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Like Mother, Like Son-The Lessons We are Teaching As Reiki Parents

By Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki

I was driving home with my boys last night and they knew I wasn’t feeling well.  I have a little cold in my nose and sinuses and just wanted to get home, treat myself to some Reiki and the hot sock treatment and go to bed early.  I’ve had chronic sinus and sore throat issues from childhood and allergies and often deal with this is the fall and winter time.  My twelve-year-old son, from the back seat, says very matter of fact and maturely, “Mom, have you ever thought that maybe this sickness is from a past life?”

Mama Proud

My boys and I on the Dungeness Spit in Sequim our first visit.
My boys and I on the Dungeness Spit in Sequim our first visit.

I smiled and responded, “yes honey, yes I have.  And you are right, it is. I’ll do Reiki on it tonight before bed time.”  It made me proud that I’m teaching my kids to think on all levels.  I’m teaching them that there is much more to illness and disease in the body then just taking a pill for it.  That illness has spiritual roots, emotional, mental as well as physical roots.  Yes, sometimes a cold is just a cold and just on the physical level.  But, most of the time I have found it to be on more than just one or two body levels at a time.  For me it’s usually all four levels (spiritual, mental, emotional and physical) and this needs to be investigated each time I’m clearing a layer.  If I do not clear the energy from all four layers each time then the cold continues and often gets worse as if I’m not really listening to its message.

Reiki Mom, Reiki Kid

The night before my son said this I was doing Reiki on my him so he could fall asleep due to a tummy ache.  He’d been indulging in left over pizza for days on end and was now feeling the effects of it and having trouble moving the pizza through.  (This was not the usual gluten-free pizza they eat.)  I was grateful for Reiki that I was able to help him through it naturally, calm him down and get rid of the pain he was having so he could fall asleep.  Fall asleep he did, rather quickly too.  And, when he woke up he was quite chipper and told me right away that his tummy ache was gone and that the Reiki worked.  It makes me feel good because these, I know, are long-term lessons my boys are learning, lessons that will stay with them whatever career they go into, where ever they go in life.

Me doing Reiki on my oldest son in the Rain Shadow Reiki room.  www.josslynstreett.com
Me doing Reiki on my oldest son in the Rain Shadow Reiki room. www.josslynstreett.com

Childhood Stays With Us – It’s All Good

My parents didn’t know about natural remedies when I was a kid and I had plenty of medicines since I was sick a lot and extremely sensitive as a child.  But my dad was a Psychologist and believed in NOT using medicine to solve all your issues.  He quite often questioned our medical professionals and did not take their advice.  Then he’d search for answers that felt right to him, right for our family.

At one time multiple doctors thought I had to have jaw surgery for my T.M.J. (Temporormandibular Joint) issue.  He said “No Way!”  The doctors said I wouldn’t be able to eat normal food and would be sucking through a straw by the time I was 30.  He still didn’t believe that surgery was the answer.  Well, I’m over 40 now and I’m still eating food.  My parents kept searching for other ways to heal my issue as it got very painful in my teen years.  My parents opened me up to other ways to heal.  Very advanced for their time back then, they found through friends an Osteopathic doctor who did Craniosacral therapy and basically solved my T.M.J. issues.  I still go now and then for Craniosacral therapy to get ‘tune ups.”  More often my Medical Intuitive, Candia Sanders works on my cranial bones energetically, long distance, and that does the trick.  I also do Reiki on my head to keep it in order in between healings.  If I can do it myself gently and naturally, why not do it?!!

But, I’m still chewing to this day with little or no pain.  That lesson has stayed with me my whole life and has molded who I am today and how I heal myself and my family for everything else in my life.  For that I am extremely grateful to my parents for teaching me these lessons.

Reiki is More Than Just For Healing

Many questions and sharing tonight at the Kids Reiki Circle.  We had nine boys and girls who just couldn't get enough time to share.  Learning about energy is never boring and always an adventure.
Many questions and sharing at the Kids Reiki Circle. We had nine boys and girls who just couldn’t get enough time to share. Learning about energy is never boring and always an adventure.

