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Reiki Quick Tip – Reiki…Better Than Three Cups Of Coffee!

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

Coffee3RowMy husband, Robert,  is one of those guys that can fall asleep the second his head hits the pillow.  I’m the opposite.  So, I do my Reiki at night while I’m attempting to fall asleep.  This has been a lifelong issue for me, not falling asleep.  I remember as a child laying awake in bed for hours on end waiting to get sleepy, not knowing that this was not normal.  Now, the Reiki helps me to fall asleep within thirty minutes or less just about every night, its such a blessing.  For my husband, this obviously doesn’t work, he’s asleep right away, seriously, that fast.  This always amazed me when we first met.  I didn’t know people did that.  Anyway, in attempting to find a time of day for him to do his daily Reiki, bedtime was not going to work.  So, he has gotten in the habit of doing his Reiki first thing in the morning, before he even steps out of bed.  For me, doing Reiki at night, it helps me relax and fall asleep quickly.  For him, doing Reiki first thing in the morning, it wakes him up.  He says he feels like he’s had three cups of coffee.  (and, that was when he was OFF the coffee!)  The Reiki will do whatever you need it to do at that time, its brilliant like that.  Your intention helps it be ever stronger.

Reiki as a Habit

Photo and another great blog about doing Reiki as a daily habit at www.reikiwithmamta.com/reikiblog/2011/06/start-day-reiki-self-treatment/
Photo and another great blog about doing Reiki as a daily habit .

I am a very go-with-the-flow person.  But, when it comes to the first few months of practicing with your new Reiki energy, I tell my Reiki I students that in order to really make Reiki a part of your daily lives and get the most out of it,  it is critical to make it a habit every single day.  Right away.  Make it a priority in your life for that first month, and do it daily.  Find a time that works for YOU and do it at the same time every day, just like any habit you are working on.  Reiki is no different in this way.  Once you have made it a healthy habit then you truly will feel the effects that Reiki can have on your life quickly and you’ll keep it up, even crave it.

Mini Miracles

When you are working with your Reiki regularly in your life, mini miracles start happening right off that bat, I hear about these all the time in my Reiki students when they start working with the Reiki energy.  It really is amazing how the smallest detail is not too much for spirit to help with once we are working with Reiki daily, once we are ‘in the flow.”  From helping people’s stressful jobs going smoother the very week they start practicing their Reiki, to finding a little statue of their spirit guide quite by “accident” in a store they’ve never wanted to go into before, but were suddenly drawn to.  When you work with the Reiki, Reiki works within you.

Quick Tip for Starting Reiki Practice on Yourself, Creating Mini Miracles and Having a Happier “Go-With-the-Flow” life!

  1. Make DOING Reiki a priority for YOU!  IT’S ALL FOR YOU! When you are happier those around you are happier.  Simply tell yourself and your Divine Source that Reiki in your life IS a priority and you will DO it every day this next month.
  2. Do Reiki every day at the same time!
  3. Think about an intention to add to the strength of the Reiki healing.  Such as “Reiki, please help me heal any issues I have about healing myself,” or “Reiki, please help me fall asleep quickly and easily.”
  4. Then JUST DO IT!  You will be surprised at how easy it is to make this positive habit stick with you if you make it a priority for this first month to start.  It feels so good and relaxing you may even get addicted to the feeling.
  5. Watch for synchronicity happening in your life, these are mini miracles just waiting for you to get in line with the universe.  Once you are in alignment, the ‘coincidences’ happen ALL THE TIME!!
  6. Email me or comment here and let me know how it’s going.

Reiki is with you forever once you’ve been attuned.  But, it’s like anything else, if you don’t use it, you don’t get the benefits of it.  Divine waits patiently for us to DO for ourselves.  When we DO, we are rewarded in more ways than I bet you can come up with yourself.  Please feel free to comment here with the mini miracles YOU have seen in your life since you’ve started working with your Reiki.

Love and Light to you all,

Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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Just for Fun- Practicing with your Intuition with Signs

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher/Reader of Rain Shadow Reiki

Just For Fun – Practicing Your Intuition – With Signs

Hey, lets lighten things up a bit….

