By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki
I wrote a blog a while back about a Reiki Pick Me Up, about working with Reiki in each chakra to energize yourself and get through the day when you feel tired.
But, this technique can be used in other ways as well, energizing yourself is just one of them. This same technique is used as a quick way to strengthen and grow your energy and that of your auric field, in other words, Strengthen Your Divine Light Within.
I have learned this technique from multiple Reiki Masters, first in my Reiki Master/Teacher class from my teacher, Catherine Morris, as we use it to brighten our energy field and bring in more Divine Light into our field before doing attunements.
Then I learned another use for it during my Reiki Drumming class from my teacher, Michael Baird. He used the phrase “Strengthen Your Light.” It strengthens and expands the Divine Light in our energy field and helps us to feel the Divine Energy more strongly before working with Reiki or doing other spiritual activities.
I also like the term Brighten Your Light, because I also brighten my energy field by singing the song “This Little Light of Mine” and it reminds me of that song and ability to brighten our own lights with our intention and attitude. Whatever you call it, find a way that works for you to enlarge your Divine Light within.
The more you practice this, the more healthy your energy field will be on an ongoing basis. Do this each and every day to feel happier, healthier and more content with life in general. These are all benefits of a healthy and happy energy body.
Here is one way to do this:
HOW DO I STRENGTHEN MY LIGHT?
For Reiki I…
Sit in your Gassho, center and ground yourself and call in your Reiki guides of the highest order.
Hold the intention that you want the Reiki energy to give you a boost in energy to get you through the day or whatever intention you feel is best for you for the greatest good.
Starting with your root chakra run Reiki energy in your chakras from bottom to top for as long as you feel necessary or for about thirty seconds to one minute each. (If top to bottom feels better to you, then do that. It’s all good and there is no wrong.)
After running Reiki on your crown chakra run Reiki all throughout your aura with the intention of energizing you.
Closing Gassho and go!
For Reiki II and above…
Sit in your Gassho, center and ground yourself, and call in your Reiki guides of the highest order.
Activate your symbols in your hands. I do this by drawing each symbol in each hand and saying their name three times, one symbol at a time. This helps me to feel the energy on my palm, knowing it is flowing. (Tip: The more you draw the symbols out, the more powerful the energy to come and more quickly.)
Starting with your root chakra draw the Power Symbol (CKR) and in each of your chakras from bottom to top draw the power symbol with the intention of MORE DIVINE POWER. (If top to bottom feels better to you, then do that. It’s all good and there is no wrong.)
After drawing the Power Symbol, CKR, in your last chakra, draw a large CKR in front of you activating it and bringing it into your body and aura.
As you bring the large full-sized Power Symbol into your aura and body intend MORE DIVINE POWER and your aura and personal space DIVINELY PROTECTED!
Do your closing Gassho and go!
I Pray many of you give this a try when you are needing that pick me up and that it helps. Let me know how it works for you.
Love, Light and Blessings to all of you,
A BIG THANK YOU to my teacher, Catherine Morris, for teaching me this technique as part of our attunement process. So grateful for ALL you have taught me!!
A BIG THANK YOU to my Reiki Drumming teacher, Michael Baird for helping me to see more uses for this technique.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
In our quest to have more fun included in our healing journey, our Girls Night Out group (Mystic Sisters) met this week for some ‘cuttin it up!!” Magazines that is. My industrious students have been dropping off magazines to me all month-long. We had a whole room full! The ladies came in and didn’t even want to eat, they were so excited to get started on their vision board, they headed straight for the magazines and started rifling through the pages searching for inspiration. It was the darndest thing. I had to almost pull them away to get them to eat dinner. A quick dinner, some fun get to know you games and we were back at it.
“I can’t stop looking at my ‘graduation card!’ It’s infused with so much lightness and love from everyone. Whatever you decide to do for the next event, I hope it involves using our own creativity. (The vision board process) Sure did bring everyone to life and I believe it boosts our own confidence that we can indeed CREATE!” Pamela Ziemann , Mystic Sister and author
‘Creating a vision board is probably one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you. This powerful tool serves as your image of the future – a tangible representation of where you are going. It represents your dreams, your goals, and your ideal life.
Because your mind responds strongly to visual stimulation-by representing your goals with pictures and images-you will actually strengthen and stimulate your emotions… and your emotions are the vibrational energy that activates the Law of Attraction. The saying “A picture is worth a thousand words,” certainly holds true here.’ Jack Canfield
Reiki & Vision Boarding
I wouldn’t be earning my keep if I didn’t teach a Reiki lesson with each evening we have right?!! Good thing to me, REIKI IS FUN!!
Vision boards are all about having a physical visual manifestation right in front of you to look at regularly to help focus your thoughts, emotions and beliefs on creating your vision in your physical life. Being able to SEE it right in front of you helps the manifesting process which is stronger with emotions and visualizations. Even the process of creating the vision board is important and stirs up the universe into aiding you in your quest because you are putting time, effort, emotion and hopefully FUN into the process. We put so much fun into our process, we know Divine is helping us manifest our visions. We also put a whole bunch of REIKI into our boards!!
What does the Reiki bring to the table when vision boarding?
Reiki helps us to be more grounded in making decisions about which pictures to cut out and which ones to leave, saving us time and frustration.
Bringing in our Reiki at the beginning helped us to be more cohesive as a group and work together to help and support each other through the process. Everyone was sharing clips, cutting out things for other people, shouting out ideas, it was beautiful.
