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Peninsula Healers Circle – March 2015 BELLY DANCING for Healing and Fun!!

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA

Bringing some fun into our healing circle of amazing healers on the Olympic Peninsula!
Bringing some fun into our healing circle of amazing healers on the Olympic Peninsula!

The Peninsula Healers Circle is a circle of holistic/integrative healing practitioners living and working on the north Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.  We meet on the third Friday of each month to learn from each other and meet and get to know other healers.

Our goals are:

  • to build a mutually supportive community of healers
  • to develop a more in-depth understanding of the different healing modalities offered by members of the circle
  • to offer a site where people can locate healing practitioners of various modalities in our areanetworking and referral base
  • to offer appropriate integrative care to our clients

March Madness- Belly Dancing!!

BellyDancingEdit2015Something new for the Peninsula Healers Circle, to accommodate more healers who work Friday mornings, we will meet in the evening for the change of season months; March, June, September and December.  We are hoping to get to know a more diverse group of healers this way.  For March our evening presenter was changed at the last-minute due to illness.  Rena Raymond and Barb stepped up one night before and organized a belly dancing class and henna night for all of us.  It was a blast.

Joss’ Laymen’s History of Belly Dancing

 Rena and Barb have been belly dancing for thirty years and much of that together as a team.

Me on the right with my Reiki Master/Teacher student, Amber.  Amber has taken belly dancing lessons for years so she helped me a lot.
Me on the right with my Reiki Master/Teacher student, Amber. Amber has taken belly dancing lessons for years so she helped me a lot.  Thanks Amber!  The teacher becomes the student, every time.  LOL

I was surprised but happy to learn that until approximately fifty years ago, belly dancing was a dance by women, for women.  The woman created the dances and danced them for their health and happiness, not for the men.  The men were not allowed in the women’s chambers and this is one way they stayed healthy and active and expressed themselves.  Each dance has a purpose, tells a story, much like the Hawaiian dances.

I also learned that the movements in belly dancing are very purposeful and intentional.  Each movement helps the body remove blockages in the energy system and creates a stronger body both physically and spiritually.  This is how energy healing works, Reiki, Reflexology, Acupuncture and more, they balance the body and help it heal itself by removing blockages in the system.  The whole dance is actually an energy treatment for the whole self, mind, body and spirit, and very beautiful too.
Learning the basics.
Learning the basics.

But, not so easy for me personally to accomplish in the beginning.  For me, not being a dancer or very graceful either, I could see this would be a somewhat long learning curve, but, a fun one!   I can’t think of a better way to get a workout and I really did feel better simply by wearing the beautiful jingling out fits they wear.  Those are the most fun.  I have to say, after practicing some of the figure eight moves with my hips, my lower back did feel much better the next day.  And, the most important part, it was a BLAST!!

After the dancing and potluck dinner, Rena painted some of the ladies with Henna.  They were truly beautiful.  She also taught us that the material they make Henna with is made from herbs and essential oils and is healthy and healing for the skin & body.  SO COOL!
After the dancing and potluck dinner, Rena painted some of the ladies with Henna. They were truly beautiful. She also taught us that the material they make Henna with is made from herbs and essential oils and is healthy and healing for the skin & body. SO COOL!

THANK YOU RENA AND BARB!!  WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!!

Who knew there were so many fun ways to heal yourself.  I have found, when we bring joy and laughter into your healing process, it just expedites it, it works.  Time flies when you’re having fun.  Here’s to finding more ways to bring joy to our lives each and every day.
Reiki Blessings to you all,
Josslyn
rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

 

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Peninsula Healer’s Circle – Learning about Pranic Healing

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA

The Peninsula Healer’s Circle is a group of holistic/integrative healing practitioners living and working on the north Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.  To read more about our circle please read to the bottom of this blog.

Peninsula Healers Circle is currently meeting in the homes of the members.  This month the meeting was at my home in Sequim, WA.
Peninsula Healers Circle is currently meeting in the homes of the members. This month the meeting was at my home in Sequim, WA.

Monthly Meetings

Each month one of our members introduces a new topic for us to learn about other healing modalities.  This way we can decide how we feel about a certain modality and if we’d like to try it deeper with a private session with the practitioner or even refer clients or friends to them.  Sometimes the lessons are just for us to learn more about healing and some are just to have fun.  Healing comes in many forms.

Pranic Healing

This months speaker for the Peninsula Healer’s Circle was really special.  Gayle Nelson from Port Townsend, WA has been practicing Pranic Healing, an energy healing form from India, for six years.  PenHealerCircle8-14,2I was captured by her calm loving voice and her passion for what she was teaching.  She obviously has a great deal of love for this healing method and brought that to our group.  She guided us through a lovely twenty-minute meditation, taught us techniques for cleansing our energy, cutting cords and healing our chakras.  Gayle had everyone in the room involved, all working on their own energy bodies.  It was quite beautiful to watch all the hand movements of all the members working together at the same time.  This Pranic Healing demonstration was extra special for me since Pranic Healing was the first energy healing I experienced after waking up.  It really helped to get me started as an energy healer and be open and ready for when I found Reiki.PenHealerCircle8-14,4

If you’d like to reach Gayle for a session with her and Pranic Healing, she can be reached at gayle@pranichealing.com or 360-477-1872.

More about the Peninsula Healer’s Circle:

Our goals for the group are: 

  • to build a mutually supportive community of healers
  • to develop a more in-depth understanding of the different healing modalities offered by members of the circle
  • to offer a site where people can locate healing practitioners  of various modalities in our area
  • networking and referral base to offer appropriate integrative care to our clients

We invite interested practitioners or students of any of the many energy healing or other holistic/integrative/complementary/alternative healing modalities to join our circle. Meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of each month from 9-11 am for learning and 11am to 12pm for social hour, at the homes of various group members. There is no charge for group membership or attending our monthly circles.

This is an opportunity to network with other healers, learn more about different healing modalities, share knowledge and friendship, offer mutual support, and build a referral base for your practice. If you would like more information about how to join this group please visit our new website at www.peninsulahealerscircle.weebly.com .

Reiki Blessings to you all,

so grateful for ALL people opening their hearts to their own Divine healing abilities,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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Energy Healers Circle, Hand Massage

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA

We had another great Energy Healers Circle today.  Healers of all sorts on the Peninsula coming together to learn, support and refer for each other, it’s AWESOME!  If you are a healer on the Olympic Peninsula and you want to get to know other healers, email me and I’ll put you on the list.  It’s an old group going through some changes and we are really excited about local healers working together and learning from each other.

HealersCircleMay2014,2Hand Massage

Today, Carleen Godwin, retired massage therapist,  taught us how to relax just about anyone with a simple hand massage.  This technique is simple to learn, anyone can do it confidently and I am proof of that.  Evidence suggests even a simple ten-minute hand massage can go a long way in helping people with dementia feel calmer and more connected with others and their immediate environment.  (Suzuki 2010)

HealersCircleMay2014,1We all got a massage and we all got to practice too.  It was really great.  Especially for me, I had two people working on me at the same time.  Oh yeah!!

Share and tell your healer friends, we would love to see many more healers join us the third Friday of every month at 9am.  We have different learning topics each month and opportunities to get to know each other.  This has been a goal of mine since I moved here five years ago, I’m just really grateful to have found these amazing women.  Looking forward to meeting more.

Blessings, Joss

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829