Reiki is not just a way to heal but also a way of life and a way to teach children about how to go about life in a spiritual manner including your Higher Power each and every minute of it.  Reiki also teaches how to heal your karma and prevent creating more karma by being aware of what it does to you and others around you.  My boys and other Reiki kids are learning that everything we do has an effect, good or bad, and that it can all be taken into consideration before we do something.  It also teaches naturally and gently that everything has consequences, even as simple as eating too much pizza.  But, that it is all good because he learned quickly and fairly painlessly that next time he eats pizza, he might want to NOT eat it, or go easy on it and eat a whole lot less of it.  These little lessons stay with us just as much as the big ones.  They stay with us certainly more than me lecturing to them about eating healthy food.

It is also important to teach our kids to question our medical professionals.  They may know more about medicine, but do they know more about YOUR body?  No, they do not.  YOU are always the best compass for your body and what will work best for you.  Question, research, and try new therapies always until you find what works for you.  This will teach your children to do the same.  This teaches us to think for ourselves and to use our own intuition, rather than just blindly following the ‘experts.’

For so many reasons, I’m more grateful than ever to be a Reiki Master, but even more grateful than that to be a Reiki Mom!

It’s Easy to Become a Reiki Mom

If YOU would like to be a Reiki mom, take a Reiki class.  Come to my Reiki circles and bring your children to my Kid’s Reiki circles.  If you do not live in the area then find a Reiki Master near you and encourage them to start a children’s program.  Feel free to refer them to me for help in starting a kids program.  I’m always happy to share my resources with other teachers who want to work with children.  It takes more time and effort but the rewards are HUGE and so worth it.

Thank you Divine Source for this blessing and gift you have given to me and so many,

In Love and Light, sending blessings your way too,

Josslyn

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Healing the Solar Plexus and Self Love

By Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki

It is time Goddesses to stand up and fight for what we deserve, our own self-love.  We have for so many centuries, for so many life times been told that we are not as worthy, not as strong, not as important and not as intelligent as men.  It has been so ingrained that we carry with us this belief pattern within our subconscious minds and our energy systems that it is true.  It is not true.  We know this is not true, yet it is in our belief system.  This belief is held in our solar plexus quite often which is our place of spiritual power.  This is strongly connected to our heart chakra as well because it has to do with love.  But I have been more often finding it in the solar plexus do to the relation to personal power or the feeling of the lack of it.

Meditate on this art work with the intention of healing this issue with your solar plexus.  Art by Roberta Weir
Meditate on this art work with the intention of healing this issue with your solar plexus. Art by Roberta Weir

A Universal Pattern Among Millions of Women Worldwide

This is a Universal patter that I’m seeing healing after healing lately.  Why lately, because universally we have chosen this as the time to let it all go.  All of us together.  It is a very powerful time to heal.  It is time to reclaim our power as souls of Divine Source of all Love and Light and believe in ourselves again.  We are needed at this time to feel totally and completely our God Selves and nothing less than.  It is time for us to shine bright and to literally FEEL the Goddess within us, not just think it is there.  NOT just be told that it is there, but to FEEL it in our cells in our soul.  When we FEEL it, we KNOW it within and then we can shine the LOVE out to everyone around us and others will be healed by our love light.

How Do We Do This?  You May Ask

Goddesses stand united in a healing purpose and it shall be done.
Goddesses stand united in a healing purpose and it shall be done

There are many ways to heal ourselves to release the old patterns of belief.  But, this is a blog about Reiki so for me the obvious answer is to do Reiki on this issue as often as possible right away.  Reiki all your chakras starting with the root and going up (really what feels right to you) but put a special intent when working on all of them that the Reiki energy is healing this Universal belief system of worthiness and self-love.  As each one of us heals this issue it creates a ripple effect and makes it easier and easier for others to do the same.

I also carry around beautiful yellow stones to help me heal this issue.  I have been wearing an orange calcite on a very long chain for about six months.  I hands just above my solar Plexus.  I take it off at night while I sleep to cleanse it and put it back on after my shower in the morning.  Choose a yellow stone that speaks to you and wear it proudly.  Don’t forget to thank the rock for aiding you in your healing goal.

The Ripple Effect

Goddess Mabon
Goddess Mabon

When I do a healing on a client, afterwards I stand in my Gassho (closing ritual) thanking Divine for the healing and I hold the intent that the client and I are both healed by this session.  Then I hold the intent that the whole world is healed by this session.  At that time, I can SEE though my third eye, just by putting my attention on it, the grid that surrounds the earth that every single human and animal is connected to.  With each healing I do, I see how lights on the grid are lit up.  I can SEE how each and every healing that someone does effects everyone else.  THAT is how I know in my heart that all will be well with the world.  Love is always strongest.  Light is always strongest.  All will be well with the world!