Reiki helped to set the energy in the space for lightness, community support and fun, before we even started. I always ‘set space’ for any Reiki event and for Mystic Sisters it’s all about love, support and JOY! (Setting space is about the intention of the feel of the energy in the space. I make sure it’s clean and clear, safe and sacred but then add another intention specific for each event. For this event, community, love and joy. The Reiki energy follows my intention)
Reiki brings in our Reiki Guides to help with intuition to know what vision of our future to go for, or which theme is right for us at this time. Before I started, I really had no idea what I was going to create. I just followed the Reiki and it turned out perfect for me.
Reiki brings in spiritual power to help us have the confidence and belief that we can in deed create that which we are setting out to create.
Reiki helps us to be more creative and heal any issues around being creative.
Reiki helps us to take creative risks that we wouldn’t normally take while doing a process like this in front of a large group of people.
Reiki helps us to think less, and act more intuitively getting the job done from a higher level of thinking.
Reiki helps us to create our big picture vision, not our internal subconscious chaos.
…and so much more. That’s just what I came up with in this moment. Can you think of any others and share them with us in comments!?!
This group was totally in to this project. From beginning to end (midnight) they
were focused but at the same time truly enjoying the process and each others help and company. I heard more than a few times “This is so much fun!” That’s all that mattered to me, fun was the goal and fun we had. My guides, my girls and I were happy vision boarders.
Make Your Own Vision Board
If you have never done a vision board, here is my basic instructions on how I do it. As with everything, I’m sure there are tons of ways, this is just one of many. Bring in your Reiki or if you do not have Reiki yet, pray for Divine Guidance and go for it. Allow yourself to feel joy throughout the process. If you do not feel joy, take a break and start again later when you are ready.
Gather a whole bunch of magazines, don’t discriminate, you never know where that favorite photo or quote will come from. We were all quite surprised what kind of magazines we found some of our most stunning photos.
Bring in your Reiki and your Reiki guides to be with you through the whole process, bringing you spiritual power, protection and support.
Ask your Reiki Guides to help you with your vision, what is most important for you to SEE at this time.
Go through magazines quickly without too much thought. Make decisions fast and just tear out the pages that you are drawn to without judgement. Just go, go , go.
Tear out photos and words that you are drawn to and pile them up, move on to the next page or magazine until you have a nice size pile and FEEL ready to move onto the next stage.
Clear, clean and prepare your space for the next process, cutting. Get scissors, glue and poster board to be ready to lay out our rough draft.
Cut up the photos and words to get a basic idea as to how things will fit or not fit.
Make quick intuitive decisions, don’t think too much, work with your Higher Self and your heart, not your head.
Get a basic layout and start gluing stuff down. Know it will turn out different from you plan, but perfect as it is.
Glue down the background first, then start with the words and little stuff, trust your intuition all the way through. Divine knows your bigger picture, your true souls vision, it will appear naturally if you don’t stress or think too much.
Just Say No! Be aware of the ‘big picture’ and what you are truly drawn to. You may have to make some tough decisions, get rid of a photo you really like, but that just doesn’t fit the big vision. A cluttered or chaotic vision board may reflect what is going on inside of you now, not necessarily what you want to create in your life in the future.
Have fun and just allow the process to unfold.
Place the vision board where you will see it multiple times per day. A very powerful time is right before bed, so maybe put it near your bed so you can look at it right before bed time and right when you wake up. These are strong hypnotic state periods in your mind and you are very likely to take in this visual information more easily into your subconscious mind.
I had so much fun, I’m thinking of tackling this project with my Reiki kids group too. Go for it, it’s a powerful and positive process. Well worth the mess on the floor.
Let me know how it goes for you!!
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By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
I recently hosted an evening where a spiritual friend of mine who is well-practiced and acquainted with the I Ching (pronounced E Ching) , came over and taught a small spiritual group of people about the I Ching. Charlie Comstock was one of my first spiritual friends here on the peninsula when I moved here six and a half years ago. He did an I Ching reading for me and I gave him a Reiki session. I remember getting information from the reading that helped and made sense but I didn’t get the profound awakening to the I Ching until this evening with Charlie and our group a week ago.
Maybe this evening was so profound because of the group energy, or the introduction and stories that Charlie told about his life and his path to find the I Ching, or just because the Universe was manifesting the perfect time and opportunity for those who were meant to be touched by it, to be truly touched by it. But, for whatever reason or all the reasons, on this magical night Charlie and the I Ching graced our souls with profound and deep insight into our questions about life. It was a truly beautiful evening where not only I felt touched by the Divine Wisdom but the entire group. (Read each persons praises of the I Ching below)
CHARLIE & THE I CHING
On this evening Charlie told us stories about his past and how his whole life had led him to the I Ching and how important aspects of his childhood, young adult years and beyond had been important in making the I Ching prominent in his life. He was a fabulous storyteller and we were all completely enthralled with him and his presentation.
Then he talked about the I Ching and how to pose a question to get a true answer, how to translate the answer and then he guided us through the process to truly amazing results. It is really an amazingly simple process to receive such important wisdom from the Universe. I believe we were all quite in awe of the accuracy of the answers we got. Not just because they were answers we expected but because they spoke to us in the depths of our souls with words we couldn’t say but when we read them, they resonated with us, each of us reading for ourselves or each other. We all understood them to be true.
WHAT IS THE I CHING?
The I Ching is an ancient Chinese text of divination also called the Book of Changes, over three thousand years old.
The I Ching uses a type of divination called cleromancy, which produces apparently random numbers (through the Law of Attraction).
One uses three coins of any kind to ‘throw’, then decipher from an I Ching workbooks which of 64 hexagrams to read. The interpretation of the readings found in the I Ching is a matter of centuries of debate, and many commentators have used the book symbolically, often to provide guidance for moral decision-making. The I Ching wisdom follows the natural rhythm and patterns of our natural world in order to bring us intuitive wisdom about our own natural rhythms and how they relate to our lives.
