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Head Cold or Healing Opportunity? A Healers Healing Story

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

I had a head cold last week.  Yes, healers get sick too.  How else do we learn so much about healing if we don’t actually DO the process ourselves?!!  Yes, rhetorical question, but you’d be surprised at how many people expect Energy Healers to be perfect, as if being able to channel Divine Energy can only be done by Jesus and Buddha.   When really, it is actually very much the opposite, anyone can do this and everyone needs to do this and we all need to believe we can.  We all learn by doing, which is why we are here on this planet having these very human experiences.  Reiki Masters are no different, I learn through my human self and share the lessons with my clients.  But, I digress…let me step off my soap box and get to the topic at hand…

Blog Goals

By telling you my healing story I hope to:

  •  Empower you to practice with your Reiki for EVERYTHING in your life, bringing you closer to YOUR Creator.
  • Empower you to experiment with other healing modalities while working with Reiki as your spiritual and healing base, or grounding tool, if it feels right to you.
  • Empower you to think outside the ‘box’ as to other ways in which to work with your Reiki.
  • Give you an example of how I use different techniques along with my Reiki to do a self-healing.  I believe with some practice, anyone can do this.

Head Cold History

In order to accomplish these goals, allow me to share a personal healing story.

Growing up my body’s ‘go to’ sickness was head colds.  I got them A LOT!  TOO MUCH.  A sore throat, plugged up nose, popping achy ears, you probably know the drill.  My family didn’t know about natural healing back then so I used the horrible nose drops that never really worked but made me feel like I was at least DOING SOMETHING.  This was a chronic condition for me that worsened through college and beyond until I started learning about the whole new world of natural medicines.  Now, I rarely get head colds and if I do they are mild compared to the one or two-week long dramas that they were in my youth.

New Attitude

It helps a lot that I have a new attitude about being physically ill.  I now view it as a healing opportunity rather than a waste of time.  Every time we are sick, it is a conversation we could be having with our body/mind/spirit.  Our bodies are working very hard to tell us something.  When we believe being ill is a waste of time or just something that we have to live with from time to time, we are in deed wasting a precious learning opportunity.  Rarely is an illness only on the physical level, yet we will usually only heal it on that level when we have the ‘waste of time’ frame of mind.  Typically illness is on two or three levels at the same time, and can also be on all four levels of our energy body: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.  This means that in order to truly heal this ‘dis-ease’ fully, we must heal all four levels that need healing.  Yes, this can take many years of head colds before we get to all the levels because all four levels are not always ready to heal at the same time.  We can heal the levels that are ready, when they are ready and then move on to the others when they are ready.  If we are not truly healing, either we are not listening or we are not quite ready mentally, emotionally, or spiritually to know what it is that we need to heal.  Often we are ready on one level but not yet on another.  It is a process like any other journey. 

Past Life Self Healing For My Head Cold

I knew this head cold was a BIG one for me.  It comes after two whole years of not being sick with a head cold at all (a really long time for me), it comes in the summer which rarely happens for me AND it comes in a year where I’ve been healing a lot of very deep physical issues.  I just ‘knew’ this was a big opportunity to heal myself.  IF, I did not ignore it.  The head cold issue has been with me for as long as I can remember in this life.  It has an important message for me. And now, thanks to Reiki and the other healing abilities I’ve learned, I knew I had a special opportunity to heal this.  Possibly for the last time.

Many Lives of Not Being Able to Breathe

While in the throes of the worst part of the cold I couldn’t breathe at all.  For me, this is the most intolerable part of being sick.  I absolutely hate not being able to breathe.  It makes it hard to sleep and for some reason was bringing up a lot of fear this time that I hadn’t felt before.  I had been doing essential oils which helped some, natural supplements, neti pot, warming sock treatment, etc.  Everything I know and others could tell me about, I was doing it.  But, listening to my intuition, I felt I needed something more, something focused, something different energetically.

I felt that I needed to do some EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) along with Reiki, which has been very effective for me in the past.  I like that with EFT and Reiki, once you have the ability and the knowledge, they are always with you, where ever you need them.  Any time, any where. (EFT heals us by the light tapping of our fingers on meridians around the body.  The tapping along with certain phrases releases trauma from the physical body by releasing it from the nervous system. Read more at the link.)

THE HOW  –  IN STORY FORM THIS TIME

So even though I do Reiki on myself when I’m sick and self Reiki every day, I felt this time I needed to do EFT.  Trust your gut as to what you need.

So, it’s very late at night and I still can’t fall asleep, I’m exhausted from being sick and not sleeping well.  In my Reiki Gassho,  I call on my Reiki and my Reiki Guides to be with me, surround me with spiritual power, protection and support before I do any healing/spiritual work.  I ask my guides to guide me through the process of the EFT, to help me tap on the phrases that will be most effective and healing for me.  I sit for a moment and think about the problem of not being able to breathe and how that makes me feel.  If a thought doesn’t come to me to tap on, I just start tapping on “Even though I can’t breathe and I can’t sleep, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”  I start tapping on that.  While tapping I’m aware of other thoughts that may come up to tap on next time.  If nothing comes up I tap on “Even though I STILL can’t breathe….etc.”  Then I go from there.  The Reiki is guiding me, supporting me on all levels during the process and protecting  me at the same time.  My guides are helping me to listen to my body and my Higher Guidance to get the next phrase to tap on.  I then feel fearful of not being able to breathe so I tap on that.  “Even though not being able to breathe is making me afraid, …”   I allow my Reiki guides to feed me the phrases I need and the wording I need to tap on most.  Each time I tap on a phrase I can feel the layers falling away, first getting more intense and then afterwards, lessening.

Then as I’m getting deeper and deeper into the emotions of not being able to breathe I start seeing visions of being trapped, trapped in a very small space under a very large stone building, like a pyramid or a cathedral, but it’s not just one life and it’s not just one building, it’s multiple.  Three lives.  I ‘see’ three lives with this same theme of being trapped and not being able to breathe.  The information from the three different lives mixes and mingles with each other making it difficult for me to tell them apart but I’m aware of them being slightly different but with the same overall theme.  I feel and imagine the largeness and heaviness of the building above me and that creates fear too.