Love and Light to you all,

Thank you for reading and sharing,

Josslyn

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Reboot My Life, Day 6 and 7 – ‘The Crying Games’

Ninth in a series of blogs written by Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki for her series on nutritional healing and juicing.

To catch up start with blog 1, A Sensitive System or search categories under Nutritional Healing.

The Crying Games

Crying is a healthy form of release, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically.

Okay, so you’d think I would know what was coming.  You’d think since I’ve done this many times over, in different ways, but many cleanses, you think I’d know that this part would be here soon.  NOT.  (Yes, I still use that term to my friends chagrin)  There must be a part of me that goes into denial or forgets, like the pain of having a baby.  You have to forget or you’d never do it again, right!?  That’s how it is with the emotional cleanse part.  You have to forget that it happens and how bad it can get or you’d never do a cleanse again.  Day 6 and 7 provided for me the much-needed MASSIVE emotional cleansing.  It probably looks different for everybody.  In fact I know it does.

Easy Sailing vs. Typhoon

Tropical Typhoon Josslyn

My husband sails through a cleanse like nothing was ever changed.  No crying, no emotional roller coaster, no questioning ones whole life path, you get the picture.  We both went through the same cleanse after having our mercury out of our teeth with the same doctor, same supplements, similar amount of fillings removed.  With him he went right back to work with little or no side effects.  Me, I was an emotional basket case for a whole two weeks after, angry, crying anywhere and everywhere, laughing at inappropriate times, the whole deal.  It’s obvious, we are totally different beings, he and I.  And, that is why we balance each other out so well.  That is also why I call him my rock.  I need him for his stability of emotion and he needs me for my spirituality and empathy.  It works great for us, most of the time.

A Whole Lot of S*#t

Tsunami

So, here I am, pretty much sailing through this cleanse through day 5, only complaining a little bit (YES, JUST A LITTLE BIT!) about the amount of chopping, cooking and what not.  Day 6 hits like a Tsunami.   I was completely blindsided.  I was tired and a little low, but when it hit, it hit.  I never saw it coming.  All I needed was the right trigger.  What better trigger than your youngest son and some massive attitude in public.  That’s all it took.  I cried for two hours straight and then for another day and a half, off and on quite regularly.  I cried when I ran out of

Cat and Dog cuddling together

tissues, I cried when my ‘rock’ told me he wouldn’t be coming home from work again that night to stay and work on a project for the third night in a row, I cried when my cat wouldn’t cuddle with me but chose the dog instead and I cried when the U.S would lose a medal in the Olympic Games.  Lets just say, as my beautiful soul sister Stephanie put it, “You’re letting go of a whole lot of s*#t!”   Thank God she always magically calls me when I’m at my deepest darkest hour and can make me laugh and see things from a new perspective.  Yes, I agreed with her, yes I am, literally and figuratively, letting go of a lot of crap.

Trickle vs Flood

Too much Tsunami can ruin that peaceful feeling for sure, but it also can aid you in finding a higher place, a richer path to take.

When you do a cleanse as a spiritual ritual as I am,  you are not only cleansing your body, but your thoughts, emotions and spiritual energy as well.  Like with Reiki you are working on all levels at once, physical, mental, spiritual AND emotional.  ALL at the same time.  We sometimes forget this.  We may want to believe this will not happen but truly deep down we WANT it to happen.  There may not be another way to release this much emotion in such a short period of time.  Of course, it’s easy to say this NOW that I’ve come out the other side of the Typhoon and are in calm seas again.  Easy for me to say.  But, believe me, I wasn’t so happy about it while I was in the heart of the storm.  Some of this stuff has been with me my whole life, many lives.  My dreams lately tell this story too, dreams of my childhood, dreams that combine different time frames that I’ve been working on these very deep dark issues.  Believe me, someone who has lived with depression most of their lives, they have STUFF to release.