The I Ching is easy to learn and anyone can ‘play’ with it for answering questions about their daily life, much like divining cards, pendulum, divining games or other divining tools.
POSING AN I CHING QUESTION
Like any divining tool, posing a good question is the key to getting a good answer. Charlie gave us some tips to come up with questions that were important and significant in our lives, and not frivolous. It is good to be emotionally involved but not attached to the outcome or we might influence the outcome by our desire. This can happen if we are not grounded and careful.
He recommends starting the questions with statements that encourage an answer with flow rather than a yes or no answer, such as:
What are the benefits of …….?
What are the effects of …………?
What are the dynamics of…….?
Why is ………….happening to me?
What draws me to …………….?
More detailed question examples:
What are the benefits of me taking this Reiki class in June?
What are the effects of me taking a break from work and focusing on my family and myself this summer?
What are the dynamics involved in me creating and posting my own website for my spiritual abilities?
Why do I have to start a new career at this time in my life?
What draws me to the South West part of the country to live?
NOTE: Once you have a question you feel good about, you can get started. Don’t forget, for the best possible outcome to bring in your Reiki to help you with the process. When I forget this step (Yes I do forget now and then) I notice the answers I get are not as clear or maybe don’t relate to my question at all. Give it a try both ways and see what you feel.
REIKI & THE I CHING
You know me, I’m a Reiki Gal, everything I do, I combine it with Reiki and I feel and know I get more accurate results. The Reiki helps me to be more centered and grounded, in the here and now. That way I am devoted to my questions but not attached to the outcome. The Reiki helps me to bless the process with spiritual power, protection of the highest and most divine order as well as bringing in my Reiki Guides for spiritual information and intuition. This time when I asked for my Reiki Guides, I saw a new I Ching Guide come in to help too. This was a pleasant surprise. I believe he came in to help the whole group.
THE HOW: Before you ask your I Ching question:
Gassho – prayer position -(hands in prayer position in front of your heart) ask Divine to bring in your Reiki through you.
Ask Divine for (hands in prayer position in front of your third eye) the Highest and most Sacred Order of Reiki Guides for the greatest good of all involved.
Hold the coins you choose to use in the I Ching and bless them with intention or the Power Symbol.
Still holding the coins, cleanse them with intention or the Mental/Emotional Symbol.
Still holding the coins, energize the coins to the perfect vibration for you and your questions answer with intention or again, the Power Symbol.
COMMENTS FROM THE GROUP
Each person who attended this workshop felt very profound results. Each one was happy to write down their thoughts about the evening with Charlie and the I Ching. I hope you enjoy reading them.
Reiki Blessings to you all, thanks for reading,
“This I-Ching stuff was a lot more profound than I expected. Not that I doubted that the power of synchronicity could influence coins as well as it does anything else, but I didn’t expect it to be quite so relevant, eerily relevant. The words in the book were direct echoes of what my own Guides have been telling me. I suspect that Charlie might have had as much to do with that as the process itself? I will need to play with it myself and see what I get. But there was something about him that impressed me as much as “the results.” I’m glad I decided to come and have the opportunity to be introduced to both Charlie and I-Ching! Thank you!” Amber
“Charlie is an excellent storyteller and I enjoyed hearing his life’s journeys that led him to the I Ching. He has a great energy and is a good mix of East and West. the readings were right on the money and made perfect sense. By interpreting the changes and then reading the evolving answer was very cool. I would like to do more and would enjoy hearing Charlie again.” Robert
“Charlie presented a fascinating story of his involvement with the I Ching and using it in his daily life. Having a chance to pose my own question, then casting my hexagram and having it read & interpreted was a profound experience. The descriptions of where I am at in my spirituality, mental & emotional state were ‘spot on’, and helped me understand the more complex nuances of the interpersonal relationships involved in answering my question. As a result of this evening workshop, I have already ordered my own copy of the I Ching Workbook.” Penny
“This (I Ching reading) changed what I thought I wanted to focus on (in life). I now have a new passion to discover.” Lisa
“The I Ching reading has been with me throughout this week. My static “just chill” and “just be “words echoed in my head and helped calm me. The I Ching experience was right on target!! Charlie was extremely interesting and I’d love to hear him talk again on any subject. He should do a day work shop. I always have fun at your house and get very energized. Thanks again for all the blessings. Hugs, Sharon”
“WOW, is all I can say. Working with the I Ching in a group setting was extremely profound. All six of us got answers that resonated with us on a deeper level than we had anticipated. The ancient texts go into such detail about what is happening or going to happen, much deeper than any other divining took I’ve worked with. Having Charlie to read the text to us helped me to be able to listen from a place of higher knowing and interpret how the text related to my specific situation intuitively. I asked a question about a class I was considering taking and got a very obvious “NO” answer. Not the right time. With much detail as to what would happen if I choose to take the class anyway. After the reading I got, all seven of us voted that I NOT TAKE THE CLASS at this time. And, the answer from the I Ching was consistent with what my guides had been telling me.
The other questions I’ve asked in the week since the class have been just as profound and in-depth. For example, I asked, what are the dynamics of me going to Sedona this July with my soul sister for her 40th Birthday celebration? and I got; Although your position has been less than ideal, you will finally meet with the right elements to help you achieve your aim. Enthusiasm coupled with wise decisions lead to good fortune. There was more, much more, but that was my favorite part. The text gives you five or six paragraphs of information about your question, it’s very thorough and for us so far, quite accurate.” Josslyn
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By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
Rain Shadow Reiki’s New Spiritual Community Activity!! GNO!!