In one of the lives I get incredibly anxious and start to ‘freak out.’  I’m not alone, others are with me and try to calm me down.  The whole group cannot move forward in the tunnel until I calm down and keep moving forward but the anxiety is so intense I can’t move, I cannot think straight, I just scream and cry.  We are on our hands and knees in the tunnel trying to get away from someone.  The others try to calm me because we are all at risk of being found if I don’t calm down.  I’m endangering everyone.  The fear is incredibly intense and overwhelming me to the point where I feel I might go crazy there, trapped.  I can’t ‘see’ the outcome and this bothers me.  I decide in order for me as Josslyn to move forward I need to ‘pretend’ I see an outcome, I take control of this part of the vision and move myself forward to be calmer and able to listen to the others help and advice.  I imagine the Reiki surrounding me with its Love and Light, protecting me.  This calms me down too. I’m able to go back to the vision, calmer and viewing it from a more distant place.

It’s dusty and I can’t breathe.  I believe I’m going to die.  I don’t know the way out, I feel trapped like I’ll die in here with no way out, no breath, no help.  I feel I have tunnel vision and can’t see what is truly going on through the panic.  I’m not very old, maybe a young teen, but very scared.  I feel that others are looking for us in one or more of the lives.  I feel we are being pursued and that causes additional layers of fear to come forth.  The dust is so thick I cannot see or breathe and that causes another layer of frustration, agitation, fear, anxiety, it’s all getting layered on top of each other causing my past life self to panic.  I, Josslyn, keep tapping the whole time and tap on the past lives I’m experiencing.  I tap on the fear, I tap on the past life, I tap on the anxiety, the feeling of being trapped, not being able to breathe and I tap on the fear of death.  I keep tapping on these issues while I cry and freak out a little myself because I’m getting too close to the situations in the lives again and it feels too real to me now, too scary and I need to distance myself.  I chant the Mental/Emotional Symbol to help me calm down and ask my guides to help me distance myself from these past life experiences.  Again,  I get calmer.  I can breathe a bit.  I suddenly remember a dream I had a couple of nights before I got sick of being trapped in exactly the same manner and so I tap on the dream and the emotions I feel about it all.  I finally calm down after almost an hour and a half of tapping on my meridians.

I feel I’ve had enough.  I do some self Reiki to help me clean and clear my energy and with the intention of helping me to release everything I’ve learned on all levels ONCE  AND FOR ALL!  I pray for healing at all levels, so that whatever healing has been done is done completely and thoroughly.  I can breathe now.  Then I sleep.

Dear Sweet Sleep

I slept that night being able to breathe and I woke up the next morning being able to breathe.  I’ve been breathing since very nicely while my body is still working through the last stages of the virus.  It is not an instantaneous healing, but I believe I will not have to go through those layers again.  They are done.  I do feel there is more I need to tap on in regards to this issue, throat,  ears, my immune system, etc.  But, I feel relief.  I feel lighter.  I feel the fear of those past lives gone.  I feel free from those layers and I’m grateful for that.  If  I do get a head cold again in the future, I am confident it will be much less on the physical level, the last layer to get to.  Now I’ll be kind to my body and give it time to catch up to the other levels.  I have found that it usually takes my physical body a little longer to catch up to the other levels after a healing.  It does catch up, if I’m gentle and kind to it.

How I felt coming out of the tunnel!!  FREE!!  SAFE!! LIGHT!!
How I felt coming out of the tunnel!! FREE!! SAFE!! LIGHT!!  The Light at the end of the tunnel!!

Be gentle and kind to yourselves and if you feel so motivated, practice your Reiki on yourself every day, rain or shine, tired or energized.  It will guide you through your healing journey too.

Many Blessings to you all,

thanks for reading,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

 

 

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Hummingbird Reiki – Reiki That ANYONE Has Time For!!

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

IT’S ALL GOOD!

I teach in Reiki I that there is no wrong way to do Reiki.  IT’S ALL GOOD!!  JUST DO IT!!  Are some of my favorite ‘catch’ phrases.  If we make a ‘mistake’ while doing Reiki, we can always learn something from it, and therefore, it was not a mistake.  However, even by NOT doing Reiki we are learning how we feel when we do not do it.HummingbirdBlueFlitting

This doesn’t work as well if the person doesn’t practice Reiki from the start though, because they never get a chance to feel how good it feels while actually doing Reiki practice.

So, it is my focus as a teacher to motivate my students to DO daily Reiki, every day for the first month after their class, both to create the habit, but also so they can FEEL a difference that Reiki makes in their lives.  I have seen this work quite well with many people.  However, everyone is different and there are many different reasons people stop practicing their Reiki.  Each person is an individual, it helps a lot if I can have a one on one session with them to FEEl in them, why they are not being successful with their Reiki practice.  This was the case with my client, Nancy.

HUMMINGBIRD CLIENT

My client, Nancy, has been coming to me for Reiki sessions for over a year for pain in her body and stress relief.  She also became a student of Reiki and has come to some Reiki Circles so she could work on herself in between our sessions. She felt an extreme difference in the beginning when she did Reiki on herself every day and had mini-miracles happening in her life on a weekly basis. Then, she hit her busy season and stopped her daily Reiki practice.  Nancy owns her own business and works very hard at it and loves it.  But, often times, she finds herself working too much at a job that is very physical and hard on her body.  Reiki and meditation help her to support her body while keeping up a challenging schedule.

Even hummingbirds sit and rest now and then.
Even hummingbirds sit and rest now and then.

PRIVATE SESSION

While working on Nancy’s heart chakra I received some information about why consistent Reiki self-healing has been a struggle for her.  My guides told me that Nancy is a very busy and active kind of person, doing a full half hour session feels like too much for her to do.  She likes to be busy, and active and not sit still for long.  She’s a doer.  I admire this, would love to be more this way at times so I can admire her for her great enthusiasm for her work and life.  She loves it and has great passion.  However, she also meditates and enjoys the benefits of Reiki and down time too.  But, when it comes to Reiki, a full half hour or more session on herself just seems too overwhelming for her.  She created a belief in her subconscious mind that Reiki must be done in half hour self-healing sessions. Probably because that is how we do it in Reiki I class.  But, if we remember first and foremost, THERE IS NO WRONG, then we can retrain our belief systems to do Reiki in any way that works for us.  Let me repeat that, WE CAN DO REIKI IN ANY WAY THAT WORKS FOR US!!  This is what I explained to Nancy and she said “Oh yes, I’m a hummingbird.  I flit from flower to flower.  That will work much better.”  I said “Ok, we’ll call your Reiki, hummingbird Reiki for you.  And, maybe others would like to try it this way too.”