Do you ever read road signs the ‘wrong’ way and think, “Hmmm, my way made more sense.”  I do this often.  Sometimes you don’t know right away if the way you read the sign makes more sense or now, you just have to trust your intuition. Trust and remember, this is all for fun and practice.  Do not take it too seriously or you are not doing it right.

Which voice do I listen to?

Reading Billboards

There is a huge billboard I pass every time I drive from Sequim to the neighboring town of Port Angeles.  The billboard is for an insurance agency in town.  Even though I know it’s there I forget and as I drive by I read it the same every time, quite subconsciously I’m sure.  The sign says “You are a neighbor, not a number.” But, no matter how much I know that is what it says, I still read it as “You are a number.”  Hmmmmm, what is my mind telling me?  To me my mind is telling me NOT to go to this particular insurance agents or maybe it’s a message about ALL insurance agents.  Probably not all because I’ve had many agents I liked very much and didn’t feel like a number.  So, I have to go with my gut and TRUST that this particular agency is simply NOT for me.

I read this as “Car accident, who cares?”

Dig Deeper

Maybe it’s telling me I feel like a ‘number’ in some other way and I need to look into that subconsciously.  Ask the questions.  “Why do I feel like a number?” or “Where in my life do I feel like a number, not a valued person?”  The right questions will help get you to what needs to be worked on with Reiki.

This may seem trite to many but to me it is a normal and every day occurrence of living with my brain and my intuition.  And, really, what have we got to lose by trusting the message in any way it comes?  Not much.  There are plenty of other insurance agencies out there to choose from.  Avoiding this particular one is pretty easy.  Or, it could bring me to something within me that needs healing and I wasn’t consciously aware of it until reading the sign. Things to think about.  The key is to think about them and not just brush them away.

My twelve-year-old son who was looking at billboard messages with me said he read this as “Your haircut couldn’t be worse!”

Bipolar Corn?

I was in the grocery store the other day.  I was pretty much done and just scanning the area to see if there was anything I missed.  With the juicing I do, I buy a lot of veggies.  Due to cost and availability I don’t always buy organic but make sure I Reiki my veggies or pray over them before I take them home.  (Another blog on that later).  So, I was scanning the veggies and read “Bipolar Corn!”  What?  Bipolar Corn?  I went back to reread it carefully and it said “Bicolor Corn” instead.  Hmmmm, it made me stop and think.  Corn is one of the biggest Genetically Modified crops in our country.  In my intuitive world, my mind is telling me no matter which veggies I buy not organic, DO NOT BUY THIS CORN!  So, easy enough to listen, I didn’t buy the corn.

This could have been a message about this particular corn, all non organic corn or just that my body does not want corn in general.  Whatever the message, I stopped to listen to my body.  That is what counts.

True or not True?

Does it really matter?  Not to me.  That’s the thing about intuition, unless you are going to do a full-blown numbers study, there is really no way to know for sure if these messages are accurate.  I just have learned over the years to trust mine and go with it as much as possible.  These are little things in my life that I choose to listen to because I don’t have much to lose if I don’t.  It’s an easy way to start listening to your intuition more and practicing on a daily basis.  Sometimes I like to do the opposite just to see what happens.  The rebel in me I guess.  Sometimes there are consequences and sometimes there are not, that I know of.  I don’t think I’ll risk it with that corn though.

The Rebel

FreewayTrafficNightOne specific time I remember NOT doing what my intuition told me to do was when I was living in the L.A. area.  It was after 10pm and I was driving home.  No traffic at all, I was flying along.  My intuition was telling me to go a different freeway than I normally go.  From where I was at I could have taken three different routes home.  Three different freeways.  This other freeway was out of my way a bit and I didn’t want to go that way.  So, I ignored my intuition and didn’t do it.  Sure enough, a few minutes past the interchange to the optional freeway, there was a traffic jam.  The freeway was jammed up due to an accident that had just recently happened.  As soon as I could, twenty minutes later,  I got off and took side streets home but it added easily forty to fifty minutes extra to my drive home rather than just an extra ten if I’d taken the intuitive freeway.  NOW I always go the way my intuition tells me to.  I learned my lesson.  O.K. maybe not always, I still have the rebellious streak.  And, the curious one too.  Sometimes I just want to see what will happen.  Never a dull moment either way.