I’ve talked in the past about how my guides are telling me that now, at this time, it is vitally important to the healing of our people and our earth that we gather in local spiritual groups. If people are not part of a church, then forming or finding a spiritual group is essential to our spiritual evolution.
We evolve faster and more easily when working closely with other spiritual people of like mind. I have experienced this first hand in my own Reiki community and can see the direct effects in my own progression. So, once again, especially if you’ve been getting your own messages to find other spiritual people close to you, JUST DO IT!! It is not always easy meeting new people and working closely with others, but it is highly worthwhile.
Our Reiki Communities New Group — Meet Our Mystic Sisters!
My guides encouraged me to start a Ladies Night Out group to bring more fun to our small Reiki community. GNO was my guides idea, but I liked it and got it going with our first group activity, GAME NIGHT!!
After playing some ‘get-to-know-you’ games and filling our tummies with delicious healthy food, we voted on a name for the group and Mystic Sisters won by a slim margin. My guides gave me this name first so it doesn’t surprise me at all that it won the vote. So our group is called the Mystic Sisters. The sisterhood theme was a big one as 5 out of the 7 possible names we voted on, had sisters in it.
Playing Spiritual Games in a Safe Way
The spiritual part of our evening this month was to learn how to play spiritual divining games in a safe and accurate manner. As a child, I had a higher knowing (not that I knew what a higher knowing was at that time) that Ouija Boards and other such games could be unsafe and possibly bring in darkness. I still have this feeling and have not ever wanted to even touch one, let alone play with one.
However, I do not feel that all spiritual games are this way. I feel the people who create the game and HOW it is played and instructed to be played makes a big difference. I feel some games themselves are not safe and I feel it’s possible that the misguided usage of some of these games by people who didn’t know any better or possibly used them for dark needs have over time left an imprint of lower energy that isn’t what I want to be playing with. Just my opinion/feeling.
So I searched for similar games that I could feel good about. I quickly found a series of games made by a husband and wife psychic team who had the same idea as me; wanting beautiful spiritual divining games that were of Love and Light with very detailed instructions as to how to work with these kinds of games safely. I found Psychic Circle, Enchanted Spellboard and the Truth Fairy games all by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber. I tried them out ahead of time with some friends and had lots of fun and felt the whole time surrounded and protected by Divine Love and Light.
Intention & Prayer is Everything in Energy
Of course, prior to starting the game, we brought in our Reiki (Gassho prayer of intention), sent Reiki to the games themselves, blessing them with the Power Symbol, cleansing them with the Mental/Emotional Symbol, and energizing them with Divine Energy with the Power Symbol again (CKR Sandwich). We cleaned and energized ourselves the same way prior to this and then said a prayer of intention calling in the Highest and Most Sacred Order of Reiki Guides of Love and Light to be with us and guide us.
As the host and Reiki Master in the group, I also set space prior to everyone coming over. This means I blessed, cleansed and energized the entire home before the event. I do this before every event at my home. For each event I have a different intention depending upon what the purpose of the event is. For game night, it was Fun, Joy and Sisterly Spiritual Love! The ‘vibe’ in the room was definitely joyful! I teach ways to do this, but that’s another blog. (To be continued.)
Got Reiki? NO
If you do not have Reiki you can still pray with all of these intentions, state them out loud for emphasis and KNOW and BELIEVE that you are surrounded by Divine and working with only guides and spirits who walk in the White Light of God, and you’ll be good to go. Put your heart, some visualization, words and intention into this process. Don’t rush through it, it’s important, take your time and FEEL the difference it makes.
What happens if you don’t do this? Well, sometimes nothing. But, sometimes, if your intentions are not strong and clear, or you forget to do them at all, lower vibrational spirits who do not have your best intentions in mind can bring in wrong or misleading information, silly or joking information or even dark information. This is not only a waste of time and confusing, it can be dangerous as these spirits could attach to you and stick around. Believe me, you do not want this. They can wreak havoc with your life, your health, your sleep and attract more darkness into it. (If you feel this has happened to you, I know a trusted healer who can help. Call or email me for information.)
It is just too easy to say a prayer of intention and NOT end up with this kind of energy around you by being in a state of Love and Light and holding Divine close to your heart at all times. Especially if you are playing these games with others, you owe it to them and yourself to do it safely. O.k., lecture over.
It’s All In the Question
With practice we found out that how you phrase your question is very important as well as having excitement and curious energy helps to bring in movement to the board faster and easier. The more fun we had, the better it worked. It was so much fun, some of the sisters wanted to play these games again next month. Yep, it was cool! At one point I asked if it would be in my highest good to go to Sedona this summer for my girlfriend’s birthday celebration. The Psychic Circle board first went to GO and then landed on FIRE. I laughed and said, “Ok, I can go, but it’s going to be very hot.” When I told my friend this, she said that she’s a Leo and Leo is a FIRE sign. Ok, two possible meanings. Either way, Sedona is a good idea for me anytime. No, I didn’t need the game to tell me that, my intuition is pretty darn good, but it was a very fun way to get an answer.
WARNING: Please do not do any kind of spiritual work while partaking in drugs or alcohol.
Mystic Sister is new and just getting started but my guides give me great ideas all the time. I can’t wait to see where we go with this.
If you are interested in Reiki, please read my website and/or feel free to contact me with any pertinent questions via email or phone. If you live on the Olympic Peninsula and are interested in learning more about Mystic Sisters, please give me a call. I’d love to hear from you.
Now go out and find a new way to bring fun and joy into your spiritual path!!