Typhoon Josslyn from above

Although we think we’d like these issues to trickle out at a nice slow tolerable pace a little at a time, sometimes, what is truly best may be a complete flood and be done with it.  It is more uncomfortable in the mean time but it is over and done more quickly.  I used to be the one who desired the trickle.  But, lately, I have so much I want to let go of so quickly, so much I want to leave behind, that I’m welcoming the Typhoon.  Bring it on.  Let the cleansing games begin.  I’m going for the gold!

East vs West

In Western culture emotions are considered unbalanced and even not healthy. This belief we learn from our society is not healthy. Emotions are a normal natural part of life. Listening to them is important, cleansing them, working with them to heal ourselves.

It has long been believed in Chinese Medicine that emotions are connected to the organs in the body.  This is in my opinion where Western Medicine lacks greatly in comparison.  NOT treating the emotional body, spiritual body and mental body along with the physical body is leaving out 3/4’s of the source of the problem.  HUGE mistake and in my opinion, quite daft.  And, the reason that millions of American’s are very chronically ill.  133 million Americans from a 2005 senses, that is 1 out of every 2 adults ill with chronic illness.  If you are not shocked, you should be.

Truly Heal Yourself

When you cleanse your body with a fast, supplements, meditation, Reiki, acupuncture or any other cleansing method you choose (find a list below), you are cleansing not only your body but your emotions, mental and spiritual beliefs as well.  It makes sense that we would have symptoms of crying, negative thought loops, anxiety, fear and anger surfacing during the cleanse.  By allowing it to surface, not ignoring it, dealing with it, thanking it for teaching you what you needed to learn and releasing it, you are truly cleansing all four of your bodies as is needed for true ability to raise your vibration to the next level.  YOU ARE TRULY HEALING YOURSELF!  YOU ARE EVOLVING!

Reiki is incredibly relaxing and helps you and your body to RELEASE whatever it is ready to release. the cleansing and healing process can then begin.

You Ask, HOW?

There are many ways in which to cleanse and heal yourself.  Here is a list off of the top of my head.  Find what works best for YOU.  The important thing is to DO something and NEVER GIVE UP:

Artwork of a sweat lodge
  • Drum circles, music
  • Sweat lodge, sauna
  • Walk About
  • Energy Psychology, EFT, EMDR, NAET, NET , Brain Gym
  • Chiropractic
  • Acupressure
  • Supplements for cleanse, liver detox, etc.
  • Color Therapy and Sound Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Bathe, baptism, with anointed oils or epsom salts
  • Sage yourself in ritual form
  • Singing bowls

Any YOU can think of?  Any I’ve missed?  I’d love to hear from YOU as to what has worked best for your cleanses.  Please comment if you have any.  Please email me or comment here if you want to try something new but don’t know what.  I can help.

Love and Light to you all,

Blessings, Joss

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7828

Some good blogs about emotions and our body’s organs and how they relate

“Liver Balance Plus” from Pure Body Institute

My Personal Journey of Healing” How the liver effects chronic fatigue

Understand Emotions in Traditional Chinese Medicine”

A poem I liked from Family Friend Poems by a teen named Joseph experiencing depression

The Wicked Path Of Destiny by teen joey experiencing depression

© Joseph
I walk the face of earth once more,
a mindless puppet, my strings are torn.
the creaky bones, the bad eyesight,
yet the chance to turn wrong to right.
wars-a-waging, old mans guilt,
the worlds now on more than just a tilt.
parents weeping, children slain,
bloody thoughts, fear will reign.
I look in the shadows, a creature did lurk,
he whispered to me, hiding a smirk.
“Thou shalt be killed if thee can’t find,
the demon lurking in thou mind.”
So off I ventured, to quench my thirst,
of corpses piled with hearts-a-burst.
And on that quest what did I see?
The Wicked Path Of Destiny
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Past Life Healing – The Elephant Man

Do you have to believe in past lives for past life healing to work?

No, not all of my clients believe in reincarnation.  However, if you can open your mind a bit more to believe that the past life stories that Josslyn receives could be a metaphor, symbolic or your mind during a free association of both, to help you deal with what is going on in a life right NOW that may be too painful to deal in any other way, then it makes the experience of past life healing more fun.  But, what truly matters is that healing takes place, and it does!  Whether you believe or not, healing takes place.

Here is the newest addition to my Past Life Healing Notes section of my website.  For more healings to read about go to that section.  There are many great ‘stories’ there.

