In my classes, like my teacher before me, I tell people to look back after one year of being attuned to Reiki and they will see how their lives have changed a great deal. IFAND ONLY IF they are actually working with their Reiki regularly. DAILY IS BEST.
I encourage you to work with your Reiki each and every day in your life, make it a part of your daily living and you will see major changes for good happening right away.
However, what if Reiki doesn’t come easy to you? What do you do then?
Easy………. like any other new thing in your life, stick to it, make it a priority, and then DO IT!! DO IT ANYWAY!!
GO WITH THE FLOW
With Reiki, I’m a very go with the flow teacher. I believe the more we attempt to control our spiritual practice, the more Divine gives us lessons for control.
But, for this one thing, starting a new and very important habit that can literally change your life for the better — This One Time, Don’t Go With The Flow.
ANY CHANGE IS STRESS
In the beginning doing Reiki will be new and therefore different. Anything different to us can often be construed as STRESS!! ………..Oh no, not that!
If your mind translates the Reiki as stress then you will probably protect yourself from the stress by NOT doing it. Sabotage will occur, you stop doing it and then you end up seeing no benefits and it’s easy to say “Reiki didn’t work for me.” When this is really not the truth at all.
We must work at the habit of the Reiki.
The daily work, the consistency to learn it, feel it and want it, is the hard part, the Reiki itself is the easy part.
“Doing Reiki for others came very easy to me, I’m a giver and always have been. Receiving was totally new to me. Therefore, doing Reiki on myself daily did not happen for quite a long time after taking my Reiki classes. I knew I had these mental belief blocks to doing Reiki on myself, and I knew I needed to heal them, so I decided to do a lot of Reiki on others and INTEND to heal these blockages in my belief system during these healings on others. Since our client and ourselves both receive Reiki, this was my indirect way of healing myself, the scenic route to healing an issue. Longer, but also effective. This takes a little longer, but for me it worked – until it didn’t. I reached a point where my intuition was giving me signs that this was no longer what I needed, I needed to do hands on Reiki daily. I needed a new plan.
So, I decided the old fashioned way was best for me. It was close to the end of the year, so I decided that on New Years Day, I would make ONE New Years Resolution. For that entire year, I would do Reiki on myself every single day, no matter what. This was the only new major commitment I made that year and I stuck to it, because I knew I needed to and because I made the commitment to myself. There were only two days where I had the stomach flu and did not accomplish my daily Reiki, every other day I did. And what is more important, now doing Reiki on myself became MY NEW NORMAL. Now, if I don’t do daily Reiki, I don’t feel normal and my body, mind and spirit remind me of this at the end of the day. It’s a win/win.”
Other Help – ME!
IF after a month of doing daily Reiki, you still have blockages that you can’t seem to budge, call me for a private session. That is when we need other healers to help us. Divine wants us to work together as a community. He wants us to work as a team, to trust others. If you have truly done all you feel you can do, that is when you ask for other help. And if you are truly ready, mind, body and spirit, Reiki and myself will help remove the blockages that are holding you back. Helping people move forward on their spiritual path is one of my specialties and one of my most favorite paths to help with. I feel there is no other path that is more worthwhile than working on our connection to our Higher Selves. I’m happy to help with this process.
I pray this motivates some of you to take some action in your lives and practice your Reiki. It’s all good. It’s all part of YOUR personal journey. Ask yourself, do I want my journey to start NOW?
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki Energy Healing Center in Sequim, WA
I know it’s sometimes hard to feel the Reiki energy when working on ourselves, especially in the beginning when we are new to Reiki and our hands and bodies are not as sensitive to the energy yet.
This will change with more practice, it will. Your hands will get more sensitive to the subtle energy and your mind will learn to be still and be able to tap into the feelings that the subtle energy creates. Don’t be so hard on yourself, machines and science cannot detect this energy, but humans can FEEL it.