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki, in Sequim, WA
What a perfect way to start the week, with a Reiki class!! I attuned four new Reiki II Practitioners yesterday, Beth, Stephanie, Kimberly and Naomi, and I couldn’t be more grateful.
There are so many ways to work with Reiki in our lives to make our lives more spiritual. To actually work with this human body as a spiritual tool, making our lives more fulfilling every single day. All four of these women are so different and have such different paths in life, it’s always exciting for me to watch their journey unfold as time goes by. All four of these women say they want to work with their Reiki as healers, but what does that mean? We don’t know yet. There is no one way to be a healer. They will most likely each carve their own path and be unique in their healing choices. But, knowing they want to do more with their Reiki, knowing they want to take more classes, gives them a goal, an insight and a possibility to work towards. It’s very exciting as long as they allow for Divine changes in the path, and I do believe these ladies are out of the box thinkers and will do that. I can’t wait to find out.
One of the many great parts of my path as a Reiki Teacher is to be a small part of this journey and watch my students grow and change and have those ‘A-ha’ moments that are so miraculous. I am so grateful to be a Reiki Teacher and to be a part of these remarkable women’s lives. Thank you to all who chose me as your teacher, thank you for allowing me to witness and play along side. I truly LOVE what I do and you all make it extraordinary! Take your Reiki hands and stretch the box, see what is possible ladies!!
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
This month’s Peninsula Healers Circle topic was taught by Mary Ellen (ME) Bartholomew, a Donna Eden Energy Practitioner and Reiki Master from Port Angeles. Let me just say, SHE WAS FABULOUS AND SO WAS THE TOPIC!! So much of what she talked about, truly spoke to me. It was eye-opening and I couldn’t help thinking “Wow, if everyone knew this and did this daily, there would be no depression in our world at all! Maybe even no fighting or war?!!” Suffering from depression for so many years, I felt that joy was gone for good and I had no idea how to bring it back. Reiki helped me with this over time and still does. But, now I can see, I might have found my joy much quicker if I had known how to reactivate it through my energy field with the Radiant Circuits.
Chakras, Meridians & Radiant Circuits
Similar to chakras and meridians, the radiant circuits are another part of our energy system but once activated they do not have to run on any particular pathway, they can go anywhere they are needed. They connect all our energy systems. Donna Eden calls them Radiant Circuits but other names are Joy Flows, Strange Flows, Extraordinary Vessels and more descriptive names.
They are the only energy system in smaller creatures, like bugs. And the very first energy system that is created by a fetus, before chakras and meridians. Thus the Chinese believe the radiant circuits to be the first energy system in our body’s energy system even though they were not discovered first. The purpose of the Radiant Circuit system is to give us access to feel joy, bliss and uplifting feelings. It is our soul’s true goal and purpose to BE IN JOY. Radiant circuits also act as a tie between the other parts of our energy system, the chakras and meridians.
How Do We Activate Them?
Mary Ellen taught us in our class how to trace the Radiant Circuits like you would the meridians. And four of them are the same as the meridian system of pathways. If you are familiar with Donna Eden’s energy medicine at all (check out YouTube) you know in order to strengthen or activate your meridians you trace them along their path.
You can do the same with Radiant Circuits. In fact, there are many good videos on YouTube that show you how to trace these radiant circuits. I have posted a link to one that I like HERE. It’s about 6 minutes long. My favorite part of the whole class was at the end when Mary Ellen played a great song called ‘Thank You For This Day’ by Karen Drucker and we all danced to the music with gratitude and positive affirmations in it, drawing infinity symbols around ourselves and incorporating tracing the radiant circuits to the music. It was beautiful and I can’t think of a better way to start each day. Just the dancing with so many like-minded souls activated my joy for sure. The whole process brought me joy and helped me to feel empowered towards my goal this year which is to bring in my love and joy!
Other Ways to Activate Radiant Circuits
There are other ways to activate the circuits and if you add the intention to any of these activities you can activate them in a faster amount of time and feel joy in your life sooner. But, like any intention and energy healing, this is an activity that needs to be done on a daily basis and is well worth the effort.
Once the Radiant Circuits are reactivated they also help us cope with the modern-day stresses of life in a more joyful light-hearted manner, helping us to get through even the most difficult of days on Earth in a more positive manner, holding onto our bliss at the same time.
Intention can be something like “It is my intention that this activity is activating my Radiant Circuits & creating joy in me as I do it!”
Reiki, Stretching, Yoga, exercise, Qi Gong, affirmations, dance, music, singing, walking with intention, creativity, gratitude, being with a beloved friend, confiding in someone you trust, anything that brings happiness and health to YOU, etc.
This is a Reiki blog, so you can bet I’m going to be adding in intentions to activate the radiant circuits for my clients during sessions and if it is needed, my guides will help me with this and I’ll know how to do it in combination with Reiki. I can’t wait to see what results we get. I’ll be watching the Donna Eden videos and working with Mary Ellen along the way to learn more about this fascinating new possibility.
I truly believe our souls want us to be happy and find our place of bliss. However, while in human form on Earth most of us are constantly in fight, flight or freeze mode. This is due to modern-day societal stresses and our triple warmer meridian, which protects us by keeping us in this stressed state. (We must be prepared for action in case of an emergency – that is how Triple Warmer thinks).