The Elephant Man

Hope came in for a session experiencing acute back pain.  She said she hadn’t had back pain most of her life until about a year and a half ago when her and her boyfriend Craig started dating.  I did a healing on Hope for an hour and a half.  Here is what I got.

I placed my hands all over her her back.  She saw visions as I saw them, some the same and some different.  Hope has experience in meditation and practicing visualizations so I wasn’t surprised that she was getting visions too.  Here is what we both got.

I saw many lives where she was deformed, I saw hump back lives, scoliosis lives, limping lives, but the one that stuck out the most was the elephant man life.  “The Elephant Man” is a movie that came out in 1980.  I remember it had a very strong effect on me because the man was treated so inhumanely.  Being as sensitive as I am, that deeply affected me as many were by the movies’ content.  Little did I know it would come up so many years later to help me relate to this client’s past life.

Heart renching movie, but totally worth it, with Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt and Anne Bancroft.

The move “The Elephant Man” kept showing up in my head so I told her I believe she had had that disease.  At first I saw her as a man with this disease where the head is oversized.  He was living in a basement type place.  It felt damp and dark and cold and not healthy at all.

As I looked deeper in the life I saw a mother and father having a baby with all the hopes and dreams of a young family having a baby for the first time.  The baby came out deformed.  The mother rejected him completely.  She did not have the strength that was needed to love and accept him.  She was vain and cold and wanted a perfect baby.  The father rejected the baby as well but had some guilt about doing it.

The mother and father allowed the housekeeper to raise the baby, named Charles, in the kitchen.  The housekeeper, Nellie,  mothered the boy best she could and with love.  She gave him chores to do as he got older so he could feel useful and helpful to her.  He somehow knew the other couple in the house were his parents but accepted the love that was available to him.  He was kept out of sight as much as possible but the doctor who came to see him was not a kind man and he gossiped about the deformed boy.  People in the town knew and it got back to Charles and made him ashamed of his body and himself.  He was actually a very kind and gentle boy with a great deal of inner strength to go on with life the way he did.  He was able to revel in the little love he did have.  But at the same time he knew he was different and felt being that his body was deformed, was something to be debased, unloved and rejected by others and by himself.

At age 11 the mother and father sent him away to live at a “school.”  Nellie the housekeeper was very upset by this and didn’t understand why the boy had to go.   She didn’t live long after that, a few years.  Died before mid 50’s truly from sadness from not being able to protect Charles.

While at the “school” he was treated even worse.  The people who ran the school only wanted him if he could work.  He was basically a slave to them and they got paid by his parents to keep him there too.  For his parents it kept him out of sight, out of mind.  Yet, if people in town asked about Charles, his parents could say proudly, “He’s at a special school.” He never went home to visit.  He cleaned the stalls, swept, worked on the tractor, anything and everything he was able to do for them.

The movie "Mask" was another amazing true life story of a boy with the "elephant man" disease. His mom, played by Cher, was a loving light in his life like Nellie and the little girl were to Hope in her past life. Movie also with Eric Stoltz and Sam Elliot.

The one shining light in his life was the owners little girl.  She was a bright light from God and loved him as a brother despite his deformity.  She snuck out to see him in the barn whenever she could just to talk.  They were friends.  Their little visits together kept him going,  gave him hope that things would get better.

Things didn’t get any better in that life.  Charles died at age 18 at that “school”.  I saw that Nellie was there in Heaven to receive him.

We learn from the same soul mates over and over again –

Charles’ father in that life is Hope’s bofriend in this life, Craig.  Her mother in that life is her sister in this life.  The little girl of love and light was Craig’s son and Nellie was Hope’s aunt.  All the personalities and issues Hope has with the people in the past life story match up to their personalities now, she confirmed.

The skeleton of Joseph Merrick, the true life "elephant man" curtesy of the Royal London Hospital Archives.

When she got up off of my table, she said her back was straight again.  She said before we started it felt twisted and curved.  The pain was gone.  She was able to walk and sit just like normal with no pain.

And, she said she connected with all the information that we had gotten.  She had seen the hunchback and deformed lives too.  She felt from things Craig has said to her lately that he’d been rejecting her and pushing her aside, just like he did when he was father to Charles.  They are playing it all out again in this life, in a smaller way, until they learn what they need to learn from it.  She felt she had learned a lot and was ready to move to the next level of talking to her boyfriend about it and learning to love her body as Divine Source made her.