HOW TO DO HUMMINGBIRD REIKI

Simple, remember that you can do Reiki in little bits that fit into your life and your schedule.  Instead of doing all the hand positions like in a 30 minute self treatment, just do one or two of the most important areas.  Trust your intuition on where you need it most in that moment and do it.  REMEMBERING to do it and start this habit may be the most difficult part.  Do what you need to do, to keep Reiki in the forefront of your mind while creating this new habit.  A string or rubber band around the wrist is a good reminder and an easy one for at least the first month or until you feel the habit has been engrained within your subconscious.

Make any small moment in time a chance to do self Reiki practice:HummingbirdOrangeFlitting

  • Reiki when you are waiting for the gas to finish pumping
  • Reiki while in the line while waiting to pick up your kids at school
  • Reiki on yourself while posting on Facebook.  Just let it flow.
  • Reiki  to calm your nerves or settle a tension headache before a stressful event
  • Reiki on your sacral or solar plexus while you are using the facilities for a minute or two, or three
  • Reiki while watching T.V. or listening to music
  • Reiki while you meditate or do yoga
  • Reiki on your kids while they are arguing in the other room. (Reiki them through the walls until they stop or calm down.)
  • Reiki yourself while your kids are arguing in the next room.  (LOL  Either one is good for you.)
  • Reiki beamed at yourself from your hands resting on your lap while waiting for a client or prospect to come in. A very subtle way to do Reiki on yourself in public places.
  • Reiki yourself while waiting at your table for your food to be brought out.
  • Reiki on yourself while you have a 15 minute break at work.
  • Reiki while on hold waiting for a customer service rep.  Chances are you’ll need to be very calm by the time they come on the phone.

We have endless amounts of bits of time in between our busy moments where we can do 5 minute or less Reiki on ourselves.  ITS ALL GOOD!!  Even five minutes, built up here and there, can do a lot.

“Any Reiki is better than no Reiki at all!!”  Josslyn Streett, just said that!!

Remember, if it truly is ALL GOOD and we truly can do NO WRONG, then what you can do with your Reiki ability is endless.  If you have other ideas on how to do some Hummingbird Reiki or have examples of how you HAVE done this, please share with us here in the comments section.  We all learn from each other.

Many Reiki Blessings to Nancy for allowing me to share her story and to all of you for reading, commenting and DOING REIKI!!  Even the smallest actions towards Love and Light are powerful!!

In Love and Light,

Josslyn

Rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-829

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to 6 New Reiki I Students!!!

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

I’d like to say a big CONGRATULATIONS to my recent beginning Reiki I class.  Each class comes together for a reason that usually becomes clear during the process of the class through sharing and healing.

May 2014 Reiki I class (minus two camera shy) CONGRATULATIONS TO Katie, Michael, Kimberly, Stephanie, Chris and Linda.
May 2014 Reiki I class (minus two camera-shy) CONGRATULATIONS TO Katie, Michael, Kimberly, Stephanie, Chris and Linda.

The Love of Family

One of the themes for this class was clear before we even started, the love of family.  Two of my own cousins, who also happen to be husband in wife, were students in the class as well as two sisters and a student who is related to another of my students.  The love in the room was palpable and it affected each of us in very spiritual and emotional ways.  I felt the energy very powerfully, especially during the attunements and the practice healing.

Spiritual Guidance

One of the other themes that brought this class united was all of our interest in spiritual guides, also called Spirit Guides, Reiki Guides, and many other names.  The whole group really woke up and had a ton of questions when it came to this topic so we spent a lot of extra time talking about and explaining techniques in working with one’s Reiki guides.  This is not a normal part of original Reiki class, but it is in my opinion a very important part of doing any spiritual work, including Reiki.

Celebrating!!
Celebrating!!

And, the more we practice our Reiki, the more chances we have to expand out ability to work with our guides.  In Reiki I class we do a meditation to introduce us to our guides.  If the group shows special interest like this one, I teach a special technique that I created for myself years ago to make sure we bring in the Highest and most Enlightened source of Reiki Guides only.  We only want to work with the best of the best to get the Highest Form of information.

This is also one of the benefits to the two-day Reiki I class, we have the time to expand on the subjects that interest each class the most.  Each class is so unique, I’m so immensely grateful for being able to do this work, and personalize it too.

To all Reiki students, a reminder, Reiki class only gives you the tools to do Reiki, it is up to you to USE THE TOOLS GIVEN TO YOU!  DO your Reiki every day and you WILL see changes.  You will grow spiritually and heal physically, emotionally and mentally.  It is your choice.  Your free will.

JUST DO IT!!

Blessings to all of my students, you literally light up my life,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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Writing with Reiki

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

If you want to skip the story and get right to the HOW, scroll down to the HOW.  Otherwise, we learn a lot from other people’s stories, enjoy mine.

WRITING HISTORY

Both my parents were teachers.  My mom in particular helped me extensively with research papers in middle school and high school.  (Thank you mom and Happy Mother’s Day!!) We didn’t know it back then but I am what doctors now call A.D.D. or A.D.H.D.  I rarely remember anything that I don’t use on a daily basis and can’t follow written instructions to save my life.  ( I didn’t know it then, but I have the perfect intuitive brain for what I do now as an energy healer.)

Here is the only photo I have of me studying through all my school days.  But, hey, there is my trusty typwriter
Me in college,  the only photo I have of me studying through all my school days. But, hey, there is my trusty typewriter and my research paper next to it.  The Coke was a joke, but we did drink a lot of it back then.

However, research papers were something I could do and do well.  It just required long hours of work.  Long hours of work, that I could do.  And, I got very good at it.  So, my mom and I would spend days, weekends, weeks even, filling out note cards with information from the Encyclopedia Britannica or other books we would check out from the library on my current topic.  (Sorry, no computers back then.)  We would make a bibliography and then put it all together in one grand paper.  I’d type it up (on a typewriter of course!) and I’d get an A, mainly because my papers were well written, but also longer and more extensive than any others in the class.  I put in the work and in the end, got very good at the process.  This saved me in college where I graduated with honors, again not because I was the brightest bulb in the lamp but one of the hardest working for sure.