Practice with your intuition and share ideas here as to HOW you do it and HOW to have fun with it.  Have you read any good signs lately?

Love and Light to you,

Josslyn

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Congratulations New Reiki Kids!!

By Josslyn Streett

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our six new Reiki kids!

Saturday we had another Kids Reiki class.  Six children and their Reiki adults celebrated Divine Source Energy by learning about Reiki, the history of hands on healing and Reiki, Reiki spirit guides and animal guides, feeling energy, meditation, chakras, auras and much more.  Thank you to Tim, Jerica, Josiah, Lilly, Kayella and Makena for being so brave and loving as they learned something totally new.

Reiki kids excited about Reiki history!

Divine Source, God, Great Spirit and much more

We started the day talking about all the different names there are around the world for God and how they need to trust their own intuition to know what name feels right to them and their families.  The kids did their very first meditation to find their safe place and then each one shared what their safe place looked like to them.  Many of them saw power animals and spirit guides at their safe place.  I was encouraged with how well they did for their first time and how much they seemed to enjoy it.

The Reiki kids wrapped colored bandanas all around Amy to learn the location and color of each of the seven major chakras.


Chakra Rainbows

During our chakra and aura lesson we learned about the healing effects of color and how their energy is a rainbow of colors.  As an example we wrapped colored bandanas around my special Reiki helper, Amy Meyers, to show them the colors of each chakra and the placement.  It was a blast.

Magic Eye Art Project

Jerica with her magic eye art, beautiful!


While I did the individual attunements my Reiki assistants, Amy Meyers and Lauren Holloway both led a Magic Eye art project.  The kids made an almost, full sized mirror image of themselves using their magic eyes.  They closed their eyes to ‘see’ what they look like energetically and then created it on a large piece of paper with glitter, stickers, cut out pieces of paper, tissue paper, crayons and more.  As you can see from the photos they were extremely creative as well as intuitive.

Reiki I Attunements

While the kids worked on the art projects I was in the Reiki room doing attunements and Reiki guide readings.  Each child choose to be attuned to Reiki and each one had a different experience during the attunement.  Some felt tingles, some felt heat, some felt flowing or rocking movement while they were being attuned and some said they just felt love.  I appreciate how everyone feels and reacts to the energy differently.

Makena loves elephants and saw them as her power animal


Every attunement is different for me as well.  With some the energy comes in fast and ready like the child, some comes in slow and hesitant, others calm and peaceful, others come in happy and joyful, but each one feels full of love and creates a very humble feeling of gratitude in me.  I often tear up or even cry because I feel so incredibly grateful that Divine Source has entrusted this mission to me.  I feel so small in comparison and yet so spiritually powerful at the same time.  It is the most amazing feeling to give a Reiki attunement and especially to children.

With children I can often see or feel the immenseness of the ‘mission’ they have ahead of them in this life and feel how spiritually powerful THEY are.  These kids are amazing.  They have a big purpose in this life and a lot to do to prepare themselves.  I feel genuinely honored to be a small part of teaching these children about energy, our Divine and spiritual guides so they hopefully never lose that sense of wonder and that belief that miracles really are possible.  They will so need that as they grow up in this world and doing their best to create positive change.  It’s a huge calling and each time I do an attunement on a child, I am reassured that we are in good hands, that they are truly ready for this task ahead. A truly brilliant feeling.  Working with these amazing kids helps my faith grow each and every time.  What a blessing.

Kayella with her magic eye art, she saw birds as her power animal.


Feeling the Energy

After the attunement we practice FEELING the energy and healing with the Reiki.  Each child and adult makes an energy ball in their hands until they can feel the pressure of something there, something between their hands that is invisible but tangible at the same time.  Some say it feels hot, some tingly, some like a worm crawling in their fingers, but they all feel it.  Then we combine our energy balls and the children took turns standing in the middle of them inside one huge ball of Reiki.  That is always a highlight.  Sometimes we sing beautiful songs to help the energy feel stronger.  The more joy you feel the more the energy runs and the more likely you are to feel it on your body.  This is one of the kids favorite exercises and we do it as often as we can at Kids Reiki circle.