However, feeling the energy is what makes it so magical, so mystical and helps us feel so connected to our Higher Power. Feeling the sensations of the energy is what most of my students tell me they want, but don’t feel, when working on themselves- at first.
I always feel the Byoseen (subtle energy feelings) much stronger when working on others, so in the beginning, I just worked on other people a whole lot, every chance I got.
**But knowing that daily Reiki on ourselves is the most important thing we can do for our own healing, how do we motivate ourselves to work ON ourselves when we can’t FEEL the Reiki running?
Quick Tip to Feeling the Reiki in the Beginning
**When doing a Reiki treatment on yourself, hold your hands an inch or two above your body. We can often feel the play of energy off the body better if we are not touching it directly. This works great for self treatment or treatment on others. Give it a try and see if you feel a difference or not. Once we can feel the energy more, we are more motivated to actually DO our daily self treatment. Some people feel the energy more on the body, try both ways and see what works for you. Pretty soon, you’ll be feeling it no matter how you DO IT.
Hope this helps. Have fun with your Reiki. Try new things and listen to your Divine Reiki Guides, they will give you ideas like this too.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
Thank you Josslyn for sending daily Reiki to my sick dogs. I am attuned to Reiki but I haven’t been using it to send healing to my dogs because I’m so stressed about them being sick. Will the energy be enough if am under stress. I know that I need to heal myself first before I send healing to others, but I am not confident if I am worried like this, that they are getting what they need.
J.S. from the Philippines
Our Divine Creator understands we humans are stressed much of the time, this is one of the reasons we have been gifted with Reiki at this time to help us deal with the high stress levels we are under while in human form and help us learn how to lower it naturally and spiritually with the help of Reiki.
If we all waited until we were not stressed or completely healed before doing Reiki on others, we would literally never be able to do Reiki. None of us are perfect and yet doing Reiki will help us get closer to spiritual enlightenment. One Reiki healing at a time.
The Reiki is Divine energy, we are just the channel. The Reiki is intelligent in its own right and knows exactly what is needed in each situation. Therefore, all we need to do is ask and be the channel, then allow the Reiki to do the healing. All healing comes from our Divine Source, not us. Therefore, Doing Reiki while stressed is better than not doing it at all. Right!?!
By doing Reiki on your sick dogs, the Reiki will heal your dogs in the way they need most, and the Reiki will flow through you, helping you to feel less stressed, thus healing you too. Reiki is a win/win situation. Everyone in the process receives exactly what they need. If you were stressed when you started, I bet you feel much calmer by the time you are done. Maybe you even have a ‘higher’ understanding of why your dogs and you are having to go through this period of dis-ease. But, just by knowing you are helping your dogs, you too will feel better.
Go ahead and do it, it will be exactly what your pets need and will most likely de-stress you in the process too.
P.S. If this was a Reiki Practitioner working on a client for money, the answer may be quiet different. This person was working on her own pets, not a paying client.
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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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Reprinted from the Reiki News Magazine Winter 2014 issue
If you have taken a Reiki class or thinking about it and are not yet familiar with the Reiki News Magazine, I am here to say, this is a wonderful resource not to be missed out on. I have stacks and stacks of these magazines that I keep through the years and reread. Plus I have them available for check out in the Rain Shadow Reiki lending library.
Here is a story of physical healing and determination to not give up on both the part of the Reiki Master and the client. This, I believe is a great story to show that with Reiki, time, determination and patience, Reiki can heal us on all levels. Reiki healing happens at the right time for each individual person. We are not all meant to have instant miracles, but I believe with continued effort, we can get our miracles in different ways and times. I pray it gives you some ideas about what is possible with Reiki.
Reiki Stories from the Reiki News Magazine
Most of the stories in this section of Reiki News Magazine have been documented by before and after medical tests and the observations of licensed health care providers. Please note that while Reiki can cause miraculous healing, it does not always do so. However most patients receive some level of healing with the minimum benefit being relaxation and stress reduction. If you have medical or psychological condition, it is recommended that you use Reiki in conjunction with the help of a licensed health care provider.
