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The Cleanse

This is the second is a series by Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki on nutritional healing and juicing.

I am going to reboot my life and my health!

My husband and I watched a movie last month called “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.”  It is a documentary about a man in Australia named Joe Cross who was sick with immune system dysfunction and on all sorts of medication including lots of steroids that caused him to gain a lot of weight.  By the end of the 60 day juice cleanse he’d lost all the weight and had gotten off of all the medicine he was on.  My husband and I looked at each other and both said “I need to do this!”

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Just Do It

I’ve told you in other posts that I’m a doer.  I am.  I don’t mess around.  If I say I’m going to do something, I do it.  I sat my kids down and told them the plan and they support me and even said they’d try some juice.  My husband and I have been studying, researching, purchasing and now I’m ready.  We’ve bought a juicer and have been practicing for a few days.  Next week, I will start the fruit and vegetable juice cleanse.  I’ll blog about it as I go in case this situation can help anyone out there who may be reading or may someday read it.  Hopefully each time one of us does this, it makes it a little easier for the next people.  I know all the information I’ve found from others on websites has helped me a great deal.

This I found very interesting and effective.

Do No Harm

I am working with my Naturopath, Dr. Ruth Urand, my Energy Psychologist Therapist, Melody Williams Romeo and my medical intuitive, Candia Sanders to help me do this cleanse the way my body wants and make sure I don’t harm myself instead of help myself.  I’m doing it this way because I too have many medical issues that I have talked about in my first blog on this topic and I have to keep in check.  And because it is safer when doing this type of major dietary change.  Therefore we are going slow for my particular body.

The Reboot

Joe Cross before, Joe Cross after, hmmmmm, I pick AFTER!!

I’ll be following Joe Cross’ Reboot program for people starting out.  I’m planning on the 10 day reboot plan that has recipes for each and every day.  On their website they have daily plans that you can print and follow for a 5 day, 10 day, 15 day and other options as well.  I am hoping that if I’m doing well my doctor will let me go beyond the 7 days to the full 10 days.  I’m doing a week of practice and prep before, a 7 day modified juice cleanse (sorry, not 60 days for me) with juice but also small amounts of healthy protein in the morning to give my body a good base so hopefully I won’t have blood sugar issues.   And my doctor also recommended I have colonics, which I was terribly not happy about.  I’ve never had one and had never intended to get one.  But, she muscle tested me, Candia seconded it and my body wants it.  So, I will help my body along with the detoxification process by doing one colonic a week for five weeks.  Yuck.

Juicer

Our Omega 8004 juicer. It can make juice, nut butters, pasta, sorbet and much more. I can’t wait to try some of those other fun things it makes.

If you decide to juice, you want to do your research first.  There are many great websites to help you out.  I will not do the educational part here but will give you some resources along the way if you want to read up.  We decided on a mastification juicer that crushes the fruits and veggies because these are supposed to be better at juicing greens, like kale.  With a detox juicing plan I’ll be drinking a lot of greens so this is a must.  We went with the Omega 8004 because it had great ratings on Amazon, a great price, 15 year warranty and it is very easy to put together and clean.  If it’s not easy to clean I won’t use it every day.  I’ve been using it for a whole week and so far LOVE it!  So easy, even the kids have been juicing.

Omega 8004

That’s where I’m at, I’ll be blogging more about this for the next few weeks to let you know how it’s going and what it’s like.  Maybe you will decide that juicing can help you with your medical issues as well and give it a try.

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Here are my goals for the cleanse:

Drink more fruits and veggies.
  1.  Get a lot more fruits and veggies into my system daily to create new eating habits.
  2. Detox my bowels and liver to help my body heal itself.
  3. Give up dairy once and for all.
  4. Cleanse and let go of old belief systems about food, such as, I need animal protein to survive.
  5. Let go of the belief that I need extra weight in order to be healthy and safe (past life stuff).
  6. Be healthy OFF of most or all of the natural medications I’m currently on.
  7. Raise my vibration to the next highest level I’m ready for.
  8. Create a spiritual and loving space within which to complete these goals.
Eat more fruits and veggies for the LOVE of your body and soul.

Bringing Reiki Along

I will of course be making this a spiritual journey since Reiki is such a strong part of my life.   Reiki will be right along with me the whole time.  I have already started by cleansing and blessing my juicer and the food I’m using for the prep.  Sometimes I bless it right there in the check out line at the market or health food store and sometimes I wait until I get home.  I will be meditating each day as often as possible to hold my intentions for the cleanse strong and with intention. I’m still a full-time mom with kids home for the summer, talk about challenges.  So, I’ll be preparing food for them while making juice and salads for myself.  I’ll need meditation and Reiki to help me with my willpower and staying true to my goals.  And, I’ll be blogging here as often as possible to let you know how the experience is going.