Perfect End to a Perfect Day

Each child receives a Reiki I certificate just like my adult students do but the kids’ certificates have gold stars on them. They are cool!


We handed out the certificates and the kids went home.  I always remind the Reiki adults that it is up to them to continue the Reiki training at home and support their Reiki kid by practicing with them as well as bringing them back once a month to Kids Reiki Circle.  Reinforcement and practice is key to each Reiki kid being confident in their practice and learning of energy.  I’m so excited to see where each of these kids go with their Reiki path.  The options are endless.

Love and Light to all of you wonderful Reiki kids, their parents and my Reiki helpers.  Thank you to each of you for entrusting me to this very important task!

If you are interested in your child taking a Kids’ Reiki class in the Sequim, WA area please call or email me and we’ll plan a class together.  If you are not in the Olympic Peninsula area but want to find a Kids’ Reiki class try Barbara McKells‘ website or talk to a Reiki Master in your area about starting a kids class.  Spread the word that Reiki and Kids go together better than peanut butter and jelly!

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher and mom to two boys and a whole world of children

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Another Great Reiki Circle – It’s All Good!

I’d like to thank all the amazing women who came to Reiki circle this month, April 2012 and one amazing Reiki husband, mine!!  You all have such loving and heartfelt energy, you make my “job” a total pleasure.

Ladies, this Transformational Goddess Mandala is for you, artfully painted by Raina Colvin . Raina has amazing mandala's on her website. Beautiful work.

We also had two guests come this month who plan on taking Reiki I at the end of the month.  They wanted to get in on the energy as soon as they could.  I honor your desire to want to start right away and also get a sneak peek at what you will soon be doing.  I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about Reiki energy before AND after the class.  Please feel free to comment directly on this blog so others can learn from your experience.

It is an excellent idea to receive Reiki treatments before your first class.  It is not required of course, but highly recommended.  I believe it makes the transition into energy smoother and even more spiritual for each individual person.  Mentally, you get an idea of what is coming, how one gives and receives Reiki and some of the process we go through in order to channel the Reiki energy.  When you learn this in the class, it is no longer completely and totally new to you.  It has familiarity, thus, you may take it in easier.  The Reiki treatment before an attunement also helps to prepare your chakras and spiritual bodies for the attunement process.  In some cases this can help people accept the channeling of the Reiki energy for the first time much easier.  It may help to release blockages that you didn’t even know were there.  However, I feel each persons path is unique and many do not need or desire to have a private session or go to a circle before their first attunement and for them, that is the perfect path.  Whatever we do in our Reiki journey is perfect for us.  It’s all good.  That’s what I love about it.  It’s literally, ALL GOOD!

Ellen O., Pat, Mandy, and Joss work on Ellen R. while Robert takes the photo. The energy of the group ramps up the energy in the room and the healing that takes place is amazing every time.

What I also truly love about Reiki is the excitement I felt in the beginning when I was first learning, it has only grown, not diminished like many things do.  It gets more and more amazing to me the more I learn.  How many careers can you say that about?  Plenty I’m sure, but not any others that I have had.  PLEASE comment if your career is more exciting to you now than it was when you started over six years or more ago!!!  And do tell us what that career is.  Thank you all for participating in this energy blog, the circle and our universe!  Love and Light to you all!

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Reiki Every Day – Part 2 Work

In the last post, Reiki Every Day Part 1, I focused on how to play with the Reiki energy in order to help make your home life more spiritual and inviting to yourself as well as to others.

But, if we are really going to make Reiki a part of our every day lives, it is equally important to know how to incorporate Reiki energy into our work lives as well.  One of the biggest questions I get from new Reiki students is “How can I use this to be more successful at work?”  Divine wants us to be successful in all ways, spiritually, financially, health wise and in our relationships.

This movie is available in my lending library.

If you have read or watched “The Secret” then you know a little about manifesting this in your life.  As much as I LOVED “The Secret” when it came out, I was always wondering afterward, “But, HOW do I actually DO that?”  With Reiki I figured out the HOW and have been able to DO it in my life, every day!  I pray these tips in this blog write-up will help many of you too.  But to really master it, I would first recommend taking a Reiki I class and then practice, practice and more practice.