TODAY’S PROCESS WITH REIKI

Today I am encouraged to share with you HOW I work with Reiki and my Reiki guides to do my blog writing to maybe encourage others of you to do your own writing with Reiki.  Reiki enhances ANY creative process that we do by offering Higher Guidance, Divine access to information and ideas and timing that will relate to the people who need to be reached at the exact time they need to be reached.

One of Archangel Gabriel's specialties is creativity.  Call on Archangel Gabriel to help you get motivated or any aspect of writing you need help with.
One of Archangel Gabriel’s specialties is creativity. Call on Archangel Gabriel to help you get motivated or any aspect of writing you need help with.

Blogs are great for this process because I could write a blog to be read by one person now, the person who my guides encouraged me to write the blog for initially.  But then, years later, another person will find my blog and read it and it will speak to them as well.  It will be just what they needed to read.  Their guides help them find my blog on the internet even when they weren’t researching Reiki.  I’ve heard this from my clients many times over, “I don’t even know how your page popped up, I wasn’t even researching Reiki, but it did and I read it.  It was exactly what I needed but didn’t know it.”  The internet is a fabulous tool in this way and consistently amazes me.  My Reiki guides help me with all of this.  No detail is too small for them.  When we truly listen to our Divine Guidance every day, trust it, act on it we are in the flow of Divine Energy and our timing will always be right on.  Our guides make it so.

“Your best work involves timing. If someone wrote the best hip hop song of all time in the Middle Ages, he had bad timing.”  – Scott Adams

WORKING WITHIN OUR CREATIVE FRAMEWORK

I also believe that our Reiki Guides work with us within the framework that we have in place currently, our human brain, which we chose for our exact purpose before we came here.  In my case, my human A.D.D. brain which is perfect for the intuitive process, not so great for memorizing details, is perfect for what I am meant to do in this lifetime; heal myself and others.  Our guides do not change us, make us “better” or turn us into an award-winning writer when we are not meant to be one.  I believe they work with the gifts we have chosen currently for this life,  and that they believe we are perfect just as we are.  

We come into this world with all the gifts we need, expand them, work with them, be grateful for them and they will grow.
We come into this world with all the gifts we need, expand them, work with them, be grateful for them and they will grow.

We chose to come in with these gifts for a reason.  I was not meant to be the author of the “Harry Potter” series but the author of a Reiki blog for Reiki students.  I have the gifts and talents for that-perfectly.  I work within this framework with my guides while continuing to learn and enhance my abilities as I go.  If I waited until I was a fabulous writer before I ever wrote, I’d never write.  

I say all this, because I want us to stop the negative talk that we do to ourselves.  It hurts us in so many ways, it doesn’t help.  You are exactly as you are meant to be, be grateful for it and learn how to work with it.  Learn what your gifts truly are and enhance them, work with them, be grateful for them and you will expand and grow beautifully.  I’ve found it doesn’t help to put myself down for the abilities I don’t have  (like a tremendous vocabulary, that is what a Thesaurus is for,)  but to be grateful for these gifts I do have and come from a place of gratitude as often as possible, and it is often possible.  Through gratitude of what we currently have, we gain more.  BE GRATEFUL FOR WHO YOU ARE NOW, IT IS EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE!!

“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.”  Margaret Atwood

HOW TO WORK WITH REIKI FOR WRITING

Laura Ingalls Wilder, my long time hero, did not get her first book published until the age of 65.  She is an inspiration to me, that it is never too late to start something new.  Just do it!
Laura Ingalls Wilder, my long time hero, did not get her first book published until the age of 65. She is an inspiration to me, that it is never too late to start something new. She was a farmer’s wife for many years, started writing articles for local journals and expanded her abilities along the way with practicing for these journals.  She finally wrote her first book because they had lost all their retirement money in the Great Depression and needed something to live on.  That was motivation.  Timing.

Having said that, if you feel drawn to writing, then write.  Don’t wait, just do it!

Reiki can help you by healing your issues around writing.  Reiki yourself for issues, such as:

  • Writing and expressing yourself
  • Being heard, sharing your thoughts, ideas and opinions
  • Fear of judgment from others
  • Self confidence
  • Safety on the internet
  • Opinions of others, criticism
  • Responsibility to others, someone using your information in a negative fashion
  • Procrastination or motivation
  • Focus
  • Flow of energy, words and thoughts
  • Any issue you have that is keeping you from moving forward on your writing journey

HOW TO WRITE WITH REIKI

  1. Meditate – in a perfect world I’d meditate before each sitting to write.  I do this often, but sometimes my ideas come when they come and I write “on the fly”.  This is preferred but optional.
  2. Get Centered and Grounded – with or without mediation, spend some time intending and visualizing being centered and grounded.
  3. Prepare yourself with the right atmosphere for you to write; time alone, nice calm music, quiet, door closed, etc.  Sometimes I don’t have any of these and manage to write anyway.  Do what you can when you can.  Don’t let the ‘perfect’ setting keep you from DOING IT!  I have kids and pets, the setting is rarely quiet and perfect for writing, but I do it anyway.
  4. * GasshoBring in your Reiki and Reiki Guides– I do this with the Gassho method.  With my hands at my heart in prayer position I respectfully ask for the Reiki to flow.  With my hands at my third eye, I ask for the Highest and Most Spiritual Order of Reiki Guides with the intention of writing a Reiki blog to come and help me in all ways needed.  Prayer hands back at my heart I intend for Grounding, Centering, a Pure Heart and a Clear  Channel for the Reiki to flow.  
  5. I imagine the Reiki flowing into my crown chakra from Divine Source and flowing down through my brain, through my heart and then through my hands for the typing and out to the keyboard.
  6. I type directly onto my blog.  I first tried to type onto word or write the blog onto paper and transfer it, but no, that didn’t work.  For me I found for the flow to flow the best, I needed to blog right onto the blank blog ‘paper.’  Do what works for you.  Try different methods but your guides will tell you what is best for you quickly.
  7. *LISTEN to your Higher Guidance while typing for ideas and phrases that work best.  This may be the hardest part, the listening.  But, also one of the most important parts.  You’ve got nothing to lose by listening but a lot to lose by not.
  8. WRITE– I write differently every time.  Sometimes I start with just an idea and work on it later.  Sometimes I’ll write the whole blog in one sitting and then edit.  Most times I take many sittings to write a blog, re-write, research, pictures, and editing.  The process is part of the learning and timing as much as anything.
  9. *Reiki Yourself – Be kind to yourself in the process.  Reiki yourself if you start having blockages come up.  Talk to yourself like your very best friend would to help get you through any road blocks to writing.  Reiki yourself some more to heal the issues we talked about up above.
  10. *Communicate with your Reiki Guides regularly I tell my guides to being me ideas for blogs anytime.  I write them down or get the blog idea started and then write it later.  This way I am always open to the intuitive flow of ideas coming from Divine.  Yes, we need to tell our guides what we want and they will do it for us.  Ask and say Thank You!