Reiki and Epstein-Barr/Fibromyalgia
I have suffered from the Epstein-Barr virus and Fibromyalgia pain since I was 19 years old. I will be 39 in May. I have seen so many doctors and have had so many tests and scans. I’ve been on so many medications over the past 20 years — until recently I was taking 90 mg of morphine three times a day. Upon waking, I walked like I had polio. It hurt to sit, to stand, to walk. I would not shake hands with anyone because of my hand pain. My joint pain was the worst; every joint hurt all the time. I would wince just to bend my arm. I felt like this even while taking the morphine. I also had three vertebrae fused in my back a year ago. After the surgery the discs above and below the fusion were bulging, causing additional pain. The morphine helped very little and I prayed to die just to end the pain I endured each day.
Reiki stopped all of the pain with the help of a wonderful Reiki Master, Susanna Glaze!!! It took approximately four months. I had two treatments a week. Each treatment lasted 1.5 to 2 hours. She did this and never asked for anything in return. I did bring her crafts and art to trade for the Reiki treatments, and she always said it was too much. I now pay her and it will never be enough because my pain is gone and I am off all morphine. My life has changed so dramatically in the last four months. My husband is astounded. My friends can hardly believe this miracle. They are all grateful and no one is as grateful as I am. I have healed physically, emotionally and spiritually. I could not have done this without the love and compassion of my good friend Susanna. She taught me that the true meaning of Reiki is love, and there is nothing like the healing human touch. Susanna is now teaching me Reiki and to honor its tradition and history. I wish more people knew that Reiki really works. — Danielle Wise, Carlsbad, N.M.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
I know, we all want to FEEL the Reiki flowing when we do our self Reiki. Lets face it, the truth is, we often just don’t feel the Reiki sensations in our hands as strongly when we work on ourselves as when we work on other people. I know, I had this issue in the beginning too. But, over time and with a whole lot of practice on others and myself, my hands got much more sensitive as well as the rest of my body and now I feel the Reiki every single time I put my hands on my body to heal myself. Truly I do.
Patience, practice, patience and more practice.
I know that’s not what we really want to hear, do more practice. But, with Reiki and many things in life, this is the best answer. The other option is not doing it at all and we know where that gets us –nowhere fast.
Other Signs Your Reiki Is Working – Yes it is!
So, in the meantime, while you are waiting and hoping that the sensations will just start by magic, why not DO IT ANYWAY!! Get your Reiki I manual out, and sit down and do a self Reiki session. Do all the hand positions, just like you did in class and ‘see’ if you can’t maybe feel some of these other signs that the Reiki is on and working.
Here is what to ‘look for’:
deep breaths/change in breathing pattern
sense of calm sweeps over you
feeling of release
lightness throughout your body/mind/spirit
full body tingles/swaying
These are all signs the Reiki is working to help relax the body and relieve stress.
We can see many of these happening for our clients when they are receiving Reiki from us too. It’s fun to watch for the signs and know that the Reiki is working. But, it also helps us to KNOW the Reiki is working and helps to keep us motivated to keep doing it, keep moving forward until our hands do get more sensitive and we start feeling the really COOL sensations of the heat, tingling, throbbing and more. I know, it’s natural to want to feel these sensations, I do too. They help us to know we are connected to Divine Love. Patience grasshopper, patience.
I’m so grateful for you reading and making loving comments letting me know you are out there and that what I’m writing is helping you in some way.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
My goal is to encourage and help others to incorporate Reiki into their daily lives seamlessly and with great joy. I have done this for myself over many years of working with Reiki and I find talking with my clients and students that not everyone does this easily.