As before, with each idea I’ll give the how with intention (Reiki I) and then I’ll give the corresponding symbol I would use.  Feel free to play around with using other Reiki symbols as well.   Have fun yourself and play with YOUR ideas.  Don’t try to do ALL the idea, pick the most important 1 or 2 ideas and work with those to get the best results and stick with it.  If you don’t do them, they won’t work.

LOVE learning with Reiki

Reiki Every Day at Work

  1. Learning new material.  Reiki is a great resource when you have to study any new material especially if you are having a difficult time taking in the material.  Maybe there is a block to the material itself or the author.  Either way, start by cleansing the learning materials with the intention of clearing away all blockages and lower energy that does not vibrate well with you (SHK). Then the intention of energizing them with (CKR).  Then put your hands to your head and intuitively run Reiki on the parts of your brain that you feel need it the most with the intention of helping you learn this new material.  Practicing and using your intuition, run Reiki on your heart chakra and any other chakras you feel need the help for this learning material.  Use the distance symbol if you want to get really fancy and tap into other lives where you already knew this info.
  2. Office Unity.  If you feel there is an issue at work with the other people in the office, too much gossip, backbiting, competitiveness, etc.  Start by cleansing and energizing the entire office.  You can do this from your office, workspace or from your home before or after work.  Imagine the workspace filling with Reiki with these intentions or symbols, (SHK) for cleansing and (CKR) for energizing and blessing the space.  Then you may send Reiki blessings to each co-worker (CKR) as often as you like.  You do not need permission to send them blessings.  Try this every day for a week and see if it helps the mood in the office.
  3. Office Equipment– Just like your computer and printer at home, you want to “Reiki” your office equipment at work as well to get the optimal results from it.  Use the intention first of cleansing it (SHK) and then energizing it (CKR).  The cleansing it is due to so many people having used it in the past but also for the electromagnetic field it puts out and pollutes the area with around you.  If you work on a computer every day, do this every day in the morning.
  4. Sales forms & potential clients.  If you work in sales, like my husband, Reiki your leads, sales paperwork, papers with client information in them and any paperwork with any kind of financial information on it.  First cleanse, then energize and bless and finally fun Reiki with the HIGHEST GOOD FOR ALL INVOLVED.  That way you will receive the orders you are supposed to receive and not the others.  Some clients you just don’t want.  They end up being more work than they are worth.  Let the Universe weed those out for you.
  5. Goals.  Work goals or home goals, either way we want to succeed at them.  Write them on a computer file, piece of paper or 3 x 5 card.  Keep them close where you can “Reiki” them or see them every day.  Cleanse (SHK) and energize (CKR) them with Reiki every day and hold them in your hand sending Reiki to them with the intention, again, of the HIGHEST GOOD FOR ALL INVOLVED.  If on paper, write the actual symbols on the paper as well.  If the goal is not for the highest good then it will not happen and you may need to rewrite it.  Some big goals you’ll need to give the Universe more time.  Be patient.  It took 3 years to deliver the perfect new career to my husband after we had moved her.  But we were patient and it came at the perfect time.
  6. Writing.  If you need to write for your job here is a process I personally use every time I write for work or even for important emails.  Do your Gassho if you are in private.  Otherwise, close your eyes and connect to Divine Source.  Ask Divine Source to send you the Highest Spiritual Order of Reiki guides to help you write.  Thank them for coming.  Then start writing.  They will help with any blocks you may have to the topic, person you are writing to or the act of writing itself.
  7. Helping yourself be more successful each day.  Before you go into work yourself or in the middle of the day when you may be feeling tired, run Reiki energy on your chakras.  If you have symbols then use the (CKR) or the intention to energize yourself and keep yourself going.  My husband does this in the mornings before he gets out of bed and says it works better than a cup of coffee.  (We do not drink coffee)  It will help keep you going, help your mind work more effectively and heal issues you have with your job.
  8. Put Reiki in your product.  If you have any type of job where you make a product; food, candles, essential oils, furniture, homes, books, art, jewelry, websites, etc.  ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING is better with Reiki.  Your product will ooze Reiki which is Pure Love from Divine.  It will sell better, taste better and be more fulfilling to you in the process.  WHAT COULD YOU MAKE BETTER WITH REIKI?
  9. Program your day.  If you have a busy day ahead this works great to make sure you stay on task, stay on time and do all things with Love and Light.  Sit quietly for a moment at home or in your car before you go into work.  Visualize your day in your mind while placing your hands on your body and head with the Reiki running. Imagine your day going smoothly.  Imagine everyone around you and yourself calm with smiles on your faces.  Visualize yourself being on time for all appointments.  Use (HSZSN) to help do this future manifestation work.  Use (SHK) to cleanse the day of any negative emotions or mental patters that are not helping you.  Work with (CKR) to help bless the day, the work space and everyone involved and to energize you as well.