I pray this encourages some of you to do that little creative thing that has been pestering your mind and spirit lately, whether it be writing, painting, singing, drumming.   Any creative pursuit is enhanced by running Reiki at the same time.  Reiki makes the world a more intuitive and beautiful place.  I envision a very resplendent world myself and you and Reiki are all a HUGE part of it.

Many Blessings to you for reading and bringing Reiki energy into your life,

Josslyn

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CONGRATULATIONS TO MY SIX NEW REIKI PRACTITIONERS!!

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

WHOO HOO!!

Yesterday I taught another wonderful Reiki II class with six inquisitive and lively ladies.  Yes, we went over our time a bit, but we had a great day, learned a whole lot, meditated with and connected to each other and the first three Reiki Symbols and they received their Reiki II Attunement.  I think I speak for all of them, when I say it was worth it.  Congratulations ladies, you are now, officially, Reiki Practitioners!  As Reiki Practitioners they are able to charge money for their services if they so chose.

Congratulations Ann, Emily, Joanie, Gloria, Melissa, and Amber!!
Congratulations Ann, Emily, Joanie, Gloria, Melissa, and Amber!!

And now, PRACTICE, PRACTICE AND MORE PRACTICE!!  That is truly the way to learn Reiki.

Many Blessings, Josslyn

 

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Reiki Circle – Baby Reiki!!

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

I do not always write about our Reiki circles, but lately it seems there has been something of interest to write about.  Last night we had a very nice sized Reiki circle, not out biggest, but big for our small town Reiki community.  We had 15 people come, learn about, discuss and share Reiki.  

We had three rooms with a massage table in each and five people at each table.  Each group working with Reiki independently but also, I could feel the energy of all 15 of us, all working together as one, one intention, one energy, on purpose- to heal each other.
We had three rooms with a massage table in each and five people at each table. Each group working with Reiki independently, but also, I could feel the energy of all 15 of us, all working together as one; one intention, one energy, one purpose  – to heal each other.  I could also feel, in the bigger picture, all spiritual people all over the world coming together in unity, in one purpose, to heal our world, one person at a time, or 15 at a time in our case.  This is why working in small spiritual groups is so important for all of us right now. (Photo by Josslyn Streett – do not use without consent from her directly)

We had people of all experiences with Reiki and some with absolutely no experience at all.  We started with a discussion of what Reiki is, then how to do Reiki, then as we know, especially with Reiki that EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST TEACHER, we DID Reiki on each other.  That is what Reiki circle is all about after all, DOING!!

Which leads me to one of my favorite quotes I read in my Reiki I class about Reiki by Frank Arjava Petter from his book “Reiki, The Legacy of Dr. Usui”, “Reiki itself, I mean the energy, cannot be taught.  It reveals itself completely on its own if we are attentive.  This attention is what the teacher promotes in the student.”  

Energy must not be explained, but experienced.”

BABY REIKI

Baby M is back and doing Reiki on us.  He took my full Reiki I class with his mom a month ago and came to the circle with his mom.  Watching was not enough, he wanted to DO Reiki too!
Baby M is back and doing Reiki on us. He took my full Reiki I class with his mom a month ago and we believe he spontaneously attuned himself because he’s been running Reiki ever since then.  Tonight he came to the circle with his mom. Watching was not enough, he wanted to DO Reiki too! (Photos by Josslyn Streett – do not use without consent from her directly.)

 

I and one other at our table received our first Reiki from a baby.  And, he had very distinct ideas about where he wanted his hands as well as his mother’s hands.  He was pushing on her and directing her hands where he wanted them to be.  He was quite serious in his practice.  But, then, he’s quite a serious guy.

COMING TOGETHER

I also felt a very strong feeling of coming together.  Not just this group of 15 people coming together, but the whole world, coming together as ONE, to shift the energy of our planet.  These are the feelings I often get at Reiki circle and one of the reasons I love Reiki circle so much and encourage everyone to attend one.  Small groups of spiritual people coming together with intention, purpose and Divine Guidance can seriously change the world for the better.  We can save ourselves and our world, all at the same time.

What are you doing on a Saturday night that is more important than that?  (Question for you, not for me.)

Thank you so much for all who attended our circle last night.  I’m so incredibly grateful every single time I get to participate with these amazing spiritual people, right here in my own small town.  I’m constantly amazed by how many people are coming out of the woodwork to learn Reiki and also, a whole new way of being connected to our Creator through Reiki practice.  I love it, live for it because it gives me great hope for our future.  And, because it makes life truly magical every single day.

Great Blessings to you all,

Josslyn

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Reiki Quick Tip – Reiki Your Feet!

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

FEET

A reminder that our feet need Reiki too and HOW to do it!

FeetReikiThis 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.

Reflexology points on the feet
Reflexology points on the feet

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.

Excuses

Traditionally taught method of doing a self-treatment on your feet.  My son modeled for us on the fly.  Photo by Joss Streett please link if used.
Traditionally taught method of doing a self-treatment on your feet. My son modeled for us on the fly. Photo by Joss Streett please link if used.

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)

    My son beaming Reiki at his feet.  Photo by Joss St, please link if used.
    My young son beaming Reiki at both of his feet at the same time. This is much easier on the body for people with physical limitations.  Hold your hands where most comfortable.  Photo by Joss St, please link if used.
  • 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.

IMPORTANT

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.

Reiki Symbols

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,

Josslyn

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Reiki Quick Tip: Reiki Your Luggage

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

LuggageSantaThe Holiday season is here and many of us will be traveling to be with people we love.  Nothing can spoil a visit with loved ones like lost luggage.  The busier we are and the more people who are traveling, the more likely an accident with your luggage will happen.  One year traveling on the train to come visit us, my sister had her entire suitcase of Christmas presents stolen.  It didn’t ruin our holiday but it certainly put a damper on it.