In the beginning, when we first take a Reiki class, we are often so overloaded with the information, the how to’s, that we stay inside our initial Reiki thinking box. We limit ourselves to the basics because we have to in order to just do the basics. It’s all good! That’s how we start. Some of us ‘get it’ faster than others and some of us take more time thoroughly comprehending what the Reiki can really do and how to do it. All in Divine time. But, we can also learn from others if we seek out ways to expand our Reiki boxes, when we are ready. It is my hope, for the Highest Good of All, that my little blogs help some of you to expand your Reiki box of what is possible to do with Reiki. Because I know first hand the daily miracles that come from having Reiki working with you to create the life you want. Here is one example.
Reiki & a Movie
I have a very wonderful and close dear friend here in Sequim whose entire family is karmically connected to my family. We are all close and our kids fight like siblings or cousins I say, but that’s another story and another life. Gigi and I have over the years become very close and share a love of our families, healthy eating, our pets and of course, our spirituality and Reiki. Because of hectic family/work schedules, we usually schedule our dates ahead of time. Now and then Gigi and I schedule a lunch, walking date or a movie morning while the kids are in school. Much needed girl time.
I have worked with Reiki on her whole family and every time I visit I work on her two fury buddies, Jax and Cedric. All animals are different and some don’t like hands on Reiki. But Jax and Cedric LOVE hands on Reiki. They are Rat terriers and because of them I have fallen in love with the breed. They are such sweeties and simply LOVE ME and MY REIKI! As soon as I’m in the house they are ON me like flies on honey. They sometimes take turns and sometimes can’t wait and I have one hand on each of them while they sit in my lap.
When I come over for a movie date, my two buddies are right on top of me, cuddling and soaking up the Reiki for a full two hours. When I mentioned this to a new client she was amazed. “What? You can run the Reiki while you watch a movie?” She hadn’t thought of that before. Yep, sometimes in this busy life, we multi task. If the choice is no Reiki or Reiki while watching the move, I’m sure Jax and Cedric would choose Reiki and a Movie every single time.
I simply get my Reiki flowing as soon as I walk in the door or even before while I’m in the car.
However you start your Reiki, I like to say my intentional prayer, ask Divine to send in my Reiki Guides of Love and Light, then let it flow.
I hold the intention that Jax and Cedric get exactly what they choose and what they need and that the Reiki will continue to flow through the whole movie.
They come and go, jumping off of me and running to the kitchen or the front door to bark, but they always come back for more cuddles and more Reiki. Meanwhile, I watch my movie, converse with Gigi as necessary and not necessary for a girls day off and get some doggy snuggle at the same time. I love when it’s a Win/win, don’t you.
Oh yeah, you can cuddle with your kids or sweetheart and run Reiki AND watch a movie all at the same time too!
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki
Question: One of the questions I get a lot is, “How can I run more energy?” or “How can I be a better channel for the Reiki energy?”
The Quick Answer:Practice, practice and more practice. Daily Self Reiki is the key. Plus, eating and living a healthy and spiritual life, meditating, looking in the mirror, practicing what we preach, and honing our skills as a channel for the Reiki energy.
The Longer But More Thorough Answer
Some people have expressed to me that because Reiki is Divine energy it should be easy for everyone to run it the same. Maybe, but all of our bodies are different with different abilities. We can’t all sing the same, or do gymnastics the same, why would we expect to all run Reiki the same. Hmmm…something to ponder.
Yes, the Reiki is from Divine and once attuned, always attuned. But, our bodies are still human and we channel Reiki through our human bodies. Some people have physical bodies that are naturally tuned to channeling Reiki and others will need to practice at it a bit more. It is like this with pretty much any skill, some are naturally good at pottery the first time they take a class, (not me) others will have to practice more. For many of my Reiki I students, channeling Reiki is their first time channeling anything energetically through their physical body at all. Many don’t meditate until after my class or do energy work. So, this is something that is all new to their bodies. All new, at any new skill, takes practice, even with Reiki.
