intention with all that time you have. Each time I’m on the toilet, I close my eyes, clear my head, and I thank my body and Divine Source for helping me to heal and for helping me LET GO of everything that is not helping me. Adding INTENTION to the cleanse process is of utmost importance to having a successful cleanse. Divine Source listens to all of our prayers and gratitude and so does our own personal unique energy system. The more we are grateful for our body being healthy the more our body will respond in that fashion. The more our body and spirit know what we want and are grateful for it, it will help us along all the faster.
The nutritionist at Join the Reboot says some diarrhea or constipation is normal but if it continues to consult your doctor. She also gives options to help with either diarrhea or constipation during the reboot. The support team offers a lot of good information and helpful hints along the way. So far I’m very impressed with their diet plans, meals and helpful hints.
If you are not experiencing a bowel movement for each meal, you are storing that meal in your colon!
The benefits of colon cleansing, or colonic irrigation have long been known and practiced since 1500 BC. An early Egyptian medical document called the “Ether Papyrus”. Hippocrates (4th and 5th century BC.) was a proponent of colon cleansing for fever therapy.
In the early 20th century, Dr. Kellogg published a comprehensive approach to colon hydrotherapy which he advocated for use in treating many conditions such as liver toxicity, surgical shock, colitis and cholera. Before the advent of more modern medical techniques, many medical and health practitioners shared the philosophy that abnormal functioning of the intestinal canal was at the root of poor health and chronic disease.
Colon Hydrotherapy is a time-tested ancient method of treatment dating back to the Egyptian and Greek civilizations. Ancient Egyptians were one of the earliest known cultures to regularly use colon hydrotherapy for medicinal purposes.
Today’s colon hydrotherapy has come a long way from using the ancient techniques, however the benefits of this relaxing therapy has only increased and become more necessary.
Do you ever wonder what happens to that meal you did not eliminate?
If you are not experiencing a bowel movement for each meal, you are storing that meal in your colon!
Is Your Sunday Dinner Still in Your Gut the Following Friday?
The average American has only about three bowel movements a week. A healthy person with a good diet and proper elimination should have three bowel movements a day.
If you are having only a few bowel movements a week, at the end of one week, you are 18 bowel movements short! By the end of the month, you are 72 bowel movements behind. By the end of the year, you are 864 bowel movements behind (and storing all of that in your colon).
Death Begins in a Clogged Colon
It’s no wonder the body starts to break down and become diseased.
Let’s face it — if your infant or young child was not having regular bowel movements, would you be concerned? If your pet dog did not have daily bowel movements, would you bring your pet to the veterinarian? So why then, do American adults think it is ‘normal’ for them to only have a few bowel movements in one week?
Some interesting facts:
75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is over mistaken for hunger.
Mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%.
One glass of water stopped midnight hunger pains for almost 100% of the dieters in a University of Washington study.
Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
Some research shows that 8-10 glasses of water a day can significantly ease back and joint pain for many sufferers.
Just a 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, and difficulty focusing.
Many modern-day food products are known to be contaminated with chemicals, hormones, toxins and the like, and this combined with our bad eating habits generally can cause toxins to accumulate within our body which can reduce our natural defences against disease and immunity to illnesses.
Basic health begins with colon care. Eliminating undigested food particles, glandular and cellular debris, excess mucus, gas and parasites play an essential part in the digestive and assimilative process.
Due to technologies of food processing — the use of preservatives, pesticides, herbicides, and chemical and hormonal food additives the need for cleansing the colon has never been greater. Many of these toxins are reabsorbed into the bloodstream, lymph, liver, and nervous system, thus straining and eventually weakening the body’s defense against viruses and foreign bacteria.
The result is a breakdown which affects the body as a whole. An increased toxic load contributes to the problems associated with the colon: constipation, toxemia, colitis, diarrhea, skin blemishes, low back pain, and headaches ect.
Colonic irrigation helps to clean out the accumulation of stagnant toxin-producing matter in the colon pockets and keep the colon muscles toned. Improved muscle tone of the colon allows for the efficient removal of waste products from the body. Purification of the systems of the body helps restore internal balance and overall health.
What can Colonic hydrotherapy Help With ?
Lifting of spirits
Colitis and flatulence
Bloating and constipation
Improved weight control
Improved skin condition
Improved sex drive
Balancing of mood swings
Decrease in heartburn and indigestion
The following link has a humorous story about a woman and her husband and their first time going for a colonic. They had a much rougher time than I did.