The Archangel of Travel Lends a Hand

I had a healing/reading recently with a client who was going to be traveling out of the country with her two sisters.  This was going to be their first trip together as fully grown women to their ancestral homeland.  My guides alerted me to the fact that another woman was going and was possibly going to have luggage problems that would disrupt her mood the entire trip and therefore make the vacation for all of them not as spiritual as they had hoped.  My client then confirmed that her sister-in-law would be going on this trip too.  My guides told me that her sister-in-law is not grounded because she is going through a lot and this may cause energy imbalances in her own ‘universe’ that could lead to the luggage getting lost.  My client agreed that her sister-in-law had a whole lot going on in her life right now and even more big events right before they take their trip.  She agreed that this could very well be the case.  Since my client wasn’t sure if her sister-in-law would be open to Reiki and grounding techniques, my guides recommended that she Reiki the luggage before the trip for her instead.

Nothing can ruin a vacation like lost luggage.
Nothing can ruin a vacation like lost luggage.

I also recommended that she ask Divine to send for an angel of the Highest and most Sacred Order to help with travel.  The only angel that has come for me when I ask for travel help is Archangel Raphael.  Ask Divine and receive, Archangel Raphael would go with them and the luggage to ensure safe arrival for all.  It worked beautifully.  They recently got home and all went well.   They had a spectacularly spiritual trip and a wonderful time being together.  Of course, there is no way to know if the luggage would have gotten lost, but why take the chance when it’s so easy to take an angel with you and Reiki your luggage.  It only takes a few minutes to do some preventative Reiki work. 

How To Reiki Your Luggage

As always, there is no wrong way to do this, other than not doing it.  Even that is not wrong because if you know about Reiki, read this and still choose not to Reiki your luggage and it gets lost, then it was a wonderful learning experience.  Nothing is ever wasted, we learn from every experience if we are open to it.  But, wouldn’t it be easier to just spend a few minutes surrounding you and your family’s luggage with Reiki before you head out for an adventure?  Yes, it would be.  By doing this, you ensure you are in the flow with the Universal energies and they will be with you through your whole trip helping and guiding a long the way. If your luggage still gets lost, then it was a learning experience you couldn’t avoid.

WHEN

  • Before you leave the house is probably the easiest time to Reiki your luggage.  While it’s all together sitting by the door, before you load it into your car, sit with it for a few minutes and run your Reiki through and around all of it.
  • If a big group of people are going and you won’t all be together before getting to the airport or even on the plane, use your Long Distance Symbol (HSZSN) and run Reiki from your home anytime before the trip with the intention of sending Reiki to all person’s luggage.

    At the airport you'll be a little more stressed and pressed for time, just activate your Reiki symbols if you have them and let the Reiki do the rest.
    At the airport you’ll be a little more stressed and pressed for time, just activate your Reiki symbols if you have them and let the Reiki do the rest.
  • At the airport, if you forgot to do it earlier and are now a little rushed for time, simply draw the symbols of the Mental/Emotional (SHK) and the Power Symbol (CKR) over the luggage and send them with Reiki blessings.
  • Don’t forget to Reiki your car, your train, boat or airplane to assure a safe and secure travel experience.
  • And, always Reiki YOU!

HOW

  1. I hold up my hands or imagine the luggage in my mind’s eye and the Reiki flowing to it.
  2. Close my eyes and mentally/intentionally invoke the Reiki as if I were in the prayer position or the Gassho.  Next, ask Divine to send down my Reiki guides to help me.  I never do any spiritual work without my Reiki guides.
  3. Let the Reiki flow with intention.  You can visualize the Reiki flowing into the luggage, send Reiki symbols into the bags through your hands or through your eyes.  You can chant the Reiki symbols in your head with the intention that they are flowing out your hands and into each individual bag.  Set an intention of the safest and most joyous trip for the luggage possible.  Use an intention that works for you and your travelers.
  4. Reiki your luggage until you feel it is enough.
  5. Thank the Reiki and your guides!  Enjoy your trip!!

DON’T FORGET

  • Ask Reiki Source/God of your heart to send down the Highest and Most Sacred, the Best of the Best of travel guides to go with you and your family for a safe and
    Archangel Raphael has been one of my healing guides from the beginning.  He is the only guide I know of specifically meant to help with travel.  Call on him for any travel needs.  He'll lead the way the entire trip.  His name means "It is God who has healed" or "God heals." archangel_raphael2.jpg
    Archangel Raphael has been one of my healing guides from the beginning. He is the only guide I know of specifically meant to help with travel. Call on him for any travel needs. He’ll lead the way the entire trip.

    joyful trip.  Put any positive intention to how you want your trip to go: calm, blissful, serene, prosperous, positive relationships, etc.

  • You can Reiki the plane, your hotel you’ll be staying in, the rental car, your journey, anything and everything having to do with a safe and wonderful journey!

Many Blessings to you all at this magical time of year!

Josslyn

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Grounding, Your Way

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki

Grounding yourself with tree roots into the earth.
Grounding yourself with tree roots into the earth.

I recently had a question from a student about grounding.  The normal tree roots and cords from her root chakra connected to the center core of the earth, didn’t work for her and I have to confess, it never worked for me either.

Grounding Challenged

Grounding has been a consistent challenge for me for many years and I have found a similar theme with many of my students and clients.  I found I was trying to ground in the way other people said to, not in a way that worked for me.  Grounding to Mother Earth doesn’t feel safe and stable to many people, it feels the exact opposite; unsafe, stressful and chaotic.  Many of us have had traumatic and/or abusive past or present lives, making life on Earth seem unsafe.

Star People

Also, some of us are originally from other planets, and are not used to the heavier energy here on Earth.  People who originally incarnated on other planetary systems before earth are sometimes called ‘Star People.’  Earth does not always feel like home to these souls, making it more of a challenge to be here.  It often feels stressful and dangerous to be on this planet even though we don’t have conscious memories of our home planets.  We do however, have subconscious memories that bleed through from time to time.  However, Star People are here in masses, to help the evolution of Mother Earth and to help us on this planet to move forward spiritually in a big way, quickly.

So how does one ground when they have these feelings about grounding?  Easy, anyway you want.  Any way that feels good and makes sense to YOU!

GroundingTreeAroundMotherEarthWhat is Grounding?