Typically Triple Warmer keeps us in fight, flight or freeze mode. Or it takes us there unnecessarily out of old habits. Situations all day long trigger old stressful or even traumatic memories and they take us back to FF or F mode. This is reactivity mode where Triple Warmer activates inappropriately and when not needed. Triple Warmer was meant to protect us, help us have quick reactions and sudden or immense strength in times of need. (We don’t need to be the HULK all the time, but we are too often.) TW can pull energy from all the systems except the heart. Radiant Circuits can help to bring in calm during times of stress causing us to not go into FF or F and instead stay in a state of bliss. THIS IS HUGE, PEOPLE!! Modern Americans are in a state of Fight Flight or Freeze almost every day. This is a major cause of illness and depression in our country. This is why Reiki and other energy healing techniques like activating the Radiant Circuits is so vital at this time in our history. It can truly help people to not only cope, but to truly find their bliss.
A BIG HUGE thank you to Mary Ellen for introducing us to this amazing and life changing energy system. I look forward to practicing more and bringing in more bliss and less stress. I hope reading a bit about this has motivated you to watch one of Donna’s videos and learn for yourself. I know I’m going to be blissed out all day today and I’m grateful for it.
“If we were talking to you on your first day here, we would say, “Welcome to planet Earth. There is nothing that you cannot be or do or have. And your work here — your lifetime career — is to seek joy. As you think thoughts that feel good to you, you will be in harmony with who- you-really-are. And in doing so, you will utilize your profound freedom. Seek joy first, and all of the growth that you could ever imagine will come joyously and abundantly unto you.” Ester and Jerry Hicks card pack for Abundance and the Law of Attraction
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By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
Joss’ Dramatic Email Story to Draw You In
Years ago, before I knew Reiki, my husband and I were in the process of buying a franchise business. It was an enrichment activity place for children and would help children to learn how to feel, understand and relate their emotions more powerfully and spiritually. It was amazing. However, after months of planning, preparation and training, we had severe ethical differences with the owner and ended up severing ties with her and the whole business idea. It was the death of a dream for us.
Unfortunately, it was the death of much more than that too. Our beloved dog Marley died at exactly the same time in an accident. It was an accident, however, I still felt at fault and felt a great deal of guilt over the situation. I was grieving our family member and our business dream at the same time. We didn’t know where to take our dreams from there, it was just too painful to move on. It was a very hard time especially since I didn’t have nearly as many coping skills as I have now with Reiki.
THE POWERFUL EMAIL
At the same time of us feeling defeated, depressed and in limbo, the franchise owner’s friend sent me a scathing email about the situation. She, of course believed her friend to be ethical and didn’t believe us. The email was extremely unkind but even worse, she powerfully put ALL of her emotions into the email as she wrote it and transferred them to me when I opened it. As soon as I clicked to open the email, I felt fully every hurtful emotion she was feeling towards us come through the email before I even read it. It got into my auric field and brought me down like a ton of bricks. I was still grieving and working through my own fears and issues with leaving the business behind and feeling responsible for our family member’s death, so her email and the emotional energy that came though with it, easily got into my unprotected auric field and exacerbated any difficult emotions I was already feeling ten fold. I got physically sick on top of the depression and had trouble functioning for weeks afterward. I didn’t fully realize at that time that an email could carry energy like that and affect me to such a degree. I finally realized what was happening and started meditating and doing some healing work that I knew at the time to help me remove this energy from my body, mind and spirit. Over time I got better and was able to put it behind me. This is obviously an extreme situation, but it is the extreme that sticks with us and teaches us some of our biggest lessons. And I learned an important one, REIKI YOUR EMAILS, COMING IN AND GOING OUT!!
HOW REIKI HELPS US THROUGH OUR EMAILS
When we Reiki the emails we can neutralize any less than loving feelings we may be having at the time we write the email, so the other person doesn’t receive them energetically. We can also neutralize any of those same feelings that may be coming IN on an email from someone else BEFORE it gets to us. We all have stressed or negative feelings from time to time, but we don’t need to be sending them out to the world or to our friends via emails and pm’s.
BONUS:When we Reiki emails going out, the Reiki will help to heal any less than loving feelings we are having at the time too. It’s a win/win.
We do not need anyone’s permission to do this because we are not sending Reiki TO the person, we are sending it to the email, surrounding and protecting the energy of the email. We are sending Reiki to the email so it is full of positive love energy. If the person on the receiving end chooses to take some Reiki that comes with the email, that is between them and their Higher Power.
HOW TO SEND REIKI LOVE WITH YOUR EMAILS
As always, this is my way. Feel free to use this one or trust your higher self, your Reiki Guides and you own personal knowledge to come up with a way that feels right for you.
Reiki incoming as well as outgoing emails with this process:(also snail mail, Facebook, etc.)
Gassho- Hold your hands in the prayer position at your heart and ask Divine to send down the Reiki. Hold your hands in prayer position at your third eye and ask Divine to send down your Reiki Guides of the Highest and most Sacred Order of Love and Light. (If you are in a hurry you don’t always need to do the Gassho, as long as you do it much of the time. Or you can do this in your mind, silently without the movements if you are at work.)
While I have the email or message that I’m sending pulled up on the computer screen, I simply hold up my left hand flowing with Reiki towards the screen with intentions that it’s getting to the email, every letter, word, paragraph and space. I imagine the email and the Reiki flowing to it. (If around other people, simply do this with your eyes.)
Let the Reiki flow with intention. You can visualize the Reiki flowing into the email, dancing around the letters. Flowing through the message or just melding with its essence. Intention: Clean and clear, safe and sacred.