Here are some examples of specific careers and how they could play with Reiki to make their days more successful.

Teacher– Cleanse and energize the classroom.  Bless each student silently and to yourself, with Reiki as they enter the class.

Builder– Place Reiki in the walls, ceilings and entire structure as you build.

Put love in your food with Reiki!

Caterer– Place Reiki in all food and drink as it’s made.  This can be done with your eyes or fingers or hands as you prepare the food.

Receptionist– Think Reiki blessings with each phone call answered, clear the energy in the office, bless all messages that come through you.

Real Estate Agent– Cleanse each and every property you are showing, home or business.  You will sell or rent more, believe me.  Plus, after the people move into the house, they will be happier or more successful for businesses and you will get even more business from referrals.

Are you getting the idea?  If you have specific questions for me about how to play with Reiki in your specific job, please comment or email me and I’ll be happy to help.  

If you can come up with great ways to improve YOUR OWN job and be more successful please let us know by commenting on this blog.  I would LOVE to hear your ideas.

In Love and Light, Joss

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This weekends Reiki Circle

WOW!  What a great Reiki circle we had on Saturday.  I felt a need to write a post about it.  You know, if you are one of my students, I talk about the Reiki circle a lot.  That’s because I so totally believe in it.

This month we talked about healing ourselves and others using a technique of reliving past lives.  We talked for about an hour, answered questions and I shared some of my favorite books about past life healing (which are all available in my lending library)

I led everyone into a meditation for them to experience their past lives themselves.  I was pleasantly surprised EVERYONE was able to retrieve a past life themselves, even if they have had very little meditation experience.  I don’t know why I was surprised other than it was my first time doing this particular meditation with anyone else.  But, when I do past life hypnosis every one has been able to do it as well.  This meditation is very similar to that.  But, with leading a whole group of people this time, I had to wait until the meditation was over to hear how it was working.  I loved hearing the lives that each person experienced themselves and HOW it is able to help them heal something in their lives NOW.  It was very exciting.  (For more Past Life Healing stories).  I’d love to do this topic again in a future circle.  It is of course, one of my favorites!

The more people in a spiritual group, the more powerful the energy, connection to the energy and connection to Divine Source!

Another quick pitch for the Reiki circle.  I believe in it so much and for so many reasons.  Here are some of them off the top of my head:

  • No matter how busy your life is, you can fit Reiki in once a month. YES, you can!  It’s a matter of priorities.  Make YOU a priority!
  • Practice, practice and more practice!  Here is a chance to practice on other Reiki people CONSISTENTLY once every month. (Twice a month if you have children)
  • Getting together in groups is a stress reliever in itself, but a Reiki group must be 10 x the stress relief!  We always feel GREAT afterwards.
  • Getting together with like-minded people is also important for your spiritual growth, affirmation of who you are and the journey you are on.
  • The more you run Reiki the more you raise your vibration, are able to run more energy and receive information better as well.
  • When you run energy as a group, your abilities expand even faster and you are able to learn more and TRUST your abilities better.
  • You become much more confident in your abilities when you come and practice them with others at Reiki circle and are able to ask questions and share ideas.
  • Plus, It’s just so much FUN!

There are many more reasons but to me those are my KEY reasons to make Reiki circle a priority, once a month.  Can YOU think of any?  Please comment.