I feel it helps a bit to understand why we ground in the first place.  We ground to feel in the moment, centered and focused.  We ground as a way of being focused on something outside of ourselves, a distraction lets say from the turmoil and emotions going on within.  By being focused on an outside aspect of the world, whether it be in our minds visual or a visual in front of our eyes physically, it gets us to a more centered and stable place where we do not judge or allow our emotions to run away with us, a safe and stable place, so to speak.

Spiritually, many believe in grounding to the core of Mother Earth to bring up the earth energy into our bodies to help us feel more grounded, to heal and for other spiritual help.  I too believe in the beauty and power of Mother Earth and believe it is important to work with her energy in this way.  However, it was not possible for me at first and it is fine if it is not possible for you too.  There are other ways in the beginning until you feel safe enough.  When you are ready, then it’s the perfect time to invite the Divine Earth energy to merge with your energy and feel safe and confident about it.

Reiki Guides You to Your Grounding

You can google ‘grounding’ or ‘grounding to Mother Earth’ and read a bunch of meditations and suggestions on how to ground.  That is probably how you found this post.  I suggest after you read my ideas and try them, you then do some more research until you find one that works best for you.  Try the ones that feel right and you will be successful.  It takes time and determination but it is so worth it once you find a way that works for you.  At the same time as doing this research and practice don’t forget that your Reiki is a great guide to helping you ground.  Run Reiki before you meditate or visualize any grounding. Your Reiki guides will be there with you, helping, guiding and giving suggestions that will work best for you.  Listen and trust what they tell you and you will easily find a way that is all yours.

Reiki Heals Your Grounding Issues

Work with your Reiki to heal your issues with Mother Earth.
Work with your Reiki to heal your issues with Mother Earth.

While you are going through this process, you also want to heal the aspects of you that are making it difficult to ground to Mother Earth.  You may or may not know what these are.  It doesn’t matter.  Do your Reiki daily self-treatment with the intention of healing the blockages keeping you from feeling safe on the earth and keeping you from grounding. In your time the Reiki will help you heal.  Turn to Reiki for any and all issues like this and you will slowly but surly heal yourself.  It is very empowering.

Here are the tips I give in class to help my students.

How to Ground For You

Run your Reiki and always call on Divine Source to send you the Highest and most Sacred Order of Reiki Guides to help with any spiritual process before you start.   These are tips, suggestions to help, make them yours.  Make them FEEL right to you.

  • There is no ‘wrong’ when it comes to grounding, so don’t worry.  What feels right to you is what is best for you.  As long as you feel centered, stable and in the moment, you are grounded.  The other ways to ground will come in time, be happy with what works for you today.
  • Ground to Divine Source – You do not have to ground to the GroundingLightThroughtheBodycenter of the earth as many meditations lead you to do.  If this does not feel right to you then don’t do it.  Ground to your Divine Source first and foremost.  I do this anyway, every time.   I connect to my Divine Creator with visualization and intention.  You can do this many different ways.  I start with visualizing the beautiful Love and Light of Divine coming down from above: a cloud, the sun, a rainbow, the heavens, the stars or some other place that makes sense to you.  Or you can imagine the Divine Light as part of you, IN YOU, because we are all one with our Divine creator the energy is already within us.  Imagine this Light in you or coming into your crown chakra and filling you up head to toe with Divine Light.  Focusing on your heart center being filled and glowing first and expanding out from there.  Then imagine it filling all your chakras, each and every cell in your body.
  • Find what you love about Mother Earth and ground to that.  Visualize and imagine what it is that you truly LOVE and admire about Mother Earth; the crystals, the volcanoes, plants, water, mountains, etc.  Feel emotion about that part of earth that you LOVE.  This will help you ground.  This will help you find what you feel closest to about the earth and safest with as well.  Whether it’s mist, fog, dirt, forest, rivers, mountains, trees, metals,
    I love the mist and work with it's essence in many of my visualizations.  See if this works for you.
    I love mist and fog, and work with its essence in many of my visualizations. See if this works for you.

    picturesque views, etc.  As with any visualization the more FEELING and visualizing you put into this part the more connected and grounded you will feel.  Intention, intention, intention!

  • Ground to the beauty of the earth – If you still feel you need to ground to Mother Earth, want to get closer to doing so or want to desensitize yourself over time to this fear you have, or you just want to practice this in some way, try grounding to the beauty that earth has to offer.  I have become aware of and been told by spirit guides that earth is one of the most beautiful planets with the most distinction in topography and color that there is.  So, many of us who incarnated on other planets first, Star People, find it stressful to be ON the earth, however, at the same time, we truly enjoy the beauty that the earth has to offer us.  This technique GroundingBeachworks well for Star People who have difficulty grounding.  (Close your eyes and imagine the most beautiful places you’ve seen on earth, either in photos, movies or in person.  Let’s say you are drawn to the beaches; imagine the beaches, palm trees, monkeys in the trees, sea shells, sand, crystal blue water, etc.  Get really into it.  If you are into forests,  then visualize trees, waterfalls, lakes and rivers, mushrooms, lichens, eagles and more.  Again, put a lot of detailed visualization into this, and a lot of emotion.  The more emotion you put into your visualizations the more grounded you will become and STAY grounded throughout the day.)
  • Imagine you attaching to the earth with your grounding cords just like these ropes are attached to the balloon.
    Imagine you attaching to the earth with your grounding cords just like these ropes are attached to the balloon.

    Ground to something that is already IN the earth or to the outside of the earth itself – If these other visualizations don’t work, get creative!  Ground to the trees on the earth, or a tent stake (thank you to my students for these great ideas), ground to the earth like tethered to a hot air balloon.  Try wrapping your grounding cords around the earth rather than going into it.  Imagine a hot air balloon of the olden days with ropes tied around it.  Imagine your grounding cords wrapped around the earth in much the same way but upside down.  This way you are connected to the earth but don’t have to go into the earth.  Again, there is no wrong, get creative and listen to your Highest Guidance as to what is right for you.

  • Breathe deeply and slowly from your Hara (Sacral Chakra).
  • Other ways to ground– exercise, picking and eating foods right
    Exercise is a great way for some people to ground and get out of their emotions and into their physical body.
    Exercise is a great way for some people to ground and get out of their emotions and into their physical body.

    from the earth, playing or listening to certain music (I find drumming very grounding for me),  holding crystals, hugging trees, walking on the earth, laying on the grass (called Earthing), saying kind and loving things to yourself out loud, focusing on your present environment (such as; the walls are blue, this chair is hard, the day outside is cloudy, the carpet is soft, etc.), the body scan is a great physical way to ground, and one of my all time favorites, taking a Reiki bath with Epsom Salts.  I’m sure there are many more that you will find during your search.  Feel free to post them here if you like to help others who are reading.