Saturday we had another Kids Reiki class. Six children and their Reiki adults celebrated Divine Source Energy by learning about Reiki, the history of hands on healing and Reiki, Reiki spirit guides and animal guides, feeling energy, meditation, chakras, auras and much more. Thank you to Tim, Jerica, Josiah, Lilly, Kayella and Makena for being so brave and loving as they learned something totally new.
Divine Source, God, Great Spirit and much more
We started the day talking about all the different names there are around the world for God and how they need to trust their own intuition to know what name feels right to them and their families. The kids did their very first meditation to find their safe place and then each one shared what their safe place looked like to them. Many of them saw power animals and spirit guides at their safe place. I was encouraged with how well they did for their first time and how much they seemed to enjoy it.
During our chakra and aura lesson we learned about the healing effects of color and how their energy is a rainbow of colors. As an example we wrapped colored bandanas around my special Reiki helper, Amy Meyers, to show them the colors of each chakra and the placement. It was a blast.
Magic Eye Art Project
While I did the individual attunements my Reiki assistants, Amy Meyers and Lauren Holloway both led a Magic Eye art project. The kids made an almost, full sized mirror image of themselves using their magic eyes. They closed their eyes to ‘see’ what they look like energetically and then created it on a large piece of paper with glitter, stickers, cut out pieces of paper, tissue paper, crayons and more. As you can see from the photos they were extremely creative as well as intuitive.
Reiki I Attunements
While the kids worked on the art projects I was in the Reiki room doing attunements and Reiki guide readings. Each child choose to be attuned to Reiki and each one had a different experience during the attunement. Some felt tingles, some felt heat, some felt flowing or rocking movement while they were being attuned and some said they just felt love. I appreciate how everyone feels and reacts to the energy differently.
Every attunement is different for me as well. With some the energy comes in fast and ready like the child, some comes in slow and hesitant, others calm and peaceful, others come in happy and joyful, but each one feels full of love and creates a very humble feeling of gratitude in me. I often tear up or even cry because I feel so incredibly grateful that Divine Source has entrusted this mission to me. I feel so small in comparison and yet so spiritually powerful at the same time. It is the most amazing feeling to give a Reiki attunement and especially to children.
With children I can often see or feel the immenseness of the ‘mission’ they have ahead of them in this life and feel how spiritually powerful THEY are. These kids are amazing. They have a big purpose in this life and a lot to do to prepare themselves. I feel genuinely honored to be a small part of teaching these children about energy, our Divine and spiritual guides so they hopefully never lose that sense of wonder and that belief that miracles really are possible. They will so need that as they grow up in this world and doing their best to create positive change. It’s a huge calling and each time I do an attunement on a child, I am reassured that we are in good hands, that they are truly ready for this task ahead. A truly brilliant feeling. Working with these amazing kids helps my faith grow each and every time. What a blessing.
Feeling the Energy
After the attunement we practice FEELING the energy and healing with the Reiki. Each child and adult makes an energy ball in their hands until they can feel the pressure of something there, something between their hands that is invisible but tangible at the same time. Some say it feels hot, some tingly, some like a worm crawling in their fingers, but they all feel it. Then we combine our energy balls and the children took turns standing in the middle of them inside one huge ball of Reiki. That is always a highlight. Sometimes we sing beautiful songs to help the energy feel stronger. The more joy you feel the more the energy runs and the more likely you are to feel it on your body. This is one of the kids favorite exercises and we do it as often as we can at Kids Reiki circle.
Perfect End to a Perfect Day
We handed out the certificates and the kids went home. I always remind the Reiki adults that it is up to them to continue the Reiki training at home and support their Reiki kid by practicing with them as well as bringing them back once a month to Kids Reiki Circle. Reinforcement and practice is key to each Reiki kid being confident in their practice and learning of energy. I’m so excited to see where each of these kids go with their Reiki path. The options are endless.
Love and Light to all of you wonderful Reiki kids, their parents and my Reiki helpers. Thank you to each of you for entrusting me to this very important task!
If you are interested in your child taking a Kids’ Reiki class in the Sequim, WA area please call or email me and we’ll plan a class together. If you are not in the Olympic Peninsula area but want to find a Kids’ Reiki class try Barbara McKells‘ website or talk to a Reiki Master in your area about starting a kids class. Spread the word that Reiki and Kids go together better than peanut butter and jelly!
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Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher and mom to two boys and a whole world of children
DO YOU FEEL LIKE 2012 IS A HUGE, FAST MOVING, SOMETIMES VERY SCARY ROLLER COASTER RIDE?
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!
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.
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.
Stop – Recognizing the behavior is the first step to stopping it. If you can stop and recognize it then you can….
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.
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…..
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.
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!
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!?
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.
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.
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?
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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