Example: Singing Gift vs Reiki Gift
I truly believe that we come into this life with the God-given gifts that we require to be successful in our specific life goal. I believe with Divine’s help, we chose these gifts carefully beforehand. Some of us chose determination, some chose patience, forgiveness, calmness, motivation, or courage. I believe we also chose abilities for our human body such as, some of us need to be amazing scientists, writers, dancers, artists, and others need to be excellent channelers of Divine Energy. No matter what, we have the gifts that we need in order to be successful in this life. It is up to us to break through our fears and hone these gifts like a professional singer does. Practice, practice and more practice. Then be grateful for the gifts we have and we will be showered with even more abundance in this area of our lives.
I compare the ability to channel Reiki to singing, another gift from Divine. Again, I believe people who need a particular singing voice will choose biologically a family combination that will allow them to have this musical talent. Some people have beautiful singing voices from childhood. However, they still practice and practice to hone their skill if singing is important to them. Some people are naturals at it, others take more practice but can still be great, others have great singing voices for themselves or their shower, but don’t necessarily want to sing to the world. It’s all good. It is all Divine and perfect for us and our needs. But, if someone wants to improve their singing voice, they will need to practice and possibly work with a coach.
This is the same with Reiki. If you want to do Reiki to heal yourself only, you still need to practice on yourself, daily. YES, DAILY. (If you actually want results) If you want to do Reiki on others, you’ll need to practice on others and for the Highest Good, study with a Reiki Master to get help along the way or establish a very strong Love and Light connection with your Reiki Guides. Preferably both. If someone wants to be a Reiki Master/Teacher, this in turn will take more practice, more time, more help, more honing, more experience, etc.
Just because Reiki comes from a Divine source it doesn’t mean we still don’t have lessons to learn about channeling Reiki energy through our human bodies. Most of us do. Most of us are working with the Reiki in the first place to help us with these issues. So, sorry if you don’t want to hear it, but… “PRACTICE MAKES BETTER.” Yes, even in Reiki, practice makes better. You’ll feel better, be able to run more energy better, be able to FEEL the energy in your hands and body better, be able to manifest the things and life you want better. All of the above. JUST DO IT!
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 for Rain Shadow Reiki
Reiki Ideas for Reiki Healing Students
I’ve had a series of clients lately who consciously come to me and want help but subconsciously have blocks up to protect themselves. You can often tell these people when they are on your table. Often they leave their eyes open the entire time where other clients close their eyes soon after getting on the table. Or they will close their eyes but you can tell that these clients do not go to a deep level of relaxation at all and maybe try to keep you in conversation with them much of the time. Or you can just tell they are not relaxed and having a hard time even closing their eyes and staying on the table. I can FEEL the tension in them. Often it feels like they want to jump off of the table and run out the door. Sometimes it feels like they are trying so hard to hold on to what they truly want to release and this causes tension in them. Change is stressful for most of us, asking for change can be even more stressful.
This usually indicates a high level of a need to control their environment for fear or trust reasons. It is ok. Reiki can help with that. It will just take a little more time and sometimes different techniques than you learn in Reiki I or II. This is the kind of technique you usually learn from your guides with lots of practical experience. That is who I have learned it from and I’m going to give you some tips here as to what they have told me to do.
Chances are, if you read this, you’ll get a chance to practice it on a client very soon.
Reiki will help any condition, I believe, if given proper time. The healing journey is a journey, it takes time for most people. Some people take many years, many lifetimes building up these fears and trust issues, it will take some time to break them down in a safe and trusting manner as well. If this client has come to you for help, at least they know they need and want help. That is the first step. The second step is making sure they feel safe enough to come back. If we do anything to invade their protective space during the healing session then they may not come back and that is not what we want. Sometimes we need to back off with this type of client and give them space to heal themselves with the Reiki leading the way. This quite often has worked well with my clients. But, at the same time, if they do not feel better, feel some kind of results, they may not come back. It is critical to not be afraid of any of these outcomes and just TRUST in the Reiki and that it will do exactly what it is supposed to do to help this person TODAY. Trust in the Reiki and trust in your guides to help you and show you or tell you what needs to be done to help them.