Me practicing juicing my first week. A total newbie.

I pray that some day, someone will be interested in juicing, find this blog and it will help them to do it too,  or to stay motivated though their adventure.  I have a lot of support and I’m grateful for that.   Thank you to all of my friends, clients and family members who are supporting me through this process daily in whatever way they can.  Loving comments are always welcome and I do my best to comment back to everyone so check back.

Love and Light to all,

Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher/Reader

360-460-7829 or rainshadowreiki@gmail.com

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Give a Reiki Hug!

People who hug more are happier!

I feel that hugs are forgotten all too often in our busy modern world and taken advantage of.  For sure by me, so, of course it must be true for many others.  Right?

It’s a very good thing my husband is such a good hugger and hand-holder, he literally keeps the good vibes flowing around here and reminds me to do so too! I more easily than him, get caught up in the “to do’s” of the modern world.  He quite often stops me, gives me a hug to help me breath deeper, calmer and to reconnect,  then we go on about our day again.  It helps so much.

So, here is a quick and easy reminder as to WHY hugs are so important and HOW to improve the hugs you give to your loved ones.

Free hugs and quote taken from article on www.squidoo.com

A HUG

It’s like an emotional Heimlich (maneuver).  Someone puts their arms around you and they give you a squeeze and all your fear and anxiety come shooting out of your mouth in a big wet wad and you can breathe again.” Chuck Charles, Pushing Daisies

WHY Hugs are so Important:

Lets change the image of a tree hugger, ANYONE and EVERYONE can benefit from hugging trees.
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1961

Do you know that hugs?……….

  • Reduce stress
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Boost our moods in positive ways with mood boosting bonding chemicals in our body, oxytocin and serotonin
  • Help couples be happier in their relationships with just a simple four hugs a day (at least six seconds each)
  • Babies who are hugged show more physical and brain power development
  • Hugging trees multiplies our natural cancer-killer cells, improves mood, promotes well-being, reduces anger and provides a natural healing effect.  (OMG, did you read that and actually TAKE IT IN?  Hugging trees FIGHTS CANCER!)
(Read the full article here at www.voices.yahoo.com)
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Children who GET hugs, GIVE hugs!              Josslyn Streett said that!

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Children who get a sustained form of touching, such as one hug every day are smarter.” Jay Gordon, M.D., co-author of “Brighter Baby”

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I will not play at tug o’ war
I’d rather play at hug o’ war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs….”
~Shel Silverstein

HOW to improve the hugs you give to your loved ones

Step 1. Find someone to hug!

REIKI HUGS!!

It is so easy to improve the Love that comes from your hugs. Put some INTENTION into your hugs!  Here are a couple of tips on how to give a Reiki hug.

  1. Find someone to hug (Ok, now what?)
  2. Ask them for a hug and GIVE the hug
  3. Sustain the hug slightly longer than usual
  4. While hugging, hold the intention that the Reiki Blessings flow out your hand chakras AND your heart chakra and into the person you are hugging. (As a beginner to Reiki hugging it may be best to start with one person at a time, then move up to more later, it’s your call.  It is always ok to send Reiki Blessings.)
  5. It may help to visualize a loving color, such as pink or green for the heart chakra.
  6.  Or visualize a shape or an item, like a heart shape, a red box of chocolates or a fuzzy kitten to help lighten your energy, mood and feelings towards the person you are hugging.  (This helps if this is a person who maybe you’ve had an argument with or difficulties of some sort.  Yes, hug our enemies too, especially our enemies.)
  7. or Chant a phrase that helps such as, “Loving blessings, love is flowing out my hands, love, love.”  

    Being social creatures is in our DNA, we NEED each other.
  8. Continue running the Blessing Reiki energy as long as the hug continues.
  9. Practice giving Reiki hugs as often as you can and see if you and your relationships become more loving.  See if your friends and family want to be around you more often.  See if your kids do not hug you more easily and for longer.  It has worked with my kids, it can work with yours too.
Hug your pets!

Now you may want some ideas as to WHO to give Reiki hugs to.  I say everyone!! But here are some ideas and WHY.