If you have Reiki symbols – I like to use the CKR sandwich; 1. Start with a blessing symbol like the Power Symbol (CKR) or a master blessing symbol (UDKM or TDKM) for the intention of sending blessings to the email and anyone who reads it. (We can send a blessings symbol without permission.) 2. Then I send in the Mental/Emotional Symbol (SHK) and chant in my head the mantra with my intention, ‘clean and clear,’ three times each. This will clean the email of any stress or emotion that you are feeling when you write it.You can chant the Reiki symbols in your head with the intention that they are flowing out your hands and into each individual email you are sending out. 3. End the sandwich with the Power Symbol (CKR) for energizing the email to the perfect balance for you and the person receiving it.
Reiki your email until you feel it is enough.
You can use this process for letters, pm’s or other forms of communication.
Thank the Reiki and your guides! Send the email with Love & Light!
I hope these blogs are helping you to open up your idea box about what to use your Reiki for in your daily life. Every time you work with Reiki, your life becomes more spiritual and in a lot of ways, easier. Go with the flow baby!!
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
QUESTION FROM ONE OF MY NEW REIKI PRACTITIONERS
I was wondering if you start to feel things (Reiki) working when someone asks for sessions with you. I am finding that as soon as someone asks me about having a Reiki session, things start working. I feel their energy allowing the Reiki from me to start some of the work.
Love and Blessings,
Sharon from Battleground, WA
Josslyn’s email back to Sharon
Hi Sharon, yes, this can happen. Once a person decides to have a Reiki session and chooses a practitioner, the Reiki can start flowing right away. This depends upon the client’s higher self (soul self) and what they need and want. If they need the Reiki right away to start preparing them for the session, or because they really need immediate healing, then they can start drawing it right away. It is up to you, of course, to allow this or not. We all have free will. Make sure it is within your boundaries to allow this or not. Is it comfortable for you? Are you accepting of this happening? If you are not ready for this step yet, simply tell your Reiki Guides your intentions and ask them to help you find a solution that works for both you and your client.
Building Up the Ability to Run Reiki A lot
For some new to Reiki,their physical bodies may not be used to the amount of energy flowing through it yet. Running Reiki all the time or when not expected to be doing it (check your boundaries), could sometimes tire them out. Our bodies will gain the ability to run more energy and more often as we practice more often in our Reiki sessions, both on ourselves and on others. This will get better in time as we practice more and our bodies gets more used to it. Some new practitioners to Reiki may already be on the spiritual path prior to taking a Reiki class, doing yoga, meditation, eating healthy, doing other energy work, etc. so their bodies may be set up and ready to run Reiki more than others. Some people may have physical bodies that are just made for this and have no issues at all with running the Reiki even all the time.
Everyone is different and we must not compare ourselves to anyone else. Reiki is perfect for all of us at exactly the right time, teaching us as we go, as we practice. For me, due to some chronic illness, I had to build up to this ability and it took some time and practice. But, I got there. I worked on my grounding, my boundaries and I really focused on being grateful for simply having the Reiki and being able to channel it. Being grateful for where we are on our path at that time, no matter where it is, is very important to the Reiki path and being able to run more Reiki. It was for me anyway.
You might want to get a Reiki box or some designated box/bowl to put people’s names in and allow the box to act as the channel. That way your body is not channeling to others all the time.
I use a Reiki Box that has been charged with Reiki and Reiki Symbols and can thus channel the Reiki all the time, even when I’m not putting my hands on it and running Reiki. I keep the box next to my bed and do Reiki on it almost every night before bed. It’s become a beautiful spiritual ritual of helping others and I feel good about doing it. This seems to help me. That way I can ask if people want to be receiving Reiki before during and after a session and you can put them in the box.
Please let me know if this did not answer your question,
Thank you Joss,
That is so helpful! I love the idea of a Reiki box. The Reiki was very strong with a new client the other day. The strongest I had experienced. She wants to work with me more and I’ll discuss this with her. I’m excited to be working with a new client that I don’t know. Somehow it helps me in receiving the confirmation from a person I don’t know. I am amazed daily by the way Reiki works in my life and makes it so much more…I don’t even have a word for it. I ‘Reikied’ my office space at work. I can feel the entire office sighing in relief.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
I say work with your Reiki for EVERYTHING and I really mean it. Yes, Reiki is Divine healing energy, but as my African Drumming teacher, Zorina Wolf says, “We don’t know what healing looks like.” Only Divine knows what healing for us looks like. What if healing looks different from a medical miracle? What if healing by Reiki means that it directs you to the best doctor in the area for you? What if healing looks like finding a new home that has better energy and location for your mental attitude? What if healing looks like bringing in a new friend to your life who will love you unconditionally? Would we have asked for that of our Reiki? Maybe, maybe not. But the Reiki knows what we need for our highest good and when and how we are ready to heal, we don’t always know that.
In a nutshell, here is what Reiki brings to us every time we ask for it to come through us. With a little bit of intention for what we want, it’s incredibly powerful daily healing in the way we need it most and the timing we are ready for:
Reiki brings in Divine Power, Protection & Support:
Divine Protection– While channeling the Reiki energy for healing it fills and surrounds you offering you a blanket of protection so you do not take on other people’s psychic debris while they are releasing their old energies and emotions. All you have to do is tell Divine that you’d like the Reiki to do this and the intention is even stronger. Put a visualization or an affirmation with it and it’s even more powerful for you. (Divine Disclaimer – Divine protection will be yours unless it gets in the way of your free will.)
Divine Cleansing – Reiki helps to surround you, your client and your healing space with cleansing Reiki!! That means you and your space is clean and clear of old energy or psychic debris. If you hold the intention of this, put visualizations to this effect it is even stronger and more powerful. (Divine Disclaimer – Divine cleansing will be yours unless it gets in the way of your free will.)