Again, these are just a few ways, I can only guide and suggest, it is up to you to do the work.  Never lose faith in Divine’s guidance, keep moving forward and you will succeed.  I have faith in you as a brilliant soul of our Divine Mother and Father.

Blessings to you all, thank you for reading and commenting with love,

Josslyn

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Daily Meditation to Take Care of YOU Energetically!

DAILY 5 MINUTE MEDITATION

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki, please use daily and share with your friends.

Taking Care of YOU!

I am reposting this process with some changes, because it is the one blog I recommend to people the most.  Especially those people who tell me they have read my “Are You Emotionally Psychic?” page and feel they are Clairsentient.  I use this technique or parts of it, every single day and sometimes multiple times a day to take care of my energy system.

Being healers and caregivers we often do not take care of ourselves because we are too busy taking care of others.  However, that is a catch 22.  If we are not well, we cannot care for others. By not taking care of ourselves first and foremost, we are doing ourselves and the people or pets that we care for a disservice. We are also not modeling healthy behavior to those we care for if we are not taking care of US first.

Energy Body

We take care of our physical body every minute of every day.  We bathe, eat, wash our faces, brush our hair, use the restroom, drink water, think positive thoughts, etc. all day long.  But, quite often we don’t think about taking care of our energy bodies.  These need daily care as well but we were not taught this growing up in most modern societies.  Here is a simple beginning technique to get you started caring for your energy system daily.  Do this every day.  In the beginning I would do this two to three times a day until you really feel it’s staying with you all day long.  If you like this and want to learn more about taking care of your energy bodies I recommend doing research on Donna Eden and her healing work.  She has many videos on You Tube to watch and wonderful healing books on Amazon.  Find what works for you and have fun with it.

Daily 5-minute meditation to keep YOU clear and centered and protected.

In the beginning you may need to do this multiple times a day especially in stressful situations where you will be around a lot of people or in work situations where you help people, such as; therapists, healers, message therapists, social workers, etc.  Sometimes healers do this after each and every client to make sure they are clear and clean and protected.  Taking care of YOU is the most important.  If you are not healthy, grounded and centered you cannot help others.  The more helpful you are, the more sensitive you are to picking up other’s emotions; you’ll need to do this more in the beginning and at least once a day after that.  Whenever I’m going to be in a crowd of people I do this again, even if I did it in the morning before I left the house.  I do this before I leave the house or in the car before I get out, PARKED OF COURSE!  (Do not do any meditations while driving.)  In the winter up here in the Pacific North West it’s cold.  So, while my car is warming up, I do this visualization to get me started and warmed up too.  Give it a try, it becomes easier the more you do it.

STEPS

  1. Call on Divine first to surround yourself with Love and Light.  (With Reiki you’d do this during your Gassho.)  Ask Divine to send down the Highest Order of guides to help you and be with you all day.  Give them your intention for the day to help you and guide you towards it.
  2. Visualize this Love and Light as a beautiful protective and loving color.  I imagine the Love and Light or (Reiki) energy flowing from my body or coming down from Divine and surrounding me with beautiful loving energy.  Any color you love will work.  White is often recommended but I find white can often times be too powerful or more than you need for every day use.  I usually like a soft off-white, pretty pink, yellow or blue to surround myself with.  I love color!  You can get creative and think of this color as an invisibility cloak or some other creative covering that works for you.  Opal or rainbows work great for this too.  Have fun with visualizations.   Make them your own, personal to you.  Trust YOUR intuition as to what color you need that day.  FEEL emotion about what is surrounding you and how much you love the feel of it.  Our guides respond to emotion and will work with you more often if they feel your love.
  3. Ground yourself to the Earth.  There are infinite ways to do this; be the tree growing into the earth, a cord with an anchor, a beam of light, etc.  Lately I’ve been connecting to the rocks, crystals and lava within the earth to help me be one with our Earth and therefore grounded and flexible.  (The more intention, the more visualization you put into this the more powerful the connection will be.)
  4. Create a place to send the energy that you do not want.  Creating the intention of a recycling source for the energy that others send to you and for any energy of your own that you want to be recycled will help you to NOT take on the energy into your personal field.  We do not need to be ‘weighed down’ with other’s energies, do we?!  (Good visualizations for this could be a shower drain, toilet, mushrooms, hole to the earth, crystal cave, trash can maybe with Oscar the Grouch, or any other plant or physical manifestation of something that will take the energy away to the earth to be healed. The intention of the energy being healed is important.  All energy is good energy, some of it just needs to be recycled back into higher vibrational energy.)
  5. Reaffirm the THREE parts to this whenever you meet up with someone who is trying to dump on you.  (Receive them with love and remember they are not consciously doing this, they just need relief.  Divine, ground and recycle and their energy gets healed, your energy doesn’t take on crap you don’t need and every one is happy.  They feel better, you still feel good and you have helped them without taking on their stuff.  WIN/WIN. I do this every time I leave the house and then reaffirm the shower drain or the mushrooms all around my feet, kind of like a moat of cleansing and recycling all around me as needed.)
  6. Last and very important is to REFILL yourself and others with beautiful Love and Light of the Divine after the ‘old’ energy has gone.  This will help you to feel lighter, happier and more confident the more you do it.  With this you can imagine a Divine ball of Love and Light or Reiki above the other person’s head flowing into their crown and all through their body filling them up.  Again, be creative and intuitive and do what feels right for you or them.

 

Mushrooms

Mushrooms work as a great visualization for recycling energy, from other people or from you.  Imagine beautiful red mushrooms surrounding you all around your feet at the bottom of your aura, inside and out.  All energy that is no longer helping us needs healing for whatever reason you choose.  Imagine it flowing down to the mushrooms.  They will, along with Mother Earth, cleanse, heal and return the energy completely recycled.  Again, you can do this for yourself or others.  When people are ‘dumping’ their problems on you by complaining, wining or arguing, you can imagine the energy flowing down to the mushrooms instead of at you.  Try it!  It works!

Give this a try.  If you are sensitive to energy like me or tend to be a ‘helper’ or healer you will need this energy work daily.  I tell my clients, we take our trash out daily, why not our ‘trashy’ energy too!!