  • Obviously your family would be the best place to start, significant other, children, grandparents.  Children don’t want lectures, they want hugs.  I have found this out the hard way.  (How wonderful for your children to SEE you and your spouse hugging regularly.  What a wonderful mirror of a loving relationship for your family!)
  • Pets, our pet friends soak up much of our emotions in them trying to help us be happier and more balanced people on earth.  Lets take some of that burden off of them with a Reiki hug.
  • Friends
  • Anyone who is in pain, emotional, physical or other. This can lift their spirits and help them cope with the pain better, especially with Reiki blessings.  (Please do not use other symbols unless you have their permission first)
  • Trees and plants  – Lets be Tree Huggers!! They fight cancer for you AND it just FEELS good to hug a tree.  (How do I know? I DO IT REGULARLY!! I am an admitted Tree Hugger!)
  • Other Reiki friends, lets spread the Love and Light through Reiki hugs.  What better way to practice and perfect your Reiki hug than to practice on other Reiki community members.  Come to circle and lets practice our Reiki hugs!!
Hug the elderly, you will both be rewarded.
Photo credit: Milk Photo
  • The elderly, we sometimes forget how much touch heals, one can heal down to the soul with a good hug.  What a beautiful gift to give and receive.
  • Our enemies, or more like people you’ve had differences with.  They probably need a Reiki hug really badly.  (See if you can’t turn an enemy into a friend again with a Reiki hug, both must choose to hug, of course.)
  • Rocks and crystals – I know, I’m a little loopy when it comes to my healing stones, but I really do love them.  I regularly sit and hold my rocks and crystals to let them know how much I appreciate their healing gifts that they lend to me.  Then I give them a Reiki hug, a cleansing and an energizing too.  I have very happy rocks!
  • Anyone else you can think of to hug?  Please comment here on WHO YOU ARE GOING TO PRACTICE YOUR REIKI HUG ON!!  Watch out, it’s contagious!

Arm ourselves for war?  No!  All the arms we need are for hugging.” ~Author Unknown

A special Thank You to my Reiki and Stones and Crystals teacher, Jade Elizabeth for sharing this idea with me many years ago.  She gives GREAT Reiki hugs!!

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Reiki Every Day -Part 1 Home

Reiki is an amazing healing modality.  I literally feel like I have magic in my hands.
But, when I teach a class, I teach not only how to heal yourself and others with Reiki, but how to incorporate Reiki into every aspect of your life.  Reiki is not just for healing or for healers.  Reiki can be translated as “spiritually guided life force energy.”   It says nothing about being only for healing.  Reiki responds to the intention that the user puts forth for it in their mind.  Reiki can do no harm so no one can use Reiki with ill intentions. Because Reiki is Divinely guided, the energy simply would never respond to such an intention.  So, this allows  for Reiki users to be creative and think of new and original ways to use Reiki in their every day life to make their life more fulfilled, more spiritual and more fun!  FUN, FUN, FUN!  Divine wants us to have more FUN!

There are so many ways to work with the Reiki energy within your daily life.  Please read the ideas I give and send me comments of your own ways of working with Reiki energy.  Since there are so many ways, I’ll be making this post a three parter to get them all in.  I’ll list them for the ideas and give the intention or the “how” for those of you who already have Reiki in your hands and want to try them.  If you have Reiki II and above, you may add the Reiki symbols to the intention depending upon the desired outcome.  You will recognize the CKR as the power symbol, SHK as the mental/emotional symbol and HSZSN as the long distance symbol.

AT HOME WITH REIKI-

Work with the Reiki energy in your home to raise the vibration and make it more peaceful, protected and inviting.

Use Reiki on EVERYTHING:

  1. The walls, ceilings, floors, air, windows and doors, inside cabinets and closets.  First use the SHK or the intention to clean or cleanse your homes energy, rooms etc.  Then use the symbol CKR to seal and protect the space.  I also visualize a huge dome of Love and Light surrounding my home and neighborhood every night before bed to make us invisible vibrationally to lower energies, people who have lower intentions on their mind.
  2. New items coming into the home.  I Reiki everything that comes into my home with a quick cleansing intention (SHK) before incorporating it into the rooms.  Then I do a (CKR) or an intention for blessings and to energize the item.
  3. House hold appliances, plumbing, air conditioner, heater, etc.  Our house is a part of us.  It reacts to our emotions too, like our body.  Sometimes when you are very emotional or going through hard times, your home will react.  Such as, your plumbing may go haywire and water is everywhere.  Water is a symbol of big emotions out of control.  Using Reiki on these areas of your home will heal you and your house together.
  4. Electronics- T.V.’s, computers, printers, stereos, I-pods, cell phones, car engines, etc.  (helps them work better, longer and with less electro magnetic pollution to you.
  5. Batteries – Do you know you can Reiki batteries to get longer life?  I have done this on multiple occasions.  Once my camera batteries ran out right when my son was about to receive his end of the season soccer trophy.  I ran Reiki with the power symbol on the battery for 5 minutes and was able to take photos of the whole team receiving their trophies!  Try it, it’s a great way to amaze non believers and kids love it.
  6. Food, drink, vitamins, prescription medication– Brings out all the good, gets rid of the bad- makes them healthier, less toxic and less side effects.  Cleanse with the intention of clearing away anything that is unhealthy (symbol SHK) and then use the intention of energizing the nutrition with the best possible nutrient value possible with (CKR).
  7. Find missing things– I always use this one when I lose something around the house.  I do my Gassho to conect to the Reiki.  I use the intention of finding the lost object (HSZSN) and then leave it up to Divine.  If you are meant to have that object again, you will.
  8. People– I work with the Reiki on my kids when they are fighting to calm the energy down around them and take away the charge.  They often stop fighting and are soon laughing.  It’s pretty amazing.  Use Reiki on a photo of you and your partner to improve your relationship. (with their permission of course!)   You may use Reiki and the CKR on anyone as a blessing with no intention.  This you can do anytime you want to heal a situation that has worsened or exploded.  Or you can send Reiki to the relationship itself, not the actual person, a little each day and watch things smooth out.  People who you never thought would apologize, will.
  9. Pets and plants– All living things LOVE Reiki.  Reiki your house plants, your pets, if you don’t like spiders then Reiki your home with the intention that spiders will like other places better and go there instead.
  10. Identity theft– This is a big one lately in our new electronic environment.  Work with Reiki with the intention of first cleansing (SHK) and then protecting (CKR) your bank statements or the screen on your computer as a symbol of your accounts, Reiki your investments, college funds, stocks and bonds, all insurance, drivers license, passport or birth certificate as a symbol of your overall identity and anything else you have that represents YOU and your families electronic selves.  Do this regularly, whenever you feel the need.  At least once a month would be recommended.
  11. Websites, blogs, Facebook pages,emails, etc.-  These too need to be cleansed and protected from fraud happening.  I also hold the intention that all who read the words I write or put out to the Universe are blessed by the process.  I Reiki each and every page, word, down to the letter of my website and emails that I send with the intention that they are filled and surrounded with Reiki with the greatest good for all who read them.  (use all three Reiki II symbols)
  12. Spiritual Items & tools– Spiritual items; pictures, statues, art, crystals, shells, candles, pendulums, oracle cards, healing wands, etc. All spiritual items of the Light carry a higher vibration and lift the energy of your home.  Keep them of the highest vibration possible by blessing them (CKR), cleansing them (SHK), surrounding them with protection and energizing them with (CKR) as often as you think about it.  I also like to use incense and other forms to clean them as well.  But, that’s a whole other blog.
  13. Boogie men and bad dreams-  Many children have bad dreams, night terrors or see monsters in their closet.  Ban the boogie man by allowing your child to help you banish them with beautiful all loving Reiki energy.  Let them know that as long as the Reiki energy is filling their closet and their bed room, no monsters can come even close to them or their room.  For bad dreams you can also help the child fall asleep while you run Reiki and place your hands on the part of the child that feels physically affected by the fear, head, heart, abdomen, etc.  Ask them where it’s bothering them.  Do your Gassho, ask for Guides of the HIGHEST SPIRITUAL ORDER DIRECTLY FROM GOD, and use the intent to clear and protect the room, closet, or dream.  Allowing your child to help empowers them to know they can do this too and have the spiritual power they need to vanquish their fears.
  14. Cooking– And last but not least, use Reiki in your cooking and preparing of food.  Reiki is Divine Love, what better way to make your food more nutritious, more delectable, and filled with love than with Reiki.  Fill your kitchen, ingredients and hands with Reiki before beginning.  Use all the symbols with all intentions during the cooking process and just allow the Reiki to flow freely while you cook.  You can even use the distance symbol to send blessings to the dining room later when you’ll be eating for the best possible atmosphere while dining.

The possibilities of how you can improve your personal life at home are endless when you work with Reiki.  Can you think of any I forgot?

Next time I’ll touch on Reiki for work and manifesting.  Get on my email list on the right side of the website if you’d like to receive updated information about my new posts.

Josslyn

Love and Light to you all