Divine Guidance – when you invoke your Reiki, your Reiki guides come too whether you have met them personally or not. If you did not meet your Reiki guides during your Reiki classes, know that they are coming along with the Reiki. They tell you what you need to know during healings. They tell you which chakras need clearing, how to hold your hands and for how long and much more. Ask them questions and they will gently and quietly give you an answer in a very ‘behind the scenes’ kind of way. NOTE: Hold the intention to your Creator that only the Highest and most Sacred Reiki Guides of Love and Light may come to help you and they will come. Ask Divine to allow you to meet them in a meditation for yourself and they will come in some way to let you know they are with you.
Divine Information – My Reiki guides are with me all the time, I intend it and so it is. They give me any information throughout my day to make my life easier and more blissful. It is up to me to pay attention, listen and follow it, or not. Believe me, I rebel often and don’t follow the guidance they give and then I learn great lessons in the process. My guides even let me know what color is the best for me to wear most days. Then they also give me important information about my healing practice such as; the best days to teach my classes, hold special events, or to rest and not work at all. They tell me which new clients to work with or which ones to refer out to other healers for both our greatest good. They also stop clients from calling for appointments when I need a break and let them back ‘in’ when I’m feeling better. The list of the services my guides offer me is endless, I only need to ask them and they deliver. Over the years, they save me time, stress, worries and simply make my life go smoother. They want our lives to be wonderful and they help us in any way they can to accomplish this without ever interrupting our choice of free will. No job is too small, the more ethical we are in our work, the more guides of Love and Light will come and help us. Just say THANK YOU!
So, maybe you can read these helpful tips that Reiki can accomplish for us easily and effortlessly and see right away how they can help you in your healing journey. Personally, I don’t leave home without it.
Reiki Blessings to you all,
I love to hear from you with questions or comments in the comment section, your questions help others learn too.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
A reminder that our feet need Reiki too and HOW to do it!
This topic keeps coming up at the Reiki circles each month. At the circles we have other people working on us and our feet get lots of Reiki. Typically we have three to five people surrounding us at Reiki circle all practicing Reiki at the same time. It is inevitable that someone will be at the feet each time. My husband is a foot person so he loves to be entrusted with that area during circle. I prefer the head or the body. We do our best to move around during circle so each person gets to experience a different side and perspective, but we still tend to have our most comfortable areas.
Poor Ignored Feet
I admit it, I am not a foot person. I don’t like to have people massage my feet, tickle my feet or even touch my feet. Just not into it. So, I also admit, I’m the first to skip my feet when I’m doing a Reiki Self Healing. There, I admitted it…I skip my feet! I get down to my knees and then think “Ok, that’s good, I did my self-treatment.”
7200 Nerve Endings In Our Feet
It is good. Better than not doing it at all, but our feet work very hard for us, every single day. They deserve more attention that I’m giving them, and maybe your feet do too.
Another reminder – Our feet are also critical to our whole bodies’ health. Every nerve line in the body ends in the feet. According to the RAA, each foot has 7,200 nerve endings in it.
And while reflexology practitioners sometimes talk about manipulating “energy,” the basic theory seems to rest with these nerve endings, which would love to be massaged, energized and activated with Reiki also. Reiki is always gentle and safe.
As well, we have a nice sized chakra in our feet which very importantly brings up Mother Earth energy for grounding. No surprise with the way I have ignored my feet that this is a continual issue for me. No judgment, we all have our issues. So, you can see, as a reminder to myself and all of you, our feet need more attention than we are giving them. Reiki is the perfect, gentle way to give your feet that attention whether you love to have your feet touched, or not. Thank goodness, with Reiki you can do it either way, touch or no touch.
Our feet are probably the most uncomfortable to get to. It’s an awkward position to lift our feet up and do Reiki on them on our lap. I have many clients who physically cannot do this due to age or physical issues. Then others like me who get so far and then finish or fall asleep before the feet get Reiki.
HOW TO REIKI OUR FEET
We talk about this in Reiki I beginning class. I’m thinking most teachers probably cover this. But, since this topic keeps coming up at circles, I figure a little reminder doesn’t hurt.
HOW to Reiki Your Feet
Traditional method – put one foot at a time up on your lab and do hands on Reiki on your foot. Two hands on one foot at a time. One on top and one on bottom works nicely. (see photo above)
Beaming method – Simply put your feet up on a cushion, ottoman,on the bed or even keep them on the floor, and beam the Reiki from your hands to your feet. One at a time would be best but to beam Reiki at your feet at all, at this point, is all good.
Eye beam – beam the Reiki through your eyes, with intention, to your feet one at a time or at the same time. This may take practice if you have not done it before, but what better way to practice this than by doing Reiki on the hard to reach feet?! Simply hold the intention in your mind, body and spirit that you are beaming Reiki through your eyes to your feet and then look at your feet. Imagine this is working and ask Divine to send your Reiki guides to add help for you. They will give you insight as to how to do this.
Please remember, the comfort of your body is important. You do not want to injure yourself in any way while doing Reiki. Do what feels good to your body first and foremost and the Reiki energy will flow more abundantly and with ease.
Yes, definitely work with your Reiki symbols with your feet. I bet your feet will soak up the extra love and attention. Using grounding symbols at this point would be fabulous since your feet are one area where you may bring up Mother Earth energy for grounding. The Power Symbol (CKR), or the two Master Symbols (UDKM or TDKM) would work beautifully. And, of course, since with Reiki there is no wrong, work with any other symbol that your intuition advises for your feet. It’s all good!
I pray this little reminder will get some of your feet feeling the love very soon. I know my feet are much happier. Thank you to all of you who participate in the circles and help to bring so many blog ideas to share with others.
Blessings to you all,
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