Heart Chakra Case
I recently had a client whose heart chakra was dangerously shut down to a point where I could not feel any movement at all. I could FEEL the tight constriction in his chest so tight that it was making ME feel ill and I couldn’t handle the discomfort. I raised my hands off of his chest and up above but that still wasn’t enough. I knew that if his chakra stayed this way too long he would be in danger of physical illness, such as; heart attack, cutting off his ability to love or be loved. Our heart chakra is of utmost importance because it is the go-between of all the major chakras. It is the interface between our upper and lower chakras and if it is clogged up it’s difficult to get any of the others healthy and balanced. So, I knew I needed something to help him and fast. In this session I just felt I needed to get his chakra open a bit and moving. I asked my guides for their help and they gave me a visual to follow. Here is what they had me do. Plus, here are other ideas that my guides have given me when I’ve been in a tough spot. Ask your guides for help and check with what feels right for your client.
Reiki Back Doors
Go in the back door. There are multiple ways to do this. Try them in this order but it is always best to follow your intuition. If the first one does not work then try the next one and so on. Please ask your Reiki guides to help you with this process for each individual client:
Back off psychically. Turn off the psychic information and just let the Reiki do its work. You may even need to turn off your conscious mind, go deep in trance and just let the Reiki flow without your ego or left brain involved. Practice this.
Talk to your client very gently, explaining what is going on and letting them know that their help would be great at this point. Have them set the intention in their minds that their chakra open and they allow the Reiki energy in to heal them. The client came to you for a reason, get them involved in their healing. Quite often this is enough.
Ask Divine Sourceto send help – in the Highest and most Sacred Order of Reiki guides, healing guides and angels to help this person so you don’t have to work so hard. Remember, it is not about you, it is about them and doing the highest good for them. Get your ego out of the way and refocus on the Reiki healing that is taking place, it is all in Divine order.
Run Reiki on their subconsciousmind with the intention that the greatest healing the client needs will take place here. Run it for a while until you FEEL that the client trusts you and you can move back to their heart chakra. (Or whatever chakra it is that is blocked.) If you are a Reiki II use the Long Distance symbol and the Mental/Emotional healing symbol to aid this subconscious work. Then move back to the chakra you were working on.
If you are a Reiki Master/Teacher work with your Master symbol (R) to separate the client from the situation and/or the NGZ symbol to break up blockages. One or both of these symbols may help the client’s subconscious mind to take a back seat and allow the Reiki in.
Give them space, move back away from them physically and either do long distance Reiki on them or just run gentle Reiki on their aura. Quite often this will allow them to feel it is on their terms, their choice and then they will open up to the healing being offered.
Go in the back door. This is what my guides showed me to do for this heart chakra client. Literally lay under the massage table and run the Reiki into the back side of their heart chakra to get their heat chakra moving again. This worked for my particular client really well. Sometimes going in the back allows the Reiki to flow in easier and without the subconscious blockages that the client has on their front side. Remember every client is different. Ask your guides what will work best for yours. In very important situations like this one, this can work well. Not a first line though. Check with your guides so that you are not invading or disrespecting your client’s personal space.
Many of these issues are deep because the client has pushed them down in denial for a very long time and past life issues that have stuck around because they never dealt with them. The client will not remember them or even be aware of them. The Reiki will help to bring them to the surface when the client is ready, heal them and move them out. This process again takes time and it may take this client multiple sessions before they really start relaxing on the table. It is critical that YOU as the Reiki Practitioner has total Trust and Faith that the Reiki will do it’s job, and it will.
Your trust and faith in the Reiki’s abilities will translate energetically to the client’s energy and they will be much more likely to stick with the sessions and believe they can help them. If we truly believe, they will too. It’s all energy, it all translates in understanding.
In Love and Light of our Divine Source,
Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher
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In Love and Light of the Divine, welcome. Here, I share ideas on how to live a more spiritual life using Reiki and other spiritual tools and techniques. I help private clients –like you– break through blockages so you can freely move forward on your spiritual path. –Josslyn Streett